Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 3 November, 2004
Monday - Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm
Closed 1.00 –2.00 pm
Last Box Collection
Monday, 8th November
Monday, 22nd November
St. Richards Rd.,
St. Francis Close
St. Edmund’s Close
Wednesday 3rd and 17th November
IN THIS ISSUE
Diary Dates 1
Vote of Thanks 1
St. Martin’s 2
Baptist Church 2
St. Martin’s News 3
Parish Council 3
Village Design 3
Welcome to the third issue of the Great Mongeham Newsletter—we hope that you have all received the first two copies and if you have any news items that you would like included in the December issue, we would be grateful to receive these before the 20th November, 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
Gt. Mongeham Horticultural Society AGM on Wednesday. 3rd November at 7.30 pm.
The Parish Hall was adorned with 150 entries in the Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show—from vegetables, fruit, plants, flowers, cookery and floral art—a tremendous effort by everyone. Special prizes were won by Barbara O Dell, Jan Aplin and Toni Watkins. The John Catherick Apple Cup was won by Brian Knight and the winner with the most points in the show was Alan Ford.
Gt. Mongeham Society AGM on Thursday, 18th November at 7.30 pm—Everyone Welcome - Elect your new committee—
Followed by Great Mongeham Quiz and Cheese and Wine.
Three Horseshoes Saturday, 13th November—Open Pool Competition evening. Christmas Dinners from 8th Dec. Booking advisable.
VOTE OF THANKS My special thanks to Peter Hambrook for his continued support and to the following who kindly deliver your Newsletter - Ken Friend, Patricia Scott-Bradford, Jenny Windsor, Diana Knight, Wendy Madgwick and John Bowsher.
CONGRATULATIONS Ian Lawrence for receiving a Long Service Award at the East Kent Ploughing Match for 28 years continuous employment with Solley’s Farms.
Joan Flyn, who has been at the Leather Bottle for 18 years, celebrated her 65th Birthday on 9th October, 2004. The evening raffle raised £150 for Bandaid for Beslan.
The quiz night held at the Three Horseshoes on 2nd October raised £346 towards the Aspen Unit at Whitfield.
Page 2 Great Mongeham Newsletter November, 2004
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, Glendower, Mongeham Church Close, Great
Mongeham. Tel. 239143
Treasurer: Mr. N. Pitchford, 141 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham. Tel. 362202
ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday, 7th November Family Service 10.00 am
Sunday, 14th November Remembrance and Confirmation Service 10.00 am
Sunday, 21st November Family Service 10.00 am
Evensong 6.00 pm
Sunday, 28th November Holy Communion 10.00 am
Christmas Eve Christingle Service 5.00 pm
Midnight Mass 11.15 pm
Christmas Day Holy Communion 10.00 am
We welcome the Bell Ringers from St. Mary’s Church, Walmer who have come to ring and share at St. Martin’s Church on the fourth Thursday of every month at 8 pm. Anyone interested in coming along please ring Fred Lawrence on Deal 369654. PH
7th November, 2004 Rosemarie Middleton and Wendy Madgwick
14th November, 2004 Mary Hopper
21st November, 2004 Janet Lawrence
28th November, 2004 Diana Knight
Paul Kavanagh Tel: 372297 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 1st and 3rd Sunday Evenings
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ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH NEWS
Many people in our village will know that we at St. Martin’s Church and therefore the village of Gt. Mongeham have had a ten year link with a village in Madagascar, which has proved fruitful to both ends of the link.. Three years ago, we sponsored in part, the local priest, Georges Ranavio’s visit to England to give us first hand information about conditions and life in his country. Madagascar is among the poorest countries in the world and we have also supported Georges and his parishioners in several projects in his villages and the surrounding area. I should like to thank all those who supported this year’s Harvest Supper and Quiz, held in the Parish Hall, which raised in excess of £500 for Georges latest projects in Madagascar.
The following are extracts from a letter received recently from Georges: PH
It was three years ago, just with my empty suitcase, I have left my country to visit you all in England. That was a great privilege for a person from the Third World, but also an adventure of Faith, thanks to the Grace of God and to your christian help I have had the opportunity to walk over the land of a beautiful and rich country. That was a miracle!
Thanks to your friendship and help, the great damage caused by the last cyclones are all repaired. All our children go to school, the sickly friends have some good treatment with medecines. We can use mobil phone, and can work with a computer. That is a miraculous progress ……..!
Nowadays, we are on the beginning of the rain season, so our great next target is to produce more food by expanding our fields for planting more rice, potatoes, fruit trees and vegetables.
We will think of having one modeste water pump and some useful tools (wheel barrows, fertilizer….) using for an efficient agricultural technics.
We ask your prayers for this important new vision. To defeat famine is our urgent needy, and it will be possible. We believe, we will win, we will win…
Thank you to everyone in Gt. Mongeham for all your help. Rev. Georges Ranaivo and family
GREAT MONGEHAM PARISH COUNCIL
At the Meeting held on 7th October, 2004, the Clerk confirmed that she had written to Dover District Council highways asking for them to proceed with the last section of the footpath in Mongeham Road. The Chairman—Brian Knight reported that two highways officers had attended a site meeting and seemed happy for the project to proceed.
The Parish Council had kindly agreed to pay a contribution towards the first six months production of the Parish Newsletter.
Next Meeting to take place on Thursday, 4th November at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall.
VILLAGE DESIGN STATEMENT At the meeting held on October 14th, the Great Mongeham village design statement steering group, agreed to form five sub-groups to consider different aspects of the statement. These were: Landscape and setting; Demographics and economy; The community; Highways and communication; Open spaces, trees and footpaths. Members of the steering committee will lead the work of these sub-groups which will report back to the steering group regularly. However, more members of the sub-groups are needed. If anyone would like to join a sub-group, or indeed help in any way, please contact either Bob Kersey Tel. 373299 who is coordinating the group, or Terry Madgwick Tel. 239143 who is acting as secretary. TM
Page 4 Great Mongeham Newsletter November, 2004
ORGANISATIONS AND CLUBS IN THE PARISH
Organisation or Club Meetings Location Contact
Gt. Mongeham Parish Council 1st Thurs. 7.15 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
1st Gt. Mongeham Brownies Weds. 5.30-7pm Baptist Hall Julie Caldwell Tel.372493
Good Companions Thurs. 2.30-4.15pm Parish Hall Mrs. D. Ovenden Tel.371688
Gt. Mongeham Horticultural Society 1st Weds. 7.30pm Parish Hall Mrs. D. Talling 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 Jan Easton 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