Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 9 May, 2005
Monday - Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm
Closed 1.00 –2.00 pm
Last Box Collection
Monday, 9th May
Monday, 23rd May
St. Richards Rd.,
St. Francis Close
St. Edmund’s Road
Wednesdays 4th & 18th
IN THIS ISSUE
Diary Dates 1
St. Martin’s 2
Baptist Church 2
Bible Study Evenings
Ways in Prayer 2
Society and Club
1st Gt. Mongeham
Riding for the Disabled 3
Village Design Statement 3
We hope you are enjoying your monthly 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 May, 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. 364457.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY In the Parish Hall
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Wednesday, 4th May at
7.30 pm—Mr. Vickers—Planting up Hanging Baskets.
Village Design Statement Open Day Sunday, 15th May, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Some members of the Steering Group will be there
all day. Please come along, have a cup of coffee with us, and give us your views on the future development of Great Mongeham.
Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 19th May at 7.30 pm—Bob Peacock talking about the Stirling Castle.
Village Walk Sunday, 22nd May at 2 pm—Flora, Fauna and Folklore will be the subject of our first village walk when Jenny Esposito will lead us on a leisurely ramble through the springtime countryside. Please meet at the bottom of Cherry Lane opposite Hillside farmyard.
The distance is approx. 4.5 miles and we shall take around 3 hrs. Children are very welcome but we regret no dogs this time, as there are stiles to cross that do not have suitable access. Refreshments will be available after the walk.
Annual Boot Fair on the Village Green—Spring Bank Holiday Monday—30th May. Pitches cost £7.00 if prepaid before the day.
Pitches still available—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 Village Green.
Village Songs of Praise– Sunday, 10th July with teas in the Marquee and on the Village Green.
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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, 1st May Family Service 10.00 am
Sunday, 8th May Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 15th May Family Service 10.00 am
Evensong 6.00 pm
Sunday, 22nd May Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 29th May Holy Communion 10.00 am
Bible Study Evenings to be held on Fridays, 13th and 27th May—Details Tel. Peter 364457
Ways in Prayer Saturday, 4th June at Northbourne Park School from 10 am—3.30pm with buffet lunch provided plus tea/coffees; charge for the day is £7 per person. A day of workshops led by Canon Julia Butterworth, to include three of the following - music and prayer, Benedictine prayer, a guided meditation in words and pictures, mindfulness, using the Bible in prayer and ‘few words’. The event is organised and subsidised by Sandwich Deanery—booking forms will be available in all local churches as from 1st May or from Jean Winn (361030).
Sunday, 1st May Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton
Sunday, 8th May Diana Knight
Sunday, 15th May Janet Lawrence and Judy Hambrook
Sunday, 22nd May Mary Hopper
Sunday, 29th May Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton
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 Society meets in the Parish Hall at 7.30 pm on the third Thursday in the month to foster an interest in and appreciation of the village. The society is non-fund-raising, financed by an annual subscription of £5 and a 50p meeting charge. Membership is open to all villagers past and present, young and old who demonstrate an interest in the village.
We invite you to join the society and look forward to welcoming you. DK
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society The Spring Show was held on 6th April, 2005. The Judges congratulated members on the high standard of the numerous entries. To everyone’s delight, Janet Lawrence won the Cup for Best Bloom in Show and was also awarded the cup for most points in Show. Members agreed that Fred would have been thrilled. JB
1st Great Mongeham Brownies Wednesdays 5.30—7.00 pm in Mongeham Baptist Church Hall. Everyone was having great fun, when I called in last week—they had just eaten a fruit salad they had made earlier on in the evening—I was just too late to sample it! At the moment there are 24 in the pack—four teams, ‘six’ in each pack and they are called Rabbits, Foxes, Squirrels and Hedgehogs. Each six has raised £78 to sponsor a Guide Dog for the blind for a year. Money has been raised by carol singing and a sponsored walk.
They are a very lively bunch led by ‘Brown Owl’, Julie Caldwell and unit helper Mary Douglas—activities include working at projects to gain badges, playing games and going on pack holidays. As I left they were playing a game called fruit salad in keeping with the theme of the evening. It certainly looked good fun to me, so if you are a young girl between five and eleven and fancy giving it a try, ring 372493. PH
Volunteers Needed—Riding for the Disabled Cornilo Group
Disabled riders need between one and three people each to assist in preparation and during lessons. If you have a few hours to offer on Tuesdays in School term time, please contact Richard Fuller on 01304 364977 or Marina Aunger at the Stables on 01304 380369 who would be very glad of your support. Previous experience with disabled people or with horses is not essential.
Great Mongeham Village Design Statement—Consultation Open Day—Sunday, 15th May
Firstly, thanks to Terry for carrying out the complex task of analysing the results of the questionnaire. In all we received 153 returned forms. The Steering Group will be looking at the information gathered in planning the consultation process, so that we can be sure that the views expressed are representative of the village residents. Everyone who, in filling out the questionnaire expressed an interest in being consulted, will be contacted to make sure that they have the opportunity to put forward their views. It would help if this can take place on the open day.
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.
THANK YOU to our proof reader, Carol Greener and to the following who kindly deliver your Newsletter every month—Ken Friend, Patricia Scott-Bradford, Jenny Windsor, Diana Knight, Wendy Madgwick and John Bowsher.
I should like to thank the person who popped a donation toward the running cost of the Newsletter through my door. It was a very kind thought and will help to defray the costs and insure that it will keep running for sometime to come. Both Sue and I are encouraged by the response that we get from the village people. Please let us know if you have any items of interest that we can share with our readers. PH
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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. 1.45-3.45pm 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 Pam 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
Lets Dance Monday 8—10 pm Parish Hall Janet Dean Tel 613927