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 27th JULY

SIXTH 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.

PEW NEWS

TODAY

TODAY’S READINGS
The readings will include one or more of the following: 1 Kings 3:5–12 (p.338); Romans 8:26–end (p.1135); Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52 (p.980). The page numbers are those of the St Mildred’s pew bibles.

BAPTISMS
We celebrate two baptisms at St Michael's today: Isla Johnston will be christened at 11.30am; and Edith Deacon at 12.30pm. And there's also a baptism at St Mildred's at 12.45pm, that of Tommi & Lacie Ponsford.

HEALING & WHOLENESS
There will be a Service of Healing and Wholeness in St Michael’s Church this afternoon at 4.30pm (with tea and cake being served from 4pm). All welcome.

THIS WEEK

SMALLHYTHE 500
St John's is a veritable riot of floral colour for the next few days. Pop down and take a peek at the wonderful flower arrangements and, while you're there, partake of some refreshment. The students of Homewood School have made a major contribution to the staging of the flower festival and we thank them very much indeed. The flower festival is just one of the events being held to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Smallhythe Fire. For more information visit our church website (address above) or pick up a leaflet from the church.

CHOIR TO CATHEDRAL
On Tuesday St Mildred's Church choir travels to Canterbury Cathedral to sing Evensong at 5.30pm. We wish them well.

FLORRIE HOLDSTOCK
A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Florrie Holdstock will take place in St Mildred's on Wednesday at 2pm

SMALLHYTHE 500 COMMEMORATIVE HOLY COMMUNION
Archdeacon Philip will be the preacher at a special service of Holy Communion, held to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Smallhythe Fire. The service will be held in St John's on Thursday at 7pm.

WEDDING REHEARSAL
Tom Corcoran and Emily Cornick hold their wedding rehearsal in St Mildred's on Friday at 5.30pm, in readiness for the celebration of their wedding on Saturday at 2pm.

NEXT SUNDAY

BAPTISMS
At the end of the 11.15am service at Smallhythe next Sunday, we celebrate the baptism of Elizabeth Hollingsworth. And then Primrose Hankinson will be christened at St Mildred's at 12.30pm.

FIRST WORLD WAR COMMEMORATIONS
Next Sunday there will be two commemorative services in our churches. The first will be in St Mildred’s at 3pm, and the second at St Michael’s at 7.30pm. And then on Monday 4th August, at 11am, a special commemorative bench will be formally received and dedicated at the town war memorial. Finally, at 10pm, candles may be lit at the town war memorial, an informal act of commemoration that will conclude at 11pm.

THE SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY
Next week we celebrate the Seventh Sunday after Trinity. The services will be as follows: 8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s); 9.30am All-Age Worship (St Mildred’s); 10am Iona Eucharist (St Michael’s); 11.15am Matins (St John’s); 3pm Commemoration of the First World War (St Mildred’s); 6pm The Eucharist with Prayers for Healing (St Mildred’s); 7.30pm Commemoration of the First World War (St Michael’s). The readings will include one or more of the following: Isaiah 55:1–5; Romans 9:1–5; Matthew 14:13-21.

COMING UP

DETLING SUMMER CELEBRATION
9th August – 14th August
Marvel at another heady combination of workshops, seminars, games, worship and Bible-led teaching. The result is that each day is full of fun and enjoyment!
If you’d like to go, then you know who to contact for more information: Tom or Lindsay.
Tom Parkin                            Lindsay Hammond
07816 567070                              01580 761591
smellynerfherder@outlook.com   tentvic@gmail.com

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, although we'll confirm the time nearer the date.

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
The bellringers practice on Mondays in St Mildred’s at 7.30pm. Pop up if you’d like to see what goes on.

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

WEDNESDAY LUNCH CLUB
Lunch Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 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!

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!

CHURCH HALL SECURITY
A potential church break in was averted the other day thanks to a hirer who spotted that a window had been left open earlier in the day. Can we all make sure that the hall lights are turned off and the hall securely locked when we leave. Also, one or two hirers have reported the minor distraction of people coming and going during their period of hire. If another group is occupying the hall, please try and avoid going in unless the matter is so important that it cannot wait. Oh and a reminder that any rubbish should be taken away because we don't have waste disposal facilities.

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, Amateur Photographer, and local Carpenter and Locksmith in Tenterden.
Webpage: Stuart Kirk