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St Peter’s Church is situated in the beautiful village of Boughton Monchelsea in Kent. Learn more about us by exploring our website.

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SUNDAY 13 JULY – 4 After Trinity

10.15am         MORNING WORSHIP – We welcome back Revd Chris Thom as our leader and preacher this morning.    Bible Readings : Deuteronomy 28:1-14 (page 205) and Acts 28:17-end (page 1126 in the pew Bibles)

11.00am         JUNCTION, Village Hall (741 231)  Another 24/7 prayer week begins today – see below



Tuesday 15

10.45am         PRAYER MEETING at Anne Blake’s home 2 Windmill Court – all welcome

11.15am and 12.30pm        Geoff with groups in church


Wednesday 16


7.30pm           BELL RINGING (call Tony on 744 931)


Thursday 17

11.00am         Funeral for the late Dot Sales at Vinters Park – Geoff


Friday 18

9am-12 noon CHURCHYARD WORKING PARTY Main task is to continue to strim the centre sections of the church yard and burn the cuttings.  In addition, there are a number of graves in the lower sections which also need to be strimmed to remove overgrowth, whilst preserving any roses which are planted on them.


Saturday 19



SUNDAY 20 JULY 2014 – 5 After Trinity

10.15am         MORNING WORSHIP with HOLY COMMUNION – Yvonne

11.00am         JUNCTION, Village Hall (741 231)  Another 24/7 prayer week begins today – see below

12 noon         INTERMENT– Geoff

12.30pm         BAPTISMS - Geoff





Note – Sermons can be listened to on www.stpeters-church.org.uk





24/7 PRAYER WEEK  – If you haven’t taken part in a previous 24/7 prayer week, you are encouraged to do so.  Whilst in the prayer room ( which is in the pavilion, the Jam Jar on the rec) you can spend quality time with God, reading, praying, listening to music – anything that takes your fancy – just focus on God.  There are facilities – WC and for making tea or coffee if you like. Knock on the door when you arrive so the person inside knows you are waiting.  At the end of your session the person taking over from you will knock so you can let them in.    To book a slot you need to contact Nicola on   taiwantinkler@myfastmail.com


MINUTES OF THE LAST PCC MEETING are at the back of the church


BIBLES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVERS – As usual, at the leavers’ assembly I will be presenting the children with a Bible as a gift from the church.   This year there are 31 leavers and the Bibles cost £15 each.   If you would like to sponsor one do please put your name on the list at the back – cheques to ‘Boughton Monchelsea PCC’ please.    Geoff


THANK YOU  – A very big ‘thank you’ to all my Church friends for the good wishes, cards and flowers I received on the occasion of my 90th birthday – all very much appreciated.  Love and best wishes to everyone – God bless you all.  Barbara Farley


GIDEON BIBLES – How you can help:-  If you are going away and will be staying at a hotel, guest house, Premier Inn or Travelodge, please check to see if there is a Gideon Bible in your room.  If not, please mention your disappointment to the Manager and ask if they would like free Gideon Bibles to place in the rooms.   Then, pass on this information (including name and address of hotel) to Dawn Pemberthy on 01622 746 502 who will pass the information on to the Gideons.  The information will be most useful to them.


VALERIE TAYLOR – Has written a letter to thank us all for the £2,500 gift we were able to send for the work at CRP (The Centre For The Rehabilitation of the Paralysed)


DIOCESAN E BULLETIN – There’s a copy at the back of the church so you can see what’s going on in the Diocese.


NORTH DOWNS DEANERY TRAIL BOOKLET available at the back of the church if you would like one.  Our parish of Boughton Monchelsea is part of the North Downs Deanery, (an ecclesiastical term for a group of churches).   The booklet includes a brief history and a map of all the churches in the deanery  and also a ‘Spiritual Map’ which gives ideas of what to look out for in churches.


PAPER BANK IN THE GARDEN OF 71 CHURCH STREET  Aylesford Newsprint are finishing their Paperbank recycling scheme and have now removed our bin (they are taking all the bins away).Thank you to everyone who has used the bin, which provided the church with a small amount of revenue – it  was always ‘something for nothing’.


CHURCH PEWS  – once the Faculties have been granted, the PCC have unanimously agreed that they (relevant pews) will be sold. Before they are offered on the open market, if you would be interested in buying 1 or more, please inform our Wardens, Margaret or Tony.  There will be 4 full length ones that were removed from the centre of the church and 5 side aisle pews.  The cost of each will be in the region of £300-£400 which is the average price paid for pews.

OLIVER !  Performances will be on Friday 7 November (evening); Saturday 8 November (matinee and evening) and Sunday 9 November (evening).  Put the dates in your diary.    Like to be involved?  Some characters still need to be cast; chorus members;  back stage;   help making/paint scenery;  linda-darling@hotmail.co.uk

Rehearsals – during the summer they will be on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons in The Community Room (which is a portacabin in the playground)  at the Primary School.     Children at the Primary School (workhouse and Fagins gang) have started rehearsing songs at school.


SPONSORED BIKE RIDE  – Tony and Gillian Now it is time for everyone who sponsored them to pay up please!  Proceeds in aid of Church Roof repairs.


MAGAZINE EDITOR  Our Editor is Lindsey Wigham and her contact details are as follows:   lindseywigham@gmail.com or Linsey.wigham@emap.com  Telephone 01622 749927.    If you wish to put an item in the magazine or to change your existing item, please contact Lindsey direct.  The copy date is 10th of the month preceding the month of publication.


LEJoG  – SPONSORED WALK from LANDS END TO JOHN O GROATS (1100 miles)   Michael is now about one third of the way – and is feeling quite tired.    Oon Friday he was in Warrington (between Liverpool and Manchester).  You can see his blog and photos if you go to his company’s website www.familyfuneralservice.net   It is a solo walk and the proceeds will benefit The Blackthorn Trust.    If you would like to sponsor Michael, do please sign the list at the back of the church.   And keep Michael in your prayers


BBC FLOG IT  is going to Chiddingston Castle, Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge TN8 7AD 9.30am – 4pm on Thursday 17 July. Come and have your antiques valued (max of 3 items per person).   Presenter Paul Martin and experts Adam Partridge, Thomas Plant and Claire Rawle look forward to seeing you there.  Free admission. E: flog.it@bbc.co.uk    T: 0117 974 7839   W: www.bbc.co.uk/flogit


HOMELESS CARE (formerly Maidstone Christian Care) is looking for one or two new Trustees.   HC runs a Day Centre for the Homeless in Knightrider Street.  Its short term aim is to provide immediate help to those who are homeless;  its long term objective is to help them back into Society.  It also operates a Food For Thought project which collects food from supermarkets and other sources and redistributes it to individuals and families in need.    They are looking for Trustees who will pay an active part in the charity and be willing to devote some time to it.  Trustees are unpaid.  If this is something you might like to undertake, please ring or email either Mike Fitzgerald, Chairman of Homeless Care (743 270;  mike@laxtondrive.co.uk)  or David Bond, Treasurer (202239;  dwbond@blueyonder.co.uk)  to arrange a meeting at which we can tell you more about HC


FRIENDS OF ST PETER’S GARAGE SAFARI – this event planned for July, has been postponed