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
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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 26TH APRIL

THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

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

ALLEUIA! CHRIST IS RISEN!
HE IS RISEN INDEED! ALLELUIA!

* 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: Acts 4.5-12 (p.1095); 1 John 3.6-24 (p.1227); John 10:11-18 (p.1076). The page numbers are those of the St Mildred’s pew bibles.

MAY MAGAZINE

The May magazine is now available. Don’t 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. Huw Crouch has worked hard to produce this edition. It contains details of the Flower Festival and Concert later in May. Thank you, Huw, and well done!

DEDICATION OF THE ST MILDRED’S NOTICEBOARDS

The entrance to St Mildred’s has been enhanced by the addition of two new lovely noticeboards, given in memory of John and Bea Matthews and John Day. Today we dedicate the noticeboards and remember John, Bea, and John in our prayers.

BY GEORGE!

The Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers of the 2nd Tenterden Scout Group will come to St Mildred’s at 11.30am today for a special St George’s Day service. We look forward to seeing them.

SERVICE OF HEALING AND WHOLENESS

There will be a Service of Healing and Wholeness in St Michael’s Church today at 4.30pm, beginning with tea in the church at 4pm. This month’s service focuses on dementia and the implications of living with dementia and caring for those who have it.

* THIS WEEK

MILLIES ON MONDAYS

Our parent and toddler group, Millies on Mondays, meets tomorrow in the Glebe Hall, from 9am until 11.30am. Shirley could always do with extra help, so do get in touch.

BELLRINGERS

The bellringers hold their weekly practice tomorrow from 7.30pm until 9pm. Now is always a good time to take up ringing, so contact Lindsay in the first instance and he will point you in the right direction.

HOLY COMMUNION

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

CHURCH CHOIRS

Our two church choirs are always on the look-out for new members. If you fancy joining or at least finding out more, then contact Michael Freer (765786) or Tracey Laws (01233 820298). Choir practices take place on Thursdays.

TENTERDEN 365 EXHIBITION

Throughout 2014, the photographers in our community recorded a year in the life of Tenterden. Each day a winner was chosen and the 365 photographs – one for every day of the year – will be on display in St Mildred’s Church from this Saturday until the following Wednesday. Pop along and have a look.

* NEXT SUNDAY

SERVICES AND READINGS

Next Sunday’s services will be as follows: 8am Holy Communion (St Michael’s); 8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’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: Acts 8.26-40; 1 John 4.7-21; John 15.1-8.

SUNDAY LUNCH

The next Sunday lunch for those living alone will be held in St Mildred’s Church Hall next Sunday at 12.30pm. Please sign the list at the cross aisle in St Mildred’s, or ring Judith Harper (762751).

* COMING UP

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

The next meeting of our Bereavement Support Group will be held at the Day Centre on Thursday 7th May from 10.30am. There is the option to stay for lunch (as long as you book a place). You can access lots of other services through the Day Centre and connect with a social network, if you so wish.

VE DAY THANKSGIVING SERVICE

There will be a special VE Day Seventieth Anniversary Thanksgiving Service at St Mildred’s on Saturday 9th May at 11.15, preceded by the ringing of the church bells at 11am.

DAY OF HEALING AND WHOLENESS

How do I face the future with courage and hope? What part of my life needs the healing love of Jesus to bring me to a place of freedom from anxiety about my tomorrows? If you would like to explore these questions, then come to Zion Baptist Church on Saturday 9th May from 10am until 4pm, and to a day of teaching, worship and prayer. The speaker will be the Chaplain to The Living Well, Sarah Chapman, and the day will include a light lunch. There is no set charge, but a donation towards the cost of the day would be appreciated. Book your place by contacting Cathie (07919 212058).

PCC MEETINGS

Our PCCs will meet on the following dates:
St John’s on Wednesday 13th May at 11 Elmfield at 2pm
St Mildred’s on Wednesday 13th May in the Church Hall at 7.30pm
St Michael’s on Tuesday 19th May at Moonrakers, Ingleden Park Road, at 7pm.

MESSY BREAKFAST CHURCH

The next Messy Breakfast Church will be open at Tenterden Junior School on Saturday 16th May, from 9am until 10.30am. Come along for fun, food and faith.

