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Issue 8  April, 2005






Monday - Friday

9.00am - 4.30pm

Closed 1.00 –2.00 pm

Last Box Collection

4.30 pm



Monday, 11th

Monday, 25th

St. Richards Rd.,

St. Francis Close

St. Edmund’s  Road

Weds. 6th and 20th 





Diary Dates             1


St. Martin’s            2

Baptist Church      2


Society and Club                                Reports                  3

Village Design

Statement              3

Gt. Mongeham

Newsletter             3


Organisations and

Clubs                     4


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:  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

Unit—Well Done!



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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 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham.                Tel.  362202




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                            







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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




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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.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