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The Lantern The Parish Magazine of S. Andrew’s, Deal CORONATION PARTY, THE ALMA, JUNE 1953

JUNE, 2012 visit us at www.dealstandrews.org.uk


Who’s Who in the Parish Parish Priest: The parish is in an interregnum

Honorary Assistant Clergy: Father Ian Shackleton SSC 01304 379773 Father Roger Marsh SSC 01304 362851

Churchwardens: Peter Gibson 01304 380860 Waveney Brooks 01304 367961

PCC Officers PCC Secretary: PCC Treasurer: Electoral Roll:

Ali Robertson Mike Carey Bryan Evans

Director of Music: Tim Woodhead Lantern editor:

Peter Gibson

The Parish Office: S. Andrew’s Church, West Street, Deal CT14 6DY (01304) 381131 - Email: Office@dealstandrews.org.uk The Parish Office is not manned full-time but mail and telephone messages are checked every day. The Parish of S. Andrew, North Deal is in the Diocese of Canterbury in the Church of England.


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In Church each week at S. Andrew’s Matins is said at 8 am on Saturdays; otherwise at 9 am. on weekdays. Evensong is said at 6 pm. Sunday

8.00 am 10.00 am 6.00 pm

Low Mass (Book of Common Prayer) Parish Mass (Common Worship) Evensong and Benediction (BCP)

Monday

10.00 am

Low Mass

Tuesday

9.30 am

Low Mass

Wednesday

10.00 am

Low Mass

Thursday

12.00 noon Low Mass

Friday

6.30 pm

Low Mass (a priest is normally available

before and after the service for spiritual counsel.) Saturday

8.30 am

Low Mass

On Festivals and Holy Days, service times may vary - please see our Notice Board or website or website Holy Baptism, Weddings and Funerals Please contact Father Ian Shackleton on 01304 379773 for inquiries about any of these services.

Front Cover: North End Coronation Party at The Alma, West Street, Deal. (Copyright will be acknowledged if the owner contacts the Editor.) Do you have memories of this event? If so, perhaps you would like to share them. We would love to print them in the July issue of The Lantern.


Father Ian writes ...... The church's year can be roughly divided into two parts. The first, beginning with advent, takes us through Christmas, Good Friday, Easter Day, the Ascension and Whit Sunday. It culminates on Trinity Sunday, when the church celebrates the unfathomable mystery of the Three-Persons-in-One God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But all that, it may be argued, is in the past; it is history. What does the Church mean by statements like 'Jesus is alive now'? Does He live merely in the minds of and/or the emotions of believers? Is His living and ever-present reality just a subjective phenomenon? If that were the case, then Christianity, embodied in the Church would soon have died out. but properly understood, the Church is not just a gathering place for people who just happen to 'like that sort of thing'; it was founded by Christ Himself and imbued by Him with divine authority to be his real, objective risen presence in the world. In other words, the Church isn't a man-made optional appendage to Christianity; it is nothing less than the extension in time of the Incarnation, and without the Church there would be no Christianity. The defining characteristic of the early Church, according to the Acts of the Apostles was that on the first day of the week (Sunday) they met together for the 'breaking of bread'. Today we call it the Mass (or Eucharist, or Holy Communion) but essentially it is the same thing. We do what Christ ordered us to do when He took Bread at the Last Supper saying 'Take, eat, this is my Body which is given for you' and then took the Cup saying 'this is my Blood given which is shed for you and for many. Do this in Remembrance of me.' The Greek word translated 'remembrance' is anamnesis which means to bring back into the present time and place: that is to bring back to the here and now the same Christ who died and rose again two thousand years ago and who ascended to the 'dimension' of Eternity. Under the tangible forms of bread and wine Christ's real and objective Presence is assured and depends on neither limited human intellect nor fickle human emotion. So the Mass is central to Christianity; it is the divinely guaranteed means by which we make, through Jesus Christ, the connection with God. This is the truth upon which Corpus Christi focuses. We shall mark it at S. Andrew's with an outdoor procession at noon on Sunday June 10th. We hope for a fine day and that some readers might join us.


DIAMOND JUBILEE WEEKEND AT S. ANDREW'S, DEAL SUNDAY 3RD JUNE 6.00PM A SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING FOR HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II followed by a reception in the hall.

