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

Curate:
The Revd Judith Shaw,
Banks House, Smallhythe TN30 7NG
Tel: 01580 763468
Email: Shawmalthouse@aol.com
Day off: Monday

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

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-ordinators
St Mildred's
Jackie Grant
Tel: 01580 762731               
Email: jackiegrantchurch@gmail.com

St Michael’s
Kate Harper
Tel: 01580 761591                      
Email: tentvic@gmail.com

St John’s
Emma Isworth
Tel: 01580 765518
Email: e.isworth57@gmail.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

SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST 2015 THIRTEENTH 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

* TODAY

TODAY’S READINGS

The morning readings today will include one or more of the following: Deuteronomy 4.1-2, 6-9 (p.182); James 1.17-end (p.1213); Mark 7.1-8, 14-15, 21-23 (p.1010).

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

* 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?

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.

SEPTEMBER PARISH MAGAZINE

Due to holidays there is a slight delay in getting the magazine into church this month. It will be available from midday on Wednesday and it would be very much appreciated if distributors could arrange to pick up and deliver as soon as they are able.

This month’s editor is John Hyde and we thank him very much indeed for all his hard work.

SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING

There will be a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Ian Hopley in St Mildred’s Church on Friday at 3.30pm.

SATURDAY WEDDING

Daniel Card and Kerryann Cladd will be getting married in St Mildred’s Church next Saturday at 2.30pm. On Wednesday Daniel and Kerryann will be holding their rehearsal in the church at 6pm. We wish them every happiness.

* NEXT SUNDAY

SERVICES AND READINGS

Next Sunday we celebrate the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity and the services will be as follows: 8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s); 9.30am Family Service (St Mildred’s); 10am The Eucharist (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: Isaiah 35.4-7a; James 2.1-10, 14-17; Mark 7.24-end.                    

SUNDAY LUNCH

If you live on your own and would like to come along to next week’s Sunday lunch in St Mildred’s Church Hall at 12.30pm, then please add your name to the list in St Mildred’s, or contact Carol Hammond (761591).

* COMING UP

SPONSORED BIKE RIDE

Some of you may have been inspired by Chris Froome’s recent success in winning the Tour de France. If so, and if you want to channel your enthusiasm towards a good cause, why not take part in the Friends of Kent Churches Sponsored Bike Ride. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 12th September. Contact Tara for a sponsor form.

We’re also looking for a sedentary team of people to welcome visiting cyclists to our churches and serve refreshments. Contact Tara if you can spare an hour between 10am and 6pm. Geoffrey Davison and John Roylance (St Mildred’s) and John Burbidge (St John’s) will once again be riding to raise money for our churches. Please sign their sponsor forms.

WEDNESDAY LUNCH CLUB

The next Wednesday Lunch Club will be on the 16th September in St Mildred’s Church Hall at 12.30pm. There’s no need to book a place. If you’d like more info, give Mary a ring (240767).

IT’S PCC TIME!

The next round of PCC meetings will be held next month: St John’s on Wednesday 16th September at 2pm at 11 Elmfield; St Mildred’s on the same day at 7.30pm in St Mildred’s Church Hall; and St Michael’s on Tuesday 22nd September at 7pm at Moonrakers, Ingleden Park Road.

SEPTEMBER MESSY BREAKFAST CHURCH

The next Messy Breakfast Church will be open at Tenterden Junior School on Saturday 19th September, 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. This year we’re supporting Tenterden Family Food Bank. Here are suggested Harvest gifts: tinned potatoes, tinned sweetcorn, tinned vegetables, rice, porridge oats and other breakfast cereals, tins of tuna and other fish, tins of corned beef and other cold meats, tins of meat meals, semi-skimmed long life milk, tea bags, instant coffee, sugar.

LET’S DISCUSS IT…

Following the Lent course, we thought that it might be interesting to continue our ‘pilgrim journey’ by meeting occasionally to take a new look at things familiar and to think about how we, as Christians, respond to some of the more challenging aspects of life today.

We begin by considering what the Lord’s Prayer, the Beatitudes and the Ten Commandments mean to us now. So we will meet in St Mildred’s Church Hall on the 30th September, 7th October and the 14th October (all Wednesdays), from 7.30pm until 9pm, and take a deeper look at the above topics and their context in the Old Testament or the Gospels, and relate them to today’s world.

This is not an exhaustive Bible study but we will be able to remind ourselves, among other things, just how radical Jesus’ teaching was and how it helps us question how we live our lives now.

There will be good discussion, good refreshments and good fellowship! So put the dates in your diary now!

THE TENTERDEN NATIVITY

It may be August, but local musician, Ed Adams, is already getting ready for Christmas! He is busy composing an oratorio, The Tenterden Nativity, which will tell the traditional Christmas story, giving it a local twist. The Tenterden Nativity will reflect a variety of musical styles: classical, baroque, romantic and modern. Well-known carols will be woven into the new material, giving audiences plenty of opportunity to sing their way into the Christmas spirit. Musical Director, Tracey Laws is keen to hear from people who would like to join a choir specially-assembled for the occasion. Rehearsals will begin in October (18th October, 1st November, 15th November, 29th November and 13th December) and it is hoped that there will be three December performances: in St Michael’s Church, St Mildred’s Church and St John’s Church in Smallhythe. If you’d like to be part of this exciting project, then please contact Tracey (01233 820298 / k.laws1@btopenworld.com ).

* OTHER NEWS

EILEEN AND BRIAN

You might like to know that last Sunday we presented Eileen and Brian with a cheque for £762, a case of six assorted wines from Chapel Down Vineyard, and a bouquet of flowers. Thank you very much indeed for your contributions.

* PEW NEWS

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

 

 

Who's Who

 Updated August 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 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 and Wedding Enquiries

Tara Smith

01580 764783

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
Caroline Johnson


01580 766973
01580 765868
01233 646966
07779 120758

The Magazine
Committee Members

Lindsay Hammond
Eileen Harrop
Christine Inskip
Glen Peacock
Emma Isworth
Philip Shaw

01580 761591
01580 441069
01580 764227
01580 765518
01580 762154
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