you to all those who attended the joint act of worship for Pentecost in the
Baptist Church on Sunday. It was heartwarming to see so many of our
congregation there. Thank you too to the choir for singing so beautifully.
collection which was for the mission in Paraguay raised just over £350, they
are going to purchase Bibles and Prayer Books with this money - so thank you
for your generosity. Rev'd Jan.
The Garden of Remembrance.
Following the tidying up of the Garden of Remembrance the Diocese have issued
the following statement:
is our priority, and our obligation, to maintain the memorial garden as a
peaceful and beautiful place in which all can come to remember their loved ones.
In order to ensure this, it has been necessary to remove artificial flowers and
ornaments, many of which were damaged or broken. Since January the Church has
been advertising on the Church yard gates, and in the parish newsletter, that
this would be happening and the need to remove items from the Church yard, other
than fresh flowers laid on a memorial which are welcomed. In addition, any
memorial items that were salvageable were kept and put aside in the Church yard
for people to collect. We are very sorry that this has caused distress to some,
but we hope that through tidying up the garden we can make it a better space for
all who visit it and ensure that it is very well cared for into the
The Venerable Jo Kelly Moore, Archdeacon of Canterbury
Presentation in Church from Thanet Lions and Village Trail
At the Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday 23rd April the following were elected as Churchwardens.
The following were elected to The Parochial Church Council
Thank you, Sue Brooks, Secretary to the PCC
The Parish of St Peter the Apostle in Thanet
At the AGM on 24th April 2016 there
were 194 names on the Electoral Roll.
At the AGM on 23rd April 2017 there
were 198 names on the Electoral Roll.
During the intervening 12 months:
8 names were added to the Roll.
4 names were removed from the Roll, all deceased.
45% of those currently on the Roll live outside
the parish boundary.
Charles Watson, PCC Electoral Roll Officer.
Tour on Saturday 24th June at 9.30 am. This tour is
now full. Visitors will include Mr. Frank Martin, Deputy
Lieutenant representing Viscount De L'Isle the Lord -Lieutenant of
Kent, Mr. David Brazier, Chairman, Kent County Council, and Rt Rev
Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover. If you are on the Village Green that
morning you might spot an even more important VIP.
Sea Sunday Link
Veronica and Richard
Taylor are hosting a Summer Tea in aid
of Theo's Kilimanjaro Climb with Childreach International on Saturday 24th June from 3pm onwards at 55 The Silvers Broadstairs. Tickets
£5 available from Theo at 20 Victoria Road 862772 and Veronica in Church.
St Peter’s C of E Junior School is collecting Sainsbury’s Vouchers to get PE
and cooking equipment. Please help by putting these vouchers in the “gold” box
at the south door of the church.
Active Kids Tokens
Peter's C of E School is very grateful to the parishioners of St Peter's Church
for collecting the splendid total of 1,730 tokens this year. These will go to
buy sports equipment.
History of St. Peter-the-Apostle Church in Thanet, Jill Hogben’s tremendous book about our church’s history is now available from the Parish Office Her two years’ research
and hard work has culminated in a fascinating and enlightening reference
book about St Peter’s for which we are hugely grateful. Priced at only £10 per
copy, all profits will go to St Peter’s.
Delivery has come at last ! For postal copies contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A reminder for subscribers who have not yet picked up their free copy of the book this can also be picked up from the Parish Office.
you know, with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund we have raised enough
money to have saved and restored the Church’s 15th Century Tower. With that task done, we are now raising funds to update and
refurbish the Community Halls, which are used by over 500 people a week.
The Friends of St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Churches
subscription for the Friends of St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Churches is now due. Annual membership is £7.50 and life membership is
£50. The envelopes are at the back of St Peter’s Church. There is a
gift aid declaration if this is appropriate. When completed, could you please
hand the envelopes into the Parish Office. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Thanking you in anticipation. Maureen Daley, Secretary.
The Friends of St. Peter's & St. Andrew's Churches
Wine & Wisdom held on Saturday 25th February
raised £461, many thanks go to all who helped, generously donated raffle prizes
and supported the event, a most enjoyable evening.
The Friends of St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Churches are holding a Wine and
Wisdom evening on Saturday, 28th October, 2017, starting at 7.00 pm. The evening
will be held in St Andrew’s Community Hall, Reading Street, Broadstairs. The
tickets are £5.00 each. Please bring your own drinks and snacks. There will be a
raffle during the evening. The tickets will be on sale at both Parish Offices
nearer to the event.
Thanet Food Link
Thank you for all your support. Just to update you on our current shortages, we are in need of:-
- Cereal bars
- Tinned fruit
Please visit our website: www.cliftonville.wix.com/thanetfoodlink
“Loose change” boxes. Boxes are still coming in
steadily and the grand total received from them so far is an amazing £4,700.
