St Peter’s Church is situated in the beautiful village of Boughton Monchelsea in Kent. Learn more about us by exploring our website.
SUNDAY 9 MARCH 2014 – 1 in LENT
10.15am MORNING WORSHIP – Yvonne. Bible Readings: 1) Genesis 2:15-17 and Genesis 3:1-7 (p 4 & 5); 2) Romans 5:12-19 (p 1132); 3) Matthew 4:1-11 (p967). Theme ‘Temptation’
11.00am JUNCTION, Village Hall (741 231)
10.45am PRAYER MEETING at Anne Blake’s home 2 Windmill Court – all welcome
7.30pm DEANERY SYNOD MEETING
8.00pm SIMPLY WORSHIP at Boughton Primary School. On a Sunday are you just getting into worship when it stops? Or maybe you do not get the chance to worship because of kids running around? Or would you just like the opportunity to worship Him more? This is a time where you can come to Him and worship in spirit and truth setting aside the things of the world to come and rest in His presence. It’s a time to express our worship in song, or to sit and listen to His truths being sung over us, or to meditate on His word in an environment of worship. It is a time for those that are heavy laden to come and place their burdens with Christ. It is a time for those under spiritual attack to come and worship as an act of warfare and declaration that God is bigger, stronger and the solution. It is a time for all of us to come before Him in praise and adoration, in the recognition that He is God and to simply worship Him. Michael Coltham
7.30pm PCC MEETING
SUNDAY 16 MARCH 2014 – 2 in LENT
10.15am MORNING WORSHIP WITH HOLY COMMUNION – Geoff
12 noon Interment of the late Doreen Hoad – Geoff
12.30pm BAPTISMS – Geoff
NEWS AND EVENTS
DAVID COWARD To lose my dear David has left a huge gap in my life. I can’t find the right words to express how grateful I am for the tremendous on going support I have received from the church family. Thank you for your prayers, so many cards and flowers and so many giving me their time to ease the loneliness. My heartfelt thanks to you all. Love and God Bless, June
CHARLOTTE KNOWLER – Andrew’s mother passed away on 3 March. It was sudden but peaceful, at home in bed with David (Dad), the last word she said. Belinda
Geoff will be conducting Charlotte’s funeral service at 2pm on Friday 21 March at Vinters Park.
MY LOVELY MUM, JOAN DUNK is now in heaven with Jesus. Thank you all for your prayers, love and support. It means so much and is a great comfort. God Bless, Sue xx
MARGARET SMITH I should like to thank everyone for my lovely flowers, my card, cake and candle which I received for my birthday (which is really just a number!!!) Margaret
GIFT AID DONATIONS This is a gentle reminder asking you to check annually that, for each tax year, the income and capital gains tax that you pay will continue to be at least equal to all the tax that charities reclaim on your donations in the year. Charities reclaim tax equal to 25% of your donations and each declaration you complete remains in force until you tell the charity otherwise.
Further information about personal tax allowances can be found on the HMRC website at www.HMRC.gov.uk/rates
Please do not hesitate to contact one of us if you need help in making this check. Additionally, we are able to obtain advice for those who are considering leaving money to the PCC in their will. Alison Moore (744317) Alan McIntyre (744843)
CHEQUES TO/FOR THE CHURCH – Please note that all cheques must be made payable to ‘BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA PCC’. There has been a change of staff at Barclays in Mangravet and Margaret has been told that they will no longer be accepting any cheques made out to ‘St Peter’s’ or ‘St Peter’s Church’.
SNOW WHITE PANTOMIME – On Thursday 27 February a presentation was made to Demelza House of a cheque for £5,308.41 which was the proceeds from our Panto in December. It was received with very gracious thanks and they wish to say a big ‘Thank you’ to everyone who made a contribution. It costs £22,000 every day to run the three centres that Demelza House now has and our gift was very timely – February was a challenging month for them financially.