ALL WELCOME

Mums and Toddlers

at St. Andrew’s every Wednesday (during school term-time)

9.30 to 11.30 am


MONDAY 4TH JUNE 3.00 TO 5.00PM

JUBILEE GARDEN PARTY IN THE CHURCH GROUNDS (OR HALL IF WET)

ALL WELCOME BRING THE FAMILY NO CHARGE

CORONATION TEA Sandwiches, Cup Cakes, Individual RED, WHITE and BLUE Jellies, Tea and Soft Drinks MUSIC CHILDREN'S RACES including Egg-and-Spoon, Sack, Three-Legged, Obstacle; ALSO Scavenger Hunt, Pass-the-Parcel and Grand Prix Scooter Slalom (bring your own scooter)

PRIZES GALORE!


What’s On in June and July Sunday 3rd June Trinity Sunday 8.00am Low Mass 10.00am Parish Mass 6.00pm SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING TO MARK THE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Monday 4th June Bank Holiday 3.00pm onwards JUBILEE GARDEN PARTY In the Rectory Garden. Scrumptious tea and jolly larks. Children’s games.

Saturday 9th June 8.00am onwards Sale in aid of Church Funds at the Town Hall Undercroft.

Sunday 10th June Corpus Christi 8.00am Low Mass Sunday 10.00am High Mass followed by the Procession of the Blessed Sacrament through local streets. 6.00pm Solemn Sung Evensong and Benediction.

Saturday 23rd June ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY 2.00pm onwards in the Churchyard

Friday 29th June DEAL FESTIVAL OPENS Sunday 1st July 10.00am DEAL FESTIVAL MASS Preacher: The Rt Revd Michael Turnbull, former Bishop of Durham.

Monday 2nd July CHURCH OPEN 10am to 4pm ALL WEEK

Saturday

S. ANDREW’S PARISH GIFT DAY Church open and Stall in Market


Something for young people. When is a vicar not a vicar? was last month’s question and Why is the priest in charge of St. Andrew’s called Rector ? is another. At its simplest the rector was the person who in a parish had the right to all the tithes collected in the parish. A tithe was a tenth of what the land produced and it was paid to the priest or perhaps the abbot or to the bishop. If the priest did not get the tithes then whoever did installed a priest as a substitute which is the meaning of the word vicar. At the Reformation some laymen became rectors and they paid a vicar to look after the parish church and people. Gradually, in 19th and 20th Centuries tithes were completely abolished, but the name of rector survived in parishes like ours and others much older. Basically, it is a matter of history. Priests are styled The Reverend and should never be addressed simple as Reverend Smith but as The Reverend John Smith and thereafter as either Mr Smith or Father Smith or Fr. John or just John whichever they prefer. Sadly, even in the Church the The is omitted making Reverend a noun and not an adjective! One of the most important priests in a diocese is the Dean of the Cathedral. He and not the bishop, is in charge of the cathedral. He has a chapter of three or four other priests, called canons, to help him. He ranks next in importance to the bishop and is styled The Very Reverend. Some parish priests are made honorary canons of the cathedral by the bishop in recognition of their faithful ministry. They have the title of Canon and make up the greater chapter, but do not help run the cathedral. One or more of the cathedral canons will be the archdeacon. In this diocese we have three archdeacons who are each responsible for part of the diocese. They are there to discipline the clergy and to ensure the fabric of the churches is maintained. They examine as to whether a priest is suitable for a job and publicly present him to the bishop. He inducts the new priest into his parish and the bishop licenses him. Originally they were deacons, but now are priests and they are styled The Venerable. Two things with which to end. First, I have used he but since 1994 some priests in the Church of England have been women. Soon some women will be made bishops. This has caused people to disagree, but we are one of those parishes where for the time being anyway both the new rector and the bishop looking after us will be men. Secondly, some of these jobs which are usually done by priests can be done by a man who was a bishop somewhere else; for example the Dean of Windsor is a bishop and so was the last Dean of St. Paul’s in London. They are then styled The Right Reverend. Confused? I hope not. What matters most is that they all are loving and faithful priests.


