Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 2 October, 2004
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IN THIS ISSUE Diary Dates 1
St. Martin's 2
Fund Raising 3
Tiny Talk 3
Village Design Statement 3
Cycle Ride 3
Organisations and Clubs 4
Welcome to the second issue of the Great Mongeham Newsletter— we hope that you all enjoyed the first copy and if you have any news items that you would like included in the November issue, we would be grateful to receive these before the 20th October, 2004 by telephone on 01304 375560 or E Mail: Sue.Solley@farmline.com Anyone wishing to advertise in subsequent issues, should produce 350 copies on an A5 flyer—these will then be delivered for £10 to every house and given to friends of Great Mongeham.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY In the Parish Hall Harvest Supper and Quiz
Saturday, 2nd October 6.30 for 7.00 pm in aid of Madagascar Tickets: £5.00 Contact: Judy or Peter Hambrook Tel.364457
Gt. Mongeham Horticultural Society Autumn Show Wednesday, 6th October Staging from 6.30 pm - Show 7.30 pm.
Gt. Mongeham Society -Thursday, 21st October, 2004 at 7.30 pm -The Green and Pleasant Land - Barbara Spence
Great Mongeham Art Show
October 30th and 31st from 11 am - 4 pm in the Parish Hall Contact: Brian Knight Tel.375420
Events at the Three Horseshoes Charity Quiz Night - Saturday, 2nd October at 8.00 pm Race Night - Saturday, 30th October 8.00 pm (Sponsors most welcome) in aid of Wishes and Dreams Trust for terminally ill children.
VOTE OF THANKS
Firstly, my thanks to Peter Hambrook for his continued support and help with this Newsletter.
A very successful fund raising event took place on the same day as Great Mongeham Flower Show and Boot Fair. Jim and Val Rees granddaughter, Hannah Potter, organised stalls as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. There were tables with garden produce, jams, plants, handmade cards, bric-a-brac and toys. Many folk braved a chilly wind to sit in their front garden and enjoy cream teas and homemade cakes. Altogether £112.47 was raised for Father Georges and the people of Antananarivo, Madagascar. Thanks to all who supported this event.
CONGRATULATIONS to Vanisha Patel and John Links members of the Gt. Mongeham Karate Club for gaining their 1st Dan grading of Black Belt.
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ST. MARTIN'S CHURCH
Benefice Priest in Charge: David Kendrew Tel. 374076
Ordained Local Minister: Rev. Peter Hambrook, 4 Brewery Cottages,
Northbourne Road, Great Mongeham. Contact for Weddings and Baptisms Tel. 364457
Church Wardens: Hugh Norton, Hillside House, Ellens Road, Gt. Mongeham Tel. 368278
Judy Hambrook, 4 Brewery Cottages, Great Mongeham Tel. 364457
Secretary: Dr. Wendy Madgwick, Glendover, Mongeham Church Close, Great Mongeham. Tel. 239143
Treasurer: Mr. N. Pitchford, 141 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham. Tel. 362202
ST. MARTIN'S CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday, 3rd October Harvest Festival 10.00 am
Sunday, 10th October Holy Communion 10.00am
Sunday, 17th October Joint Evening Service with Gt. Mongeham Baptist 6.00 pm
Sunday, 23rd October Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 31st October All Saints Day Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 14th November Confirmation Service with Bishop Michael Turnbull 10.00am
Baptism Sunday, 5th September James Daniel Alan Jewell (Grandson to Joan Flynn) Marriage Saturday, 18th September Alistair Giles Willett Moir and Sarah Jane Ledger Funeral Friday, 3rd September Barham Charles Butcher
Charles Bernard Butcher passed peacefully away on Thursday, 26th August, 2004 in Deal Hospital at the age of 85 years. He grew up in Ashford, the youngest of three children, with two brothers and a sister. He served his country at Dunkirk and in the Western Desert with the Royal Army Service Corps. In 1947 while playing the double base, in a dance band, he met Barbara and hi 1952 they were married. In 1968 they moved to Gt. Mongeham raising their family of three children. At the age of 60 he retired, and enjoyed his hobby of a lifetime, model making. He built a steam train and a railway to run it on in his back garden. He was a great gardener growing vegetables for the house and family and friends. It was at the end of May this year that he became ill and as his health drained he chose to go into hospital where he was cared for lovingly. Charles was a much loved Father, Grandfather and above all Husband to Barbara. Our sympathy goes to all the family. PH
3rd October, 2004 Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton
1 Oth October, 2004 Judy Hambrook
17th October, 2004 Mary Hopper
24th October, 2004 Diana Knight
Paul Kavanagh Tel: 372297 MickGodden Tel: 375931 OCTOBER SERVICES
10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 1 st and 3rd Sunday Evenings
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Congratulations to Wendy and Martin Stiles who are celebrating a year at the Three Horseshoes. On Sunday, 29th August a total of £1210 was raised at the Village Fun Day. A cheque will be presented to the Kent Search and Rescue Team.
