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HERONSBROOK SHARED OWNERSHIP 8 Shared Ownership Units available 6 x 2 bed flats and 2 x 3 bed houses Open day Saturday 4th December 10am - 3pm Available to view, by appointment only Please contact Orbit Homes Sales and Marketing team 01622 633241 You need to fulfil at least one of these requirements 1)An applicant who is normally a resident in the Parish of Minster and has been so for a continuous period of 5 years. 2)An applicant who has lived in the Parish for a period totalling at least 7 years within the past 10 years immediately before making an application. 3)The family of the applicant are a resident of the Parish of Minster and have been so for a continuous period of 5 years. 4)The applicant is employed in the Parish of Minster or needs to move to the Parish to take up full-time employment (minimum of 10 hours per week) 5)The family of the applicant are employed in Minster. 6)The applicant is ordinarily a resident of the Thanet Parishes(these being Birchington, Acol, Cliffsend, Monkton, Manston, St Nicholas-at-Wade and Sarre) 7)The family of the applicant are a resident of any of the Thanet Parishes. 8)The applicant is employed in one of the Thanet Parishes. 9)The family of the applicant are employed in one of the Thanet Parishes. INTERESTED PARTIES CANNOT BE CLAIMING HOUSING BENEFIT

CIVIC CAROL SERVICE The Civic Carol Service held Annually around the Christmas Tree beside the Lych Gate is to be held on Tuesday 7th December at 7.30pm Donations made on the evening will go to the Kent Air Ambulance Appeal

Your Friendly Village Newsletter Issue Number 121 : December 2010 / January 2011 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM)

Minster Day Nursery Sensory Garden Opening and AGM Monday 1st November saw the official opening of Minster Day Nursery’s Sensory Garden and also their AGM. There was a good attendance and the Garden was officially opened by Paul Twyman –Chairman of Kent International Airport Consultative Committee. Mr Twyman said it gave him great pleasure to be invited to open the garden as he is a keen gardener himself and as Chairman of KIACC, who gave £1000 grant towards the building of it, he was pleased that the fines received by Thanet District Council for night flights from Manston were being donated to local organisations who would benefit. The remainder of the money to build the garden was raised through fundraising by the committee and staff of the nursery who are very proud to have achieved this for their nursery. The Nursery are currently making various improvements to the facilities and are hoping to be able to replace the outdoor multi unit and some of the rubber surface in the New Year. For more information about the Nursery please contact the Manager Allison Miglorine on 01843 821482

BT RACE TO INFINITY This village still needs a great number of votes to be in with any sort of a chance of making it into the top 5 across the country, but we can still do it if enough of us make that final effort to get online and vote. Voting closes on 31st December, so it really is important to get it done ASAP. Remember it will affect every phone line on our exchange, (that includes Monkton) and it is not just those who pay BT for their service, it is every line Go to: and vote now !!!

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EDITORIAL Here we are with another Bumper issue, 32 pages for your delight and even then we’ve left a number of articles out. If it was something you sent into us, we apologise for omitting it, but the extra cost for even 4 more pages is quite a tidy sum and not one we Ray could afford every month. (Minster Window Company) This is the final magazine before the New Year and as such it Property Maintenance also sees us listing, on page 2, our new advertising rates which start Building Work with the next issue. Please be aware they will only affect present Plastering * Rendering advertisers from when their next invoice is due. Amy We are very nearly there in our fund raising for the Braille uPVC Windows & Doors Embosser/Printer, having just been given a further £500 from KCC uPVC Fascia, Soffits & Guttering by County Cllr Hibberd, now we are waiting for what we hope will Repairs to existing double glazing be good news from the KIACC at Manston to complete our Misted up sealed units replaced requirement to be able to make the purchase. Brenda Garage Doors * Decking To those of you who may be worrying about household waste and recycling collections over the Christmas/New Year period, there is to be no change from normal collection dates except for Call on Green Waste. TDC are operating normal working hours across the Eve holiday period with the exception of Dec 25th/26th and Jan 1st. Green collections in the village will be made as usual on 17th Dec and not then again until 28th Jan. I am pleased to be able to tell you all that Amy, my Co-Editor, A.J.Cliffe & Sons who threatened to move out of the area earlier this year, has now (Butchers) Ltd Diane decided to stay in Thanet (although not in Minster) and she has promised she will be continuing to most ably assist me in getting the A Very MERRY magazine out on time, to you all, for the foreseeable future. Christmas and I’ve been out and about on the bike, plenty have seen me so it can be confirmed. However I am a little disappointed at some of the A Happy New Year Nora car drivers who don’t give me enough room when overtaking, if Andy, Julia, Steve, they knew just how unsteady I was on it, they would give me a much wider berth I’m sure, certainly some of them really chance their Paul and ‘The paintwork and mirrors. Bearded Wonder’ Malc Now away from the bike and speaking as a car driver, I have a Sue gripe, I get pretty upset when I stop to let traffic through and don’t Canterbury House, get so much as a nod in thanks, there are a lot of people around who seem to Monkton Road, Minster think they have a right to just keep coming and ignoring myself, or others, when we move over or flash them to allow them to continue. What does it take Tel: 01843 821288 to show a bit of common courtesy and just raise your hand in thanks, to those who do then thank you very very much, to those who don’t - try it it isn’t hard A Very Happy Christmas and a and it makes others happy that their act of courtesy has been acknowledged. You might even find you like it and that it gives you a warm feeling and lifts Healthy New Year from all of us at your spirit. Well space is getting tight now so I must just say a really big thank you to everyone who stops us and makes great comments about this little magazine Minster Matters of ours, myself and the team really appreciate your views, it brightens our day and shows us why we commit so much of our own time to putting it together for you. So - A Very Happy Christmas and a by Healthy and Prosperous New Year to you all. We look forward to writing for you again in 61, High St 2011, until then keep off your first Minster well, enjoy the 73 High Street, festivities and don’t visit to The Salon Tel: Minster, Ramsgate forget your lonely with this voucher neighbours and your 01843 821216 animals. Where’s Zac ?



