Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 58, October 2009


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 14th and 28th


Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 7th and 21st


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





Dates for your

Diary 1


Events 2

St. Martin’s

Church 2

Christian Centre 2

Village Reports 3

Organisations and Clubs 4

 We would be grateful to receive any items for the November edition before 20th October, 2009 by E Mail:

Anyone wishing to advertise in subsequent issues, should produce 400 copies on an A5 flyer—these will then be delivered for £10 to every house and given to friends of Great Mongeham. Please telephone Peter on 364457.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY in the Parish Hall


Great Mongeham Annual Art Exhibition The 18th Annual Great Mongeham Art Exhibition and Sale will be held in St. Martin’s Church, Great Mongeham from Thursday, 1st October until Sunday, 4th October from 11 am to 4 pm daily. There will be opportunities for all local artists to exhibit and for craftspeople to book table space to sell their creations.

For details and an entry form please contact Wendy Madgwick Tel: 01304 239143


Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Autumn Show on Wednesday, 7th October, 2009.


Beaux and Belles meet every Wednesday, 7.30 pm at St. Leonard’s Church until and including 15th October. After that date they will be back in the Upper Room in St. Martin’s Church on a fortnightly basis.


Saint Martin’s W.I Thursday, 8th October at 7.30 pm—Annual General Meeting with President and committee being installed for the next year. Ros Shawcross will speak on the White Cross Mission. Visitors and new members are welcome to join the meeting.


Harvest Supper Quiz Saturday, 10th October in aid of the Pilgrim’s Hospice and Madagascar. Door opens at 6.00 pm eat 6.30 pm sharp.

The supper will consist of Soups and rolls with Apple Pie and custard or cream for seconds, plus cup of beverage. Quiz to follow after eating. Tables limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets £5.00 per head—enquiries please phone 364457 or 360654.


Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 15th October at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—Rev. Peter Hambrook will speak on ‘Great Mongeham War Years’. New members and visitors are very welcome.


Bingo Thursday, 22nd October at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm. Come along and join the fun.



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St. Martin’s PCC has decided that there will be no produce market stall on the third Saturday of the month on the Village Green, but an Autumn Fair in the Parish Hall on the 14th November in aid of St. Martin’s Church. The produce stall will start again in the Spring - it has been a success over the last four months adding over £200 to the general fund of the Church. Many thanks to both buyers and sellers who have supported the stall. PH

Race Night at Sutton Vale Country Club on the evening of 14th November, 2009 in aid of St. Martin’s Church for further details please contact Steve Manion on 01304 368866.



Benefice Priest in Charge: Rev. David Flewker Tel. 374076

Ordained Local Minister: Rev. Peter Hambrook, 4 Brewery Cottages,

Northbourne Road, Great Mongeham. Contact for Weddings and Baptisms Tel. 364457

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

Secretary: Dr. Wendy Madgwick, Glendower, Mongeham Church Close, Great

Mongeham. Tel. 239143

Treasurer: Mr. N. Pitchford, 141 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham. Tel. 362202



Sunday, 4th October Harvest Festival 10.00 am

Sunday, 11th October Holy Communion with thanks for TRIO 10.00 am

Sunday, 18th October Family Service 10.00 am

Sung Evensong 6.00 pm Sunday, 25th October Holy Communion 10.00 am

Church Bell Ringing Why not come along and learn to ring the Tower Bells?

Tuesdays at 7.30 pm at St. Martin’s—keep fit and enjoy good company. For further details

Please telephone Peter Deverson 01304 365460.



Baptism September, 6th, 2009 Roxane Belle Cornish-Sewell of 82 Mongeham Road

September 20th, 2009 Marie Elizabeth Pickering of 162 Mill Road, Deal

Congratulations to both families



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


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



Great Mongeham Horticultural Society There were nearly 400 entries for the Summer Show held in the Parish Hall on August Bank Holiday Monday. It was a glorious day and the show was well attended. There were plenty of entries by new members, as well as old stalwarts. Considering the very dry weather we have had, the flowers and vegetables were of excellent quality. Congratulations to all the prize winners, especially Alan Ford who walked away with five trophies. Each of the seven show judges remarked on the high standard of entries, as is expected of the society.




