Buildings Appeal & Fundraising Events
As a result of receiving a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, some local grants, many generous donations and running a series of Fund Raising events, work to repair the Tower has been completed, and the clock and bells are back in operation.
The Blessing of the tower by the
Bishop of Dover, The Rt. Revd. Trevor Willmott on Sunday 15th January 2017
However, much still needs to be done to ensure St Peter’s remains as the focal point of the local community with its meeting rooms, halls and other amenities, which serve over 500 people a week. To that end we have now moved to Stage two of our Fundraising Campaign to modernise the Community Centre and to establish a new Memorial Garden to support the bereaved. The flyer detailing this and Stage three, which concentrates on improvements to the Church is in the flyer HERE.
For more information on the events below, please keep an eye on our Notice Board page closer to the dates.
Events for 2017
Talk & Afternoon Tea. Thursday 2nd March 2.30pm – 5pm. Margaret Ovenden and ‘The Tom Thumb theatre: some amusing vignettes and history' With some audience participation....
- Indoor Boot
Fair. Saturday 11th March. 9-12pm
for the public. Come and browse and have a ‘cuppa’ too-there’s always lots
to see and buy.
Concert. Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 7pm. St Peter’s
and Dane Court Grammar School Combined choirs. The
programme will include Vivaldi's Gloria with two
professional sopranos, and some instrumentalists. Tickets only £5.
Proceeds to be shared with Dane Court School.
- Film & Buffet evening. Thursday 30th
March at 7.15pm in Queen’s Road Baptist Church
Auditorium. There will be a buffet, to include a drink and
all for a donation of only £11 per ticket. The
film, which has had excellent reviews,
is ‘The Man who knew infinity’.
The event is being kindly arranged by the Village Tour for the St Peter’s
Appeal. (*see note below)
& Wisdom. Friday 5th May 7pm with a
Fish & Chip supper. Tickets £8.50 each or £60 for 8 tickets bought at
- Concert in the Church with organ and clarinet. Saturday 24th June.
- St Peter’s
Summer Fete and Flower Festival. Saturday
1st July 1030-3pm.
- St Peter’s
Summer Music Night. Saturday 15th
- Indoor Boot
Fair. Saturday 30th September 9-12pm.
- Wine &
Wisdom Friday 1st December 7pm with a Fish & Chip supper. Tickets £8.50 each or £60 for 8
tickets bought at once.
- Indoor Boot
Fair Saturday 11th November. 9-12pm
for the public
Fayre. Saturday 25th November
Music & disco Party. Saturday
16th December 7.11pm.
And for those who plan well ahead: The
Summer Fete in 2018 will be on Saturday 30th June (nearest date to
St Peter’s Patronal day)
Choral Concert. Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 7pm. St Peter’s and Dane Court Grammar School Combined choirs will sing Vivaldi’s Gloria.
a new departure to raise funds for the Church in general:-
Saturday 23rd September, Verdi's Requiem by the Merry Opera Company,
more details to follow soon.
· And in
November (dates TBC), the combined members of Broadstairs Dickens Players
and the Hilderstone Players will perform ‘The Lark’ a play about Joan of Arc in
If these performances
are a success they could open the door to other similar productions.
Fundraising Committee: Hamish McGregor (Chairman), Don Bumpstead (Vice Chairman/Finance), Jane Birnie (PCC rep), Paddy Earp (PR & media), Kate McGregor (Minute Sec) , Margaret Smith and Roger Waddell. This is a very small number to take on a great deal-anyone who is able to help, even part time, would be most welcome.
‘Like’ St Peter’s Church Buildings Appeal on Facebook and help spread the word!
Items for Sale
All available in the Church and in the Hall Foyer.
• Notelets of St Peter’s Church. (2 versions) by Leo Rule at £2.50 for 5.
• Notecards and Christmas cards(A5 size by John Binfield) at various prices, depending on the quantity purchased.
Peter’s Cookbook with scores of delicious and locally tested recipes, printed with
wipe-clean cover, showing St Peter’s Church-only £5 (limited edition)
Facebook https://www.facebook.com\StPetersTower & Justtextgiving text TOWR and amount to 70070
Both are in full operation -so try them!