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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP (MINSTER) NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2010 & JANUARY 2011 Christmas Holiday Arrangements The Surgery "opening/closing" times during the holiday period are as follows : Friday 24th December - Morning - Normal Surgery times - Afternoon - Emergencies only Monday 27th December - Closed Tuesday 28th December - Closed Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st December - Normal Opening Times Monday 3rd January - Closed Tuesday 4th January - Normal Surgery Times Patients who need to see a doctor during these closure times, please contact "Doctors on Call" via the normal surgery number on 821333 Repeat Prescriptions Please ensure you have sufficient medication for the holiday period and that all " Prescription Requests" are submitted in god time allowing for the likely increased demand, both at the surgery and all the chemists. As a result, you may submit your requests up to 10 days in advance to allow for the increased processing times. Also, if your "Medication Review" is due within this period, it may be necessary for you to make an appointment for a "check-up" to prevent any further delays. Please speak to the receptionist if you have any doubts. Raffles for "Delmelza House" and "Pilgrims Hospice" There are still a few prizes yet to be claimed and the ticket numbers are as follows : Blue - Nos. 196 and 213 Yellow - Nos. 29 and 97 Green - No. 377 If these prizes are not claimed by December 10th they will be held over to the next function that we organise, and be used as prizes for that event. Once again, we would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support for such worthy causes and both have expressed their thanks and gratitude. Training Day As there will not be another newsletter before February, please be advised that there will be a Staff Training Day on February 22nd and the surgery will be closed from midday onwards. Again, if anyone needs to see a Doctor during that time, please contact "Doctors on Call" on 821333 Next Meeting The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th January. In the meantime, if you you have any issues or suggestions you would like to raise, or require further information on any of the above, please contact : Ken Self on 821200 or Jean Taylor on 845072 One Last Thing ! We would like to wish all our Patients and Friends ++++++ A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS ++++++ ++++++++ AND A VERY HEALTHY NEW YEAR ++++++++



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Minster Matters Community Warden Well here we are about to celebrate another Christmas in Minster. I hope you all enjoyed the opportunity of visiting your local shops as they remained open for late-night shopping. This is traditionally a very successful event with lots of good things happening. We have other things to look forward to such as the Christmas Carol Service at St Mary’s Church which will take place on Tuesday 7th December so make a note in your diaries as this is another very popular evening for all those who attend. Although this is a time of celebration and fun for most of us we must also remember there are some members of the community who may feel more vulnerable and lonely at this time, so if you know of anyone that might appreciate a call or a visit why not drop in on them or as always let me know and I will endeavour to get any support that might be appropriate. This is the sort of thing that helps make us a strong community. While on the subject of community spirit and having concerns for each other, I wanted to share with you an incident that highlighted to me just how good you are in Minster at keeping a watch on each other. I received a call from several concerned villagers who told me that one of our residents had not turned up at his usual stop-off points and that it was unusual for him not be seen. Myself and a local police officer attended but unfortunately the gentlemen had passed away. The point I’m making is that due to your concern for one of your own, we were able to get a quick response which in turn prevented any lengthy delay in getting the attention he deserved. I would like to thank those who called me at the time, but I’m not surprised as this is what Minster is all about and long may it continue. Thank you all for your support this year which has been difficult for me at times and I would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Merry Christmas. Steve Taylor.


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IMPORTANT NOTICE The Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Branch would like to make it known that the CLOSING DATE FOR SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS IS THE 30th NOVEMBER 2010. Shortly after this date all membership cards will be returned to Headquarters for their attention and discretion. I have a new book titled Aotearoa (The Land of the Long White cloud) New Zealand. I am going to have to charge £3.99p to cover the cost of the cartridges etc., and I hope to donate something again to the school garden, if the sales permit. Yvonne Note from MM: Possibly available from Attwells


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MINSTER-IN-THANET WI October’s “ Dabble Days” were thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part and tried their hands at Barge Painting, Salsa Dancing, Flower Arranging, Gentle Exercise, Friendly Plastic and Card Making. A cooked lunch, with choices of main courses and puddings, was organised by Marion Rose, assisted by a band of helpers. November’s meeting was our AGM when the committee for 2010-11 was elected with Joan Backler and Marion Rose remaining as President and Secretary respectively. Joan gave her President’s Address, thanking all committee members for their hard work. Marion outlined the past year’s activities in the Annual Report, and the Treasurer presented the accounts. Table quizzes, cheese and wine, tea and cakes, rounded off the evening. December’s meeting on Tuesday, 14th December, will be our Christmas Party for current members and official guests only. The time will be 7pm for 7.30pm at our usual venue, the Village Hall;. Members who were not at November’s meeting are reminded to bring a contribution of food to share, but not crisps or nibbles. The next meeting to which visitors and new members are welcome to attend will be on Tuesday 11th January at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, when the speaker will be Peter Warr who will give a talk on charity work in Tanzania. Don’t forget to support “Bring and Buy” that evening. Meanwhile, we take the opportunity of wishing all members and Minster residents A Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Well, we held our AGM and it was well attended – by the existing committee and friends and two new people! We still have nobody to run the proposed 100 club, but we do have a new committee member and she is very welcome. Otherwise the committee remains the same. Thanks to everyone for offering to continue their posts. Tammy Kentfield gave a very enlightening talk on the link with the school at Armbouts Cappel and how she wishes to increase the educational value of the school’s trip to France. The Twinning Association was able to offer support to her ambitions, along with the hope that the French school will reciprocate. Representatives from France attended Remembrance Sunday and went on to the Bowls Club, where hopefully yet more links were established. We have had to cancel the original race night date, but watch this space to find out when it will be now. The newly renovated giant will be around on 26 June – so again watch this space. Our next committee meeting is to be held at the Royal British Legion Club on 13 January at 7.30pm and the new committee (well the old one plus one) invite any and all villagers to attend.

