St Peter’s Church is situated in the beautiful village of Boughton Monchelsea in Kent. Learn more about us by exploring our website.
SUNDAY 13 APRIL - PALM SUNDAY – beginning of Holy Week
When we remember Jesus’ triumphant arrival into Jerusalem
10.15am MORNING WORSHIP – Geoff, Bible readings: Zechariah 9:9-12 and Luke 19: 28-44. Theme ‘Behold Your God’
After the service there will be a short Pop Up Choir rehearsal of the piece we will be singing on Easter Day
11.00am JUNCTION, Village Hall (741 231)
12.30pm BAPTISMS – Geoff
11.00am Funeral of Betty Mackereth at Vinters Park – Geoff
1.00pm LITE BITE at the Village Hall. Everyone welcome – come and join us for a light lunch and some company. No charge, donations on the day if you wish.
2.30pm FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE EASTER SERVICE – contact John 745 362
7.30pm BELL RINGING (call Tony 744 931)
7.30pm MAUNDY THURSDAY HOLY COMMUNION – Yvonne. We recall the Last Supper Jesus shared with his Disciples
10.15am WALK OF WITNESS from Village Hall to the Green, singing well known Easter songs and hymns as we go (everyone welcome) – Geoff. Followed by Hot Cross buns and tea/coffee
2-3.00pm GOOD FRIDAY MEDITATION. To focus on the sacrifice Jesus made for us. Meditation, Bible readings and music – Yvonne
12.30pm Wedding of Daniel Thirkell and Nichole Cross
SUNDAY 20 – EASTER DAY
6.00am SON RISE SERVICE – takes place outside in our churchyard, over looking the deer park. Join with us for an early celebration that the Lord is Risen!
8.00am HOLY COMMUNION, said
10.15am ALL TOGETHER EASTER CELEBRATION with HOLY COMMUNION, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt – for children!
10:30 JUNCTION, Village Hall (741 231)- Earlier this week!
3.00pm WEDDING of Danny Watson and Jenny Taylor
2-4.30pm CHURCH OPEN FOR VISITORS – the first of our summer season of open afternoons
10.45am PRAYER MEETING at Anne Blake’s home 2 Windmill Court – all welcome
2-4.30pm CHURCH OPEN FOR VISITORS
7.30pm BELL RINGING (call Tony on 744 931)
12noon The funeral of the late John Hambrook at Charing Crematorium – Yvonne
SUNDAY 27 APRIL – 2nd Sunday of Easter
10.15am Morning Worship – Yvonne
11.00am Junction, Village Hall (741 231)
Note – Sermons can be listened to on www.stpeters-church.org.uk
NEWS AND EVENTS
REPORT OF ELECTIONS AT OUR ANNUAL CHURCH MEETINGS – At the meetings on 2 April 2014 in the Primary School Tony Avard and Maragaret Greig were both re-elected to service for another year as Churchwardens.
Barry Knott, Belinda Knowler, Sonia Nunn and Anne Norris were elected to serve on the Parochial Church Council (PCC) for a period of 3 years.
BABY GRAND – The baby Grand piano has now been delivered to the church and will be tuned next week so that it can be played for the first time on Easter Day.
WATER AID – The sum of £104.00 was collected following the Primary School Easter Service which took place in the church on 4 April 2014 and a cheque for this amount has been sent to WaterAid which was the charity of their choice
URGENT – PARISH MAGAZINE EDITOR/TYPESETTER Since the tragic death of her husband Stephen in January 2013, Christine LeHegarat has been an excellent Editor and Typesetter of our Parish Magazine. Sadly the time has now come for her to hand over to someone else and replacement is required urgently. No magazine next month unless we have a volunteer! Could you serve our church in this way?
How things work :- Contributors to the magazine send their entries to the editor (usually be email) by 10th of the month; the top copies have to be with the printer a week later. Collating takes place the week after that.
So, the Editor needs to have some hours available usually between 10 and 17 of each month. Please let me know asap if you are able to take this on – even on a temporary basis? Thanks, Geoff
FRIENDS OF ST PETER’S ‘NAUGHTY BUT NICE’ Afternoon Tea and Frivoloties on Saturday 29 March. A total of £678.16 was taken. Then we have minus hire of hall, cake stands and some food …most food was kindly donated; and plus we are awaiting a couple of late donations that have been promised. But so far, we have made £537.16 – so, ‘Grateful thanks for all for a Great occasion!’ Pat O’Toole
CHURCH GUIDING – Our summer opening season (Easter to Harvest) is coming up and MORE VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED PLEASE so that our beautiful church can be open for visitors. The hope is that we can open the church on Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Bank Holiday afternoons 2-4.30pm – subject to services and also subject to there being volunteers available. So, if you can spare 2½ hours now and again during the summer, please do offer to join the team. Contact Jeanette Coster on 743 740 to add your name on the list or to find out more.
CHEQUES TO/FOR THE CHURCH – Please note that all cheques must be made payable to ‘BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA PCC’
DIOCESAN E BULLETIN for APRIL – There’s a copy at the back of the church for you to read.
PREPARATION OF THE COMMUNION TABLE, usually twice a month – 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. NB The Communion table can be prepared on the Saturday if that is more convenient. Please let me know if you can help. Geoff