Tenterden the Jewel of the Weald

St Mildred's Church Tenterden

Tenterden
Kent

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: Monday

Associate Vicar:
The Revd Margaret Roylance
5 Southgate Road, Tenterden
Tel. 01580 762332
Email: john@johnsroylance.co.uk
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 17th AUGUST

NINTH SUNDAY
AFTER TRINITY

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

www.tenterdencofe.org

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 team. Please stay for refreshments after the 9.30am and 10am services at St Mildred’s and St Michael’s. If you are a seasoned member of our congregations, say hello those who may be new.

TODAY

TODAY’S READINGS
The readings will include one or more of the following: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 (p.742); Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 (p.1137); Matthew 15:21–28 (p.982). The page numbers are those of the St Mildred’s pew bibles.

EVENSONG
There will be our usual lovely service of Evensong at St Mildred’s this evening at 6pm. Why not pop along, in the sure knowledge that you’ll be back in time for a TV supper?

BOOK STALL TREATS
Maureen says: Come and have a look at the goodies that have just landed on the Book Stall!

THIS WEEK

LUNCH CLUB
Lunch Club is held this week on Wednesday in St Mildred’s Church Hall at 12.30pm.  If you live alone and would like to have a chat with others over lunch do come along!  For any further information ring Mary Monckton on 01580 240767 – but there is no need to book, just come and join us!

PLANNING 2015 AND BEYOND
The Ministry Leadership Team are going to The Oast Houses at Northiam on Wednesday to start thinking about our church priorities in 2015 and beyond. These will then be shared with the PCCs and congregations in the autumn.

NO WEDNESDAY COMMUNION
As the Ministry Leadership Team will be at Northiam on Wednesday, there won’t be the usual celebration of Holy Communion at St Michael’s at 11am.

WEDDING REHEARSAL
On Friday in St Mildred’s, Matthew Thompson and Amy Wellard rehearse their wedding at 4.30pm, in readiness for the service itself on Saturday at 12.30pm.

NEXT SUNDAY

THE SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY
Next week we celebrate the life of St Bartholomew the Apostle. 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). The readings will include one or more of the following: Isaiah 43:8-13; Acts 5:12-16; Luke 22:24-30.

BAPTISMS
We celebrate two baptisms next Sunday at St Mildred’s. At 11.30am, we welcome Isabella Bryan for her baptism and then, an hour later Harry Beach.

COMING UP

BENEFICE SUNDAY LUNCH
The next Lunch, on 7th September, will be at the White Lion at the earlier time of 12.00 NOON. Please add your name to the list on the cross aisle if you would like to come.  This month 13 people did not turn up! PLEASE ring 01797 270366 if you need to cancel after 1st September.  If you don’t appear we will have to charge!

 
A FEAST OF FAVOURITES
Laura Hunt (Voice), Lara Smith (Violin) and Jean Smith (Piano) present a selection of our favourite pieces for voice, violin and piano. Catch them on Friday 12th September at 7.30pm at All Saints Church, Woodchurch, and on Saturday 13th September at 7.30pm at St. Mildred’s Church, Tenterden. The cost of a ticket will be £6, with a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children)  £15.  A glass of wine and nibbles will be included! Contact jannie_smith@hotmail.co.uk

 
Come to Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 20th September for a day of spiritual ‘food for the journey,’ 8.30am - 4.00pm, with space to nurture and deepen our Christian spirituality. Contact Lindsay to book.


ST MILDRED’S GOES HAUTE COUTURE!
To help us raise a bit of money, and to showcase and promote local fashion and design, we are holding a Charity Fashion Show in St Mildred’s on Saturday 20th September at 7.30pm, with live entertainment and refreshments. Tickets (£5 each) are available from Orvis (East Cross) and Swaines (West Cross), or elaine@ransleybarncottages.co.uk  01233 850613.

