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RBL Women’s Section Meeting



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Horticultural Society Mini Show



Great War Memorial Day Parade & Service



Village Picnic at Parkminster



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RBL Women’s Section AGM



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Music at St Nicholas



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August 2014 E - Team


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What a rush it’s been to get this issue out on time what with the thunderstorms that have prevented me from using my computer (all power off when there’s lightning about!!) to losing another whole day of my normal layout time to attend the Show on Saturday. Weren’t we our usual lucky selves missing all the rain throughout the morning and afternoon, although those attending the Ceilidh in the evening weren’t quite so fortunate. Thank you to everyone who came and spoke to us and especially to those who told us what a wonderful magazine this is, even though it embarrasses me to hear it. I may receive the praise but it wouldn’t happen without a lot of others doing their bit as well, I‘m just here to ‘steer the ship’. We’ve struggled to make space to get everything in this month and we wanted to have more pictures of the Show but had to settle for just the front page but if we’ve room we’ll publish some more next month. So that’s it for this month, just my usual question - where’s Zac?

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Letter to Editor re Open Gardens Quiz Winner(s) This short note arrived in my inbox a couple of days before copy closure so I thought I should find it a small space in this issue. Dear Editor, A big thank you from all the team who won your Open Gardens Quiz. Although we entered under my name it was actually a team Diana effort, so can you please include Sarah Archard, Susan Costin, Suzanne Lawrence and Val Hale as well as myself. We always come to your Open Gardens event and always have a brilliant time regardless of the weather. The hard work of the gardeners who show Kevin their gardens is always much appreciated, but it was an extra special treat this year to win the quiz prize. We are all meeting for a coffee and to spend our £5 shares asap at the Garden centre. How handy it was a £25 voucher as there were 5 of us! Many thanks for so many lovely events and well see you again next year. Kind regards, Sue Brooks.

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August 2014 Ideas For The Summer Holidays

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‘Mummy Boredombuster’ here …. With the ever so long summer holidays coming up and several children between the ages of 7 and 10 to entertain we decided to make a sandcastle bucket list. Kinda like a normal bucket list, but obviously for littler peeps … In previous years we have made teddy bear zipwires, tarpaulined the garden and gunged everyone and even hung lots of drink cans around the garden as a nerf target arena, but this year I decided to pass the planning over to those who know ! The sprogs … The kidlets were given a short set of rules for the summer holiday activity plan … They must come up with ten activities they have not done before, they must not be days out or cost much money and most of all they must all be something they have never done before. So many activities are possible with children’s imagination. Things we as parents think do not sound ‘fun’ to a child actually can turn out to be the opposite … The kids are soooo excited with the idea of having their lunch served on a trolley which they pay for with pretend money it made their top ten … Give your kids a piece of paper, and see what ideas they may come up with … who knows, you may end up having a chuckle or two in the process as well …. Over to you Kidlets!! Bonjour/Hello We are the BOREDOMBUSTERS eliminating boredom! Who are we? We are Magnificent Moo Moo/ Maisie , Wondrous William, Occupying Oscar and Meaningless Millie. Here are ten things to do over the summer holidays, the BOREDOMBUSTERS way! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.



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August 2014 Minster Playhouse - Prompt Corner

