Tenterden the Jewel of the Weald

St Mildred's Church Tenterden

Tenterden
Kent
TN30 6AR

web: www.tenterdencofe.org

St Mildred's is a stunning medieval church whose imposing tower dominates the town's skyline. Most of the building dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries.


Vicar:
The Reverend Canon Lindsay John Hammond
The Vicarage, Church Road, Tenterden
Tel: 01580 761591
Email: tentvic@gmail.com
Day off: Friday

Associate Vicar:
The Revd Margaret Roylance
5 Southgate Road, Tenterden
Tel. 01580 762332
Email: johnsroylance@gmail.com
Day off: Tuesday

Curates:
The Revd Eileen Harrop
The Vicarage, Ashford Road, St Michaels
Tel: 01580 441069
Email: ekgharrop@gmail.com
Day off: Friday

The Revd Judith Shaw,
Banks House, Smallhythe TN30 7NG
Tel: 01580 763468
Email: Shawmalthouse@aol.com
Day off: Friday

Church Administrator
Mike Boughton
Tel: 01580 241610 and 07815 660307
Email: mikeprb20@btinternet.com

Pew News Editor
Tara Smith
Tel: 01580 764783
taramforrester@hotmail.com

Children’s Minister
Shirley Docker
Tel: 01233 733772
Email: shirleydocker@aol.com

Baptism Co-ordinator
Karen Edgar
Tel: 01580 762838
Email: kassinteriors@aol.com

Wedding Co-ordinator
Annette Parkin
Tel: 01580 766245
Email: netti_parkin@hotmail.com

Acting Webmaster
Neil de Villiers 
Tel: 01580 765868

Church Halls Administrator
Anne Alexander
Tel: 07873 579581
Email: stmildredshall@hotmail.co.uk

Who's Who at St Mildred's Church
See the "Who's Who" at the bottom of this page

 

 

 Pew News

 

 

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN TENTERDEN

PEW NEWS SUNDAY 1st MARCH

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

Seeing Christ in the world!
Being Christ in the world!

YOU ARE WELCOME!

If you are a visitor to our churches, or trying us out for the first time, we’d like to welcome you. This leaflet has information about church events, and people to contact. Please do introduce yourself to one of the members of our welcoming teams.

If you are a new member of our churches and would like to meet one of the ministers for a coffee and a chat, then do complete the relevant section on the last page of this leaflet. If you are a seasoned member of our congregations, do say hello to those who may be new.

You are very welcome to stay for refreshments after the 9.30am service at St Mildred’s and the 10am service at St Michael’s.

TODAY

TODAY’S READINGS

Today’s readings will include one or more of the following Genesis 17:1-7 (p.16), 15-16; Romans 4:13-25 (p.1131); Mark 8:31-38 (p.1012). The page numbers are those of the St Mildred’s pew bibles.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT AT ST MICHAEL’S

Today we begin a very different form of worship at St Michael’s. On the first Sunday of each month we will begin at 10am with bacon rolls and coffee, with a short, informal and stimulating service following at about 10.30am, and everything concluding by 11am.

The Eucharist will be held on the second and fourth Sundays, and a shorter, more informal Family Communion on the third Sunday. The monthly 8am Holy Communion will move to the first Sunday. All these changes begin this month.

BAPTISM

Today we celebrate the baptism of George Philbey at St Mildred’s at 11am.

SUNDAY LUNCH

If you’ve signed up for today’s lunch, don’t forget to come to St Mildred’s Church Hall at 12.30am.

THE EUCHARIST WITH PRAYERS FOR HEALING

There will be a celebration of the Eucharist with Prayers for Healing at St Mildred’s this evening at 6pm.

THIS WEEK

MORNING PRAYER

You will know that Morning Prayer is said in St Mildred’s Church every morning (Monday to Friday) at 9am. From now on Wednesday Morning Prayer will be said at the earlier time of 8.30am.

ST MICHAEL’S PCC

There will be a meeting of St Michael’s PCC on Tuesday at Moonrakers, Ingleden Park Road, at 7pm.

2015 LENT COURSE

Our Lent course, The Way, continues this week with an evening session in St Mildred’s Church Hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm, and an afternoon session also in St Mildred’s Church Hall on Thursday at 2pm. Please contact Judith Shaw for more information. (763468 / shawmalthouse@aol.com).

LENT LUNCHES

The third Lent Lunch will be held this Friday in St. Mildred’s Hall from 12 noon to 2 pm. Come along and meet members of other Tenterden churches and raise funds for Christian Aid. The suggested donation for soup, bread and cheese will be £3. The final lunch will be on Friday 27th March.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

This year’s Women’s World Day of Prayer will be held in St Michael’s Church this Friday at 2pm. The service is compiled by the women of the Bahamas. It is open to all - men too! Friends from other churches will be there and we will have refreshments and a Traidcraft stall afterwards.