STALWARTS' TEA
We traditionally organise an afternoon tea for the senior members of our three congregations, in recognition of past contributions to the life of our churches & in thanksgiving for present membership. This year's Stalwarts' Tea will be in St Mildred's Church Hall on 26th September from about 2pm (time to be confirmed).

CELEBRATE HARVEST
How quickly the year passes. Our thoughts are turning to Harvest and, that being the case, here are details of this year’s celebrations: Sunday 21st September at St John's at 11.15am; Sunday 5th October at St Mildred's at 9.30am; Sunday 5th October at St Michael's at 10am. On Friday 3rd October, both Tenterden Junior School and Homewood School will be holding their Harvest celebrations in St Mildred’s: at 9.15am and 1.30pm.

DEEPENING DISCIPLESHIP
An exciting course begins in October. Entitled Deepening Discipleship, the sessions will help you discover discipleship and who and what God is calling you to be. The nearest venue to us is St Mary’s Church, Ashford, though there are others in Canterbury and Herne Bay. The Ashford sessions will be held on eight Monday evenings from 7pm – 9pm, beginning on Monday 6th October. Contact Lindsay if you would like to know more or for an application form.

REGULAR STUFF

MORNING PRAYER
Morning Prayer is said every weekday at 9am in St Mildred’s. All welcome.

PARENT AND TODDLER GROUPS
Millies on Mondays takes place in The Glebe Hall (9am - 11.30am). Tots on Thursdays is held in St Michael’s Church (1.30pm - 3pm). Both groups are taking a summer break and will resume in September.

BELLRINGING
Monday evenings will be rather quiet in August because the bellringers are taking a break from practice nights. If you’d like to pop up from September to see what goes on, you’ll be very welcome. Come along at 7.30pm.

HOLY COMMUNION
Holy Communion is celebrated in St Michael’s on Wednesdays and St Mildred’s on Thursdays. Both services are at 11am

CHURCH CHOIRS
Both St Mildred’s and St Michael’s church choirs practice on Thursdays at 7pm. Ring Michael Freer (765786) for information about St Mildred’s Choir and Tracey Laws (01233 820298) about St Michael’s.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEWS!

HELLO FROM HERTFORDSHIRE!
Gerald and Gill Webber have relocated to their new place in Tring, Hertfordshire.  They've sent a note to let us know that the move has gone smoothly and that all at St Mildred's are still in their hearts and prayers.  Their new address is 7, Parsonage Court, Tring, Herts HP23 5BJ & Tel: 01442 828177.

INFORMATION
For more information, and the daily parish prayer calendar, visit our website:  www.tenterdencofe.org . If you would like a copy of the parish prayer calendar, please contact Lindsay, or download.

HELP US CARE!
Please do tell one of the ministers if you know of someone who hasn’t been to church for a while or is unwell. And if you are going into hospital & would like a visit, do let us know.

ITEMS FOR PEW NEWS
Items should be sent to Tara by Tuesday of each week.

 

Who's Who

 Updated 29 June 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

01580 762332

Curate

The Revd Eileen Harrop
The Vicarage, Ashford Road, St Michaels

01580 441069

Curate

The Revd Judith Shaw
Banks House, Smallhythe TN30 7NG

01580 763468

Church Administrator

Mike Boughton

01580 241610

Church Webmaster (acting)

Neil de Villiers

01580 765868

Methodist Minister

The Revd Peter Hills
Windover, Beacon Oak Road, Tenterden

01580 762315

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, Verger & 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, A.R.C.M.
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
Ray Chatfield
Christine Endersby


01580 762567
01580 765728
01580 762026
01580 763099
01580 764046

Gift Aid Secretaries
St Mildred’s Church
St Michael’s Church
Methodist Church


Graham Maple
Goran Nilsson
Ken Saunders


01580 765728
07770 942611
01580 765668

St Mildred's
Sunday Club 3-10 yrs

Shirley Docker

01233 733772

Emanate Youth Club

Vacant

 

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

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

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