Tenterden the Jewel of the Weald

St Mildred's Church Tenterden


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.

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: john@johnsroylance.co.uk
Day off: Tuesday

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

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






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


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.


The readings will include one or more of the following: Jeremiah 15:15-21 (p.774); Romans 12:9-end (p.1139); Matthew 16:21-end (p.984). The page numbers are those of the St Mildred’s pew bibles.

A bumper edition of the magazine has hit the racks, so there are even more reasons not to miss out. Pick up your copy today. Distributors, your bundles are now ready for delivery, and we thank you as always for what you do. John Hyde has worked extra hard to produce the September edition. Thank you, John, and well done!


Please note that there will not be a celebration of Holy Communion at St Michael’s this Wednesday. Normal service resumed next week.

A Service of Thanksgiving for Peter Hopley will be held in St Mildred’s this Wednesday at 3pm.

We celebrate three weddings this week. On Friday, Rupert Gleadow and Samantha Foster will be married at St John’s at noon. And then on Saturday it will be the turn of Ross Leech and Bettina Ovenden (St Mildred’s at 1.30pm) and James Davis and Kate Sharp (St John’s at 2.30pm). We wish them all a smashing wedding day and every happiness.


Next week we celebrate the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity and the services will be as follows: 8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s); 9.30am All-Age Worship (St Mildred’s); 10am The Iona Eucharist (St Michael’s); 11.15am Matins (St John’s); 6pm The Eucharist with Prayers for Healing (St Mildred’s). The readings will include one or more of the following: Ezekiel 33:7-11; Romans 13:8-end; Matthew 18:15-20.

It’s Sunday Lunch time next week, 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!

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 . Rob Easto now has tickets, too.

Here’s advance notice that Jill will open her Traidcraft Stall on Sunday 14th September during coffee in St Mildred’s Church Hall after the 9.30 service. For sale will be a new stock of delicious cereal bars (geobars), de-caf tea, coffee, chocolate, and lots of other good things. The proceeds last month were £137.95 and Jill also sent £11.92 to Traidcraft from the "change box". Jill would like to thank you very much for your support.

Lunch Club is next held on Wednesday 17th September in St Mildred’s Church Hall at 12.30pm.  If you live alone and would like to 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!
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.

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. This is a great chance to welcome people from the wider community into our church, so please do come along and support this event. Tickets (£5 each) are available from Orvis (East Cross) and Swaines (West Cross), or elaine@ransleybarncottages.co.uk  / 01233 850613 … and now after the service!

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 and in thanksgiving for present membership. This year's Stalwarts' Tea will be in St Mildred's Church Hall on 26th September from 2pm-4.30pm. Our guest speaker will be Maurice Dalton of the Smallhythe 500 team. We can promise that the talk will be extremely interesting, so please come along. You can sign the list at the cross aisle in St Mildred’s or contact Jill or Tony at St John’s, or Raymond or Lindsay at St Michael’s.

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.

St Mildred’s Church tower will be open to visitors on Saturday 4th October from noon until 6pm. Would you be a tower steward or a server of refreshments? If so, please add your name to the piece of paper at the cross-aisle. For further information, please ring Andrew or Eleanor on 01233 770082

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 To make this possible, we have had to buy more votive glasses (we were getting low anyway). We are inviting donations of £5 to meet the cost of the votive glasses. If you are willing to make a donation, please would you place it in an envelope marked ‘Votive Glass’ and place it in the donations safe at the cross aisle?  Thank you very much.

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.

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 should be sent to Tara by Tuesday of each week.


Who's Who

 Updated 29 June 2014



Canon Lindsay Hammond
The Vicarage, Church Road, Tenterden

01580 761591

Associate Vicar

The Revd Margaret Roylance
5 Southgate Road, Tenterden

01580 762332


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

01580 441069


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

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

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



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


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