During the week leading up to Saturday 5 July the weather was absolutely gorgeous and we all kept our fingers crossed that this would continue, because that was the date of the first Minster Playhouse Charity Summer Fair to be held in the lovely gardens of The Bell. We actually started on Friday evening, erecting a large marquee, the question raised was how many Playhouse members does it take to put up a tent? The answer was quite a few, but to be fair we did not know what the marquee looked like when up, we were not sure if we had all the parts, neither were we sure all the bits we had were for that marquee. However, with luck, skill, the Internet and a few dashes between Ramsgate and Minster the job got done. All off into The Bell for a well deserved pint. First thing Saturday morning was grey, cloudy and drizzly. Takes more than that to put Minster Playhouse off though, and our team of committee and other supporters swung into action. Using Peter’s trusty trailer we ferried costumes, scenery, hats, wigs and a ton of other stuff from our store at Abbey Farm, by which time the rain had stopped and the sun was trying to come out – hooray ! Our stall holders started to arrive and by 10am we had 7 trade stands and a bouncy castle up and ready. Our volunteers were all good to go, dressed up in various costumes. We had Pirates, Principal Boys, Elvis Presley, a guest appearance from Peter Pan’s Crocodile and three, yes three, Dames. Now the nervous period, waiting to see if anybody would arrive for the official opening at 11am. Arrive they did, throughout the day and in their droves. The weather was absolutely brilliant and very hot for those of us in costume, but we all had a great day. On sale was jewellery, hand-made cards, gifts, confectionery and, best in my book, Sally’s cake stall selling the most amazing range of cupcakes, including one topped with bacon and maple syrup – sounds really weird but, if you get a chance try one, absolutely delicious. In addition were face-painting, tuition in circus skills and a tent for kids, full of felt tips, crayons and a million Loom-Bands! The cream of local singing talent kept us entertained with live music all day, and The Bell did a brisk trade dispensing hot-dogs and burgers. However, the highlight of the Fair had to be the Dames Games tent. Three of our guys needed surprisingly little persuasion to don wigs, dresses, makeup and false bosoms, to front a selection of outdoor games, which included an electronic skill test, passing a loop along a twisted metal tube, a coconut shy (yours truly knocked down 3 with 6 balls during a practice session) and trying to knock down a stack of cans by hurling

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Dear Editor and Minsterians?, As a newly arrived resident I first became aware of our village less than three months ago. I immediately fell in love with it, together with a bungalow which I have subsequently purchased. Such a contrast to READING where I was born during the war, although my roots have traced back to a small village near Newbury for twelve generations. (sorry another story). I have “village life” in my blood. Despite the community spirit and abundance of activities, I have yet to find fellow travellers ( and women) who have an interest in railways, model, or real, and also “social bridge”. Both flourish in nearby CANTERBURY with many Bridge clubs organised by U3A and also three model railway societies. Bridge may be more of a pastime for women but railways are certainly not the exclusive province for men. I have known several female railway enthusiasts and indeed I met my ex-wife at such an exhibition. If my letter is not severely reduced by your editor and provokes an interest, I would be pleased to hear from devotees with a view to forming two more interest groups in the village. Bob Winter t: 826 102 e:

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bean bags at them in Tin Can Alley. However, the best of the Dames Games was throwing wet sponges at somebody imprisoned in the stocks. As first the Dames themselves were the ‘volunteer’ targets, but as the day wore on folk were putting husbands, wives and even their children in the stocks. We saw some very passionate throwing from a number of family members, who were obviously evening up some long-standing scores! Throughout the day our Principal Boys sold a shed-load of raffle tickets for some wonderful prizes, all contributed by friends, volunteers and our traders, including a very generous one from the Holiday Inn of a free night’s room and breakfast. The raffle, together with the proceeds from Dames Games and a pitch fee from our traders raised over £250 for our sponsored charity ‘Cardiac Risk in the Young’. At about 4pm we said goodbye to the last of our visitors and started packing up, marquees are much easier to take down than put up! Just as we finished, it started to rain again, but did we care? Certainly not! We’d all had a brilliant day full of fun and good music, and we had raised a decent amount for CRY, so once we had restored the garden to how we found it, it was off for another well deserved pint.

