Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 13 September, 2005
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IN THIS ISSUE
Diary Dates 1
St. Martin’s 2
Parish Records 2
Christian Centre 2
Personal Messages 2
Village Reports 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 September, 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
St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 8th September at 7.30 pm will have a representative from UNESCO talking on Child Exploitation Today.
Parish Hall Committee Meeting –Wed. 14th September at 7.30 pm.
Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 15th September at 7.30pm—The Restoration of Ripple Mill—Keith Atkinson.
On the Village Green and in the Parish Hall
The Great Mon-Jam 2005—Saturday, 10th September from 12.30—5.30 pm featuring the Deal Junior Wind Ensemble, Big Fish Street Band and Theatre Group, perennial favourites Maambena and Brew-Ha-Ha! and a new group of barbershop singers.
There will be rhythm workshops, hot and cold food and plenty of exciting stalls. To offer help on the day or book a stall at £15 please
contact Jonathan Russell on 01304 362143.
Friends of Kent Churches Sponsored Cycle Ride—Saturday, 10th September 10 am—6 pm. Help is appreciated from both people to man the church as well as from riders or walkers, not to mention the contributions from supporters. Money raised from the event goes to churches in need across Kent. If you would like to help in some way then please contact Steve Manion on 07968 972 746.
61st East Kent Ploughing Match—Wednesday, 28th September at Quex Park Estate, Birchington.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS in the Parish Hall
Harvest Supper and Quiz in aid of Madagascar on Saturday, 1st October at 6.30 pm—Contact Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457.
Gt. Mongeham Horticultural Society Autumn Show—5th October.
14th Great Mongeham Art Show Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 11 am – 4 pm - Contact Brian Knight Tel. 375420.
The Three Horseshoes—Quiz Night—1st October. Halloween Fancy Dress Party—29th October—Proceeds to local Age Concern.
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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, 4th September Family Service 10.00 am
Sunday, 11th September Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 18th September Family Service 10.00 am
Evensong 6.00 pm
Sunday, 25th September Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 2nd October Harvest Festival 10.00 am
Baptism Sunday, 7th August, 2005 Victoria Louise Boughton of 31 Pilot’s Avenue, Deal.
Sunday, 4th September Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton
Sunday, 11th September Diana Knight
Sunday, 18th September Mary Hopper
Sunday, 25th September Janet Lawrence and Judy Hambrook
Paul Kavanagh Tel: 372297 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 1st and 3rd Sunday Evenings
WELCOME HOME Hugh Norton, after spending eight weeks in QEQM Hospital at Margate, following a stroke.
WELL DONE to Mary-Anne Norton on gaining excellent A level grades and securing a place at Norwich University—good luck with your degree in Geography.
GET WELL WISHES are sent to Denise Sapsford who has very kindly been helping with the Church flowers.
CONGRATULATIONS to Mick Godden, his family and friends, who staged a fund-raising afternoon at The Three Horseshoes—the whole day was a resounding success with well over £3,100 being raised for the Royal Marsden Hospital .
We are delighted to hear of the safe arrival of Joseph David, born on 19th August in Exeter Hospital to Shaun and Paul, a sister for Sophie. Paul is the son of Jim and Janet Gosling—about three years ago, Jim was a house for duty priest for the Beacon Ministries. He will be preaching at the Evening Service at St. Martin’s on Sunday, 18th September.
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Club, Society and Village Reports
Gt. Mongeham Horticultural Society On August 3rd, 52 members enjoyed a demonstration and talk on preparing craft and cookery items for showing. With the Summer Show on August 29th and the Members Autumn Show on 5th October this was particularly interesting and Mrs. Valack was happy to answer our many questions. JB
At the monthly meeting in August, St. Martin’s W.I. had a very interesting talk on vegetarian cookery and what is suitable in the store cupboard for your vegetarian guests.
The Parish Hall Trustees held their Annual General Meeting on 18th August. Chairman, Nick Windsor, reported that the Hall was in a financially stable position and in general good repair. He reported that this year several projects had been completed - new background heating, interior decoration, new lighting and new curtain poles.
He thanked all the present Trustees for their support throughout the year and asked for new Trustees to come forward to enable the facility to continue to develop properly. Meetings are only held every three months or so and with the present policy of paying for work to be professionally carried out, there is no commitment to any other voluntary work, such as fund raising or work parties. There is nothing truer than the old saying “many hands make light work” and if more people gave back just a little bit to the community they so enjoy being involved in, it would make it much easier for everyone. Please don’t just rely on the same few, to maintain this valuable village community facility.
The existing Trustees were re-elected en bloc and as Nick Windsor is standing down after a stint of three years, a new chairperson will be elected at their first meeting in September.
Many thanks to Nick who has been a good Chairman. PH
The first week in August saw the twelfth Corners event being held in our neighbouring village of Northbourne. We had eighty children on the books, with a daily attendance of seventy, from all over the local area, with several coming from Great Mongeham. The week consists of fun for the children with an element of Christian teaching and love. A large team of local volunteers, come together annually to run this event. Some of the helpers are graduates from ‘Corners’ who started at the first one 12 years ago and now come and help with the children.
The average day starts at ten o’clock with registration, then parachute games etc. for the first quarter of an hour, then a time of singing and learning until ten forty five when it’s team games and drinks time around eleven. By ten past eleven we are all seated in the marquee ready for the story of the day. This year it was parables and miracles. After the story, we usually have a quiz with questions ranging from general knowledge to questions on the day’s story interspersed with still more singing. By now its lunch time and the children have their lunch and are supervised as they play and have free time until one o’clock.
The afternoon is largely taken up with Sports and Craftwork, but for two of the afternoons some of the children were taken on a nature ramble. This year our special surprise was a visit from Pip the Clown, who entertained for Wednesday afternoon.
By the end of the five days, there are about twenty very worn out helpers and eighty highly excited and happy children longing for the next ‘Corners’. Sorry they will have to wait until next year. We do put on two one-day events - one just before Christmas and the other just before Easter. Many thanks to all who helped in any way to make this an event that our children will always remember. 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. 7.30 pm 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
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