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Minster Matters Vicar’s letter We had a very well supported “Always Remembered” service at Minster on 2nd November, (‘All Souls’ Day). It was, I hope helpful to those who came, but it is also a reminder that, for some, Christmas can be a very difficult and sad time as memories of Christmas shared with loved ones who have died come to the surface. I hope and pray that the wonderful message of Christmas will break through and help any who are grieving to feel connected with those they are missing. St John, in his gospel, reminds us that “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” The realization of the extent of God’s love for us is one of the greatest gifts we can possibly have. It’s a love we can know and respond to now, and look forward to experiencing in its fullness one day in the company of all the saints. In the meantime, Christmas provides us with a fresh opportunity to show our gratitude to God as we share his love with others, and worship him, giving him thanks for the gift of Jesus. Two opportunities for us to do this as a community are the ‘Gift Service’ on 5th December with the donated material being distributed to school children in Africa, and our collection for the Air Ambulance at the Lych Gate Civic Carol Service at 7.30pm on 7th December. I do hope that you will be able to join in some of the Christmas celebrations listed elsewhere in Minster Matters, and that this Christmas will prove to be a time of special blessing to you all. Bob Coles



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Flo Fright.... would like to thank all the people who have kindly given her wool. Throughout the year she has knitted numerous children’s hats, scarves jumpers and cardigans, which at Christmas time are collected by “Mustard Seed Relief Missions”. The hats and scarves go in the Mission’s “Love in a Box” Christmas Appeal, the jumpers and cardigans distributed by the Mission as part of their humanitarian aid. Over the past years the children’s “Love in a Box” and aid, has gone to Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Moldova and the Ukraine. Flo hopes to continue knitting, and again says Thank You to everyone. Audrey and Shirley... would like to say thank you for your support also the superb raffle prizes received for our Charity Dance on Saturday 26th November. We are pleased to say the money raised will go towards the Christmas Lights in the Village. Their next dance is on March 19th. Shirley and Audrey would like to wish all our friends a Happy Christmas AND A Healthy New Year.

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‘Rec’ Outing Ruined I often tell my family how enjoyable it is to live in Minster and during the school half term I wanted to show this beautiful village off. My daughter brought my grand daughters over and we went down to the "rec" to walk my dogs and let the girls play on the swings. We were having a lovely time till we realized that my grand daughter had sat in dog pooh! The only places she had sat was the slide and swing. I hope that it was accidentally left there and someone did not deliberately put it on the toys. It still does not detract from the fact that someone DID NOT CLEAN UP AFTER THEIR DOG!!!!! If you are clever enough to have a dog then surely you're clever enough to clean up after it. You are responsible for what goes in the head end so be responsible for what comes out the tail end. When my dogs go to the toilet my two year old grandson goes to fetch a "pooh bag" so if a two year old can do it why can’t others? Needless to say the outing was ruined and we had to return home to clean up her shoes and wash her clothes. She was very upset by what happened and doesn't want to go on another swing or slide until its been checked. I hope she grows out of this!! (Name and Address Supplied)

The Salvation Army, Minster Corps I am not a member of the Salvation Army, but I have many friends in the village who are. I was invited to a Music Festival, by the Young People's Choir and Band of the Canterbury section. I was overwhelmed by the talent of these young people, one young girl no more than nine years played the flute so beautifully. A young man played on the trumpet, so talented, unbelievably so. Others sang and their sound was so beautiful. The band as a whole was as good to listen to as any I have heard before anywhere. In all a heart warming experience, and I am grateful for having been asked to attend. Yvonne

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DOMESTIC HELP Do you require help with your General domestic duties? Housework Light Gardening Shopping Etc.. Local Minster lady, honest & reliable £10.00 ph O.A.P £8.50 ph Please call Marie on 07518 493 739 or 01843 825 308

Then Call Your Local Handyman! No job too small, local to Minster Services include: - Home and garden maintenance

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Limited availability now for CHRISTMAS DAY NEW YEARS EVE BANQUET some availability a popular night with good food and excellent live music Our Christmas Raffle this year is in Aid of Pilgrims Hospice and Minster School Fireworks Please come and support these worthy causes


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QUALIFIED FOOT HEALTH PROFESSIONAL David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP All forms of Services and Treatments available for Foot and Nail care Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, Infection control for Athletes foot and Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare We provide personal and reliable treatment in the comfort of your own home, nursing or residential care home or hospital Day, evening, weekend appointments available by arrangement Tel: 01843 866 601 Mob: 07749 999584

MINSTER SHOW COMMITTEE REPORT The Committee wish to say a very big thank you to all of you who came and supported us at our recent AGM. From that it has been agreed "The Show Will Go On" albeit overnight security will be much tighter in future years. So please make a special note in your diaries that on Saturday 23rd July 2011 we will be staging the 125th Minster Show. We are already planning for this event and are at present looking for an 'Opener' so if you know of any well known personality that might agree to come along, preferably for free, then please let us here at MM know. Is there anything you'd like to see us have at the show, H&S and Insurance permitting ? We are open to ideas for this and future shows so get your thinking caps on and give us your thoughts. Our next committee meeting is on 14th January, so if you have anything you'd like us to discuss then please contact MM or Karen in Attwells with your thoughts and/or ideas. If you’d like to look back at last year’s show, or an even earlier one, then visit our website at We are always in the market for more pictures and memorabilia to add to our growing collection. That's about it for 2010, there's just time and space enough for the Committee to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2011, at the Show. Ray (on behalf of the Show Committee)

