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 24TH MAY

THE FEAST OF PENTECOST

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 2:1-21 (p.1093); Romans 8:22-27 (p.1135); John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 (p.1083). The page numbers are those of the St Mildred’s pew bibles.

JEWEL OF THE WEALD

The St Mildred’s Flower Festival continues this week (until Wednesday) with 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.

BAPTISM AND A WEDDING!

Later this morning, Phoebe Agnieszka Krzykowska will be baptised at St Mildred’s.

This afternoon, Daniel Warren and Katie Crabb will be married at St Mildred’s. We have lots of joyful celebrations today!

* THIS WEEK

PATRICIA THORN

The funeral of Patricia Thorn will be held in St Mildred’s this Tuesday at 1pm.

HOLY COMMUNION

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

MALCOLM BATT

The funeral of Malcolm Batt will take place in St Mildred’s this Thursday at 1pm.

CRY IN THE DARK

The White Elephant Sale will take place next Saturday in St. Mildred's Church Hall between 10.00am and 4.00pm. This is to raise funds for sending out 5 members from the church to Romania this summer to support the work of Cry in the Dark. This is exciting times for the charity as they have just secured funding to create a centre for paediatric inpatient palliative care in the centre of the city of Bacau. In securing these funds it allows Cry in the Dark to become pioneers in this form of medical treatment in Romania but also gives us the opportunity to be involved in their amazing Christian work through both financial support and volunteer work in years to come Contact Terry Norrington or Shirley Docker for more information.

* NEXT SUNDAY

SERVICES AND READINGS

Next Sunday we celebrate Trinity Sunday and 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 6:1-8; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17.

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, next Sunday at 6pm.

* COMING UP

LAUNCH OF TENTERDEN SAVERS

Monday 1st June will be the first day of opening in St Mildred’s Church Hall. And on Friday 12th June we will hold the official launch of Tenterden Savers and Community Hub at St Mildred’s Church at 7pm.

SUNDAY LUNCH

The next benefice Sunday lunch for those who live on their own will be on the 7th June at 12.30pm in St Mildred’s Church Hall. Please sign up at the cross aisle! Or if you need further information contact Cathie Aldis (765845).

FROM MAY-DAY TO MIDSUMMER AT ST JOHN’S

As part of the celebrations to mark the 500 years since the rebuilding of St. John’s, the Marsh Warblers are presenting a concert on Saturday 6th June where the programme will include Music and Readings to describe the Customs, Fairs and Notable Events from Spring to Autumn in Georgian England. The events include May-Day, Walking the Bounds, snow and whirlwinds in May, Harvest celebrations, strange wagers and the trials of lover, even wife-selling and bigamy. Tickets are priced at £8 including wine and canapes and can be bought from Tony Buttler (01580 763970) or Smith’s Florist.

CHARITY CREAM TEA

Friends of West View is a small charity which funds newspapers, small treats and outings for the patients and residents at the hospital. A fund-raising Strawberry Cream Tea will be held at the London Beach Hotel at 2pm on Wednesday 10th June. Local surgeon Roy Isworth will talk on 40 Years of Surgical Practice in the NHS. Tickets (at £10.50) MUST be purchased in advance (765518 or 761806).

MAYOR’S SUNDAY

This year’s Mayor’s Sunday Service will be held at St Mildred’s Church on Sunday 14th June at 11.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend this service.

WEDNESDAY LUNCH CLUB - SUMMER OUTING

On Wednesday June 17th we are having our annual outing on the steam train! We meet at Tenterden Station at 3pm for the 3.30pm train with CREAM TEA!  There are still a few spaces if you would like to join us. Don’t worry if you don’t usually come to the Wednesday lunches, just give Mary a ring (240767) and she can give you further information.

MESSY BREAKFAST CHURCH

The next Messy Breakfast Church will be open at Tenterden Junior School on Saturday 20th June, from 9am until 10.30am. Come along for fun, food and faith.

BISHOP TREVOR AT ST JOHN’S

On Sunday 21st June at 3pm Bishop Trevor will be celebrating and preaching at a celebration of Holy Communion in which we will thank God for the rebuilding of St John’s 500 years ago. Please come along and make this a benefice celebration. After the service there will be afternoon tea which will give everyone an opportunity to meet the Bishop.

NEW BENCH

On Saturday 27th June at 11am, Armed Forces Day, a new bench will be dedicated at St John’s. The bench, commemorating those of the community who sacrificed their lives in war, has been very generously given by the Tenterden Branch of the Royal British Legion. The bench will be placed near the war memorial, which has been cleaned recently, through the kindness of Tenterden Town Council.

ANNUAL CRICKET MATCH

The annual Smallhythe cricket match is taking place on Sunday 28th June 2015 at Smallhythe Cricket Ground, beginning at 2pm. All standards welcome, even decent players. Please contact David Dodds (doddsied@aol.com / 764061) if you are interested in taking part. Willing cake makers are also most welcome.

POPPY THANKSGIVING SERVICE

A ceramic poppy from the Tower of London, commemorating the fallen of the Great War has been very kindly donated to St Michael’s village by Ken Mulholland. The poppy will be dedicated at a special service on Sunday 28th June at 3pm, and afterwards will go on permanent display in St Michael’s Church.

* OTHER NEWS

CHRISTIAN AID

Jill tells us that Churches Together in Tenterden have raised £3,404.48 (£2,547.58 collected, and £856.90 proceeds of the Lent Lunches). Gift aid is still to be added. This is a splendid total! Many thanks to all who helped, and to all who contributed. 

MOTHERS' UNION HOLIDAY FOR FAMILIES IN NEED

Do you have any Tesco Clubcard vouchers to spare? Tesco has thousands of unclaimed vouchers waiting to be spent. You can check online or by phone to see if you have any you had forgotten about. We are taking the "Away From It All" families to Drusilla's for one day during the holidays. If we have to pay for the tickets it will be over £700, but with Tesco vouchers it will be free! In previous years we have managed to achieve this.  Just £6 of vouchers will convert into a day ticket for Drusilla's which will give free entry to one person. Please contact Wendy Stevenson (763695) if you can help.

* 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

 

 

 

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

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

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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