Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 6 February, 2005
SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST
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Last Box Collection 4.30 pm
St. Richards Rd.,
St. Francis Close
St. Edmund’s Close
Wednesday 9th and 23rd
IN THIS ISSUE
Diary Dates 1
Get Well 1
St. Martin’s 2
Baptist Church 2
Village Fun Day 3
Village Design Statement 3
We have now come to the end of our six month trial period of the Great Mongeham Newsletter and we are grateful to the Parish Council for sponsoring us. We thank all those who kindly took the trouble to contact us with words of encouragement to ‘keep it going’. We have therefore decided to carry on and hope you will all enjoy the forthcoming issues. If you have any news items that you would like included in the next copy, we would be grateful to receive these before the 20th February, 2005 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
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Wednesday, 2nd February at 7.30pm—Onions and Allotments—Steven Pitcher.
Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 17th February at 7.30pm
The Regeneration of the former Coalfield Betteshanger
Speaker Steve Manion.
St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 24th February at 7.30 pm
Buffet and Quiz—£3.50 per person, tables of 8 or come and make up a table. Bring your own drink, book in advance Tel. 361427 or 364769. Everyone Welcome.
Lent Supper Quiz in Aid of Madagascar 26th February starting sharp at 7.00 pm—Doors open at 6.30. £5 per person includes supper (soups by Judy with all the trimmings). Tables of eight come as a team or on your own and make up a table with others. Please book early to avoid disappointment — Phone Peter Hambrook on 364457.
WELCOME to the Curwen family moving into the Rectory—we wish them every happiness in their new home.
GET WELL SOON
Joan Flynn of the Leather Bottle Public House who was taken into hospital at the beginning of the month having suffered a heart attack. We hope she is well on the way to a speedy recovery by the time she reads this Newsletter.
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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, 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, 6th February Family Service 10.00 am
Sunday, 13th February Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 20th February Family Service 10.00 am
Evensong 6.00 pm
Sunday, 27th February Holy Communion 10.00 am
The funeral of Sharon Pond, nee Twyman of St. Edmund’s Road, was held in St. Martin’s Church on 20th December, 2004, followed by burial in Deal Cemetary. Our deepest sympathy goes to her remaining family.
Sunday, 6th February Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton
No Flowers during Lent
St. Martin’s Church is looking for a new voluntary Cleaner. The job consists of cleaning the Church on a rota basis once a month, either working alone or with a partner. If you can spare an hour or two please contact Peter , Tel. 364457, who will put you in touch with the rest of the team.
On behalf of St. Martin’s Church and through the media of the Village Newsletter, I should like to thank Deidre Jull, who has filled this post for longer than anyone, including herself, can remember. She now feels that the time has come to retire at an age well past the official date. Well done Deidre, your efforts have been thoroughly appreciated.
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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CORNERS We have hardly had Christmas and Easter is creeping up on us. As you are probably aware, this year it falls on 27th March. We are again joining with our friends at Eastry and Northbourne and running a one day play school for children, between the ages of five and eleven, when we look at the true meaning of Easter. We also have a lot of fun with games and fellowship. It is held in Northbourne Village Hall where there is plenty of room for fun and laughter and dare I say noise! We call the event, which runs along the lines of a beach mission, ‘Corners’ and no doubt some of you will have heard the name or even attended. We run it three times a year, the main thrust being a week during the school summer holidays, and with two single days one in Advent, just before Christmas, and the other in Lent, the run up to Easter. It is run, led by qualified personnel, with a large team of helpers. This years summer date is 1st August—5th August. Anyone interested please contact Peter for more information.
VILLAGE FUN DAY on the Village Green—Saturday, 9th July, 2005
John Bowsher is acting as convener for the event; a convener gathers all available information about it and passes that information on to all those concerned. In this way, we hope to ensure that everyone who wants to run an event will have the necessary space etc. If you have any suggestions for a suitable event, or are proposing to run one yourself, John may be contacted by phone on 369405, or, preferably, by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Barn Dance will be held on the evening of Saturday, 2nd July. Further details obtainable from Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457.
GREAT MONGEHAM VILLAGE DESIGN STATEMENT
Great Mongeham is not just a collection of buildings – it is a community. So before the steering group can consult you all on how you would like the village to develop in the future, we first need to find out a little more about who lives in the village.
A questionnaire will be delivered to every house in the village along with the next edition of this newsletter. It will seek information on the age-structure of the community, where and how you travel to work, Internet access etc. Please do take the trouble to fill it in. Volunteers will then call a few days later to collect the completed forms.
The second consultation phase will involve meeting people face to face to ask how they feel about different aspects of the village and what they would like to see preserved or changed as the village inevitably develops. It is intended that an open day will be held in the Parish Hall in mid May, and we will also visit every club, group and society which meets in the village around that time. Following this a draft Design Statement will be produced for consultation in the autumn.
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.
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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 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. 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