CIC (Cats In Crisis) (Registered Charity number 1122296) I foster cats and do voluntary work for Thanet charity Cats in Crisis. Cats in Crisis currently have approx 150 cats and kittens for urgent rehoming. CIC take in elderly, sick, unwanted and abandoned cats and have a trapping service for strays etc. Some of the cats are feral and CIC is looking for help to find an outdoors location or stables where these cats could make a home. If anyone feels they would like to give a loving, permanent home to any of the CIC cats/kittens, or know of stables available for ferals could they contact Mary Knott on Thanet 299295. If unable to offer a home it is possible to donate monthly by standing order to help with the work CIC does. Many thanks, Linda Byway.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE In aid of Thanet Animal Group Tickets on sale at Eagle Vets Prizes include: A Huge Cake, Encyclopedia of Dogs, Soft Toys, Leonardo Yorkies Please buy some tickets and support the animals

RURAL EAST KENT OVER 50'S ADVICE SERVICE Are offering a drop in service at the library fortnightly on a Friday between 10.00am and 3.00pm Next dates 3rd & 17th December For further information Monday - Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm Please ring 228083

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MINSTER SCHOOL PFA It is with regret that Minster School PFA decided to cancel this year’s firework event. We are aware of the disappointment that this has caused around the village. The decision was not taken light-heartedly. It takes weeks of preparation to put on an event like this and lots of running around and organising by the very few members that are on our team. We are a small group of parent helpers at the school, who give up a lot of our free time to raise funds for the school and that our children will benefit from. The decision to cancel this year’s event was due to high rising cost, and also insurance. We could stretch to cover the insurance (but took the risk of running the event at a loss) but there were doubts in the cover regarding boundaries. We could not guarantee that we could adhere to the boundaries and distance, which in the case of an incident happening would make the insurance null and void. We put the safety of the spectators as a priority and therefore, much to our disappointment, we decided to cancel. We have had a lot of feedback from parents and from villagers who are always there to support us. We are looking at raising more funds towards the event for next year. We look forward to your support at our Christmas Fayre this year, being held at the school on the 3rd December 3.30 – 5.30pm. There will be a BBQ and refreshments on sale, so come along and grab yourself a hot chocolate, buy a raffle ticket, see our snow machine, and soak up the atmosphere of Christmas. I have heard that Santa maybe paying us a visit himself at this event. We are always on the lookout for helpers for our events; any free time that you can spare is very much appreciated. We’re in need of sponsorship, fund raising ideas, AND DONATIONS for our Christmas raffle!!!!! If you would like to support us in any way, or give up just a small amount of your time to help at any of our events, we would love to hear from you. Please leave your contact details at the school office and one of our team will contact you Thank-you for your support, Alison Jefferson, Vice Chair

Don’t lose your right to card choose! If you are housebound, we will deliver a selection of Christmas Cards for you to choose from. Please phone Attwells 821363

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Sandra Barrett and all the volunteers at Minster Cat Care would like to thank customers for their generosity of donated items and their custom during 2010 and to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Minster Cat Care operates independently of, but along with, other animal charities in Thanet. To remind customers, old and new, our little tardis of a shop in the High Street ( our main source of fund raising), has been open since 2004, and funds are then put back into the community by way of providing improved animal welfare, not necessarily just for cats, in Minster and the near surrounding area. Our wide scope includes assistance with emergency veterinary care and a neutering programme which aims to ensure that the local population of cats is kept at manageable levels. The shop is open in the mornings, 9-1 Monday to Friday and 9-12 on Saturday; should you see an item/s in the shop that you wish to buy when we are closed, please pop a note through the door, detailing the item/s, your name, when you can collect and pay for them and we will be happy to reserve them for you. Donations can be delivered to the shop during opening hours but we can also arrange collection at other times, by prearrangement, should that be more convenient. So that we carry on with our work into 2011, we would appreciate your continued support by your generous donations, in particular of clothes, of any condition (with the exception of duvets and pillows, please), along with any other items you no longer use but you think someone else could. Although we cannot accept large furniture into our very small shop, we can consider selling these items by other means (please ask). Overflow storage facilities are always needed, if anyone can assist. We also always need pet food donations, where possible - this could just be the sachet flavours that fussy pets just won’t eat in the mixed packs that tend to clog up your cupboards! We always have loads of bargains in the shop including: our ever popular 50p clothes rail (added to every day!), other clothes and shoes starting at £1, most paperbacks at 25p and most hardbacks at 50p. However, as Jennie, our Wednesday and Friday volunteer, dresses the window with such finesse, new customers looking through the window often don’t even realise that it’s a charity shop! Finally, we have some exciting raffle prizes for our December raffles including: a Hornby Scalextric Set worth around £30, a Next gift card for £25 (this could be redeemed at Westwood Cross for a Christmas top, Christmas cards/wrapping paper or a household item, perhaps), a beautifully gift wrapped Lush goodie box worth £15 (smells divine, so you may want to keep this one girls!) and a Boots gift card for £15 – all will make fantastic presents for Christmas – so please support us each time you come into the shop by buying some raffle tickets, if nothing else, as every little helps! Although we appreciate there are other very worthy causes out there, we like to think that Minster Cat Care holds a special place in the Minster villagers’ hearts.

