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: Monday

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

Pastoral Assistant
Annette Parkin
Tel: 01580 766245
Email: netti_parkin@hotmail.com

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

Baptism Minister
Karen Edgar
Tel: 01580 762838
Email: kassinteriors@aol.com

Church Administrator
Mike Boughton
Tel: 01580 241610 and 07815 660307
Email: mikeprb20@btinternet.com

Webmaster (acting)
Neil de Villiers 
Tel: 01580 765868
Email:

St Mildred's Hall 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 20TH APRIL EASTER DAY

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

www.tenterdencofe.org

ALLELUIA! 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 team.

Whatever your reason for coming today, please enjoy your time here in this holy place, knowing that God is here with us and that he welcomes you as you are.

If you are unable to come to the altar to receive communion, please tell a minister or welcomer before the service. We can then bring communion to you.

Please stay for refreshments after the 9.30am and 10am services at St Mildred’s and St Michael’s. If you are a seasoned member of our congregations look out for those who may be new and say hello.

SPECIAL FEATURE!

THE MESSIAH

Will you help to launch the Friends of St Mildred’s?

We need lots of people to buy a ticket for the Friends’ inaugural event: a stunning performance of Handel’s Messiah by The Merry Opera Company at St Mildred’s NEXT SUNDAY at 3pm. Please help to pack the church.

Tickets (£15), are now available from Travelux, or by ringing 765000, or at the door. Cream teas will be available after the performance (£2.50, payable at the door).


TODAY

TODAY’S READINGS

Today’s readings will include one or more of the following: Acts 10:34-43 (p.1104); Colossians 3:1-4 (p.1184); John 20:1-9 (10-18) (p.1089). The page numbers are those of the St Mildred’s pew bibles.

THANK YOU

Our churches don’t decorate themselves for Easter, of course. And so we thank all the people who have worked hard on flower arrangements and Easter gardens and made our churches look so wonderful for this great festival. Well done! And while we’re at it, we give an appreciative cheer for the many people who contributed in one way or another to our Holy Week and Easter worship. Thank you!

CHORAL EVENSONG

Come and join the merry throng
that worships God at Evensong.
In timeless words we sing and pray
to end this wondrous Easter Day!

This evening at St Mildred’s at 6pm.

ST MILDRED’S ELECTORAL ROLL

Are you on the church electoral roll (not to be confused with the other list you may have put your name on recently)? If you are unsure whether your name is on the roll, please check by looking at the list on the table on the right as you are leaving the church.

Your name on the roll will entitle you to vote at the forthcoming annual church meeting, or to be nominated for the church council, Deanery Synod, or even the post of churchwarden (if that doesn’t put you off signing, nothing will) and reaffirms your membership of St Mildred's congregation. You will need to complete one of the application forms (on the same table as the list) and hand it to one of the ministers or Dick Warren (Electoral Roll Officer) today.

THIS WEEK

MORNING PRAYER

Morning Prayer is said in St Mildred’s every weekday at 9am. All welcome.

MILLIES ON MONDAYS AND TOTS ON THURSDAYS

Millies and Tots are our weekly parent and toddler groups. Tots will be held in St Michael’s Church this Thursday from 1.30pm until 3pm, and Millies resumes after the Easter break on Monday 28th April in The Glebe Hall from 9am until 11.30am.

EASTER MONDAY PILGRIMAGE

Fancy a three mile stroll into Canterbury and then a service with 600 other young people in the cathedral itself? The Pilgrimage is the perfect way to end the Easter weekend celebration. We shall leave Tenterden at about 10am and travel by car or minibus to Chartham, walking from there to Canterbury. We return to Tenterden by about 4.30pm. Want to come? Then contact Lindsay for more information.

BELLRINGING

Bellringing practice will be held at St Mildred’s Church on Monday at 7.30pm.

HOLY COMMUNION

Holy Communion will be celebrated at St Michael’s on Wednesday and then at St Mildred’s on Thursday. Both services will be at 11am.

FUNERAL AT ST MILDRED’S

The funeral of Patricia Crook will take place at St Mildred’s on Wednesday at 1.30pm.

