Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 18   March, 2006





Monday - Friday

9.00am - 4.30pm

Closed 1.00 –2.00 pm

Last Box Collection

4.30 pm



Mondays 13th and  27th


St. Richards Rd.,

St. Francis Close

St. Edmund’s  Road

Weds.  8th and  22nd





Diary Dates             1

Forthcoming Events


St. Martin’s            2

Christian Centre   2


Village Reports      2                                                        


Village Design Statement                        3


Organizations and

Clubs                     4   

We would be grateful to receive any items for the April edition before the 20th March, 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. 364457.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY in the Parish Hall

Gt. Mongeham Horticultural SocietyWednesday, 1st March at 7.30 pm—Speaker, Mr. Outred, who will give a talk on Fuchsias.


Gt. Mongeham Good Companions Restarts Thursday, 2nd March from 2—4 pm.


St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 9th March at 7.30 pm—’A day in the life of a make-up artist’.  The competition is for a face painted on an egg.  Visitors and new members are welcome to come along.


Gt. Mongeham Society  Thursday, 16th March at 7.30 pm—Dr. Reg Colman speaking on ‘ Does it matter what you believe?’


Lent Supper Quiz on Saturday, 18th March at 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start.  A soup supper with tea or coffee will be provided but please bring your own drinks.  Tickets £5.00 per person from Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457.  Come on your own and make up a table with others or come as a table of eight.  All profits will go to our link

in Madagascar.


Bingo Sessions in aid of St. Martin’s Church starting 7.30 sharp on 23rd March then every 4th Thursday of the month.




Saturday, 1st April Friends of  St. Martin’s Church will be holding a sale at the Undercroft of Deal Town Hall from 8 am until Noon.

Offers of help on the day or with providing preserves, home made cakes, second  hand books and bric a brac to Diana Knight Tel. 375420.


Easter One Day Corners—Saturday, 8th April 10 am—3 pm in Northbourne Hall  - Children from 5—11—Contact Peter Hambrook

Tel. 364457.


St. George’s DaySunday, 23rd April Open day in the Church. Help will be needed in a variety of ways.—stewarding, orgainising activities, catering for breakfast, lunch and supper and decorating the Church.  Put the date in your diary, come and support our efforts.  All offers of help to Diana Knight Tel. 375420.




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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,  5th March                  No 10 am Morning Worship at St. Martin’s, as there is a

                                                 Confirmation Service at the same time at St. Leonard’s, Upper

                                                  Deal, which you are very welcome to attend.


Sunday,  12th March               Holy Communion                                                       10.00 am                                                                       

Sunday,  19th March               Family Service                                                           10.00  am

                                                Evensong                                                                      6.00  pm

Sunday,  26th March               Mothering Sunday—Family Communion                 10.00 am                            




Ruby Joyce Catherick    Burial at St. Martin’s Church 23rd February, 2006.



FLOWER ROTA   No flowers in Lent.


St. Martin’s Church is holding it’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 29th March at 7.30 pm in the Church.  It’s your Village Church, please come along and support your Parochial Church Council.                                                                                                                PH



 Paul Kavanagh   Tel: 372297   Mick Godden     Tel:  239801 Mobile 07713274760

MARCH SERVICES   10.30 am Every Sunday     6.30 pm 1st and 3rd Sunday Evenings



WELL DONE to brothers Hayden and Connor McCarthy of Cherry Lane, for reaching the final of the South East Senior Sabre Championships at the University of Kent.  After a tight and exciting contest, Connor claimed the gold medal.



Gt. Mongeham Horticultural Society held their first meeting of 2006 on 1st February, in the Parish Hall, and it was well attended.  Guest Speaker,  Roger Austen gave a very interesting talk on his childhood memories as a  gamekeeper’s son.  Seed potatoes and plastic pots to grow them in, were handed out to members for them to take part in the potato competition, ready for the weigh-in at the June meeting.                                                                                            JA




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St. Martin’s W.I. in January, Steve Manion gave a talk with slides, on the progress of the Betteshanger Coalfields Regeneration scheme.  It is hoped that the Country Park will now open in June, when members will look forward to their visit.  The February meeting, had a Listener from the Samaritans talking about their voluntary work in general, and how to become a Listener for the charity.

In January, Great Mongeham Society members enjoyed a talk given by the East Kent Mercury’s Editor, Graham Smith showing front pages from the first issue over 100 years ago.

On a sunny, but chilly Sunday morning, members met with Andrew Oxford for a Field Walk to look for flints. It was an interesting couple of hours—we are not experts but have added a little knowledge to our ‘brains’.

Dave Mallinder told members about ‘Time’ at the February meeting.  Some information was technical but very interesting with diagrams, so we knew what piece he was speaking about.  From the start, just after the sundial to the present Quartz time pieces, we had a brief insight into Horology.

The 2007 programme of speakers and outings was touched on and it is hoped there is a variety of subject matter to interest all members.                                                                                 PSB


The new Parish Hall heaters are now installed and working.  The Parish Hall committee thank the Coalfields Regeneration Trust for their assistance in obtaining a Grant to help pay for the heaters and Wyman’s Electricals of  Sandwich who completed the work.                             PSB


Great Mongeham Good Companions will be restarting on Thursday, 2nd March at 2 pm until 4 pm after a two month break in case of bad weather.  We are a friendly group who enjoy playing bingo, have a raffle and then break for  a cup of tea and a good natter half way through—all helping us to keep lively!  We also have a Savings Club drawn out in November.  We have occasional outings—our next is to Leeds Castle. We are open to men and women—do come and join us.




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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. 7.30 pm                     St. Martin’s     Ken Gatland      Tel.611283


1st Gt. Mongeham Brownies   Weds. 5.30-7pm  Term Time  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    Margaret Musson Tel 374010


Gt. Mongeham Parish Hall Committee Bookings                                          Judy Hambrook  Tel.362815


Great Mongeham Society           3rd Thurs. 7.30 pm              Parish Hall     Jim Rees              Tel.373307

                                         (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 –3.30 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      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


Messy Monsters             Fridays 10 –11am       Parish Hall  Caroline Chambers    Tel. 381354

Baby Monsters               Fridays 11.15  am—12 Noon      Term Time                 07773 295953