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August 2014 Emergency Life Support – How YOU can save a life! If you find a collapsed person: D anger – are you safe? R esponse – talk to the patient S hout for help! A irway – open and check B reathing – look/listen/feel for 10 seconds Ensure advanced help is on the way dial 999, giving your exact location Get the Defibrillator out of the cabinet – the 999 operator will give you the code! C hest compressions – hard and fast Attach the defib pads and turn machine on… DRs ABC This is what we have been teaching the good folk of Minster plus how to use the new AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) that are attached to the wall outside the Village Hall and Ben’s. We: that’s Alan Jones - A&E Consultant ret’d, Jane Daulman – Resuscitation Service Trainer for EK Hospitals and Ross Halfpenny – Community First Responders Team Leader are all very happy to run more sessions for you. Yes, YOU! It only takes two hours to learn how to save a life….. Contact Kyla Lamb (Parish Clerk), telephone 821 339

NEW DEFIBRILLATORS I recently attended a two hour training session in Minster library on the new defibrillators which can be found in the village. Defibrillators help to restore a normal heart rhythm after a heart attack has occurred so possibly saving someone’s life. The session included the basic lifesaving skills of mouth to mouth resuscitation and cardiac compressions plus instruction on the use of a defibrillator. The training was easy to follow with a practical session. The village has two defibrillators, one outside of Ben’s and the other outside the Village Hall. More training sessions will be happening and I would urge you to enrol for this short but comprehensive course which may help you save a life. Kate Humphreys


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I WALK THE MINSTER HILL I walk the Minster hill, it is quite a climb. Nearly always around the same time. I see these birds when I nearly reach the top. Pretty Goldfinches, in the almost the same spot. They fly from the hedges that border the hill. A delightful picture to see, though they do not stay still. Some days I see four or five of these pretty creatures. Their red, white and black colours being their distinctive features. I really feel fortunate to see these birds on my walks each day. Perhaps one day you might see them too, if you walk my way. Yvonne

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Healthy Eating Week 2 - 6 June

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SAFEGUARDING ALERT It has been brought to our attention that two people giving the name Dr & Mrs Whitfield have attended a church coffee morning in the diocese with a view to conducting healing sessions for those with pain or disabilities. We cannot be certain of this man’s credentials and there has been some complaint of inappropriate contact and unorthodox healing methods. He has also suggested purchasing vitamin and other supplements via a website called Woodshealth which has received very bad online reviews recommending that the site is not used to purchase these items. The man is described as in his fifties, with an English accent and he has a beard. If these people do any events and start to give medical advice or offer healing then the advice is that they should be asked to leave the meeting.

Minster C of E School PFA We have a couple of dates for you!! The PFA AGM is on 25 September 6.30pm at the school. All welcome, especially our new committee members!!! Please come along. At the moment the provisional date for our Christmas Fair is 5 December after school - 3.30pm until 5.00pm. We would like to thank the local businesses and members of the community for their support of the Summer Fair. The response we had for prize donations was both enormous and very generous and made the raffle truly spectacular this year. We will be sending personal letters of thanks to the businesses concerned. Also a big thank you to all the families, friends, parents and residents of Minster for attending the fair, despite the rain it was good to see so many of you and we raised just over £2000, which is fantastic given the weather. Jody Tyman, PFA Secretary. Massage & Aromatherapy Clinic Thanet NHW Zone 10 As Minster appears to have been suffering a ‘more than normal’ spate of burglaries in recent weeks, now seems an appropriate time to promote some self-help in the form of Neighbourhood Watch. Would you like to see your street covered by the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme? You can help us by volunteering as a Neighbourhood Watch Co-Ordinator. It is not very time consuming and your involvement could also help others in your area. The only stipulation is that you must be able to receive messages from the NHW Desk, at Margate Police Station, by email – sadly they no longer send messages by telephone. The aim is, in time, to cover the whole of the village. To join up or for further information please contact the Zone 10 Secretary who will be pleased to hear from you. Tony Goodman, 47 Rose Gardens, Minster in Thanet CT12 4AQ 01843 822 720