ANNUAL CHURCH MEETINGS

St Mildred’s Annual Church Meeting will be held on Wednesday at 7.30pm in St Mildred’s Church Hall (Mike Boughton: 01580 241610 mikeprb20@btinternet.com ).

And St John’s Annual Church Meeting will take place on Thursday at 3pm in Smallhythe Church (Doreen Mackey 01580 762965 doreen.tawnybank@tiscali.co.uk).

CHURCH CHOIRS

St Mildred’s church choir and St Michael’s church choir practice this Thursday at 7pm (St Michael’s on alternate Thursdays, so check with Tracey Laws 01233 820298 / k.laws1@btopenworld.com ).

LET’S PICK UP THE GAUNTLET!

An Inter-Church Quiz Night will be held at St Andrews Catholic Church Hall on Saturday at 7.30pm. Churches are invited to form teams of 6 to compete for a prestigious cup. The entry fee per person is £6. This entitles you to nibbles, a bottle of wine for each table and soft drinks. You may also bring your own food and drink.

Can we form a team or two? Think of the shame and ignominy if we fail to respond to the challenge!
For more information, or to book a table for your team, contact Brian Lawrence (01233 732657 b.lawrence999@btinternet.com ).

NEXT SUNDAY

ALL AGE SERVICE ON 27TH APRIL

The 9.30am service at St Mildred’s next Sunday will be a lively, all-age non-communion service for St George’s Day, because we shall be joined by lots of young people from our uniformed organisations.

Here is the full list of services:

8am Holy Communion (St Mildred’s); 9.30am All-Age Service (St Mildred’s); 10am The Eucharist (St Michael’s); 11.15am Holy Communion (St John’s); 4pm Service of Healing and Wholeness
(St Michael’s).

The readings will include one or more of the following: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-end, with special readings for the St Mildred’s St George’s Day service.

BAPTISMS AT ST MILDRED’S

The baptism of Sidney and Oscar Reeves-Yates will take place at St Mildred’s next Sunday at 12.30pm.

A BIBLE GROUP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Joining with Biddenden and Smarden churches we have just started a bible study group for young people of secondary school age. We meet once a month and the next session will be on this coming Sunday at 6pm. Normally we meet at St Mildred’s but, because of the performance of The Messiah, we will transfer to The Glebe Hall. The theme will be In the Beginning. Come along with open minds, lots of questions and a big appetite for doughnuts!

COMING UP

EXPERIMENTING AT ST MICHAEL’S

Beginning in May, and on the first Sunday of the month thereafter, we will be sampling some different forms of the Eucharist at St Michael’s and seeking feedback from members of the congregation. On Sunday 4th May, we shall try the Iona form of the Eucharist, rather different to what we are used to, and see what you think!

SUNDAY LUNCH CLUB

The next Sunday Lunch Club (for those who live on their own) will be held at St Mildred’s Church Hall on Sunday 4th May, beginning at 12.30pm. Please sign the list at the cross aisle at St Mildred’s, or ring Valerie Hill (388471).

PASTORAL VISITORS TRAINING EVENING

We have organised a training evening for all our pastoral visitors, and indeed all those in our churches who are the holders of a CRB disclosure certificate. The evening will concentrate on working with vulnerable adults, and will be held at St Mildred’s Church Hall on Wednesday 7th May at 7.30pm. These training evenings are vitally important and form an essential element in our child and vulnerable adult protection procedures. Please give this utmost priority and let Jenny Webb know if you can come (765721 / peter.jenny@uwclub.net ).

ST MICHAEL’S QUIZ NIGHT

The extremely popular annual St Michael’s Quiz Night will take place on Saturday 10th May at St Michael’s Village Hall at 7pm. Teams of 6 to 8 are invited to compete. You will be nourished by a very tasty fish and chip supper from our local chippie, and lubricated by a complimentary bottle of wine (per table, not per person). Tickets will cost £9 each to include all of the above. Please contact Raymond Crawfurd (762967) or Christian Robinson (01233 820184) to enter. All proceeds to St. Michael's Church.

MESSY BREAKFAST CHURCH

The next Messy Breakfast Church will be at Tenterden Junior School on Saturday 17th May, from 9am until 10.30am. Arrive and leave when you like and enjoy breakfast and craft activities, read the newspaper and share in a short and informal act of worship. More info from Shirley (see Contact Us).

