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 29TH MARCH

PALM SUNDAY

Seeing Christ in the world!
Being Christ in the world!

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: Mark 11:1-11 (p.1016); Isaiah 50:4-9a (p.737); Philippians 2:5-11 (p.1179); Mark 15:1-39 (p.1022). The page numbers are those of the St Mildred’s pew bibles.

WELCOME, PHILIP!

Today we welcome Archdeacon Philip to St Mildred’s at 9.30am, complete (we hope) with sermon.

TSCW TRUST MEETING

The Tenterden Schools Christian Worker annual meeting will be held in Zion Baptist Church this evening at 6pm. Do come along to celebrate the wonderful achievements, praise God for his goodness and provision, and to look to the future. If you would like any more information please call either Nathan Wilson (07885 410876) or Alex Bienfait (291454).

APRIL MAGAZINE

The April magazine for Easter is now available. 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. Neil de Villiers has worked hard to produce this edition. It contains details of all our Easter Services - and much more. Thank you, Neil, and well done!

THIS IS HOLY WEEK

Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Day, and tells the story of the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. Holy Week is crucially important. So important, that about one-third of the gospel story focuses on this week.

We often think of Holy Week as the commemoration, one at a time, of a series of events in the life of Jesus. But Holy Week is really a single observance with an integral unity of purpose and proclamation. Holy Week is like a procession, which begins with palms and branches on Palm Sunday, and continues throughout the week as we follow Jesus to the cross and to the glory and wonder of his resurrection.

Will you follow Jesus faithfully in the whole procession of Holy Week? If you do, it will be your privilege to share in some of the richest rites and ceremonies of the Christian Church, and so be fed and nourished spiritually by drawing closer to Jesus, our Messiah and Lord.

PALM SUNDAY (29TH MARCH)
8am Holy Communion St. Mildred’s
 9.30am The Liturgy of Palm Sunday St Mildred’s
10am The Liturgy of Palm Sunday St. 8am Michael’s
11.15am Holy Communion St. John’s
All services include the Blessing of Palms

MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK (30TH MARCH)
7.30pm Holy Week Reflection & Compline St Mildred’s

TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK (31ST MARCH)
Homewood School Easter Services St Mildred’s
Morning and afternoon
7.30pm Holy Week Reflection & Compline St Mildred’s

WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK (1ST APRIL)
9.15am Tenterden Junior School Easter Service
St Mildred’s
11am Holy Communion St Michael’s
1.30pm St Michael’s School Easter Service St Michael’s
7.30pm Holy Week Reflection & Compline St Mildred’s

MAUNDY THURSDAY (2ND APRIL)
11am Holy Communion St. Mildred’s
7.30pm The Eucharist of the Last Supper St Michael’s
7.30pm The Eucharist of the Last Supper St Mildred’s

GOOD FRIDAY (3RD APRIL)
10am Procession of Witness High Street
Noon Children’s Easter Workshop Church Hall
2pm Good Friday Service St Michael’s
2pm Good Friday Service St Mildred’s

EASTER DAY (5TH APRIL)
6.30am Sunrise Service and Breakfast St John’s
8am Holy Communion St Michael’s
8am Holy Communion St Mildred’s
9.30am The Eucharist of Easter Day St Mildred’s
10am The Eucharist of Easter Day St Michael’s
11.15am Holy Communion St John’s
6pm Choral Evensong St Mildred’s

MORNING PRAYER

Morning Prayer is said in St Mildred’s every morning this week at 9am (but at 8.30am on Wednesday).

IMPORTANT NEWS

THE GREAT EASTER BENEFICE BAKE-OFF

Back by popular demand! The cakes will be shared with the residents of Acacia House, Breton Court, Halden Heights, Tenterden Day Centre, West View and house-bound parishioners. More cakes means extending Easter joy to people in our community. Have a go! Collect and submit your entry forms at St Mildred's Church and St Michael's Church and bring your cake for judging on Easter Day.

PRAYER TENT

The first Friday in April is Good Friday so there won't be a Prayer Tent for this month. However Prayer Tent will resume again on Friday 1st May.


CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

After a number of years in the post, Mike Boughton will be retiring as Church Administrator next month. We thank Mike very much indeed for his dedication and hard work. This means that we are now seeking a replacement and invite applicants to submit a CV and covering letter to Lindsay Hammond. A copy of the Job Description may be obtained from Lindsay on request. The closing date for applications is Monday 20th April.

FREE WILL OFFERING ENVELOPES

The new dated envelopes starting on the 12 April are now available. Please collect your envelopes from Church as soon as possible. If you would like to join the scheme or have any queries please speak to Graham Maple

GIFT AID SCHEME

Thank you to all those who have completed a declaration allowing us to reclaim the tax paid on your gifts. Please let Graham Maple know if your tax position changes and you no longer pay any tax.

T-LOOP IN ST MILDRED'S

The hearing aid T-Loop/Induction Loop in St. Mildred’s is now working again! We would appreciate feedback (perhaps an unfortunate term, but we know what they mean – Ed) on how it works, both in terms of quality and volume. Please let Neil de Villiers or John Crease know what you think. We would like to thank Neil and John for all their hard work and for procuring new innards for the system from E Bay at a vastly reduced price – Ed.

NEXT SUNDAY LUNCH

To make room for Easter, the next Sunday lunch for those living alone will be held on Sunday 12th April. As usual, sign the list at the cross aisle in St Mildred’s.

WEDNESDAY LUNCH CLUB

The next Wednesday lunch for those who live on their own will be served on the 15th April at 12.30pm in St Mildred’s Church Hall. There’s no need to book, but please contact Mary for more info (240767).

ANNUAL CHURCH MEETINGS

Wednesday 15th April (St Mildred, Tenterden)
7.30pm in St Mildred’s Church Hall

Tuesday 21st April (St Michael’s)
7pm in St Michael’s Church

Wednesday 22nd April (St John’s)
2pm in St John’s Church

WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL

Fancy a day trip to explore Winchester Cathedral? If so, contact Judith (763468 / shawmalthouse@aol.com). We’ll be travelling by minibus on Friday 17th April, and build in time for a look round the city and an evening meal. Judith will be able to give you more information. The cost of transport will be £10, which perhaps explains why seats are filling up fast.

MESSY BREAKFAST CHURCH

The next Messy Breakfast Church will be held in Tenterden Junior School on Saturday 18th April from 9am. Come along for fun, food and faith! We end at 10.30am.

ST. MICHAEL’S QUIZ NIGHT

St Michael’s are holding a Quiz Night in St. Michael’s Village Hall on Saturday 25th April 2015 at 6.30 for 7pm. Teams of 6–8 are invited to compete for the Elsie Phythian Trophy. There will be individual prizes for the first two teams. Tickets are £10 per person, and this will include a fish and chip supper, or sausage or spring roll and chips, and a bottle of wine per team. There will also be a pay bar and raffle. For tickets please contact Raymond Crawfurd (762967) or Christian Robinson (820184). All proceeds to St. Michael’s Church.

SERVICE OF HEALING AND WHOLENESS

The next Service of Healing and Wholeness will be held in St Michael’s Church on Sunday 26th April at 4.30pm, beginning with tea in the church at 4pm.

ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC

A Quartet from The Academy of Ancient Music is coming to St Mildred’s Church on Saturday 23rd May at 7:30pm to open the 2015 Flower Festival. The AAM has performed for music lovers on six continents for more than 40 years and has thrilled millions through its extensive catalogue of recordings. It is very exciting to have a quartet from the Academy, led by Pavio Beznosluk, with Rebecca Livermore, Jane Rogers and Andrew Skidmore, playing for us on the opening night of the Flower Festival. Tickets for the concert will go on sale first to The Friends of St Mildred’s and members of our congregation, before they are released to the general public on the 20th April. Tickets are priced at £15.00 and can be bought from friendsofstmildreds@gmail.com  or Jane Johnson on 01580 761467. Move fast!

WANTED!!

... an instructor for teaching bell plates. St. Michael's School has a good set of bell-plates (they sound like hand bells and are rung like them, but look different). We need someone who would be willing to take a group of children to learn how to play them and so be able to give a short performance in school or church. Contact Lindsay, Eileen or Sara Williamson (763210).

FOOD BANK

When you’re doing your shopping, don’t forget the Tenterden Family Food Bank! We have boxes in our three churches and Waitrose are now supporting us, too.

COPY

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:
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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