Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 80, November 2011
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IN THIS ISSUE
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 December edition before the 20th November, 2011 by E Mail: Sue.Solley@farmline.com Anyone wishing to advertise in subsequent issues, should produce 420 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
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Wednesday, 2nd November at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—Annual General Meeting.
Great Mongeham Singers will meet at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church on Wednesdays, 2nd, 16th and 30th November. We’ve had several new singers join this year and hope you will come along—no auditions of course as we are a group of people who sing mainly for our own amusement. There is usually no fee to pay though sometimes we charge 50p per evening to boost funds.
St. Martin’s W.I. November 10th Alex Dondi will talk about Community First Responders. The competition is for ‘A poppy in any medium’. Visitors and new members welcome to come along to the meeting 7.30pm in the Parish Hall.
Dover District Council Planning Committee Meeting will be held on 10th November, 2011 at 6 pm at the Council Offices, Whitfield.
The agenda is available on the Council’s website one week before the meeting.
Great Mongeham Society AGM—Thursday, 17th November at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall.
Quiz Night Saturday, 19th November, 2011 in the Parish Hall—6.30 pm for 7 pm start. Tables of 6 to 8—come and join another table to make numbers up. Bring your own food and drink—tea and coffee supplied. Tickets £5 in aid of the Pilgrim’s Hospice and St. Martin’s Church. Bookings telephone Peter on 364457.
Bingo Thursday, 24th November at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm—why not come along for an evening of fun.
Winter Fayre in aid of St. Martin’s Church Saturday, 26th November 10.00 am -12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Bric a brac and saleable items gratefully received prior to the day. If you would like to run your own stall selling crafts, produce etc. telephone Peter on 364457. Great Mongeham calendars will be available for sale.
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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, 6th November Morning Praise with Baptism 10.00 am
Remembrance Sunday, 13th November Holy Communion with Remembrance 10.00 am
Sunday, 20th November Family Service 10.00 am
Sung Evensong 4.00 pm
Sunday, 27th November Holy Communion 10.00 am
Please note Evensong is now at 4 pm during the Winter months.
Baptism Sunday, 16th October, 2011 Angus William John Solley son of Matthew and Georgina.
Sunday, 6th November Lesley Lawrence and Kathleen Inett
Sunday, 13th November June Osbourne and Queenie Keenan
(Remembrance Sunday poppies and Laurel only please).
Sunday, 20th November Wendy Madgwick and Sally Cornock
Sunday, 27th November Advent no flowers—Lesley to complete Advent Wreath
There will be no flowers during Advent but I am looking for volunteers to help me on Saturday, 17th December. I would like to put up the Christmas Tree, decorate window sills with greenery and candles for the Carol Service and prepare the Stable for the Crib Service on the 18th December. If you are able to help for an hour or two I aim to be at the Church from 10 am. Please contact Lesley on 360654.
Volunteers Wanted St. Martin’s Church is having an extra ‘autumn’ clear up in the church yard on Saturday, 12th November, 2011 from 10 am. We need all the help we can get. If you can spare an hour or two to help in any way, please come along. There is plenty of trimming back of the summer’s growth and general tidying up to do before the winter really sets in. Please help us to keep our Church yard as presentable as always. This is also a good opportunity to say a big thank you to Colin who keeps the grass trimmed etc. all the year round. PH
CHRISTIAN CENTRE Graham Herbert Tel: 366332 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760 The Tuesday Group meet for Tea, Coffee, Chat, Craft Aid (no charge) on Tuesdays from 10 am –12 Noon at Great Mongeham Christian Centre. Contact Anne 381378
NOVEMBER SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday
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CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Great Mongeham Society
Could You Be A Medieval? Alex and Pam Summers,
20th October 2011. The evening's interestingly entitled lecture was
presented as a quiz covering all aspects of medieval life. We learned that
an "ale passion" was a hangover, that a "hussy" was a good housewife, but
the meaning has changed since then, that the traditional thing to do on the
20th of December was to plant your onions, whilst on Shrove Tuesday priests
and pious men would shave and cut there hair and that a "baxter" was a
female baker, the women tending to specialize in cakes and pastries. The
medieval period between the black death which caused the demise of half the
population of England and the invention of printing, saw the end of
feudalism and the rise of landless workers able to demand wages.
The Christmas decorations will be put up in the Parish Hall on Sunday November 27th for all to enjoy. PSB
The Harvest Supper held in the Parish Hall on Saturday, 1st October was a good fun evening with plenty of food and light entertainment afterwards. Although numbers were down on last year, we still raised £200 profit which was shared equally between the local hospice and our link in Madagascar. Many thanks to those who kindly donated raffle prizes, helped prepare the food and waited at the tables during the evening. PH
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as part of Great Mongeham celebrations, your Parish Council is looking into presenting village children of school age and under with a specially minted celebratory coin. Please remember to fill in and return the enclosed flyer as soon as possible. PH
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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 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
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
The Tuesday Group Tuesdays 10am—12 Noon Christian Centre Anne Tel. 381378