WEDDING AT ST MICHAEL’S

Next Saturday, Paul O’Neill and Helen Hatton tie the knot at St Michael’s Church at 1pm.

NEXT SUNDAY

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY

Next Sunday we celebrate the Third Sunday of Lent, and the services will be as follows: 8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s); 9.30am The Eucharist (St Mildred’s); 10am The Eucharist (St Michael’s); 11.15am Holy Communion (St John’s); 6pm Create Space (St Mildred’s Church Hall).
The readings will include one or more of the following: Exodus 20:1-17; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22.

MOTHERS’ UNION BANNER

Thanks to the generosity of Linda Guest and the skills of members of our congregation, the Mothers’ Union is the proud possessor of a new banner. The banner has been given by Linda in memory of her mother, Win Reed, and we will dedicate it during next Sunday’s 9.30am service at St Mildred’s.

TRAIDCRAFT

There will be a sale of fair trade products next Sunday after the 9.30am service at St Mildred’s during coffee. Come and look at the new stocks of biscuits, chocolate, cards and comfy socks made of bamboo fibre and cotton. Jill says last month's proceeds were £125.11 – thank you!

SWIMMING TO ROMANIA

Later this year, Imogen Richmond, Rebecca Smelt, Shirley Docker, and Dale and Terry Norrington will be travelling to Romania to
support the work of Cry in the Dark. In order to raise funds they will be taking part in a Swimarathon at the Leisure Centre next Sunday. To support them, contact Terry (07711 177726) or Shirley (07980 421914).

COMING UP

MU BRANCH MEETING

The next branch meeting of The Mothers’ Union will be on Tuesday March 10th at 10am for 10.30 am. Our speaker will be Sue Spillet, the Diocesan Representative for Faith. This will take the form of a Lenten meditation. Visitors always welcome.

HOLY COMMUNION AT ST MICHAEL’S

Because the clergy have to report to Canterbury for Bishop’s Day, there won’t be a celebration of Holy Communion on Wednesday 11th March at 11am.

MOTHERING SUNDAY POSIES

Offers of help to make posies for Mothering Sunday would be much appreciated and also greenery for the posies. If you can help in either way the posy making will take place in the Glebe Hall at 9.30 on Saturday 14th March.

WEDNESDAY LUNCH CLUB

The next Wednesday lunch for those on their own will be served on the 18th March at 12.30pm in St Mildred’s Church Hall.  There’s no need to book, but please contact Mary for more info (240767).

ST MILDRED’S PRE EASTER CLEAN

On Saturday 28th March we shall be cleaning St Mildred’s from top to toe, from 10am until noon. Can you spare a couple of hours to help?
TSCW TRUST MEETING

The Tenterden Schools Christian Worker annual meeting will be held in Zion Baptist Church on Sunday 29th March at 6pm. Do come along to celebrate the wonderful achievements, praise God for his goodness and provision, and to look to the future. If you would like any more information please call either Nathan Wilson (07885 410876) or Alex Bienfait (291454).

THE GREAT EASTER BENEFICE BAKE-OFF

Back by popular demand! The cakes will be shared with the residents of Acacia House, Breton Court, Halden Heights, Tenterden Day Centre, West View and house-bound parishioners. More cakes means extending Easter joy to people in our community. Have a go! Collect and submit your entry forms at St Mildred's Church and St Michael's Church and bring your cake for judging on Easter Day.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEWS

BOOK STALL TREATS

Please do come and look at the new selection of books which include:

Heaven, How I Got There, by Colin S. Smith. What happened to the thief on the cross who died a few feet from Jesus? It is a story told in his own words, as he looks back from heaven on the day that changed his eternity and the faith that can change yours.

Fasting and Feasting
Daily Bible reading from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day.

The Little Book of LENT
We cannot run away from death, but we can influence the spirit in which we approach it. We need to prepare for it, make peace with it and embrace it, not just in the later years of life but from a young age. By doing so we can free ourselves to live the best life possible during our short time on earth.

You will also find an Easter activity book, Our Father: My Very First Bible Stories, and God Made Water, Food, Time.

MAKE A MOTHER’S DAY

Last year we raised £654 for Make a Mother's Day. This was used to teach 49 women to read and become numerically literate, and so raise themselves and their families out of poverty. We shall be giving out envelopes again this year, and these can be put in the safe at the cross aisle in St Mildred’s. Please join us to raise funds and so improve the lives of women.

