Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 5  January, 2005






Monday - Friday

9.00am - 4.30pm

Closed 1.00 –2.00 pm

Last Box Collection

4.30 pm



Monday 3rd,

17th and 31st

St. Richards Rd.,

St. Francis Close

St. Edmund’s Close


12th and  26th





Diary Dates             1

Thanks                    1



St. Martin’s            2

Baptist Church      2


Village Design        3                            


Horticultural          3


Leather Bottle        3

Three Horseshoes  3


Organisations and

Clubs                       4 

Welcome to the fifth issue of the Great Mongeham Newsletter—next month’s Newsletter will be the last one in our six month’s trial period—would you like it to continue?  We would be grateful to have your feedback, together with any ideas for small news items to be included,  before the 20th January 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.

 We wish all our readers a Happy and peaceful New Year.




Great Mongeham Art Group

Spring Term commences Tuesday, 4th January, 2005 at 1.45 pm. Ten Lessons with Julie White. Anyone interested in joining please contact Dorothy Sharpe Tel. 372339.

Great Mongeham Society

 Thursday, 20th January at 7.30 pm—Speaker Andy Roberts—Coastguards. 

Great Mongeham Horticultural Society

 First Meeting of the New Year, 2nd February—subject ‘Onions and Allotments’.

New Members are always welcome at both  Clubs.

The Leather Bottle

8th January, 2005 Free Buffet—Raffle now being run, will be drawn in aid of the local Football Team.


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THANKS  My thanks to Peter Hambrook for his continued support,

to Carol Greener for her monthly proof reading and to all who kindly deliver this Newsletter.




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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, Glendower, Mongeham Church Close, Great

Mongeham.                                                                                                             Tel. 239143

Treasurer: Mr. N. Pitchford, 141 Mogeham Road, Great Mongeham                   Tel. 362202




Sunday,  2nd January          Family Service                                                                 10.00 am

Sunday,  9th January           Holy Communion                                                            10.00 am                                                                       

Sunday, 16th January          Family Service                                                                10.00  am

                                            Evensong                                                                           6.00  pm

Sunday, 23rd January          Holy Communion                                                            10.00 am

Sunday, 30th January          Holy Communion   Rev.  Philip Clements                      10.00 am



Bell Ringers  Beginner’s Class—Tuesdays 1.30pm  - Anyone interested please contact Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457.




Sunday, 2nd January      R. Middleton and W. Madgwick

Sunday, 9th January       D. Knight

Sunday, 16th January     M. Hopper

Sunday, 23rd January     J. Hambrook

Sunday, 30th January     J. Lawrence  




 Paul Kavanagh   Tel: 372297   Mick Godden     Tel:  239801 Mobile 07713274760


10.30 am Every Sunday     6.30 pm 1st and 3rd Sunday Evenings                            


News from The Leather Bottle

The Raffle, put on and drawn at the senior citizens Christmas evening on 12th December, raised £200.00. The money has been presented to the Friends of Deal Hospital.  Carol singing, which was put on for entertainment, by singers from St. Martins and their local Baptist friends, went down well and the proceeds of a bucket being passed around, during the evening raised £26.00 for the Friends of  St. Martin’s Church.  Many thanks to Joan and her customers for their kind donation.                                                                                                                PH

News from The Three Horseshoes

A great time was had by all at the Carol Singing evening.  St. Martin’s Handbells were last heard in the Three Horseshoes 70 years ago. My thanks to all who kindly organised the evening and a special thank you to Wendy for her generous buffet.

No events have been arranged during January but Wendy and Martin will always assure you of a welcome.  In a short time, they are due to go on holiday to Goa in India and will make a visit to a local orphanage.  They are planning to take a package of small gifts for the children.  If anyone has any suitable donations please contact Wendy on Tel. 365812 or drop them in at the Three Horse Shoes.  Please bear in mind the weight factor—we do not want to cause them excess baggage payments.             




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Great Mongeham Village Design Statement

Progress has continued steadily and the Steering Group met again on 9th December and were joined for this meeting by two planning officers from Dover District Council.

Clive Alexander, the Conservation Officer first spoke on what was required in a Village Design Statement and the processes involved in its preparation.  Mike Ebbs, the Forward Planning Manager gave some advice on the status of the completed Statement.  He indicated that the planners could refer to the VDS,  in making planning decisions, so long as it can be shown that the correct consultation processes have been carried out.  The District Council would also be carrying out consultation on the document, before it could be used as a supplementary planning guidance.

The Council officers were impressed that great efforts are being made to keep the whole community informed of what is going on, by the reports in this newsletter and the minutes of the steering  group being published on the Great Mongeham website.

Once the work of the sub-groups has been completed, the next step will be to consult widely on how the village should develop.  The form of the consultation will be discussed at the next meeting, on 13th January.

If anyone would like to take part in the work of the group you will be made very welcome, please contact Bob Kersey on 373299.                                                                                 BK


Great Mongeham Horticultural Society enjoyed their Christmas Party on 1st December 2004.  Supper was provided by members themselves and everyone tucked into a great variety of tasty ‘homemade’ goodies— a great success.  A light-hearted quiz produced lots of laughter and the evening ended with the presentation by Chairman Marlene, of the cups awarded  to members who have accrued the most points annually; the Cup for Floral Art to Barbara  O’Dell and the Cup for Vegetables to Alan Ford.  Marlene also presented a bouquet to retiring Secretary, Doreen Talling, as a small token of gratitude for her enormous contribution to the Society.  She will be a very hard act to follow!              






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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

                                                          Term Time


Good Companions                      Thurs. 2.30-4.15pm             Parish Hall     Daisy Ovenden  Tel.371688


 Gt. Mongeham Horticultural Society  1st Weds. 7.30pm      Parish Hall     Joyce Blee          Tel.372413

                                                 (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

                                                                                                                  (From January 17th  Tel.362815     

Great Mongeham Society           3rd Thurs. 7.30 pm              Parish Hall     John Bowsher     Tel. 369405          

                                         (No Meeting in August and December)


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


Wednesday Art Group        Weds. 1.30—3.30 pm                 Parish Hall    Petronella Dale      Tel.373084


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