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April Concerts at S. Andrew’s Church Because of its fine acoustics, musicians have long enjoyed performing in St Andrew’s Church, and with its newly purchased grand piano and the imminent completion of the refurbishment of its nave organ the prospects are even brighter. Apart from the sung mass and choral evensong each Sunday, April witnessed five further musical treats. The first, on the 13th, welcomed back Miranda Amess, a former chorister at the church. Her talent was ably displayed in a programme of songs from the shows she entitled ‘Music of the Night’. At the piano was Paul Stubbings in his last performance in Deal before taking up his new post as Director of Music at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh. For five years Coffee Concerts on Monday mornings have attracted increasingly large audiences. Employing the talents of local professional musicians, programmes entertain and educate, aided and abetted by the temptation of freshly brewed coffee and delicious homemade cookies. On St George’s Day, Timothy Woodhead, St Andrew’s Director of Music, and John Harper presented a programme of music for four hands at one piano, entirely penned by English composers. Their finale was an amusing duet by Sydney Smith whose father happened to reside in Deal in the early 19th century. A week later, John Harper on piano was joined by Bill Kenchington on clarinet and Andrew Humphries, a viola player, for a very well received programme of music in which Mozart’s ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio was paired with a less familiar work by Max Bruch. Between the two Coffee Concerts, the Deal Festival presented the third of its Spring Series Concerts at the church on April 27th. It introduced a new ensemble, Caliband, which fused together the talents of young East Kent string players with top professionals. The eclectic bill of fare brought together music by Elgar and Shostakovich with songs by Sting and Coldplay. The project is part of the Festival’s on-going Education Project, encouraged by a generous award from the Arts Council. John Harper


Deal Parochial School - Spring Concert S. Andrew’s was delighted to welcome the choir and musicians of Deal Parochial School to the church on Saturday 21st April. A large audience of parents, friends, and members of the congregation was entertained by outstanding performances of numbers that were variously exuberant, amusing and touching. What was particularly noticeable was the enthusiasm and enjoyment of all who took part, supported by musicality and careful listening. The choir tone was clear and bright, and words were well projected. While the girls and boys voices melded imperceptibly in the full choir, the individual qualities of the voices were brought out distinctly in Dashing away with the smoothing iron (girls) and When I first came to this land (boys). Solo singers sang with character, showing sensitivity to the meaning of the words. The solo pianists all rable accuracy but careful attention to namics. The Replayed their skill in gramme of condid the Guitar their first piece Costhe distinctive alaika and then in softer sounds of the

played with admidid not neglect phrasing and dycorder Group disa short protrasting pieces as Group, who in sacks called up sounds of the balGreensleeves the Renaissance lute.

John Harper was the but especial credit Spencer who directs school and to the who help train the

able accompanist, must go to Joy music at the other musicians children.

A retiring collection brought in ‚215 which has been donated to the African Children’s Choir. They have visited Deal in the past and it is hoped will do so again. The Editor


Edward II -

a talk given by Dr Rosemary Horrox, Fellow of Fitzwilliam

College, Cambridge. Deal Adult Education's 'History for Pleasure' students have studied in S. Andrew's Hall for ten years. During those years we have welcomed a number of outstanding lecturers to address us on topics as diverse as 'Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas' and 'The Romanovs'. Most recently, on 27th April, we were delighted to be joined by one of our foremost mediaevalists, Dr Rosemary Horrox, who spoke about Edward II, one of England's more unfortunate monarchs. Edward was brought up in the shadow of his father, Edward I, who was both a 'great’ and a ‘terrible’ king, two characteristics his son wholly lacked in spite of sharing his father's impressive physical stature. He inherited his father's war debts but not his appetite for war. He was heavily defeated by the Scots at Bannockburn in 1314. Edward's own tastes were for luxury and pleasurable entertainment in the company of male favourites, untroubled by affairs of state. Piers Gaveston and, later, Hugh Despenser extorted outrageous gifts of titles, land and money, much to the anger of the barons and of Edward's ambitious wife, Isabella of France. Following the execution of Gaveston by opponents of the king in 1312 and the defeat by the Scots, Hugh Despenser, supported by his family, made himself indispensable to Edward. For a time the king's party gained the ascendency but then in 1321 the Despensers were exiled. After a period of fluctuating fortunes, Isabella returned to France in 1325 and there, with the support of the powerful Marcher lord, Roger Mortimer, and of the French King, planned and executed a successful invasion of England. In 1327 Edward was forced to abdicate in favour of his son, Edward III, and it is generally believed that in October of that year he was murdered in a particularly gruesome manner at Berkley Castle by an agent of the Queen's. Mortimer was himself executed in 1330 and the Queen was placed into retirement by her son, Edward III. The capacity audience was enthralled by Dr Horrox's lecture and she has promised to return to talk about Richard II, another victim of dynastic quarrels. We shall be us-