PEW NEWS

Copy for Pew News should be sent to Tara Smith by Tuesday of each week.
01580 764783 taramforrester@hotmail.com  

FOOD BANK

Great news! We now have Tenterden Family Food Bank boxes in our three churches. Please pop something in the next time you’re passing.

WELCOME TO THOSE WHO ARE NEW TO OUR CHURCHES

We know that you may prefer to come to our churches just to worship. If, however, you would like to find out more about what we do, or if you would like to meet one of the ministers for a coffee, then please complete this section of Pew News and hand it to one of the ministers when you next come to church.
Name:

Address:

Telephone/Email:
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Who's Who

 Updated 30 November 2014

 

Vicar

Canon Lindsay Hammond
The Vicarage
Church Road
Tenterden
tentvic@gmail.com

01580 761591

Associate Vicar

The Revd Margaret Roylance
5 Southgate Road
Tenterden
johnsroylance@gmail.com

01580 762332

Curate

The Revd Eileen Harrop
The Vicarage
Ashford Road
St Michaels

01580 441069

Curate

The Revd Judith Shaw
Banks House
Smallhythe

01580 763468

Church Administrator

Mike Boughton

01580 241610

Church Webmaster
(acting)

Neil de Villiers

01580 765868

Methodist Minister

The Revd Paul Dean 
Windover
Beacon Oak Road
Tenterden

01233 879358

Assistant Clergy

Canon Peter Brett
3 Appledore Road
Tenterden

The Revd John Emmott
58 Grange Crescent
St Michaels

01580 761794


01580 762092

Lay Readers

Doreen Brandon
Ann Robertson
Dick Warren 

01580 765496
01580 764219
01580 761688

Pastoral Assistant,
Wedding Co-ordinator

Annette Parkin

01580 766245

Children's Lay Minister

Shirley Docker

01233 733772

Baptism Co-ordinator

Karen Edgar

01580 762838

Child Protection Officer

Jenny Webb

01580 765721

Choir Director and
Assistant Organist

St Mildred’s


Michael Freer


01580 765786

Choir Director
St Michael’s


Tracey Laws


01233 820298

Organists
St Mildred’s
St Michael’s
St John the Baptist
Methodist Church


Geoffrey Davison, ARCM
Ed Adams
Michael Freer
George Rippon


01580 241685
01580 766287
01580 765786
01233 860244

Church Wardens
St Mildred’s

St Michael’s

St John the Baptist


Sarah Crouch
Rob Easto

Lindsay Roberts
Raymond Crawford
Jill Hutchinson
Tony Butler


01580 766973
01233 850960

01580 762326
01580 762967
01580 241171
01580 763970

Church Stewards
Methodist Church


Elva Bains
Sylvia Dalgarno
Janet Pritchett


01580 762285
01580 764981
01580 291771

Treasurers
St Mildred’s
St Michael’s

St John the Baptist
Methodist Church


Douglas Fuller
Peter Goodwin
John Farthing 
Stephanie Butler 
Christine Endersby


01580 762567
01580 765728
01580 762026
01580 763970
01580 764046

Gift Aid Secretaries
St Mildred’s Church
St Michael’s Church
St John The Baptist

Methodist Church


Graham Maple
Goran Nilsson
Stephanie Butler 
Ken Saunders


01580 765728
07770 942611
01580 763970

01580 765668

St Mildred's
Sunday Club 3-10 yrs

Shirley Docker

01233 733772

Emanate Youth Club

Contact the Vicar

 

Mother’s Union

Wendy Stevenson

01580 763695

Bible Reading
Fellowship

Jo Iggulden
John Farthing

01580 764833
01580 762026

The Magazine
Joint Editors


Huw Crouch
Neil de Villiers
John Hyde


01580 766973
01580 765868
01233 646966

The Magazine
Committee Members

Lindsay Hammond
Eileen Harrop
Christine Inskip
Glen Peacock
Emma Isworth
Elsie Phythian
Philip Shaw
Monica Walton

01580 761591
01580 441069
01580 764227
01580 765518
01580 762154
01580 765488
01580 763468
01580 763927

Magazine Distribution

Anne & Chris Cheesman

01580 762573

Magazine Advertising

Lynne Thwaite

01580 766953

Church Hall Bookings
St Mildred’s Church Hall
Methodist’s Rooms


Anne Alexander (after 5pm)
Sylvia Dalgarno


07873 579581
01580 764981

Bell Ringers

Sue Childs

01580 761157

Flower Arrangers

Pam Coleman

01580 764620

Bookstall

Maureen and Glen Peacock

01580 762154

Pew News Editor

Tara Smith

01580 764783

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Photos: Stuart Kirk, Photographer www.tenterdenphotography.co.uk