Many grateful thanks to all who have contributed and are continuing to do so.
scheme has been running for almost 3yrs. There are still around 100 boxes out
and many have not come in yet for collecting and return or for a very long
while. As you know the funds are now going towards the modernisation (kitchen,
disabled toilet etc. etc.) of our Main Community Hall complex and is a very
worthwhile cause for us. The running of our Church relies heavily on income
from the Community Halls at the moment.
If you have a box that needs emptying,
then please contact me on 602287 or pop into the Parish Office where it can be
emptied and returned.
view of the above and in case we have some very generous contributors could I
remind everybody that the current pound coin will cease to be legal tender on
the 15thOct 2017. A new 12 sided £1 coin was introduced on 28th Mar 2017 and it is estimated that around
400 million of the old £1 coins sit in collecting boxes across the country – if
only they were all ours!! Don B
Christian Aid Week 14-20 May
St Peter’s house-to-house collection in the parish raised £424.74 and the envelopes in church raised £391.00. Together with the plant stall (£250.03) the
total raised in the parish was £1070.77.
(with a further £94.79 tax reclaimable through Gift Aid) Many thanks to those who contributed in any
way to this very worthwhile total. A
special thank you to the small band of House-to-house collectors. Elspeth Cooke
Village Tuesday Prayer Gathering (1.45–2.45 pm) Everyone's
welcome to come & pray: We're continuing to pray for God to bless St
June: Praying in the Baptist Church.
20th June: Prayer walk (Meet outside St Peter’s Church)
Food Link Our stocks are low after the winter, and we would be really grateful of any donations of non-perishable food to support those in Thanet who find themselves without food. Thank you for all your support.
Monday at Seven
The next meeting is on
Monday 10th July
when members and their guests will meet at the
Salutation Gardens in Sandwich for a browse around the gardens followed by tea.
After the visit, you can visit the café or go to one of the
tea shops in Sandwich. Carol Lamont, email@example.com , (01843 309728), will book members in and give you more
details nearer the time.
Church watching We are fortunate to have such a beautiful church and
many people walk past and wish they could see the interior or might just want
sit in a quiet calm place for a while. Once again this year we hope to have the
church open each weekday morning from 10.00 to 12.00 from May until the end of
September and if you are able to help with this please contact me. Thank you,
FUND RAISING NEWS
for St Peter’s Church Buildings Appeal
tickets bookable in the Parish Office- mornings only
Events for 2017
Planning dates for 2017. The following events have been planned so
- St Peter’s Summer Fete. & Flower Festival Saturday 1st July 1030am-3pm (Flower
Festival continues on Sunday 2 July). See Flyer:Here
- St Peter’s Summer Music Night. Saturday 15th July 7-11pm. Booking
now - see Flyer:
- Indoor Boot Fair.
- Saturday 30th September 9-12pm.
- Verdi's Requiem. Saturday 21st October by the Merry Opera Company-in
- Choral Concert. Saturday 7th October. A concert of popular and gospel music by Kent Show Choir & Thanet Community Gospel Choir.
- ‘The Lark’ 3-4 November. The Broadstairs Dickens Players and the Hilderstone Players
will perform ‘The Lark’, a play
about Joan of Arc- in the Church.
- Indoor Boot Fair. Saturday 11th November. 9-12pm.
- Festive Fayre.
Saturday 25th November 1030-3pm.
- Wine & Wisdom. Friday 1st December 7pm with a Fish & Chips
- Christmas Party Evening. Saturday 16th December.
- Flower Festival ‘Celebrating
St Peter’s’ – Flower Festival This community based event will take
place during Petertide in Church.
Open Saturday 1 July from 10 am until 4 pm
open from 11.30 am
and ending with Festival Evensong at 6.30 pm.
Stewards are needed
for the Flower Festival. We would greatly appreciate it if you could spare an
hour (or more) to be in Church during the Festival weekend to welcome visitors
to our Church. There is a Rota by the South Door – hope you can help. Thank
you, Sally Wood.
- . Saturday 1st
applies to the Fete only, however this year the day will be further enhanced
with a Flower Festival in the Church, organised by a separate group. Proceeds
from the Fete will be divided between the Fundraising Appeal for the halls and
general Church Funds, while donations at the Flower Festival will all go to
general Church funds.