ing Dr Horrox's book, The Black Death - a collection of original sources with commentary, for a focus of study next year. The meeting concluded with tea and homemade cakes supplied by members of the S. Andrew's congregation. Barbara-Ann


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Christina Rossetti It has been suggested by a reader that from time to time we might publish a poem that, in her own words, 'was not too demanding.' So, here goes. SUMMER Winter is cold-hearted, Spring is yea and nay, Autumn is a weather-cock Blown every way: Summer days for me When every leaf is on its tree; When Robin's not a beggar And Jenny Wren's a bride, And larks hang singing, singing, singing, Over the wheat-fields wide, And anchored lilies ride, And the pendulum spider Swings from side to side, And blue-black beetles transact business, And gnats fly in a host, And furry caterpillars hasten That no time be lost, And moths grow fat and thrive, And ladybirds arrive. Before green apples blush, Before green nuts embrown, Why one day in the country Is worth a month in town; Is worth a day and a year Of the dusty, musty, lag-last fashion That days drone elsewhere. Christina Rossetti Those who know of Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) will most probably associate her with the Christmas poem (not carol) 'In the Bleak Midwinter', a minor masterpiece. Older readers may recall 'Goblin Market', in the mid-twentieth century a staple of anthologies of longer poems and the poem which first gained the author an admiring readership. (Continued on p.22)


DIAMOND JUBILEE WORD-SEARCH See if you can identify and ring the 23 words linked to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

H N L N X T H R O N E O R W T Z

L A V I N R A C L E T R P D S H

T E G A F E S T I V A L A C A U

E T A I N G N I K A M Y R R E M

J A M E M O R A B I L I A N F H

G U B P C Y R A S R E V I N N A

I C B S S E N I P P A H E A I H

D J E L C R I I A L C R P P A F RQ T G Y I J A T N WT V S E L

L E O E L E O U A O I K A T G I

B R B R WN C A C P A E E I N O H D I I E A F M A O O N Q D Z A

E A H T N E M E T I C X E N F B

I T S I G R O C R O Y A L T Y E

G E H O L I D A Y U S E E R T T

N E C C A E K I D A N C I N G H

SOLUTION Anniversary, Carnival, Celebrate, Corgis, Crown, Dancing, Diamond, Elizabeth, Excitement, Feast, Festival, Fun, Giants, Happiness, Holiday, Jubilee, Memorabilia, Merrymaking, Party, Queen, Reign, Royalty, Throne


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(Contiued fom p. 18) Much of Rossetti’s verse marks her out as a poet of loss, of resignation and renunciation, of spiritual yearning. (She was an ardent Anglo-Catholic; her older sister Maria became a nun in one of the new Anglican orders.) Our chosen poem finds her in a more joyful mood. She celebrates her delight in summer, capturing in a series of simple, direct images the sights and sounds of a day of constant activity. The reader’s responses are guided by flexible, varied rhythms. The skylark’s song spreads above us, evoked by repetition and a lengthened line; the swing of the 'pendulum spider' is echoed in a shortened line of three pulses. The brisk activity of the caterpillars is set against the gradual fattening of the moths. But in the last stanza the emphasis changes and we are reminded that the delights of summer have to be snatched from the relentless onset of time. The summer is narrowed to ‘one day in the country’, while the rest of time (represented in the fairy tale formula of a 'day and a year') is 'dusty, musty', where the ‘days drone’ in a ‘lag-last fashion’. Internal rhyme, alliteration, a preponderance of drawn-out vowel sounds, all make clear the poet’s sense of disgust at the tedium of life in general. For Rossetti, happiness in this world can only ever be fleeting. The Editor


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