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Saint Martin’s W.I.

Anhua Gao (Annie) author, spoke to members about her life in China. ‘To the Edge of the Sky’ was the first of her three books as well as magazine articles. In her 30’s she was arrested for being able to speak English. Now, Annie is very proud to be British and able to vote freely.



Dance and Fitness Classes in the Parish Hall

Monday 10.15 am –11.15 am Keep Fit for Life. A class to kick the week off which is fun, friendly and suits all ages, shapes and sizes. Bring a mat it you have one, for tums and bums.

Friday 4 pm First Steps in Ballet. Music, Mime, Disco and Gymnastics. Age 3—6.

Friday 5 pm—5.45 pm Dance Club for Special Needs.


Welcome to Great Mongeham

Barney, Emma and Alfie Harrison who recently moved into Dairy Mews. Emma’s mother Wendy, Aunt Sandra and grandmother Edna have been Saint Martin’s W.I. members for many years.

We also welcome Andy Fisher and family who live in the village and won the recent Treasure Hunt. PSB


Beaux and Belles

We have a good number of folk who like to sing but we still need more. We usually have around 10 or so people turning up each week but the more the merrier. The ability to sing like Katherine Jenkins or Pavarotti and read music is not required. We sing just for fun and if you would like to come along and see what we are up to please do. You will be very welcome. We sing everything from WW11 song s to modern musicals and old favourites like ‘Little Brown Jug’. VR


St. Martin’s Handbell Ringing Group It is hoped to reform the group, if there is enough interest. We need at least six people and then it might be possible to play some carols at Christmas. Musical experience or the ability to read music is not necessary. If you are interested please contact Audrey Pitchford telephone 01304 362202.


Many thanks

Peter Hambrook and his family would like to thank the readers of the Great Mongeham Newsletter for the support and kindness shown to them and Judy through out her illness, and inevitable death, over the last two and a half years. We have been overwhelmed with the number of cards and personal letters of condolence that we have received, as well as the number who attended her funeral service. That in its self was a great support to us and a wonderful tribute to Judy’s memory. She requested that if anyone wished, instead of sending flowers, that they could make a donation towards a kitchen coffee bar area in St. Martin’s Church. We thank friends and family very much for their kind generosity as the fund received, banked and ring fenced stands at £2,163.59. The project will make a lasting memory to a much-loved parishioner of St. Martins.





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Organisation or Club Meetings Location Contact

Gt. Mongeham Parish Council 1st Thurs. 7.15 pm Parish Hall Terry Madgwick Tel 239143

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 Peter Deveson


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 Jennifer Windsor Tel.365694


Gt. Mongeham Parish Hall Bookings Tel 362815


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

(No Meeting in September and December)


T.A.F. Playgroup 1.00pm Mondays in Term Time Parish Hall Wendy Madgwick Tel 239143


Gt. Mongeham Art Group Tues. 1.45-3.45pm Term Time Parish Hall Julie Kersey Tel 373299


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


Friends of St. Martin’s Nigel Pitchford Tel 362202


Yoga Tuesdays 6.00 pm Parish Hall Audrey Clarke Tel 368521


Scottish Country Dancing Tuesdays 8 pm Parish Hall Mary Quinton Tel 375836

or Margaret Bowden Tel 365428


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


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


Keep Fit For Life Monday 10.15am—11.15 am Parish Hall Jan Anton Tel 07760150233


Tots Ballet and Gymnastics Fridays 4 pm Parish Hall Jan Anton or


Special Needs Dance Club Friday 5 pm-5.45pm Parish Hall Jan Anton Tel 373421