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PRIVATE COLLECTOR WISHES TO BUY OLD BOTTLES, OLD PUB ITEMS, OLD POSTCARDS (Pre 1960) Tel: 01843 583 453 or 07799 892 436 MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri Hire times and prices Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) 09:00hrs to 21:00hrs 15:00hrs to 21:00hrs Price Structure * Full Pitch : £37 hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £26 hour Half Pitch : £26 hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only. To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA t: 821339 f: 825869 e:


Zac’s Musings Not enjoying all the thunder and such like that we’ve been having recently. I’m a bit of a coward where that’s concerned and I usually try hiding behind my favourite armchair. If we’ve already gone to bed, before it starts, I have to leave him to fend for himself whilst I go back down and hide under the stairs. I know I’m a terrier and that I should be braver but it is my one weakness , I excel at all other things a dog should do like sorting the postman and the local cats but my psyche just can’t cope with rain and storms. There it is we all have our dislikes, the boss man isn’t too keen on meeting and talking to strangers, although I think he tries to put a brave face on it when he’s confronted with people talking about this magazine or any of the other things he’s involved with in the village. Such is life!!


Short Mat Bowls Sessions for August Come along to one of our evening sessions. We are an extremely friendly group and will lend you bowls to get you started. It’s well worth trying !!




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RED RECYCLING BAGS Minster Parish Council are aware that some residents red recycling bags have been lost or thrown in the large recycling bins during the collections. As it is proving a lengthy process for some to get a replacement, the Parish Council have now asked Thanet District Council if they can hold a small stock of replacement bags at the Parish Office. If you lose your red bag please contact the Clerk on: 821 339 to arrange to collect a replacement.

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Reasons why you should use your LOCAL VILLAGE AGENT if you are considering a move in the near future

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We are the only agent to have a full time branch in YOUR Village. Buyers looking to move to Minster or the surrounding villages contact us first. We have a better knowledge of prices as we sell more properties. We are “on the spot” for viewings. We advertise on all the major property portals as well as in the local press and village magazines. We have professional staff with over 60 years combined experience in the area. Surprisingly competitive fees. Please contact Debbie, Carrie or Lynn for an informal chat without obligation

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION It is with great sadness that we have to report that the Mayor of Armbouts Cappel, Jean-Luc, lost his wife suddenly this month, and we offer our sincere condolences. The Twinning has been keeping busy throughout the last month. We were invited to the Primary School BBQ on 17 June when the school hosted a day of fun for the French school children from Armbouts Cappel along with some of their parents and some teachers. The Twinning made a donation to help the proceedings. Prior to the firing up of the BBQ, the children amused themselves with playground games where they integrated well. The French adults attempted to speak English to us and likewise we tried to reciprocate with our broken school-day French. A good time was had by all, young and old alike. A meeting was held on 15 July with Kirsty Alentis, Vice Head of the school, to further relationships with regard to supporting each other in the future. The Bowls Open Day on 22 June was very successful. We entered 2 teams: Lads and Lasses. Both teams were narrowly beaten in their first games, but on entering the plate competition, both got through to the semi-finals. A good effort for virtual ‘non players’. On 29 June, Armbouts Cappel hosted their annual ‘Ducasse’. This began with a parade around the village including a band, majorettes, the Minster Carnival Court and the giants. The parade was followed by a buffet lunch, throughout which we were entertained by various musical and singing acts. The atmosphere was electric and their village hall was soon buzzing with various dancing skills (or not!) from both sides of the channel. We were also invited to attend the Giants’ Day (Geants des Flandres) on 13 July in the neighbouring village of Rubrouck. White vans arrived at the starting point where numerous body parts were unloaded! After about an hour, these were miraculously transformed into 27 giants, ranging from 10ft – 20ft (3 to 3.6 mtrs) in height. Some were on metal frames, others on wicker, some had to be walked around laboriously and others flowed easily on castors! All the giants were accompanied by dancers or musicians whilst they paraded around. This ended outside the village hall and the consensus was that a good day was had by all. If you ever get the chance to witness this event, it is well worth the trip.