St Peter’s Summer Fete
As the event is fast approaching, we are
busy getting all the preparations underway. Thank you to
all those who have already offered their services to help at this event when we
pull out all stops for St Peter’s. We will be needing good quality: clothes,
cakes, bric à brac, books & CDs, plants, preserves/jams, children’s toys
and crafts which will all be called for nearer the date. However, more
volunteers are still needed for stewarding, helping on stalls and general
duties. If you can spare the time, please contact Kate on 862516 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting for Fete Helpers
Thank you to everyone who
came to the meeting on Tuesday, and for all your input. Any questions please do
not hesitate to contact me, Roger Waddell Fete Co-Ordinator, 07968 638452. email@example.com
It would be very useful for planning purposes, to know how many people
(who are not already running or helping with stalls) are able to help on the
Friday pm and Saturday before and after the fete. Please can you phone me or
text me on 07968 638452 with your name and contact number and when you could spare
some time, if you are able to help, so that I can begin to allocate jobs and
devise a plan to ensure a smooth preparation. Many thanks. Roger Waddell Fete
St Peter’s Summer Fete 1st
We need your help,
please, in various ways
Please look at the list below and see how many boxes you can tick to
help us raise money to refurbish our ageing Church Hall. There is just under
four weeks to go, so time is of essence!.
SORT OUT SOME UNWANTED ITEMS AT HOME FOR OUR BRIC-A-BRAC STALL
SORT OUT SOME UNWANTED JEWELLERY AND DONATE IT TO OUR CAUSE
HAVE YOU ANY NEARLY NEW
CLOTHES, SCARVES OR HANDBAGS YOU NO LONGER WEAR?
COULD YOU MAKE AND DONATE SOME CAKES FOR OUR CAKE STALL – (these
must include a note with the ingredients
listed. H&S Regs!)
DONATE A BOTTLE FOR THE TOMBOLA?
- ANYTHING FROM TOMATO SAUCE TO CHAMPAGN
HAVE YOU A GIFT VOUCHER THAT YOU HAVEN’T USED THAT WE COULD USE AS
CAN YOU DONATE ANY IN-DATE UNWANTED CHOCOLATES FOR THE CHOCOLATE TOMBOLA CAN YOU TAKE HOME SOME
RAFFLE TICKET BOOKS AND SELL THEM TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS? AVAILABLE IN THE
PORCH AFTER MORNING SERVICE!
them to the Parish Office after 19th June. Cakes 9am on the day!
HELPERS REQUIRED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON JUNE 30TH
IN THE HALL FROM 1pm – 5pm
and also from 7.15- 8.30PM
HELPERS ON SATURDAY
1ST JULY – THE FETE DAY From 7.30am – 10.30am
At 3pm we will be dismantling
everything we have erected and putting it all away – and will again REALLY
APPRECIATE help with this too!
WELCOME ANY VOLUNTEERS WITH OPEN ARMS AT ANY OF THESE TIMES PLEASE Contact me,ROGER WADDELL - FETE CO-ORDINATOR, BY PHONE or TEXT ON 07968 638452 OR EMAIL ME at firstname.lastname@example.org TO LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU CAN HELP. You don’t have to
commit to a long stint, just 30/45 minutes from lots of helpers would be
excellent. We are trying to raise £5000 this year, and we cant do it without
very much for any time you can spare.
Fete Raffle Tickets. The sale of raffle
tickets which went out with Parish Magazines has already brought in a good
number of tickets, if you still have these books of tickets please return them
with the money and completed counterfoils to the office. ASAP. There are 3,000
tickets to sell, so we must pull out all stops
tickets, isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so we only ask you once a year for your
help in this way; thank you in advance for your support, it’s greatly
Ideal Present: St Peter’s Cook Book of Favourite recipes only £5
from the office-but only a few left! Tastefully presented with wipe clean
cover-no kitchen should be without one!
Christmas Cards. Beautiful reproduction of the original pencil and
watercolour by John Binfield of the interior of the Church with the nativity
scene in A5 size, £4 for 5, £2.50 for 3 or .90p each.
Note cards (small)
of the Church (various scenes) - £2.50 for pack of 5.
Fundraising Committee: Hamish McGregor (Chairman),Roy Brown, Jane Green, Don Bumpstead (Vice Chairman/ Finance), Kate McGregor (Minute Sec), Margaret Smith and Roger Waddell. Ex
Officio members: Rev Jan Durrans and Trevor Hogben (Church Warden).
As at 19th April, the balance in the Fundraising
(FR) account was just over £63, 000, the total monies
having been raised by the FR team being
£118,103, some funds having already been dispersed.
So, as you can see, with your help, our funds are rising steadily. As
a result, we have raised enough to start some of the much-needed work on the
halls during the summer months. However, there is still much to do before we
can turn our attention to the interior of the Church.
The Tower having been ‘mended’, we are now
busily raising funds to update the halls, including the kitchens, install a
disabled toilet and much, much more, so our events’ programme continues,
Thank you all for what you have done in various ways to bring much needed funds into our Church for the maintenance and improvement of its facilities, which serve the local community. For example, did you know that over 500 people use the halls each week?
The flyer detailing all three Stages is in the flyer HERE
St Peter’s Church Buildings Appeal on Facebook and help spread the word by
clicking here: Facebook link
to St Peter in Thanet Appeal