Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 69, October 2010


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 13th and

27th October


Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 6th

and  20th October


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                             3

 Village Reports                               3

 Organisations and Clubs                4


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


19th Great Mongeham Annual Art Exhibition

The Friend’s of  St. Martin’s Church are once again putting on the Annual Great Mongeham Art Exhibition and Sale.  The exhibition  will be held in St. Martin’s Church, Great Mongeham from Thursday, 30th September until Sunday, 3rd October, 2010 from 11 am to 4 pm daily. 


Harvest Supper (Sold Out)

 Saturday, 2nd October 6.30 pm for 7 pm start.  To include Ploughman’s—please bring along your own drinks—tea and coffee supplied.  An evening of fun with local entertainment in aid of Madagascar and the Pilgrim’s Hospice.  Tickets £5 available from Peter Tel. 364457.


Great Mongeham Horticultural Society

Wednesday, 6th October at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—Autumn Show.


St. Martin’s W.I.

Members hold their AGM on Thursday, 14th October at 7.30 pm in the Hall.  Voting will take place for the President and committee for the next 12 months.  Visitors and new members welcome.

The Autumn meeting for the St. Margaret’s W.I. will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesday,  October 27th - Mongeham and Ripple are the hosts for the afternoon.




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Great Mongeham Society

 Thursday, 21st October at 7.30 pm—speaker Tracey Wadhams, English Heritage, S.E. Operations Director of Dover Castle. New members and visitors are welcome to join the evening.



Thursday, 28th October  at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm—why not come along for an evening of fun




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

                               Jennie Esposito, 224 Mongeham Road, Gt. Mongeham.            Tel 369304

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

Mongeham.                                                                                                                 Tel. 239143

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




Sunday,  3rd October                     Harvest Festival                                                   10.00 am  

Sunday,  10th October                   Holy Communion                                                 10.00 am

Sunday,  17th October                   Family Service with Baptism                               10.00 am

                                                       Sung Evensong                                                       6.00 pm                                               Sunday, 24th October                    Holy Communion                                                  10.00 am

Sunday, 31st October                    Benefice Communion at St. Nicholas, Sholden    10.00 am


 St. Martin’s Church needs flower arrangers, can you help?  You do not have to be an experienced flower arranger, you do not have to attend our church, you don’t even have to buy the flowers—if you have an hour per month to spare, please ring Rosemarie on 01304 375261—your help would be much appreciated.


You may have heard a rumour that Peter Hambrook is retiring as priest and lead person at St. Martin’s Church.  This is both true and untrue.  From January 1st, 2011 my licence will change, but I will receive a new licence that gives me permission to officiate, P.T.O.  I will still be the contact person and lead person for St. Martin’s and lead the majority of the services there as I do now but I will have the option of doing less if I feel like it.  This is something that is offered to all priests as they reach the retiring age of seventy.  I did this several years ago and the bishop has only just caught up with me.




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The wedding between Beki Caryen Lawrence and Wayne Edward Sparks took place at St. Martin’s on 11th September, 2010.  Mr. and  Mrs. Sparks will live in Dover.  We offer our congratulations to them.



The Baptism of Megan Elizabeth Lawrence took place on Sunday, 19th September, 2010 at St. Martin’s Church.




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


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





Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Summer Show

After a very wet Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday dawned fine and bright, much to everyone’s relief.  The Boot Fair got under way early, the car park started filling up and the Tea Ladies swung into action in the marquee.  From the bustle outside it was good to move into the hall and enjoy the delightful exhibition of produce, flowers and handicrafts.


The Committee had obviously worked very hard to create such an attractive display according to the judges.  Comments overhead from visitors included ‘very tastefully arranged’, ‘such a high standard’, ‘how do I join the club?’


It was nice to see more children taking part and Aggie Barrett, Katherine Coe, Owen Clark and Bethen Jones are to be congratulated on their winning entries.  At the close of the afternoon cups and awards were presented by President Peter Hambrook.


A very successful day, thanks to Chairman Keith, Show Secretary Carol and all the Committee.

A full list of prize winners will be published in the E.K.M.                                                    JB


Drop In in the Parish Hall every Thursday, 10 am until 11 am—everyone welcome to come along for refreshments and a chat.  A friendly group with residents from Ripple, Northbourne, Deal and Walmer and even Plymouth! Plus a chance to borrow books and jigsaws.  The local parish councillors, community warden and PCSO also call in when possible.                    PSB





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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     Liz Atkinson       Tel. 381719

                                                 (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    Gloria Hayman    Tel. 365078


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                 Parish Hall     Audrey Clarke      Tel 368521


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

                                                                                                                 or  Margaret Bowden Tel 365428

Bernice Dance Group            Fridays  1.30 pm  - 3.30 pm   Parish Hall        Bernice                Tel 368020

                                              (except the fourth in the month)

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