CHRISTIAN AID SERVICE

This year's Christian Aid Service will be held in St Andrew's Roman Catholic Church at 6pm on Sunday 17th May at 6pm.

NO EVENSONG

Because of the Christian Aid service at St Andrew's on Sunday 17th May, there won't be Evensong at St Mildred's that day.

WEDNESDAY LUNCH CLUB

The next Wednesday lunch for those who live alone will be served on Wednesday 20th May at 12.30pm in St Mildred’s Church Hall. There’s no need to book, but please contact Mary for more info (240767).

JEWEL OF THE WEALD

The theme of this year’s St Mildred’s Flower Festival (23rd-27th May) is Tenterden, Jewel of the Weald.
After the opening concert on Saturday 23rd May, there will be music performances on each day of the Festival which will entertain and inspire our visitors as they enjoy the beauty of the flowers. The church tower will be open, and coffee, teas and cakes will be available in the church every day. This event is certainly worth more than one visit.

FLOWER FESTIVAL HELP

Can you spare some time to welcome visitors to the St Mildred’s Flower Festival, or to serve tea, coffee and cake? If so, please sign the lists available at the cross-aisle. Home baking volunteers are also invited to put their names down.

During the Festival, the tower will be open. Can you help supervise the tower? We need three people per shift. Please sign up if you can. Thank you.

ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC

A Quartet from The Academy of Ancient Music is coming to St Mildred’s Church on Saturday 23rd May at 7:30pm to open the 2015 Flower Festival. The AAM has performed for music lovers on six continents for more
than 40 years and has thrilled millions through its extensive catalogue of recordings. It is very exciting to have a quartet from the Academy, led by Pavio Beznosluk, with Rebecca Livermore, Jane Rogers and Andrew Skidmore, playing for us on the opening night of the Flower Festival. Tickets for the concert will go on sale first to The Friends of St Mildred’s and members of our congregation, before they are released to the general public on the 20th April. Tickets are priced at £15.00 and can be bought from friendsofstmildreds@gmail.com , or Jane Johnson on 01580 761467. Move fast!

CRY IN THE DARK

Although the 24 Hour Tower Camp-Out has now finished, it isn't too late to make a donation to support the St. Mildred's Five travelling to Romania in August. The next fundraising event will be the White Elephant Sale on Saturday 30th May in St Mildred’s Church Hall. Please rummage through your attic, shed and garage and give surplus items to the sale. Contact Terry Norrington or Shirley Docker for more information.

GROUP EVENSONG

As you may know, we are in an informal group of churches, along with Appledore, Ebony, Newenden, Rolvenden, Stone and Wittersham. Our churches come together for Evensong now and again and the next service will be at Ebony, on Sunday 31st May at 6pm.

* OTHER NEWS

THREE CHEERS FOR WAITROSE

This month, Waitrose are supporting Tenterden Savers and Community Hub through the green disc scheme. When you next shop in Waitrose, please, please pop your green disc through the Tenterden Savers slot!

HADRIAN'S WALL CHALLENGE

Heather Maple will be walking along Hadrian's Wall with a friend in May to raise as much as possible for Cancer Research UK in memory of her sister and to help others diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.  If you would like to sponsor Heather, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/Heather-Maple1  or sign the sponsor form on the cross-aisle. Thank you.

* PEW NEWS

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


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:


WEBSITE, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
www.tenterdencofe.org
Church of England in Tenterden
@TenterdenVicar


EVENTS IN MAY

Wednesday 13th May: Meeting of St John’s PCC at 11 Elmfield at 2pm

Wednesday 13th May: Meeting of St Mildred’s PCC in the Church Hall at 7.30pm

Tuesday 19th May: Meeting of St Michael’s PCC at Moonrakers, Ingleden Park Road, at 7pm

Thursday 21st May: Meeting of Romney and Tenterden Deanery Synod at The Marsh Academy, New Romney at 7pm

Saturday 23rd May to Wednesday 27th May: St Mildred’s Church Jewel of The Weald Flower Festival

Sunday 31st May: Group Evensong at St Mary the Virgin, Ebony, at 6pm

 

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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