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Big Rewards for Great Oaks Small School Students of Great Oaks Small School in Ebbsfleet Lane celebrating their richly deserved awards presented by Dr Rosemary Dunn FRSA at the School on Friday 5th November. This event also coincided with the School's 9th birthday marked by a magnificent cake and a fireworks display. The evening opened with a welcome from the two school leaders Matthew Goldsmith and Sabina Hawkthorne. Dr Dunn addressed students, staff, parents, carers and friends and told stories illustrating a pathway to achievement in life, including having the courage to take what seems to be a huge step. She also underlined that we can achieve great things when we don't fit "the mould" because we bring new perspectives to situations. Liz Baker (Head of School) thanked all the assembled company and everyone associated with the GOSS Community for their greatly valued support during the last year, especially staff who work so tirelessly to help students achieve their goals be it in GCSE, A Level, Duke of Edinburgh, Life Saving, sports and many other successes." Collage picture shows Karen and Steve awarding 3 of the 11 armband winners with their prize, they were promoting Road Safety Week and those walking to school, using the crossing, were eligible for entry.


Ex-Minster resident Molly Cooper who lived in Minster for over 80 years celebrated her 100th birthday on 17th November. Molly moved to Luttersworth in Leicestershire just over 2 years ago to be nearer to her daughter, Christine. She spent her Birthday celebrating with friends and family and certainly still had a twinkle in her eye while she sipped her bubbly. She is pictured here with her great grand-daughter Poppy and spoke with fond memories of Minster and her beloved Church.

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Christmas Quiz & Supper Night Friday 10th December 2010 at 8pm

In aid of the Kent Air Ambulance Teams of up to 6 people, ONLY £5 per person for a great night out and you will be supporting this great cause Book your team in now or give us a ring at the Bell 01843 821274 or Pop in

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Run up to Christmas NOVEMBER 2010 Saturday 27th November Get switched on for Christmas at Birchington’s Big Weekend. Birchington lights up on Saturday 27th November with its big switch-on and Christmas parade. Join the carol singing and other seasonal festivities to get you in the mood for the following:

Sunday 28th November 11.00am, Quex House, Birchington QUEXMAS GRAND CHRISTMAS FAIR FREE ENTRY This year’s Christmas Fair at Quex promises to be a bumper event with over 50 stalls offering gifts in abundance - jewellery, floral displays, soaps, cakes, confectionery, wooden toys, books, prints and more. Quex House will be open and dressed for a Victorian Christmas and there will be choral singing by Birchington School and the Quexmas singers. Santa is due to arrive by horse and carriage at 11.15am and may be visited in his grotto throughout the day. Special activities for children include face painting, card making, lino printing with local artist Hugh Ribbans, and a find–the-reindeer trail through the museum. Weather permitting, Quex Carriages will be offering carriage rides, and Friends of Quex will provide such seasonal refreshments as mulled wine, and mince pies, as well as tea, coffee and cakes. The museum gift shop will have a special range of gifts for £3 for children to buy and have them secretly gift wrapped for that special person.

DECEMBER 2010 Friday 3rd December

Friday 10th December 8.00pm, The Bell Inn Minster CHRISTMAS QUIZ & SUPPER NIGHT In Aid of the Kent Air Ambulance (for full details see ad on page 15)

Saturday 11th December 10.00am-12.00noon, Mothers Union, Old Schools DECEMBER CHRISTMAS MARKET Come and join us for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie (coffee also available). Raffle - Cakes and Preserves - Gifts and Card Stalls. All Welcome

Sunday 12th December 11.00am, The Salvation Army CHRISTINGLE SERVICE All welcome! 11.15am, Minster Abbey, in St Benedict’s Room ST LUCY’S CHRISTMAS FAYRE In Aid of the people of Pakistan who are being persecuted for their Christian beliefs Refreshment proceeds will go to THE COMBAT STRESS APPEAL 2.30pm, Snowdown Colliery Band, Village Hall, Minster ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT Entrance £2.50 Raffle - Teas Father Christmas may make an appearance! Proceeds for The Pilgrims Hospice

Sunday 19th December

3.30pm - 5.30pm, Minster CEP School CHRISTMAS FAYRE Come along and support us, you may even see Santa pay us a visit! Refreshments, BBQ, raffles and stalls a plenty

6.00pm, The Salvation Army CORPS CAROL SERVICE All welcome!

Sunday 5th December

6.30pm, St Mary’s Minster TRADITIONAL CHRISTINGLE Celebrating Jesus, the Light of the World

11.00am, The Salvation Army SERVICE OF APPRECIATION FOR ALL Community Shop Volunteers All Welcome!

Tuesday 7th December 7.00pm Doors open, Thanet Quilters Church House, Kent Gardens, Birchington CHRISTMAS FAYRE Free Entrance, Free Refreshments, Super Raffle as well as a wonderful selection of Christmas Gifts. A Craft Fayre with a Difference!

Christmas Eve (Fri 24th Dec) 4.30pm, St Mary the Virgin: Minster CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ‘Away in a manger’

Christmas Day (Sat 25th Dec) 10.30am, The Salvation Army FAMILY WORSHIP All welcome!