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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB The good news for July was welcoming 10 new members into the Club, five or six of them having got ‘the bug’ at our recent Open Day. An excellent social evening was had with the "Steam Boat” Jazz Band. It really came alight when a trombone player joined the group for about an hour half way through the evening. We were pleased to see the East Kent Bowls Association visit us on the Wednesday 2 July and they went away with stomachs full of steak puddings that Ian had served. This was followed later in the month with the Isle of Thanet Ladies President bringing her Ladies Champions to play for the honour of becoming Area Champion. Looking forward to Friday 15 August we host a group of ladies trying their hand at bowling whilst at the same time raising money for Breast Cancer. Why not come along and see these non-bowlers enjoying themselves, whilst maybe partaking of a drink from our bar, and possibly donating your change to this very worthy cause. Friday 29 August we have yet another social evening, including a buffet and listening to "Robbie Williams". All are welcome. Friday 26 September sees the club hosting Billy Brown who was an original member of the group "Hot Chocolate". Further details on this next month, all are welcome, book for a seat or table.





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It all started with a request for help on Facebook for one of the elderly ladies I help look after, Lilly Spicer, she is 85 and has lived in the village for Purpose Made Joinery Staircases ~ Doors ~ Windows 50+ years. Her husband had a fall months ago and is still in hospital now, Lilly was getting very depressed obviously being on her own, she always Carpentry Service spoke so fondly about how lovely her garden used to be. Her garden was Doors Hung very overgrown with years of accumulated rubbish, and weeds that were Kitchens Fitted all above our heads ... these are the people that turned up to help ... Contact: Miranda Keene, Karen Edmundson, Gemma Hollands, Emily and Bonnie Simon Greenstreet Johnson, Madalaine Shaw, Bo Small, David Lowery aka (Beetle) and (01843) 823035 myself. Everyone came with gardening tools and we all worked to try to email: clear a space big enough so Lilly could be safe in the garden and sit out in the sunshine. The garden was full of nasty insects. None of us very keen QUALIFIED FOOT HEALTH on any of them or very brave when they came running out, then there PROFESSIONAL were the slow worms, kindly rehomed in a safe environment by Beetle. David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP We all went home filthy dirty and not smelling very sweet but satisfied we had made a good start. All forms of Services and Treatments Robert Edmundson, Karen’s husband heard about what we were available for Foot and Nail care trying to do and said the company he works for, Amey Ltd of Sandwich, Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, might be able to help. Well help they did, they sent 10 men, a Hiab lorry, Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, industrial tools and equipment. They all worked so hard and cleared the Infection control for Athletes foot and garden from top to bottom strimming, cutting back hedges and trees. Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare They took away 3 and a half lorry loads of rubbish and even laid a patio, We provide personal and reliable treatment all for free. I cannot get over how kind they all were lots of laughs on the in the comfort of your own home, nursing day too. The kindness this company showed for somebody they had never or residential care home or hospital met before was wonderful. They should all be so proud of themselves. Thank you just doesn’t seem enough. Also a thank you must go to the Day, evening, weekend appointments donations of table and chairs, pots, baskets, and bird feeder. Thank you available by arrangement to the New Inn for donating the hand rails, which were put up by one of Tel: 01843 866 601 the lads from Amey Ltd. Mob: 07749 999 584 Gill Hollands

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The Gallant Crew from Amey Ltd Back Row l to R: Nick Beal, Paul Chittenden, kevin Marsh, Jason Padgeham, Daryl Coleman, Andy Foreman, Joe Godden Front Row l to r: Dan Cumberland, Paul Lyons, Antony Atkins

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Vicar, Richard Braddy, inspecting the work being undertaken to St Mary's Tower A new cap has been placed on top of the Saxon turret , which has been standing for over 1000 years, to protect it from rain -water damage



