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Issue 60, December 2009


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 9th and 23rd


Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 2nd , 16th and 30th


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




Dates for your

Diary 1

St. Martin’s

Church 2

Christian Centre 2

Village Reports 2/ 3

Organisations and Clubs 4


and Clubs 4


We wish all our readers a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

We take a break from the Newsletter over Christmas—the next edition will be in February. We would be grateful to receive any items for this edition before 20th January, 2010 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 Horticultural Society Wednesday, 2nd December at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—Christmas Party.

Saint Martin’s W.I. Meet on 10th December for a Christmas Buffet and exchange of presents at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall.

Thursday Drop In and Good Companions hold their last 2009 meeting on 17th December.

Christmas Bingo Thursday, 17th December at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm. Come along and join the fun.

Carol Singing Monday, 22nd December at 7 pm in The Three



Thursday Drop In and Good Companions restart on 7th January, 2010.

Saint Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 14th January, 2010 at 7.30 pm—Kevin Cook, Sandwich Town Sargeant speaking about his duties at the Guildhall. Subscriptions will be due and the 2010 programme of speakers will be available.

Great Mongeham Society There will be a display of some of the Society’s artifacts and photos in the Deal Library window from 16th January to 29th January, 2010.

Thursday, 21st January, 2010 at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—Evening of Old Fashioned Fun and Games with a bring and share buffet. Annual Subscriptions of £7 are due at this meeting and the 2010 programme of speakers will be given out. New members welcome.

Bingo Thursday, 28th January at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm.




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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, 6th December Morning Praise 10.00 am

Sunday, 13th December Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 20th December Crib Service 10.00 am

Carol Service 6.00 pm Thursday, 24th December Christmas Eve Christingle 5.00 pm

Midnight Mass 11.15 pm

Friday, 25th December Christmas Day Christmas Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 27th December Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 3rd January Morning Praise 10.00 am

Sunday, 10th January Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 17th January Family Service with Baptism 10.00 am

Sung Evensong 6.00 pm

Sunday, 24th January Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 31st January United Service at St. Richard’s Church

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.

Registers The Baptism of Melony Vick which was to have taken place on 15th November had to be cancelled due to her being in Hospital. We understand that she is now home and we wish her a full recovery and look forward to seeing her in the New Year.

A Memorial and Thanksgiving Service for the life of Pat Solley, wife of the late Derek took place on Thursday, 26th November at St. Martin’s Church.


Graham Herbert Tel: 366332 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760

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


Great Mongeham Horticultural Society The Club AGM held at the Parish Hall was very well attended with over 60 members present. The Chairman reported on another good year with great success at the Kent County Agricultural Show and also well supported Shows in the Hall for which he thanked Carol Whittaker the Show Secretary.

The Chairman said that there were several good speakers lined up for 2010 and he reminded members of the Christmas party on the 2nd December (not sure if it is going to be a quiz/bingo/twenty questions evening—just wait and see).

Three members of the Committee were standing down, Mick Beer, Steve Pitcher and Dawn Cartwright. They were sincerely thanked for their work on behalf of the Society. Keith




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Atkinson was re-elected Chairman and the positions held by new committee members will be announced after their first meeting. The Society does not meet in January. JB

Saint Martin’s W.I. There was a variety of materials to choose from and make a Christmas table decoration. Some of the members had never considered making one before but were pleased with the final result. PSB

Great Mongeham Society At the A.G.M. held on 19th November, Jim Rees was voted in as Chairman for the next year with the same committee to support him. The meeting was followed by wine, cheese and biscuits. Peter Hambrook gave an interesting, multiple choice quiz, withmuch laughing from the members. It was good to welcome new members including young Jason from St. Edmund’s Road. No Society meeting will be held in December. PSB

Autumn Fair held in the Parish Hall on 14th November was a great success in spite of the terrible weather—over £300 was raised for St. Martin’s Church. Many thanks to stall holders and helpers alike and to all those who came along to support the event. I am sure you will agree, it was a good occasion both financially as well as socially. PH

Race Night run at Sutton Vale in aid of St. Martin’s Church was also successful with £100 being raised. PH

Bus Shelter The Parish Council has been asked about the possibility of providing a bus shelter, or a seat, near the bus stop on Northbourne Road. What can be provided and when will depend on council finances. If you have a view about whether to provide anything, or what to provide, please email our clerk:

Cherry Lane I would like to greet two families who moved to Cherry Lane in the summer and say it has taken me such a long time to do so. Vicky and Lee moved in to Holly Bank in June and Charlie in September. He was born at the Dover Birthing Centre on the 10th weighing in at 7lb. 10 ozs. Mark and Kate Hayes Watkins with 17 year old Scott and 13 year old Phoebe took up residence at 2 Thorndale Cottage in July. Welcome to you all.

Thanks to Mike and Joyce Blee and Deidre Jull for helping me with my Newsletter delivery over the past few months. I was incapacitated having had a new knee joint. DK

Kising Gate The Church Boundary wall and Kissing Gate in the North East corner of St. Martin’s church yard is to be repaired hopefully starting on 1st December (weather permitting). After receiving grants from Great Mongeham Parish Council, Grass Roots and Kent County Council Dover North, in respect of it being on a public right of way. Many thanks to these organisations and to all concerned with applying for the grants. Hopefully we shall soon be able to walk along the footpath with the kissing gate back in full working order. PH

Jewellery Recycling Collection Thank you to all who kindly contributed - we raised £80 in aid of St. Martin’s Church. The winner of the MP3 player was Jackie Thomson. CT

Thank You We would like to say a big thank you to our proof reader, Carol Greener and to all those who kindly deliver your Newsletter—braving all types of weather to make sure you receive your monthly Newsletter on time. Your help is much appreciated. SS






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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 10.30 am and 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