Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 71, December 2010
Weds. 8th and
Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.
Wilson Avenue to
Ripple Road, Mongeham
Weds. 1st, 15th
and 29th December
Please check Dover District Council Website on
www.dover.gov.uk for full details of recycling days.
IN THIS ISSUE
Dates for your Diary 1
St. Martin’s Church 2
Christian Centre 3
Village Reports 3
Organisations and Clubs 4
We wish all our readers a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.
We take a break from the Newsletter over Christmas and the New Year—the next edition will be in March, 2011. We would be grateful to receive any items for this edition before the 20th February, 2011 by E Mail: Sue.Solley@farmline.com 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 Christmas Party on Wednesday, 1st December at 7.30 pm—don’t forget to bring something to share and your competition hat!
There is not meeting in January.
Great Mongeham Singers will be meeting on Wednesday, 8th December at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church. This will be the last meeting for this year.
St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 9th December at 7.30 pm will be a bring and share Christmas Buffet with a wrapped present to the value of £1.50 to exchange, followed by some surprise entertainment.
An Evening of Christmas Music Come along to St. Martin’s Church, Great Mongeham on Friday, 10th December for some festive music that is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Local singers, including Sir Roger Manwood’s School Choir who will be performing a variety of music from traditional Carols to Christmas classics. Tickets are £5 including light refreshments. All profits raised are being donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and the Friends of St. Martin’s Church. Please telephone Alex Madgwick on 01304 239143 for more details or to buy tickets.
Bingo Thursday, 16th December at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm—why not come along for an evening of fun.
First Bingo of the New Year will be on Thursday, 27th January.
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 13th January, 2011 at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall first meeting of the year. Visitors and new members welcome to come along.
Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 20th January at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—New Year’s Party of Old Fashioned Games. Members are asked to bring any old games of interest and also a plate of ‘bring and share’ food. Subscriptions of £7.00 will be taken and the 2011 programme of speakers and events distributed.
ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH
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
ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday, 5th December Morning Praise 10.00 am
Service of Healing and Wholeness 4.00 pm
Sunday, 12th December Holy Communion 10.00 am
Carol Service 4.00 pm
Sunday, 19th December Crib Service 10.00 am
Christmas Eve Christingle Service 5.00 pm
Midnight Mass 11.15 pm
Christmas Day Holy Communion 10.00 am
Please note no service at St. Martin’s on Sunday 26th and no evensong on Sunday 19th.
Sunday, 2nd January Morning Praise 10.00 am
Sunday, 9th January Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 16th January Family Service 10.00 am
Sung Evensong 4.00 pm
Sunday, 23rd January Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 30th January No Service at St. Martin’s
United Service at St. Richards
Please note that Evensong will be at 4.00 pm during the dark evenings.
St. Martin’s Church has produced a 2011 Calendar that is on sale now at The Hack and Tack Shop, Northbourne Road for the price of £4.99. It is A4 in size and contains views both inside and out of St. Martin’s Church. Enquiries to Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457.
Graham Herbert Tel: 366332 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
DECEMBER SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening
CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society The A.G.M. of the Society took place on November 3rd. Next year’s officers remain, as Chairman, Keith Atkinson, Secretary, Liz Atkinson, Treasurer, Alan Ford and Show Secretary, Carol Whittaker. Two members of the Committee stood down and were heartily thanked for all their hard work.
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Keith reported an excellent year for the Club. Our own Shows had been well supported with a profusion of quality entries from members, shown to advantage by the delightful ‘staging’ of Carol and Co. Members had also done extremely well in the Kent County Show. Following the business meeting the great ‘Pumpkin Weigh-In’ got under way, although the winner was fairly obvious! Steve Pitcher Juniors ‘Giant’ took first place and Brian Knight a worthy second. JB
Great Mongeham Society The AGM was well attended—John Bowsher was elected as Chairperson with Audrey Pitchford as Secretary. A full committee will assist with all the Society’s meetings and events. Alex Summers gave a most ‘illuminating’ talk showing the materials used, where velum and parchment came from, how paint and gold leaf were gathered and made.
Members were fascinated to see how a paintbrush was made from the two pin feathers of a certain bird. Many questions were asked and ably answered by Alex. Cheese and wine was served with members still talking and looking at the articles on display. PSB
The Christmas decorations have been appreciated by hall users. Many thanks to the hall committee for their hard work putting them up and removing the decorations. The Trustees and representative of the Parish Hall welcome Emma Pellatt as the Hall Administrator.
We sadly say goodbye to Nick and Jenny Windsor. The have always helped the hall and village where ever they could and will be missed. Good luck with your move and hope to see you both at various village events. PSB
Great Mongeham Singers have enjoyed a very happy year. Members have sung for the Deal Arthritis Care Club, at two Weddings and will shortly be singing at Norman Taylor House. We resume fortnightly meetings in the New Year and as always all are welcome to come along and join in. VR
The Jan Anton Childrens Great Mongeham Parish Hall Dancers are proud to be the first little chorus of entertainers to take part in the very popular long running Pantomime in Ash this Christmas. During the Christmas holidays Jan and her helpers will be putting the finishing touches to the beautiful costumes, wings, tutus, head dresses etc. and Jan would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Mum’s, Dad’s, Grandparents and all for their support and wish them a very happy panto season which begins on January 13th for 4 performances. The spring will be a time for Jan’s students to either take their first ever ballet exams for the tots and for the older ones to progress on to higher grades. On the syllabus for 2011 will be ballet, tap, modern and acrobatics. New classes will re-open after Christmas on Friday, 7th January for the dancers and Ladies morning Keep-Fit will recommence on Monday, 10th January. For more information please phone Jan 01304 373421 or E Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
This month we say goodbye to Nick and Jenny Windsor who have been living at Willow Lodge for the last thirteen years—we take this opportunity of thanking them for all their hard work and support on various clubs and committees within our village. We wish them every happiness in their new home.
We welcome the Lees family who have moved into their house and the new tenants who have moved into 3 Brewery Cottages. We hope they will enjoy life in Great Mongeham and look forward to welcoming them to one of the many clubs/events in the village.
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County Councillor’s Report A Happy Christmas to all residents. It has been a busy year with the work on the Waste and Minerals development Framework as well as the continued pressure on budgets due to the comprehensive spending review.
The County council is in a good position to take advantage of many new opportunities from central government. The work on the new waste contract is an opportunity to reduce costs while providing an expanded recycling service. A true case of more for less! This work is so good that our East Kent Partners are now seen across the county, as having a sustainable and efficient waste collection service giving good satisfaction to our residents.
There are still many opportunities to further improve our services to our residents as well as make savings to keep the council’s finance position viable. The District council is strengthening its links with the county council to further improve services across the district.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all residents a Safe Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Steve Manion
ORGANISATIONS AND CLUBS IN THE PARISH
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 Audrey Pitchford Tel 362202
(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