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

Parish Administrator
Tara Smith
parishoffice.tenterden@gmail.com
Tara can be contacted on 01580 765414 on Tuesday and Thursday, between 1pm and 5pm, or on
01580 764783 at other times

Safeguarding Co-ordinator
Jackie Grant
Tel: 01580 762731               
Email: jackiegrantchurch@gmail.com

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

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 26TH JULY

EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

* YOU ARE WELCOME!

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 have a chat with one of the ministers, then please get in touch (contact details appear on the last page of Pew News).

INTO THE FUTURE!

On Wednesday 14th October, the Ministry Leadership Team will be going away for the day to start thinking about our church priorities in 2016.

We will begin with our Mission Statement: ‘Seeing Christ in the world – Being Christ in the world.’ To help us to see Christ in the world and to be Christ in the world, we have divided the life of our churches into a number of key areas: Worship and Prayer; Pastoral Care; Learning and Faith; Children, Young People and Families; Community and Partnerships.

These key areas form the context of our planning for 2016 and beyond. Your voice counts, and so we’d love to hear your response to the following question: ‘What do you think the Ministry Leadership Team ought to be talking about on the 14th October?’ Please give your thoughts to Lindsay or Tara by the end of September, preferably in written form. Thank you!

URGENT APPEAL

We urgently need to strengthen our baptism welcome team. Would you be willing to be present at baptism services now and again to greet families and make them feel at home?

Or if you have a little time to spare on Thursday afternoons, would you consider volunteering to help assemble the weekly service sheets and Pew News for our churches? Tara is looking for a small team to help out each Thursday for about half an hour or so anytime between 1pm and 5pm in the sacristy at St Mildred’s.

And finally, we have a small band of people who faithfully send out cards each month to those marking the anniversary of a baptism, a marriage or a death. We need another couple of people who would be willing to join the team.

We really do need help with the above, so if you can assist, please contact Tara (contact details below).

* TODAY

TODAY’S READINGS

The readings today will include one or more of the following: 2 Kings 4.42-end (p.372); Ephesians 3.14-end (p.1175); John 6.1-21 (p.1069).

The page numbers are those of the St Mildred’s pew bibles.

TRAIDCRAFT

There will be a sale of fairly-traded products during coffee after the 9.30 service at St Mildred’s this morning. You will discover excellent gardening gloves, household paper products, wooden toys, cards, coffee, chocolate ... and everything you need for the summer!

Please stock up as there will not be a sale in August! Last month's proceeds were £105.70, so well done!

HEALING AND WHOLENESS

Our next healing and wholeness service will be at St Michael’s Church today at 4.30pm, beginning with afternoon tea at 4pm. The service will end just after 5pm.

GROUP EVENSONG

Our informal group of nine churches comes together for Evensong at Stone Church today at 6pm. The nine are: Appledore, Ebony, Newenden, Rolvenden, Smallhythe, St Michael’s, Stone, Tenterden, and Wittersham.

* THIS WEEK

MORNING PRAYER

Morning Prayer is said every morning at St Mildred’s (Monday to Friday) at 8.30am, except on Fridays when it begins at 9am. If you are around at that time of day, why not come along?

MILLIES ON MONDAYS

Tomorrow Millies, our parent and toddler group, will ease into the summer break with a trip to the Rare Breeds Centre. We meet at the Centre at 10am. Contact Shirley if you’d like to go (01233 733772 / shirleydocker@aol.com ). Millies will then resume in September.

BELLRINGING

The bellringers hold their weekly practice at St Mildred’s tomorrow evening at 7.30pm. New ringers are always welcome.

HOLY COMMUNION AT ST MICHAEL’S AND ST MILDRED’S

Holy Communion is celebrated at St Michael’s on Wednesday and at St Mildred’s on Thursday. Both services begin at 11am.

FUNERAL

The funeral of Joan Cooper will take place at Charing Crematorium this Thursday at 3.30 pm. Joan was a member of St Mildred’s and the Mothers’ Union here and many of you will remember her.

* NEXT SUNDAY

SERVICES AND READINGS

Next Sunday we celebrate the Ninth Sunday after Trinity and the services will be as follows: 8am Holy Communion (St Mildred's); 8am Holy Communion (St Michael's); 9.30am Family Service (St Mildred's); 10am Food For Thought (St Michael's); 11.15am Matins (St John's); 6pm The Eucharist with Prayers for Healing and Wholeness (St Mildred's). The readings will include one or more of the following: Exodus 16.2-4, 9-15; Ephesians 4.1-16; John 6.24-35.

SUNDAY LUNCH

The next Sunday lunch for those who live on their own will be served in St Mildred’s Church Hall next Sunday at 12.30pm. All welcome. Add your name to the list in St Mildred’s Church, or contact Anne on 762573.

* COMING UP

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Our Bereavement Support Group meets on Thursday 6th August in the Day Centre at 10.30am. Come for coffee and a listening ear.

WEDNESDAY LUNCH CLUB

The next Lunch Club will be on Wednesday 19th August in St Mildred’s Church Hall at 12.30pm. There’s no need to book a place. If you’d like more information just give Mary a ring (240767).

SEPTEMBER MESSY BREAKFAST CHURCH

The next Messy Breakfast Church will be open at Tenterden Junior School on Saturday 19th September (there won’t be a Messy Breakfast Church in August), from 9am until 10.30am. Come along for fun, food and faith.

BATTLE OF BRITAIN ANNIVERSARY

On Sunday 20th September we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a special service of Evensong at St Mildred’s at 6pm. At the service there will be prayers and music suitable to the occasion.

HARVEST 2015

Harvest Thanksgiving services this year will be held at St John’s on Sunday 20th September at 11.15; at St Mildred’s on Sunday 4th October at 9.30; and at St Michael’s on Sunday 11th October at 10am.

* OTHER NEWS

TENTERDEN JUNIOR AND INFANTS SCHOOL

At the end of December, Gillian Guthrie, the present headteacher of Tenterden Infants and Junior schools, will be retiring. Gillian has done a wonderful job and we shall miss her very much indeed. But we are pleased to announce that a new headteacher has been appointed. Her name is Samantha Crinnion and she is presently headteacher of two schools in the Dartford area. We hope to hold a church farewell to Gillian in December and a church welcome to Sam at the beginning of January when she takes up her new post. Please pray for the schools and all the people involved in them at this time of change.

APPEAL FOR CROCKERY!

Emma Isworth wants to borrow some Waitrose Charlie Bigham 4inch white pie dishes. Can you help? If so, please contact Emma on 765518.

* PEW NEWS

Copy for Pew News should be sent to Tara Smith by 5pm on Tuesday of each week.

 

Who's Who

 Updated May 2015

 

Vicar

Rev 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

Parish Administrator

Tara Smith 
parishoffice.tenterden@gmail.com
Tara can be contacted on
01580 765414 Tues and Thurs
(between 1pm and 5pm)
or on 01580 764783 at other times 

01580 765414
01580 764783

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

Contact the Vicar

01580 761591

Parish Safeguarding
Co-ordinator

Jackie Grant

01580 762731

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

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