Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 41  April, 2008


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Wed. 2nd ,16th, 30th April

Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 9th and 23rd


Please check Dover District Council Website on for full details of recycling days.





Diary Dates 1

St. Martinís Church 2

Christian Centre 2

Village Reports 3

Organisations/Clubs in the Village 4

We would be grateful to receive any items for the May edition before the 20th April, 2008 by telephone on 01304 375560 or E Mail: Anyone wishing to advertise in subsequent issues, should produce 350 copies on an A5 flyeróthese 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


Parish Council A.G.M. Thursday, 3rd April at 8 pm.


Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Wednesday, 2nd April at

7.30 pmóThe Spring Show.

St. Martinís W.I. Members celebrate the 35th Birthday on Thursday, 10th April at 7.30 pm. Ken Palmer will talk about íPerfumeí and the competition will be to bring along a Perfume Bottle. The Crazy Quilt Jackets now finished will be modelled at the Meeting. Visitors welcome.


Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 17th April at 7.30 pmóNeil Arnold will talk about ĎKent Big Cats Researchí. They also cover sightings in Sussex and in mid March were on the trail of a large black cat as reported on BBC Sussex Radio. A subject many are interested in learning more about especially after one was supposedly seen last Autumn at Sutton. Visitors and New Members very welcome.


Bingo Thursday, 24th April at 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm start.


In St. Martinís Church

Friends of St. Martinís Coffee Morning Saturday, 5th April from

10.30 am. Please come along and join us to find out about the Friendís, what we do and our latest projects. Everyone is welcome.


St. Georgeís Day Supper After the success of previous years, the Friendís are planning to celebrate St. Georgeís Day with a three-course supper in St. Martinís Church at 7.00 pm on 23rd April, 2008. For details and to order tickets (£7.00 including wine), please telephone Wendy Madgwick on 01304 239143.

St. Martinís Church Annual General Meeting Monday, 28th April at 7.30 pm.




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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, 6th April Morning Praise with Baptism 10.00 am

Sunday, 13th April Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 20th April Family Service 10.00 am

Sung Evensong 6.00 pm

Sunday, 27th April Holy Communion 10.00 am

BAPTISM Rose Dorothy Solley on Sunday, 2nd March, 2008 at St. Martinís Church,

Great Mongeham. Rose is the second child of Richard and Kate Solley of Hillside, Ellenís Road, Great Mongeham.



Sunday, 6th April Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton

Sunday, 13th April Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton

Sunday, 20th April Mary Hopper

Sunday, 27th April June Osbourne


The Benefice of St. Leonardís, Upper Deal with St. Richardís, Mill Hill and St. Nicholas, Sholden, with St. Martinís, Great Mongeham have appointed a new Priest in Charge to replace Rev. David Kendrew who retired last November. He will be licensed to the whole benefice on Sunday, 1st June at 6.00 pm at St. Leonardís Church.

The Lent Quiz was a good evening with fun had by all. Many thanks go to the Quiz Master on his selection of questions and for the electronic presentationóall done at the press of a few buttons. There was much mirth and laughter helped along by liquid refreshment and the evening raised £300 for our link in Madagascar. This is all spent in Madagascar supporting orphans, educating mothers and children and on seeds assisting their farming.



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


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




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Great Mongeham Horticultural Society

Despite a very cold March evening more than 60 members turned out to hear Mr. Bob Ogley talk about ĎThe Wind of Changeí.

The Wind in question was the Great Storm of 1987, which not only changed his surroundings irrevocably but also turned him into a successful author.

There will be no speaker at the April meeting as that is our Spring Show. Everything seems to be so early this year that we are all wondering if there will be anything left to show by thenótime will tell! JB


St. Martinís W.I. At the March Meeting, members enjoyed Don Wilks speaking and showing slides on Buttercup, Bluebells and Beasties. It is hoped that Don can be booked for a return visit.


Great Mongeham Society Artist, Tom Burnham proved inspirational with his hands on demonstration of a watercolour painting of a Ffiord in Peru. Members enjoyed watching as Tom layered on the watercolour paint to produce the final masterpiece, which will be raffled at the next meeting to raise funds for the Society.


Drop In is held every Thursday morning at 10 am in the Parish Hallóa successful sale was held on Maundy Thursday and it is hoped to welcome back regulars and new visitors to the

weekly event. PSB


Newsletter The Great Mongeham Newsletter has been in circulation for about three and a half years. We would like to thank all those people who once a month, kindly deliver a copy to every household in the parish. We have just increased our circulation at no extra cost to cover homes in Mongeham Road, as far as Sampson Court, as many people in these houses like to attend the many functions that take place within the parish.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ken Friend who has had to give up his delivery round due to ill health. We sincerely hope that he is soon feeling better. If you feel that you are able to help out with a small round in your area, please contact 364457. PH





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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. Martinís Sylvia Griffiths Tel.367124

Bell Ringers Tues. 7.30 pm St. Martinís 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. Martinís W.I. 2nd Thurs. 7.30 pm Parish Hall Margaret Musson Tel 374010


Gt. Mongeham Parish Hall 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


Karate Mons. and Weds. 6.30pm Parish Hall Jan Easton Tel 367001


Friends of St. Martinís Nigel Pitchford Tel 362202


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 8ó10 pm Parish Hall Janet Dean Tel 613927


Pilates Thursdays 5.45 Ė6.45pm Parish Hall Lorraine Pullen Tel 07734473784