Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 76, July 2011


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellen's Road

Weds. 6th and 20th



Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 13th and 27th



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 News                                     3   

Organisations and Clubs                  4



We would be grateful to receive any items for the August edition  before the 20th July, 2011 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

Table Top Sale Saturday, 2nd July in the Hall from 9 am to 12 Noon.

Stalls available to book on 07821175369.  Proceeds will go to help buy an electric wheel chair for Sammie, a 16 year old local girl.

Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Wednesday, 6th July—Speaker will be from the Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory.

Saturday, 9th July—Rose and Sweet Pea Show.

Great Mongeham Singers will be meeting at 7.30 pm on Wednesdays, 6th and 20th July in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church— come along for an enjoyable evening.

Great Mongeham Village Design Statement Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 7th July at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room at St. Martin’s Church.

Village Fete and Flower Show Saturday, 9th July from 2 pm—5 pm  on the Village Green and in the Parish Hall. (See Flyer)

St. Martin’s W.I.  Thursday, 14th July at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—Strawberry Supper—Visitors and new members welcome.

Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 21st July—visit to the Western Heights, Dover with Paul Wells.  Please meet at the Hall at 7 pm or meet on site at 7.30 pm.

Parish Hall A.G. M. Wednesday, 27th July at 7pm in the  Parish Hall.  If anyone wishes to be considered as a Representative on the Hall Committee please give your details to the Administrator on 01304 373541.  All are welcome to the meeting.

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



Harvest Supper Saturday, 1st October in the Parish Hall.

Winter Fayre Saturday, 26th November in the Parish Hall. 




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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 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 July                         Morning Praise                                                        10.00 am                                                   

Sunday,  10th July                        Holy Communion                                                    10.00 am

Sunday,  17th July                        Family Service                                                         10.00 am

                                                      Sung Evensong                                                          6.00 pm

Sunday,  24th July                        Holy Communion                                                     10.00 am                       

Sunday,  31st July                        Benefice Holy Communion at St. Martin’s              10.00 am


Church Registers  

Marriage   28th May, 2011                             Kate Tod  and Matthew William Forbes

Funeral     23rd May, 2011                              Sid Hare at Barham Crematorium    

                   31st May, 2011                              Jill Rusdell

                   10th June, 2011                             Lewis Roberts


It is with great delight and excitement that my family announces the wedding of Helen Morgan to Ian Norsworthy on Friday, 22nd July at 2.30 pm in St. Martin’s Church..Please feel most welcome to come along to greet and support them that day.  We look forward to seeing you.                                                                                                           Sue Morgan


Church Cleaners

Do you have half and hour to spare once a month?  We are looking for volunteers to clean St. Martin’s Church.  Please telephone Peter 364457.


Flower Rota

Sunday, 3rd July                    Wendy Madgwick and Sally Cornock

Sunday, 10th July                   Audrey Pitchford and Jean Colgate

Sunday, 17th July                   Mary Hopper and Elizabeth McConnell

Sunday, 24th July                   Lesley Lawrence and Kathie Inett

Sunday, 31st July                   June Osbourne and Queenie Keenan



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


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




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Great Mongeham Horticultural Society  June 1st was a lovely evening, perfect for a Barbecue which was much enjoyed by members, while they anxiously awaited the result of the grand potato weigh-in.  Eventually first and second prizes went to Ray and Barbara Odell each with over 4lbs of potatoes, the booby weighed in with one ounce!!

The meeting was a lot of fun and the teams of cooks and weighers were gratefully thanked by Chairman, Keith.

 Members were reminded to bring their entries for the Rose and Sweet Pea Show to our next meeting, at which the speaker will be from the Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory.                 JB


St. Martin’s W.I. Had a very interesting talk on the goodness of chocolate.  Kieran Renhan from Chocolutions spoke on the cocao beans from start to the finish with tasters.  Pure chocolate is sweetened with agave nectar and is packed with antioxidants.                                  PSB      


Great Mongeham Society Just missing the rain, 16 members and 2 visitors enjoyed  identifying tree species in the garden at Mundels before moving inside for refreshments and the quiz answers.  Nick Windsor was the winner with over 30.  The correct height of the eucalyptus was over 62 ft—Steve Chappell and Jim Rees were the nearest.  Many thanks to all those who helped make this a fun evening and to Brian and Diana for their kind hospitality.                                            

For further information on the  Society visit the website at 


Drop In Welcome to Haydn Powlter, the Parish Community Warden—not to be missed at 6 foot plus.  Dave Bish    who has been of great help in the past to the village is now at the office desk in Dover.  They will still visit the Drop In on Thursdays from 10 am until 11 am when they get time for a cuppa and chat.    If there is anything  that worries you in the community Haydn can be contacted on 07813713722.          


Boot Fair held on Monday, 30th May on the Village Green made £1486—proceeds to St. Martin’s Church.  Many thanks to all those who kindly supported the event.


Totally Dance  Mongeham Village Hall is home to the Jan Anton Dancers, there are two groups, Jan's Little Ballerinas and Jan's Juniors. They performed in their first show on Sunday June 14th at the new Astor Theatre. It was a delightful evening enjoyed by both the performers and the audience. Everyone was impressed by the professionalism of even the smallest child. The youngest being only just 3 years old and they behaved impeccably both on and off the stage. Also participating were the Dover Divas a group of ladies that started life as a keep-fit class but ended up becoming a tap dance troupe, they love every minute of it and participate in shows at many local venues. The Director of the Theatre James Tillit was extremely complimentary about the smooth running of the operation and claimed the whole night was 'superbly run and organised', well done to everybody who helped to make it so. .Jan's next project is a Variety Show at the Ash Village Hall on July 2nd and the dancers have been asked back to perform with the New Ash Players in Dick Whittington at the Village Hall again this Christmas.

Jan teaches both Dance and Fitness and can be contacted by phone 01304 373421 or email


We take this opportunity of thanking our proof reader Carol Greener and all those who kindly deliver your monthly Newsletter.  Your help is much appreciated.                                      PH/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 Deverson   Tel.365460


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                                                                                                                

Bernice Dance Group            Fridays  1.30 pm  - 3.30 pm   Parish Hall        Bernice                Tel 368920

                                              (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