7.30 on 8 July in Minster Village Hall saw members gathered for the monthly meeting. President Sarah Eaton-Brown welcomed everyone and among other things outlined details of our Minster Show 'Rio Carnival' Float and 'fruity themed' stall. She also invited members, their families and friends to a 'Bat n Trap' and Fish n Chip picnic evening in the Rec at 5.30pm on 12 August. This is a fun get together event as there is no meeting in August. Sarah congratulated our team for coming second in the WI Top Team Quiz on 4 July and sent thanks to Marion for hosting the Strawberry Tea in her garden. She also outlined details of the EKFWI photo competition for inclusion in the Centenary Baton, asking members to bring photos to our next meeting as the winners will be entered in the Federation's competition. The 'Steel Magnolia' performance by Minster Playhouse on Saturday 27 September will see Minster WI providing Cream Teas for the audience. Sarah also pointed out to members that the Institute has a Facebook page! Members were then invited into the 'Craft Corners' where they made exotic flowers for the float and helped paint signs etc. Refreshments were served and all mingled in the particularly friendly and relaxed atmosphere which is Minster WI. After reminding everyone that there is no meeting in August, the next being on 9 September, Sarah closed the proceedings with an amusing story. Forthcoming Events Bat n Trap with Fish n Chips in the Recreation Ground 5.30 on 12 August Next Meeting 9 September 7.30pm speaker Rosemary Crippen 'Beads, Bangles and Embroidery Books', all welcome.


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WANTSUM MORRIS You may have seen them at Late Night Shopping for the past few years – they are now practising in the Village. They would like to meet you, especially if you are male and interested in Morris dancing! They can be found in the Sports Pavilion at the Rec from 10.30am – 1.00pm each Sunday morning. All ages welcome from about 9 years old. No experience necessary as full training will be given. Wantsum Morris dance at a number of venues and

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Church News and Service Times The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster


10.15am Holy Communion


Parish Office Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road Ramsgate CT11 7DS


10:15am Holy Communion


10.15am Holy Communion


10.15am Family Service

For other Catholic Services please see the Minster Abbey entry below

Minster Abbey The Abbey Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day Lauds: 8.30am Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am Mid day prayer 12.10pm Vespers 6.00pm Compline 7.50pm (followed by Silent Prayer) All our visitors, not only Christians but people of all faiths and spiritual tradition, all who ‘truly seek God’ (rule of St. Benedict) are warmly welcomed to join us in prayer, in our beautiful monastic chapel.

Reverend Richard Braddy Tel: 821250 Sunday Services in AUGUST

Sunday Services in AUGUST

Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holy day of Obligation at 12.00noon in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Minster and each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey

St. Mary the Virgin, Minster

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6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP)


09:00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Family Praise 6.30pm Evensong


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Family Communion(CW)


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Family Morning Worship


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Holy Communion (CW) 11.30am WW1 Commemorative Service with the Royal British Legion


09.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

THANK GOD FOR MINSTER Have you ever felt it a privilege to live in Minster? Do you appreciate what a unique community it is? Since being appointed by The Salvation Army to Minster in 2011 we have found great joy and immense privilege being part of the community. During September and October the Salvation Army will be starting a new initiative of prayerwalking the village. That is small groups of us will be walking around the village, praying for every household and asking God’s blessing for its residents. We anticipate that our friends from St Mary’s and other churches will join us in this and we know the community of Sisters at the Abbey will be praying as we undertake this. If you should see groups of people walking in your streets and would like us to pray for anything specific please stop us and ask. Yet you do not need to wait until then, you can call us to ask us to pray any time. Anyone wishing to take part in prayer-walking the village please contact us so we can work out the best time and area for you. Our numbers are : Major Bryn Hargreaves - 07814 776 872 Major Lyn Hargreaves - 07505 171 769 Rev. Richard Braddy - 01843 821 250

