Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 2  October, 2004





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Closed 1.00 -2.00 pm

Last Box Collection

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Monday, I Ith October

Monday, 25th October

St. Richards Rd.,

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St. Edmund's Close

Wednesday 5th and 20th


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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: 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.



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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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



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.



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 Website



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.         



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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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

Term Time

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