Over the weekend of September 1 lth/12th with Mongeham Baptist Church a total of £337 was raised for Beslan School in Southern Russia.
NEW IN THE VILLAGE
This month we welcome the opening of a new enterprise at the Village Shop—Hack and Tack under the ownership of David Snell and family of Cherry Lane. David will be selling all your horse requisites and we hope that you will give him your support. At the back of the shop will still be the Village Post Office selling sweets, preserves and stationery.
Tiny Talk baby signing and singing classes—helping babies to communicate before they can talk. Come and join our class at Great Mongeham Village Hall, Monday 10.30-11.30 am. Classes are suitable for all babies and young toddlers under the age of two. We sing along to favourite nursery rhymes and action songs and learn useful baby signs for everyday vocabulary. The classes have a structured and educational approach, and include social time for parents and babies. Coffee, biscuits and toys are provided. No need to book for the entire course, come when convenient at just £3.50 per family per week. For more information, contact Trisha McLellan on 01304 813941 or E Mail Trisham@tinytalk.co.uk Website www.tinytalk.co.uk
VILLAGE DESIGN STATEMENT
Thirteen members attended the first Meeting held on Thursday, 9th September, 2004. Brian Knight outlined the nine issues covered in the original letter and suggested that they should bt dealt with by small sub-committees to be appointed at a subsequent meeting. All reports and proposals should be made available to the Parish Council and the District Council. An open discussion followed on the next steps to be taken. These included the possibilities of a questionnaire to be circulated to all residents, a series of workshops in the Parish Hall or a focus document again to be circulated throughout the village.
It was proposed that each member present should consider their own areas of special interest and write them up for consideration at the next meeting. It was further proposed that the documentation including VDS's from other areas presented by Brian should be circulated and read by all with the exception of councillors.
FRIENDS OF KENT CHURCHES SPONSORED CYCLE RIDE
Saturday, 11th September saw a busy day in the village, as there were an unusual number of cyclist pedalling through and visiting St. Martin's Church, as well as the excitement going on at the 'Mon Jam'. The church was manned with volunteers, who welcomed the cyclist and kept their energy levels high with drinks and biscuits, before they pedalled on to the next church. The event raises money on a fifty fifty basis for the upkeep of churches in Kent and one that the sponsored person, (the cyclist) likes to nominate. The final result will be made known in the near future. PH
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ORGANISATIONS AND CLUBS IN THE PARISH
Organisation or Club Meetings Location Contact
Gt. Mongeham Parish Council 1st Thurs. 7.30 pm Parish Hall Brian Knight Tel.375420
Sarah Wells Tel.614320
Sunday School (3 yrs.& over) St. Martin's Sylvia Griffiths Tel.367124
Bell Ringers Tues. 8-9pm by arrangement St. Martin's Ken Gatland Tel.611283
IstGt Mongeham Brownies Weds. 5.30-7pm Baptist Hall Julie Caldwell Tel.372493
Good Companions Alt. Thurs. 2.30-4.15pm Parish Hall Mrs. D. Ovenden Tel.375637
Welcome Club Alt. Thurs. 2.30-4.00pm Parish Hall Mrs. D. Ovenden Tel 375637
Gt. Mongeham Horticultural Society 1st Weds. 7.30pm Parish Hall Mrs. D. Tailing Tel.362390
(No Meeting Jan. & Sept.)
Mongeham-Ripple W.I. 3rd Weds.2.30pm (Dec.2nd Weds) Parish Hall Sue Case Tel.374025
St. Martin's W.I. 2nd Thurs. 7.30 pm Parish Hall P. Scott-Bradford Tel.364769
Gt. Mongeham Parish Hall Committee Bookings Judy Hambrook Tel.364457
Great Mongeham Society 3rd Thurs. 7.30 pm Parish Hall Sue Solley Tel.375560
(No Meeting in August)
T. A.F.-Mulberry Tree 1.30pm Mondays in Term Time Parish Hall Wendy Madgwick Tel 239143
Gt. Mongeham Art Group Tues. 1.30-3.30pm Term Time Parish Hall Dorothy Sharpe Tel 372339
Karate Mons. And Weds. 6.30pm Parish Hall JanEaston Tel 367001
Friends of St. Martin's Brian Knight Tel 375420
Yoga Tuesdays 6.00 pm Parish Hall Audrey Clarke Tel 368521
Scottish Country Dancing Weds. 10-11.30am Term Time Parish Hall Mary Quinton or
Tuesdays 8 pm Term Time Parish Hall Margaret Bowden Tel 375836
Country and Western Dancing Fridays 7.30pm Parish Hall Dixie Cane Tel 373841
Drop In Thursdays 10.00 am Parish Hall Barbara Spence Tel 375786
Tiny Talk Monday 10.30-11.30am Parish Hall Trisha McLellan Tel 813941