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and beyond!! 12.00noon, The Salvation Army CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER Please let us know if you will be, or know anyone else who may be, on their own Christmas Day, and would like to join us for lunch at The Salvation Army, Minster. Any donations towards Christmas Lunch please also contact Audrey on 821792

Boxing Day (Sun 26th Dec) 11.00am, The Salvation Army INFORMAL WORSHIP

Monkton 01843 823760



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JANUARY 2011 Saturday 22nd January The Salvation Army In 2011, The Salvation Army in Minster is celebrating its 125th Anniversary. Watch out for various events to celebrate this occasion. The first being: BEETLE DRIVE (see Noticeboard for more details nearer the time)

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7.30pm, Minster Playhouse, Village Hall MURDER MYSTERY EVENING Bring your own Refreshments “Who Killed The Director” Come and Enjoy our evening of “Who Dunnit” and try and guess Who Killed the Director Tables of Eight £6.00 pp Telephone Janette on 01843 822458



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REMEMBRANCE DAY AT MINSTER There was a really good turn out in Minster for Remembrance Sunday. Starting with a parade from Minster and Monkton Royal British Legion through the village to a service at St Mary’s church. This was led by the Ramsgate Militair Marching Band, followed by RBL members, Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies and two ex-military vehicles. After the service at the church it was back to the RBL club for a wonderful buffet lunch and hot soup. Minster people were joined by our French comrades from Armbouts Cappel, and members of the Margate RBL. Everyone seemed very impressed with the display of tributes. This display is part of an ongoing project by Steve Philpott who puts a great deal of work into researching the facts about local men who fought and died in the great wars, and this work is a credit to him. Also displayed were uniforms, weaponry and other war memorabilia. There was even a tribute to our brave men and women who are still in Afghanistan. MM would like to say well done to all the people who put so much effort into making this a very memorable day, even the rain eased off for the march to the church.

Congratulations to all the people who worked so hard on Sunday 14th November for the Remembrance Day Parade and Service, I think it was the best ever to date. The Service was excellent and the Church was full to bursting. The exhibition at the British Legion Club after was very well presented and must have taken Steve Philpott and Co. many hours of research. Well done Steve. The FREE Buffet was wonderful, thanks go to Julie Beany and Sam Card for their hard work, again “Well Done Minster”! Miriam Smith

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on 5th December Both Minster (10.00am) & Monkton (10.15am) will be holding a Gift Service this year on 5th December and we invite your participation. This is a change from our recent Toy services. Give a gift that gives a future .... There are many schools in Africa and around the world that have little or no reading or writing material. Sometimes the only person with a book or writing material is the teacher. Tools with a Mission (TWAM) are working with these schools to provide individual ‘Scholar Packs’ for each child to help with their learning. Plastic document wallets are supplied by TWAM and you are invited to fill them with the following new items and take them along to the Gift Service on Sunday 5th December: · A4 Writing Pad ·  Pack of Pencils and Biro Pens ·  Pack of Colouring Pencils, not felt tip ·  Geometry Set. i.e. ruler, protractor and square ·  Rubber and Pencil Sharpener ·  Small Calculator You may like to make up a wallet with a friend. The plastic wallets can be collected in advance from the church, or you can place your items in them ‘on the day’. If you prefer to make a financial contribution to help with packaging, shipping and distribution, special envelopes are available. Any further information can be obtained from Rev’d Bob Coles (821250) or Rev’d Peter Gausden (825374)

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Frances We’ll all think of you, oh! little one. We’ll think of you, you were a lot of fun. When your dear brother Norman was here. You took care of him, you were a dear. You never wanted any fuss. Your dear niece, Wendy, came over on the bus. Wendy brought you each week, your shopping. Your famous niece other times did pop in. Brenda, her name, has film star fame. Now, my dear Frances, save us a seat. One day in the future, again we will meet.

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Police are reminding drivers that during frosty conditions leaving your vehicle to defrost, with the keys in the ignition, can affect your car insurance validity. This is intended for people who start their vehicle, on their drive or on the road ,to warm up the engine and defrost the vehicle. People often return into their house, for whatever reason, and that can result in the theft of or the theft from a vehicle with the result being that drivers are then not able to claim for any loses, from their insurance company, again due to the keys being left in the ignition. Our advice is not to leave your vehicle unattended whilst the keys are in the ignition at any time.

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‘Figure It Out’ FREE Dads/Lads & Lasses Football Course With Adult Education based at Margate Football Club (Children Age 7 - 12) This course is aimed at dads & lads improving both their football skills as well as their maths skills! The course runs over 4 weeks and involves a mixture of family football fun as well as some individual football coaching for the kids, family maths games and other maths tasks looking at league tables and other material relating to football. The finale for completing this 4 week course will be free tickets to watch a live match at Margate! Have some fun while learning new skills! Come along and find out more at one of our taster sessions on 15th, 22nd or 29th January 10- 00-12.00 Four week course Starts on 12th Feb & continues on 19/02, 5/3 & 12/3 (Not on 26th as half term) For more information or to book onto a taster session call Debbie McLening 07827970579 or email

Coming to Minster school in January New Start for 2011!!! New FUN Family Multi Skills Course Starting on Wednesday 12th January 3.30 - 4.30 for five weeks year one upwards everyone welcome Come along and try new skills each week, team games, keep fit and lots more. To book your place call Debbie McLening 07827970579 or email or Contact Ali Gillat Family Liaison Officer on 07754590997 / 01843 821384

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Skin Care and Associated Therapies * Unisex Salon * Late Evenings ‘til 9pm * Semi Permanent Make-up * Gift Vouchers * Dermal Fillers * Slimming Treatments * Nail Treatments * Holistic Treatments * Bio Sculpture Gel Nails * Oxygen Therapy * Dermalogica Treatments * Micro Dermabrasion * Waxing/Tinting/Make-up * Pregnancy Massage * Non-Surgical Face Lift * LED Light Therapy * Colonic Irrigation * Chiropractor * Skin Tag/Red Vein/Milia Removal *Spa Days & Exclusive Parties Open: Mon 9am - 3pm • Tues/Wed 9am - 5pm Thurs/Fri 9am - 9pm • Sat 9am - 5pm

