Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 41 April, 2008
Wed. 2nd ,16th, 30th April
Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.
Wilson Avenue to
Ripple Road, Mongeham
Weds. 9th and 23rd
Please check Dover District Council Website on
www.dover.gov.uk for full details of recycling days.
IN THIS ISSUE
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: Sue.Solley@farmline.com 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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ST. MARTINíS CHURCH
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
ST. MARTINíS CHURCH SERVICES
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
BAPTISMRose 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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CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
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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ORGANISATIONS AND CLUBS IN THE PARISH
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