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10.00am Holy Communion (CW) Wednesday Mornings at St Mary’s

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9.30am Bumps & Babies 9.30am Parent & Toddler 10.15am Keep Fit 9.15am Prayer group (Term time only) 4.00pm Messy Church 2.00pm Home League 2.00pm Friendship Club (Both Term time only) Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship - - - 6.00pm Worship and Bible Study

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What’s On…


with Acol and Birchington Wednesday 20 August Minster Village Hall 7.30pm

Exhibition of work by students, including those completing City & Guilds Levels 2 and 3 Stitched Textiles

"Textile Journeys"


Sat and Sun 2nd/3rd August 10.00am to 5.00pm Old Schools, Church Street Admission £1 Refreshments available Further information from Barbara Inchley on 847 705


Minster & Monkton Coming to your door soon! This year more than ever the Salvation Army needs your help to raise vital funds for the Big collection for people in need, to support its diverse programme of life-changing social and community work. If you feel you can help with the Big Collection during September please contact Major Bryn Hargreaves on 01843 825 178

THANET FARMERS’ MARKET Second Sunday of each Month 9.30am - 1.00pm Marlowe Academy Marlowe Way, Ramsgate

Royal British Legion Women’s Section NEXT MEETING Monday 11 August 7.30pm followed by a Fashion Show All Welcome Make up a Poem about the weather Raffle prizes needed for all meetings For further information please contact Miriam Smith on 822 589 PLEASE NOTE WOMEN’S SECTION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOW MONDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

( Not November ) SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197 CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226033


EVERY WEDNESDAY 2.00pm - 4.00pm Come and join us for a game of Bingo ALL MEMBERS & bona-fide guests welcome Phone Pat on 822 622

Tuesday 12 August Bat - n - Trap and Fish - n - Chips Picnic 5.30pm Recreation Ground —---------------NEXT MEETING Tuesday 9 September Village Hall Speaker - Rosemary Crippen ‘Beads, Bangles and Embroidery Books’ All Welcome

QEQM Hospital League of Friends SUMMER FETE AND FUN DOG SHOW Saturday 2 August, 10.30am – 1.30pm Lots of Stalls, Fun and Games, Punch and Judy, Refreshments In the Car Park in front of the Maternity Department St Peter’s Road side of the QEQM Hospital For more information phone 01843 234 507 Search for QEQM League of Friends on Facebook MINSTER LIBRARY Baby Rhyme and Story Time 9.30 - 10.00 Friday mornings


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Year 5 French Residential Trip June 2014

Year 6 Hindleap Trip For the pupils that went to Hindleap, it has been one of the main highlights of Year 6. It has been both education, fun and full of opportunities. I would highly recommend it. By Lucy

At the beginning of term, some Year 5 children visited different places in Northern France for 3 days. This was a fantastic opportunity to experience French culture and converse in the French language. We had a brilliant time and have brought back many life long memories! Here we are outside our chalets in Ambleteuse enjoying the glorious weather! At our Centre we took part in various sport activities like swimming, cricket and football each afternoon. On Thursday evening (after another outfit change of course) we danced our socks off at the disco - teachers included!

While some of the Year 5 were in France, the rest of us had a wonderful time enjoying the fine hot weather here at Minster and out and about in Margate. Our focus for the week was exploring artists and their work. We looked in detail at the work of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist who uses nature as his inspiration. We collected lots of found objects around the school grounds and put them together to make our own sculptures. We filmed our work on the iPads, so that we could speed up the film of our work, like a mini ‘Art Attack’ programme on TV!

Year 6 Activity Week For the Year 6 children who decided not go to Hindleap, we had a great Activity Week. One day it is calm and relaxing, the next it is lively and adventurous, full of exciting plans and fantastic experiences! I would definitely recommend this. By Amelia

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Minster Matters Issue 161 Aug 14  

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Minster Matters Issue 161 Aug 14  

Village Magazine