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The Saddler 7 Monkton Road, Minster



Dorothy Marguerite Waltho 1932 - 2010

01843 821 331

Where a warm and friendly welcome awaits you from

Kim & Keith

Food Served Tuesday to Saturday 12.00pm - 2:30pm & 6.00pm - 9.00pm Quiz Nights Tuesday 30th November @ 8.00pm Tuesday 21st December @ 8.00pm is a Christmas Special - £100 Prize Money Live Music Saturday 27th November - The Fling @ 9.00pm Sunday 5th December - Bob Drury as Neil Diamond @ 5.00pm Saturday 18th December - Cliff Castle as Elvis @ 8:30pm

New Years Eve Fancy Dress Disco from 8.00pm

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Following her degree at Goldsmith’s College, University of London, Dorothy made teaching not a career, but a lifelong passion for passing on her knowledge to 1000’s of children in Thanet. First at Minster School, then Newington Junior School. Today many pupils now in middle age, still say Mrs. Waltho! Dorothy and Peter first came to Minster in the late 1950’s later settling in Watchester Lane with their children Julian and Helena in the 1960’s. Dorothy joined in the village activities, the WI, plays in the old village hall. Her interests were varied, East Kent Ramblers, National Trust, Friends of Canterbury Cathedral, and the Dickens Players, either acting or directing the plays. A couple of sentences were not in her vocabulary “I can’t do it” and “that will do”. Dorothy did and expected everyone else to work to the best of their ability. Peter who was Head of Art at Charles Dickens School used his skills by designing and painting the scenery for many plays. In recent years Dorothy and Peter were part of Minster Open Gardens, a couple of weeks before the event, days were spent tending shrubs, de-heading flowers, cutting grass and trimming hedges. Peter’s artistic talent was used. He could place a few flint stones, some metal and a twisted piece of wood bark into an eye catching display. The first year was a great success, the following year Dorothy was very concerned, a shrub had to be removed, some flowers did not bloom. Going into a neighbours garden for a chat, she saw the ideal substitutes for the bare patches - 4 large pots of Hosta’s, the pots were taken down to No. 11 in a wheelbarrow and put into place. Dorothy and Peter smiled when visitors admired the tubs and asked “how did they keep them slug free?”, Dorothy replied with a smile, “we have our methods”! A celebration of Dorothy’s life was held at Minster Church on 4th November when a congregation of around 150 listened to relations and friends recalling memories of her which enriched the lives of so many children and adults.

Person Centred Therapy and Self Development Based on Carl Rogers' 'Person Centred Approach' Now available in Minster For many of us there can be times when life is particularly challenging and it seems hard to find a balance between competing priorities such as work, relationships or our own need to find meaning or spiritual growth. From a Person Centred perspective, whenever there is resistance or 'stuckness', there is also potential, new awareness to be explored and integrated and the opportunity for personal development, healing and growth.

Fully qualified, insured and confidential. Fees negotiable.

Minster Matters Church News and Service Times St. Mary’s the Virgin, Minster Rev. Bob Coles, 821250 Sunday Services In

DECEMBER 2010 & JANUARY 2011 5th December 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Gift Service 6.30pm: Advent Service of Light at St Nicholas-at-Wade 12th December 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Family Communion (CW) 19th December 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Morning Worship for Advent 6.30pm: Christingle 24th December 4.30pm: Crib Service 11.30pm: Midnight Mass Christmas Day 10am: Family Communion (CW) 26th December 9am: no service 10am: Holy Communion (BCP) 2nd January 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Family Praise 9th January 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Family Communion 16th January 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Morning Worship 23rd January 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Holy Communion (CW) 30th January 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Holy Communion (CW) 6.30pm: Candlemas at St Nicholas-at-Wade

Baptisms at Minster Parish Church: 21st November: Annabelle Fleming and Harriet Harrison

Funerals: 4th November: Dorothy Waltho (78) at Minster Church and Thanet Crematorium 16th November: Trevor “Tiger” Gibson (67) at Minster Cemetery

Ss. Ethelbert & Gertrude Catholic Parish Ramsgate and Minster Rev Marcus Holden 592071 ---------

Parish Office: Ss Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate, CT11 7DS -----------------

Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holyday of Obligation at 12.00noon in the Church of St Mary the Virgin and each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey For other services in Minster please see Minster Abbey entry. 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.

St Mary Magdalene, Monkton Sunday Services In DECEMBER 2010 JANUARY 2011 5th December 10.15am: Gift Service 12th December 10.15am: Holy Communion (BCP) 19th December 6.30pm: Nativity Service 24th December 4.30pm: Lessons and Carols Christmas Day 10am: Holy Communion (CW) 26th December 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW) 2nd January 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW) 9th January 10.15am: Holy Communion 16th January 10.15am: Holy Communion with the Methodists 23rd January 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW) 30th January 10.15am: Family Service


The Salvation Army 11 Tothill Street, Minster Major Denise Cooper

825178 / 822308 Weekly Programme Sunday Jigsaw (Sunday School) 11.00am – 12.00pm Morning Family Service, 11am – 12pm Evening Service, 6pm – 7pm

Monday Baby Group (Parents & Babies up to 12 months), 9.30am to 12.30pm Friendship Club (Over 50’s), 2.15pm – 3.30pm

Tuesday Parents and Tots, 9.30am - 11.30am 7 Up (children’s club for year 3-6, ages 7-11) 6pm - 7pm

Wednesday Keep Fit, 10.15am – 11.15am Home League, 2.00pm – 3.45pm Pilates, 6.30pm-7.30pm & 7.30pm - 8.30pm (for details ring Andy on 07505399512)

Thursday Prayer Meeting and Quiet Time 9am - All are Welcome Please contact for details - not held at Hall

Friday Due to circumstances, the Youth Club for 11-16 year olds is unable to commence at this time. Please look out for notification when this may happen.

