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: Friday

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 28TH SEPTEMBER

THE FEAST OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

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 service at St Mildred’s and the 11am service at St Michael’s. If you are a seasoned member of our congregations, say hello those who may be new.

TODAY

TODAY’S READINGS
Today’s readings will include one or more of the following: Genesis 28:10-17 (p.30); Revelation 12:7-12 (p.1242); John 1:47-end (p.1064). The page numbers are those of the St Mildred’s pew bibles.

CHANGE OF TIME AT ST MICHAEL’S
Today we celebrate the Feast of St Michael and All Angels, which is of course St Michael’s Patronal Festival. To accommodate the St Michael’s Patronal Festival Lunch, which will be at the London Beach, the service at St Michael’s today will begin at 11am.

OCTOBER MAGAZINE
The October magazine has hit the racks. 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 the October edition. Thank you, Huw, and well done!

THANKSGIVING
Today there will be a Service of Thanksgiving for the birth of Theia Willson at St Mildred’s Church at 12.30pm.

G9 EVENSONG
As you may know, we are in a mutually supportive collaboration of churches which we call the G9 parishes. This is shorthand for Appledore, Ebony, Newenden, Rolvenden, Smallhythe, St Michael’s, Stone, Tenterden and Wittersham. We do odd things together. One of the least odd is the occasional Choral Evensong. The next one will be at Wittersham this very evening at 6pm. All welcome.

ST MILDRED’S BOOKSTALL
The bookstall has been moved temporarily from its usual location to the organ chapel in order to create space for the harvest displays by local producers. The bookstall will remain in the chapel until after Harvest.

THIS WEEK

GLEBE HALL CAR PARK CLOSURE
The Glebe Hall car park will be closed tomorrow and Tuesday, and also on Wednesday 1st October and Thursday 9th October. We are installing a barrier.

ST MICHAEL’S SCHOOL CELEBRATES HARVEST
St Michael’s Primary School will hold their Harvest Service in St Michael’s Church this Tuesday at 10am,
with the church Harvest Thanksgiving taking place next Sunday at 10am.

HARVEST AT ST MILDRED’S
Harvest at St Mildred’s begins this Friday, with two school services: at 9.15am, Tenterden Junior School will come to the church, followed by the students of Homewood School at 1.30pm. The church Harvest Thanksgiving will take place at 9.30am next Sunday and feature two guest musicians, Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman. The church will be decorated with displays by local producers and the tower will be open from noon until 6pm this Saturday.

HARVEST GOODS
Our collection of produce for Harvest this year will be donated to the Ashford Food Bank of which the Tenterden branch is about to be launched. The items they would most like to receive are: tinned vegetables, rice, porridge oats and cereals, tinned tuna and meats, tinned meat meals, longlife milk, instant coffee, sugar, nappies (size 4 and 5) and wet wipes.

OFF TO THE TOWER!
We’re opening St Mildred’s Church tower next Saturday, from noon until 6pm. Can you help with stewarding and the serving of refreshments? If so, please sign up at the cross aisle. You can obtain further information from Andrew or Eleanor Bliss (01233 770082). Money raised will be given to Christian Aid.

NEXT SUNDAY

THE SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY
The services next Sunday will be as follows:
8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s); 9.30am Harvest Thanksgiving (St Mildred’s); 10am Harvest Thanksgiving (St Michael’s); 11.15am Matins (St John’s); 6pm The Eucharist with Prayers for Healing (St Mildred’s).

NEXT SUNDAY LUNCH
It’s the Sunday lunch for those who live alone, next Sunday at 12.30pm in St Mildred’s Church Hall. The last lunch had to be cancelled so your name may not be on the list. Please check and let Valerie Hill (01580 389082) know if your name is missing.

COMING UP

STAND BY YOUR BEDS!
St Mildred’s will be full of children all day on Friday 10th October, because Homewood School and the surrounding primary schools will be running the third Celebration of Education Day. Take cover!

LUNCH CLUB
Lunch Club will next be held on Wednesday 15th October in St Mildred’s Church Hall at 12.30pm. If you live alone and would like to chat with others over lunch do come along!  For further information ring Mary Monckton on 01580 240767 – but there is no need to book, just come and join us!

OTHER IMPORTANT NEWS!

FASHION SHOW
We held a cracking fashion show in St Mildred’s on the 20th September. Everybody had such fun and it was a good way of connecting our church to the local community. We’re also delighted to say that the show raised £787.56 towards the tower repairs. Well done!

MORNING PRAYER
Morning Prayer won’t be taking place at St Mildred’s this coming Friday, nor on Friday 10th October. This is because school events will be taking place in St Mildred’s on both days.

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 and would like a visit, do let us know.

A MOTHERS’ UNION CHRISTMAS
Before you order your Christmas cards, do look at the display on the Mothers’ Union table in St Mildred’s. We are a small charity which punches above its weight, our work being undertaken, unpaid, by our members worldwide, but we both need and appreciate support from our fellow Christians. Catalogues and order forms are on the table - Wendy Stevenson

ITEMS FOR PEW NEWS
Items should be sent to Tara by Tuesday of each week.

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).

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.

CHURCH CHOIRS
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.

 

Who's Who

 Updated 14 September 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 

01580 765496
01580 764219
 

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
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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Photos: Stuart Kirk, Photographer www.tenterdenphotography.co.uk