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
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 14th DECEMBER

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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 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: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 (p.748); 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 (p.1188); John 1:6-8, 19-28 (p.1063). The page numbers are those of the St Mildred’s pew bibles.

THANK YOU!
We say huge thanks to the small but merry band of people who prepared the Christingles for last Sunday’s Christingle Service at St Mildred’s. Great work! Also we congratulate the larger group of volunteers who, last Saturday, restored St Mildred’s to tip top condition, following Late Night Shopping. Our final tribute goes to Chris, June, Mary and the monthly Sunday and Wednesday Lunch Club catering teams who tripped the light fantastic throughout 2014 to produce some delicious fare for those who live on their own to enjoy. Well done everybody!

BAPTISM
At St Mildred’s at 12.30pm today, we celebrate the baptism will take place of Oliver and Alice Kitchen, and Mia Taylor-Ernst.

CREATE SPACE
The Church Hall will open this evening, and inside will be the Create Spacers, ready and waiting with a reflective service with which to end a Sunday evening. Do come along and warm yourself spiritually and physically (through the post service refreshments).

THIS WEEK

HOMEWOOD CHRISTINGLE
The students of Homewood School will be coming to St Mildred’s tomorrow for two Christingle services, one at 10am and one at 2pm. We welcome them most warmly.

HOMEWOOD CAROL SERVICE
Homewood will be back in St Mildred’s on Tuesday from 8am, rehearsing all day in readiness for their Carol Concert at 6.30pm. We’re fast becoming old friends!

ST MICHAEL’S SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION
The children of St Michael’s School will be setting up camp in the church on both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 6pm to present their Christmas production. As always, we will be glad to see them!

TOWN CAROL SERVICE
The annual Tenterden Christmas Carol Service will bring the people of the community together in St Mildred’s on Wednesday at 7.30pm for a service to warm our hearts in the darkness of winter. Do come along.

ST MICHAEL’S SCHOOL SERVICE
The school will be back in St Michael’s Church at 1.30pm on Friday for an end of term service, following which it will be the Christmas holidays! Yippee!

THE BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Some people may find it hard to celebrate Christmas, perhaps because of pain, isolation, loneliness, depression, grief or sadness. Held close to the longest night of the year, the Blue Christmas service acknowledges the struggles that people endure and provides a safe place of rest and comfort. The Blue Christmas Service takes place in St Mildred’s Church on Friday at 7pm.

MESSY BREAKFAST CHURCH
The last Messy Breakfast Church of 2014 will be held on Saturday in Tenterden Junior School hall at 9am. We won’t need mince pies because we will have bacon and egg butties, pancakes with all manner of toppings, lots of fun, and Christmas flavoured faith!

NEXT SUNDAY

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY
Next Sunday we celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Advent and the services will be as follows: 8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s); 8am Holy Communion (St Michael’s); 9.30am The Eucharist with Nativity Performance (St Mildred’s); 10am All-Age Worship (St Michaels); 3pm Christmas Carol Service (St John’s); 4pm Christmas Carol Service (St Michael’s). The readings will include one or more of the following: 2 Samuel 7:1-11,16; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38.              


TRAIDCRAFT
A sale of fair trade products will take place during coffee after the 9.30am service at St Mildred’s next Sunday. The products include the usual stocking fillers, delicious Christmas goodies, and new supply of apricots, biscuits and chocolates. Last month's proceeds were £273.85 - a record! There will be no sale in January so please stock up!

OTHER IMPORTANT NEWS

CANTERBURY TALES
BBC2 is screening a series of programmes about the life of Canterbury Cathedral. It’ll be interesting viewing. The programmes are being screened at 9pm on the 12th, 15th and 19th December. If you’ve missed the first one, then catch it on iPlayer.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE
We say a very big thank you to Elizabeth Emson who has organised Sunday morning coffee for eleven years with reliability and efficiency. Jean Easto (01233 850960) has agreed to take over with effect from January 2015. The new rotas are now available for collection from the side table.

DONATONS NEEDED
St. Michael & All Angels church will be flood-lit from 30th November until 6th January 2015. Floodlighting costs £5 per night. If anyone would like to nominate a night in memory of a loved one all donations will be gratefully received. Please send donations to Carol Stevens, Kent House, Ashford Road, St. Michaels TN30 6PY.

FOOD BANK
Great news! We now have Tenterden Family Food Bank boxes in our three churches. Please pop something in the next time you’re passing. The collection arrangements are now firmly in place. Very early in the New Year, we shall be able to let you have information about the system of distribution of food boxes to the people who need them.

CONFIRMATION 2015
Have you ever thought about being confirmed? Have you ever wondered what confirmation is all about? Would you like to think about confirmation in 2015? If so, then why not get in touch with one of our team of ministers? We are seeking candidates for confirmation and will begin preparation sessions early in the New Year. We will explain what it's all about and then leave you to decide whether or not it is for you.

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.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

At St Mildred’s

Christmas Eve
3pm Crib Service
5pm Crib Service
11pm The Eucharist of Christmas Night

Christmas Day
8am Holy Communion
9.30am The Eucharist of Christmas Morning

At St Michael’s

Sunday 21st December
4pm Christmas Carol Service

Christmas Eve
4pm Christingle Service
11pm The Eucharist of Christmas Night

Christmas Day
10am The Eucharist of Christmas Morning

At St John’s

Sunday 21st December
3pm Christmas Carol Service

Christmas Day
11.15am Holy Communion

PEW NEWS

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

 

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