Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 8 April, 2005
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IN THIS ISSUE
Diary Dates 1
St. Martin’s 2
Baptist Church 2
Society and Club Reports 3
Welcome to the Great Mongeham Newsletter— if you have any news items that you would like included in the next issue, we would be grateful to receive these before the 20th April, 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. Please Tel. Peter on 364457.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY—In the Parish Hall
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society— Spring Show on
6th April. We are looking forward to a great evening with lots of exhibits on display. All paid up members should have received their schedule by now, if not please contact the Chairman or Secretary. JB
St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 14th April at 7.30— Celebration of St. Martin’s 33 years—Mrs. Averil Woolf will speak on ‘Remembering Joyce Grenfell’.
Great Mongeham Society—Thursday, 21st April at 7.30pm—Bob Peacock talking about the Stirling Castle. Tickets for the Tour and Wine Tasting at Barnsole on 21st July, 2005 will be on sale. Visitors and new members are welcome to all meetings.
Annual Boot Fair on the Village Green—30th May—Spring Bank Holiday Monday. Pitches cost £7.00 if prepaid before the day - please book early as pitches are already selling—telephone Peter on 364457.
Village Barn Dance— Saturday, 2nd July from 8—11.30 pm in
Solley’s Potato Barn.
Village Fun Day/Rose and Sweet Pea Show—Saturday, 9th July in the Parish Hall and on the Green.
Village Songs of Praise—Sunday, 10th July with teas in the Marquee and on the Village Green.
Three Horse Shoes
Saturday, 2nd April—Charity Race Night—First Race 8.30 pm sharp.
Saturday, 16th April—Beetle Drive—£1.00 to play—half the proceeds to charity—half as prize money to the winner.
The bottle on the bar raised £486.88 together with raffle monies came to a grand total of £603.52—all proceeds sent to the Aspen
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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, 3rd April Family Service 10.00 am
Sunday, 10th April Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 17th April Family Service 10.00 am
Evensong 6.00 pm
Sunday, 24th April Holy Communion 10.00 am
St. Martin’s Church, Annual Church Council Meeting is being held on April 18th at 7.15 pm in the Church—please do come and support those who are keeping your Church open. A friendly face and tea, coffee and biscuits to tempt you along.
Many thanks to all those who kindly supported the Lent Supper Quiz—it was a great evening. Congratulations to the team from Deal Hospital who came first. As usual, the monies raised from this function went to our village link in Madagascar. The total sent to Father Georges was £500. I have since received an E Mail and photos from him, thanking us for the monies, which this year will help them with a tree planting scheme. St. Martin’s Church has had a link for longer than we can remember and we have helped to finance projects such as pig breeding, purchasing tools for local farming, educating children in local orphanages and medical care. The list of projects that Father Georges is involved with, as a parish priest, is incredible. The reason that I am writing this short account of where and why we raise the money, is because I was rightly asked what happens to the money raised on the evening. I have letters and photographs received dating from when we first opened the link with the parish in Madagascar, and am willing to show them and even talk about the project . The people of Great Mongeham should be proud that they help so much with a third world country, where so many of the people would love to be as rich as our poorest. On behalf of Georges, very many thanks to the people and friends of Great Mongeham. PH
Sunday, 3rd April Wendy Madgwick/Rosemarie Middleton
Sunday, 10th April Diana Knight
Sunday, 17th April Judy Hambrook
Sunday, 24th April Janet Lawrence
Paul Kavanagh Tel: 372297 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 1st and 3rd Sunday Evenings
Page 3 Great Mongeham Newsletter April, 2005
Society and Club Reports
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society
Unfortunately, the meeting scheduled for 2nd March had to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. The next meeting will be our Spring Show on 6th April and we are looking forward to a great evening with lots of exhibits on display. All paid up members should have received their schedule by now, if not please contact the Chairman or Secretary. JB
St. Martin’s W.I. had a very well attended meeting on Thursday, 10th March, when Dr. Reuter spoke on the origins of nursery rhymes. The Buffet and Quiz, that was postponed from 24th February, owing to bad weather, was held in the Parish Hall on Thursday, 31st March.
Great Mongeham Society met on 17th March when Dave Webb gave a very interesting talk on the role of a Custom’s Officer. Sealed containers of various drugs were passed round to members present. Dave has a great sense of humour which I am sure is needed in his job. PSB
Great Mongeham Village Design Statement—Questionnaire and Consultations
Firstly, thank you to everyone who took the trouble to fill in the questionnaire that was delivered with last month’s newsletter. There were 151 forms returned, which is a very good response indeed. Much of the credit for this high rate of return must go to the efforts put in by the collectors, in some cases returning several times in order to find residents at home, leaving replacement forms, and returning again to pick up the completed forms. Thanks to Marion, Sylvia, Tina, Julie and Hugh for your help. Terry is now faced with the complex task of analysing the results, which will, I am sure, be very useful in the following stages of this project.
The steering group is now planning the next, and most important stage, which is the consultation process. We are determined that each and every resident of the village will have the opportunity to put forward their views on the future development of the village. We have already booked the Parish Hall for an open day on Sunday, 15 May. Put this date in your diary now and please make sure that you come along on the day and give us your views. Those of you who, in filling in the questionnaire, expressed an interest in being consulted, will be contacted to find the best ways of getting your opinions and we will be looking at other ways in which the exercise can be spread as wide as possible. Remember, if you would like to take part in the work of the group you will be made very welcome, please contact Bob Kersey on 373299.
Great Mongeham Newsletter
Newsletter costs for 6 months letters = September 2004 to February 2005
Number of copy’s produced and delivered …………………………1,920
To purchase 4 reams of 90 GSM paper ……………………………£19.95
Cost of copying for both sides ……………………………………. £57.60
Total Cost ………..£77.55
Approximate cost per Newsletter ……………………………4p per letter
Paid to Great Mongeham Society as holders of funds for the said Newsletter by
Great Mongeham Parish Council………………………………….£60.00
Paid for flyers by W.I.s to be delivered with Newsletter …………£10.00
Total Income…… £70.00
As you can well see we have run with a loss of £7.50 for the first six months of our Newletter.
Peter Hambrook/ Sue Solley—Co Editors
Page 4 Great Mongeham Newsletter April, 2005
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. 1.45-3.45pm Term Time Parish Hall Dorothy Sharpe Tel 372339
Wednesday Art Group Weds. 1.30 –3.30pm 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