THE MOTHERS’ UNION ARE WELL PRESERVED!

Having discovered that the third Sunday of the month is currently almost the only one on which we’re not selling delicious food after the morning service at St Mildred’s, the Mothers’ Union have put that right. Members will be selling preserves and homemade cakes in St Mildred’s Church Hall after the 9.30am Eucharist on Sunday 18th May.

WEDNESDAY LUNCH CLUB

The next Wednesday Lunch Club (for those who live on their own) will be held at St Mildred’s Church Hall on the 21st May. Lunch will be served at 12.30pm. More info from Mary (240767).

CRY IN THE DARK

Nip along to St Mildred’s Church Hall on Saturday 24th May because there will be a ‘White Elephant’ sale to raise money for the August trip by Terry, Shirley, and Dale to Romania to help the work of Cry in the Dark. Our intrepid trio are seeking donations of reasonable quality goods that they can sell. So search your drawers for unusual, exotic or everyday items. Terry, Shirley and Dale need all the financial support they can get (as well as prayer). If you’d like to provide the former, please visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/churchestogether

THE YOUTH SECTION

There are lots of exciting youth events coming up and we are proud to be connected with the following.

BRYMORE VENTURE CAMP
27th July – 2nd August

Take an exciting mix of outings, challenges, chilling, swimming, workshops, games and worshipping God. Throw in a great relaxed atmosphere with new friends, leaders and members alike and stir. Then add lashings of fabulous home cooked food, some amazing worship tunes and you have a recipe for a delicious summer week at Brymore, Somerset. If you’d like to go, then contact Tom or Lindsay for more information (see below).

And ....

DETLING SUMMER CELEBRATION
9th August – 14th August

Marvel at another heady combination of workshops, seminars, games, worship and Bible-led teaching. The result is that each day is full of fun and enjoyment! If you’d like to go, then you know who to contact for more information: Tom or Lindsay.
Tom Parkin                           
07816 567070                             
smellynerfherder@outlook.com
Lindsay Hammond
01580 761591       
tentvic@gmail.com

OTHER IMPORTANT NEWS!

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!

Have you missed someone from Sunday services or other church activities? Do you know of anyone who is unwell? If so, please do tell one of the ministers. If you are going into hospital and would like a visit, please do let one of the ministers know.

ROGATION

This year’s Rogation Pilgrimage on Sunday 25th May will, once again, be wrapped in The Eucharist. The Pilgrimage will begin, either at St John’s, Smallhythe (10am), or at St Michael’s at 10.30am. You choose your starting point. From St John’s and St Michael’s we converge on St Mildred’s. The first part of the Eucharist (the Liturgy of the Word) will be celebrated in each church. The Pilgrimage then begins.
 
For those who cannot participate in the walks, or for those for whom the very thought of exercise is an abomination, the first part of the Eucharist will be held in St Mildred’s at 11.15am.

Guiding the two walks will be a Pilgrimage Leader. Please stay with the Leader because, at a pre-determined point on the walks, we will pause to pray for our communities and the people. After the intercessions, the walks continue to St Mildred’s. Both walks should arrive at St Mildred’s by noon at the latest. For those who arrive before noon, coffee and tea will be available in St Mildred’s Church Hall. Overshoes will be available. If your footwear is wet and muddy, please put on the overshoes before you enter the church, or remove your shoes or boots.

The Eucharist resumes in St Mildred’s at noon, beginning with the peace and continuing with the Liturgy of the Sacrament. We then share bread and wine, before emerging into the sunshine to eat our packed lunch, either in the churchyard or the church hall. More coffee and tea will be available in St Mildred’s Church Hall and there will be a selection of craft activities for the children.

A minibus will return you to your car, either at St Michael’s or St John’s, making trips as required from 1pm onwards. Don’t forget your packed lunch to eat at St Mildred’s.

 

Who's Who

 Updated 29 March 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
Dick Warren

01580 765496
01580 764219
01580 761688

Pastoral Assistant & Verger

Annette Parkin

01580 766245

Children's Lay Minister

Shirley Docker

01233 733772

Baptism Lay Minister

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

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

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