Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 35  September, 2007





Monday - Friday

9.00am - 4.30pm

Closed 1.00 –2.00 pm

Last Box Collection

4.30 pm


Northbourne Road

Weds. 8th and 22nd

St. Richard’s Rd.

Weds. 1st, 15th and 29th

Mongeham Road

Thurs. 9th and 23rd

St. Edmund’s Road

Thurs. 2nd, 16th and 30th



Diary Dates 1

St. Martin’s Church 2

Christian Centre 3

Village Reports 3

Clubs and Organizations 4


We would be grateful to receive any items for the October edition before the 20th September, 2007 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


Great Mongeham Horticultural Society No Meeting.

St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 13th September at 7.30 pm—Shirley Diamond will talk on ‘Being a Volunteer in Romania’. Visitors welcome.

Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 20th September at 7.30 pm -

Rev. Adrian Fallows will talk about Historical Dress.

Rev. Jim Gosling will speak on Prison Chaplaincy on Thursday, 18th October—a change to the programme.

Bingo Thursday, 27th September 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm start.




Music in St. Martin’s Church 6th October at 7.00 pm—The Friend’s of St. Martin’s are presenting a charity concert by local musicians and singers in aid of church funds. Tickets (incl. light refreshments): adults £5.00; children £2.50. For tickets, please contact Wendy Madgwick on 01304 239143.

Harvest Supper Quiz in the Parish Hall Saturday, 20th October, 2007.










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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: Bob Osbourne, 27 St. Radigunds Road, Dover, Kent. Tel. 330200

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, 2nd September Morning Praise 10.00 am

Sunday, 9th September Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 16th September Family Service 10.00 am

Sunday, 23rd September Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 30th September United Benefice Service at St. Leonard’s 10.00 am

Sunday, 7th October Harvest Festival 10.00 am



Congratulations to Gareth and Victoria McCarthy on the birth of their daughter Isabella Rose born on 5th August. Grandparents Richard and Sue and great grandparents, Derrick and Vi Long share in their delight at this happy event.

Diana and Brian Knight welcome their third grandchild Agnes Roisin born on 13th July in the Q.E.Q.M. Hospital, Margate to Emma and Brendan Barrett. A sister for Tadhg and Erris.

A big welcome to Chloe Elizabeth born at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge on 11th July, 2007 to Matthew and Georgina Solley—first grandchild for David and Sue and fifth great grandchild to Pat.


Sunday, 2nd September Rosemarie Middleton and Wendy Madgwick

Sunday, 9th September Diana Knight

Sunday, 16th September Mary Hopper

Sunday, 23rd September June Osbourne

Sunday, 30th September Rosemarie Middleton


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

SEPTEMBER SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening





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Great Mongeham Horticultural Society The August meeting was well attended and gardeners enjoyed a talk from Mr. D. March about his walled garden. Chairman, Peter Aplin announced the Clubs achievements at the Kent County Show and also congratulated individual members on their successful entries. Cups, certificates and rosettes were on display together with photographs of the presentations. J.B.


The Parish Hall Committee will consider applications for the placing of a fixed bench beside the hall. Placing and maintenance of a bench is the job of the provider. Applications to The Parish Hall Trustees, c/o 155 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, Deal, Kent. CT14 9LL. PSB


St. Martin’s W.I had a very enjoyable tour of Sandwich Guildhall in August, with Kevin Cook, Town Sargent as Guide. Members had an interesting and historical evening—well worth the visit.

Members are busy knitting coats and blankets for the Dog’s Trust with patterns they kindly provided. PSB

Bat Watch On Wednesday evening, 25th July, 2007 over fifty people came along to St. Martin’s Church to find out about the three varieties of bats that roost in the ancient building. A member of the The Kent Bat Group, Mrs. Shirley Thompson gave an illustrated talk full of fascinating information which delighted both adults and children. We were then introduced to Sid, a serotine bat which was unable to fly due to an injury. This close encounter with such a mysterious creature, fired everyone’s enthusiasm to take the electronic bat detectors into the church yard. The warm evening was perfect for witnessing the flying display. Thanks to everyone in the P.C.C. who organised such a successful event. Jennie Esposito

Toddlers and Families Playgroup restarts in the Parish Hall on Monday, 10th September from 1.30—3.30 pm. The group offers a fun afternoon for children from 0 to 5 with craft activities, large and small play equipment, books, songs and refreshments. Cost per family is £1.50.

For more details telephone Wendy on 01304 239143 or just pop in to the Parish Hall on Monday afternoons.

Three Horseshoes

We can thoroughly recommend Graham’s steaks served on Thursdays for lunch or dinner—his gammon is especially tasty! The Knights and Blees, Cherry Lane





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District Council News

The year is now drawing to a close and it has been a very busy one for the district.

The election in May saw us trialling electronic counting. The council was one of the few local authorities to make this a success and we now look to the development of policies which will enable this technology to be used more widely.

During May, we had the opening of the Fowlmead Park. The park is now open 7 days per week and is proving very popular with families for a variety of pursuits including cycling, walking, bird watching and fossil hunting.

The park management is keen to improve the facilities and is keen to receive comments from the public. The issue of access by public transport is high on the agenda.

Expansion of the recycling programme is another key area of operations and this is progressing with an anticipated rollout during 2008.

We look forward to working with residents as well as supporting the parish council and other local organisations, to ensure that residents receive a high quality service from the council.

Nick and Steve—District Councillors



Organisation or Club Meetings Location Contact

Gt. Mongeham Parish Council 1st Thurs. 7.15 pm Parish Hall Penny Swales Tel.362398

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 Barbara Spence Tel.375786

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 Bookings Patricia Scott-Bradford 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

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 Wendy Fuller Tel 360286

Drop In Thursdays 10.00 am Parish Hall Barbara Spence Tel 375786

Lets Dance Monday 8—10 pm Parish Hall Janet Dean Tel 613927

Giggles Fridays 9.15-10.45 am Term Time Parish Hall Jodie Kilty Tel 07717 650744

Pilates Thursdays 5.45 –6.45pm Parish Hall Lorraine Pullen Tel 07734473784

Fridays 12.30-1.30pm (from 13th July)