PREPARATION OF THE COMMUNION TABLE – If this is a job you would like to help with, do please let me know. It involves getting out and setting up the communion vessels etc – you would be shown what to do. And then after the service, cleaning and putting it away. Each month there are usually two 10.15am Holy Communion services and one 8am Holy Communion. It could be one person for the 8am and someone else for the 10.15am. Please let me know if you can help. Geoff
POP-UP CHOIR – will be back singing an item on Palm Sunday and another on Easter Day. See below ‘Dates for Diaries’
DIOCESE OF CANTERBURY FEBRUARY E BULLETIN – at the back of the church if you’d like to read it
MINIBUS – The minibus has now been sold – thanks to Stuart Carley for overseeing this. And thanks too, to our faithful band of drivers who took a turn over the years . Also to Ian Edwards for overseeing the rota. The money from the sale will ensure that there are funds available to pay for transport as and when necessary for those who require it. The 4 people who currently need lifts have been catered for by church members – thank you.
T T T – Two minute Topical Testimony – if you would like to be added to the list of those who will be invited at some time in the future to share – maximum 2 minutes – please add your name to the list at the back of the church. During each week, someone on the list will be contacted and invited to share on the following Sunday.
ENCOURAGING WORDS – if you have had some encouraging words from scripture or elsewhere during the week and would like to share them, please write them on the board at the back of the church.
INTERNATIONAL NEEDS – have a vacancy for an Administrator at their office in Caterham. Job entails helping to organise their GoGlobal overseas trips and ministry visits by their overseas visitors, helping to monitor overseas projects and developing their Church Ambassador programme as well as other general duties. For an application form and further information contact Karen Tomkins on 01883 331 332 or visit their website www.ineeds.org.uk
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 14 March – Graham Kendrick in concert 7.30pm at St Faith’s Church, Maidstone ME14 lLH. Tickets £10 from www.christiantickets.co.uk (booking fee applies)
Thursday 20 March – ST PETER’S PILGRIMS – (Walking Group) –If you like walking and would like to join with others in a monthly walking group, let me know of your interest so details of future walks can be circulated. This time, walk led by Nigel White, meet at The Stile Bridge Inn, Staplehurst Road 10.15am for 10.30am start – walking boots necessary as its likely to be muddy. About 4-5 miles off road, circular route – pub lunch at The Stilebridge. £1/head/walk for church funds. Contact Derek Gouldsworthy email@example.com or tel 744 391 Everyone welcome
Saturday 22 March – Hands of Compassion. Local supporters of this charity invite you to a COFFEE MORNING 10am – 12 noon at Ditton Church Centre, New Road, Ditton, Aylesford ME20 6AE. Proceeds to Hands of Compassion giving hope to children in Zambia. More info call 01732 222 106
Sundays 23, 30 March and 13 April – POP-UP CHOIR REHEARSALS Everyone who likes singing is welcome to come along to learn one piece to sing on Palm Sunday and another for Easter Day.
Friday 28 March – CHURCHYARD WORKING PARTY – 9am- 12 noon. Jeremy will join us to supervise the continuing work on the roses. Please bring pruners / loppers / spades etc. Please let me know if you are able to help, thanks. Nigel firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 746 605
Saturday 29 March – ALTOGETHER BREAKFAST – 8.15 for 8.30am. With guest speakers Janet Stone and Norman Blow who will be talking about the fascinating tour of Ethiopia they took over Christmas and New Year. Call Anne Norris to book your place – no charge, donations on the day please.
Saturday 29 March 3.30-5.30pm The Friends of St Peter’s Church invite you to a ‘NAUGHTY BUT NICE!” AFTERNOON TEA with FRIVOLITIES. At Boughton Social Club. Tickets £8.50 must be pre-booked, and include a glass of bubbles, a scrumptious tea, served on pretty vintage chine, accompanied by live background music and poetry readings. An early Mother’s Day treat or a wonderful excuse to treat a friend or yourself … this is not just for the ladies! For tickets call 743145 or 743336
Wednesday 2 April – our ANNUAL VESTRY AND PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETINGS will take place at 7.30pm at the Primary School, when elections of Churchwardens and PCC members takes place and we review events and accounts for 2013. To take part and vote at the meeting you need to be on the Church Electoral Roll – please check your entry on the copy at the back of the church . Nomination forms for Churchwardens and PCC members are also at the back of the church. Before nominating someone, please make sure they are both willing and on the Church Electoral Roll
Tuesday 13 May – International Needs GOLF DAY at Singing Hills in Sussex. £65 for golf and dinner. If you’d like to be involved and make up a team of 4, please contact Tony Hillier on email@example.com or call him on 07767 775 792.
Saturday 17 May – Concert – Phil Horley and Friends from Sutton Valence
Saturday 28 June – Concert – being organised by Barry Boulton and friends