Saturday There are events happening on most Saturdays please see other pages of Minster Matters for details. Salvation Army telephone number for the new building is 01843 825178


Minster Matters Events

CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS MKT Last Sunday of each Month (19/12, 30/1) Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further info contact June Chadband 226033


MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion Club Augustine Road Come and join us for a “Cuppa” and Chat. Bingo - Raffles EVERY WED 2.00pm - 4.00pm All Welcome Joan Cordwell - 823782

Minster-in-Thanet WI.

Mothers Union NEXT MEETING Wednesday 8th December, 2.00pm at 11 High Street By kind invitation of Heather All welcome

CLOSED UNTIL MARCH 2011 Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617197

NEXT MEETING Tuesday 14th December, 7.00pm for 7.30pm Village Hall Christmas Party for current members and invited guests only COFFEE AND CHAT Thursday 16th December 10.00am-12.00noon Village Hall Committee Room All welcome 2011 MEETING Tuesday 11th January, 7.30pm Village hall Speaker Peter Warr. “Bring and Buy” table Visitors and new members welcome

“Wave of Prayer” will take place on Wednesday January 5th, at 3.30pm A copy of the service will be given to each member to read in their own homes.

COFFEE AND CHAT Thursday 20th January 10.00am - 12.00noon Village Hall Committee Room All Welcome

2011 MEETING 9th February, 2pm in Church

Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section

DEANERY QUIET MORNING February 14th, 10.30am at St. Mary’s, Minster; This will be led by Bishop Trevor the Bishop of Dover. Soup and Rolls will be served afterwards. All welcome. SATURDAY MARKET February 12th 10.00am - 12.00noon in The Old Schools (weather permitting) NO MARKET IN JANUARY SOUP ON WEDNESDAY 12.00noon to 1.00pm, in the Old Schools All Welcome

MINSTER AND MONKTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 2011 MEETING Wednesday 19th January Village Hall, 7.30pm Speaker: Denis Golder Will be giving a talk on the care and exhibiting of Daffodils The monthly points Competition is a photograph of a daffodil. All visitors are welcome 50p

Do You Need Security and Peace of Mind 24/7 Shepway Lifeline are a non-profit group who offer Lifeline Alarms to anyone, you don't need to be elderly, they cater for ages from 7 to 104, living anywhere in Kent. All you need is a telephone socket, a mains socket and a keyholder who lives nearby. Prices start from around £2.50 per week plus a one off £15 installation charge, and they offer a months free trial (the initial installation charge will however be payable) Interested then call 01303 242 615 or 242 971 for a no obligation free demonstration


Monday 13th December, 7.30pm “Decorate a Log for Christmas” Speaker or Quiz Raffle prizes needed for all meetings For further information Miriam Smith 822589

All the staff at the Library wish the residents of Minster a very

Merry Christmas. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

For Carers, those with ill health or disabilities Want to know more? Call us on 01843 821442 Click Services for everyone then homebound

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




6pm to 9pm


7pm to 10pm


6pm to 9pm 14th

No Bowls


6pm to 9pm 21st

7pm to 10pm

Sunday 5th Phoenix Cup Sunday 12th Phoenix Cup Pay as you play - no membership fees

The Friendly Bowls Club Contact: 821447

MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 9am-12noon 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 : £27/hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £17/hour Half Pitch : £17/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:

The Grass Master * Landscaping * Lawn Treatment Service * Turfing * * Driveways * Fencing * Patios * Decking * * Artificial Grass * Grass Cutting * Turf Suppliers and Installers Call for a FREE QUOTE or visit

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(Est 1935)

MOT Preparation and Presentation Servicing all makes of vehicle Tyres, Batteries, Exhausts Air Con - servicing and repairs Free local delivery and collection

SIMON STAIT Complete Property Maintenance 01843 595 979

07727 687 538

From a leaky tap to a leaky roof - I’ve got it covered!! No job too big - no job too small For all your building or plumbing jobs, inside or out. Professional workmanship with quality materials and competitive prices. Kitchens, Bathrooms, Laminate floors, Flatpacks assembled, Ceilings & Walls, Painting & Decorating, Custom radiator covers, Staircases, Doors, Roofs, Locks, Sheds erected, Decking, Outside taps, Fascias and Soffits, Guttering, Fencing, Windows, Washing machines installed & Pipes boxed in. Fully Insured, Reliable Craftsman. Free Estimates and Consultations


Minster Matters Councillor Bob Grove

MONTHLY SURGERIES Bob is now holding regular surgeries every 1st Wednesday of the month in the Neighbourhood Centre at 1.15pm All residents are welcome to attend

Come and be pampered in beautiful Minster country house surroundings at very competitive prices!!

RC PESCUD Est 1976 Interior/Exterior Painting • Drive & Patio Cleaning Flat Pack Assembly • Loft Ladders Fitted Fencing/Gates • Lawns Cut Sheds & Greenhouse Erected or Repaired General Repairs & Maintenance

All Work Guaranteed - Fully Insured

01843 224 803 / 07980 439 558

Acrylic Nails Full Set £26 Infills £19 Nail Art/Gems from £3 Eyelash Tint £8 Brow tint £6 Luxury Facial £19 Aromatherapy Massage from £16 Indian Head Massage £17 Manicure/Pedicure from £16 Body Massage from £13 Full body massage £25 Waxing from £3


Property Maintenance Ltd

01843 822 082 07505 531 585/07505 532 726 72 MONKTON ROAD, MINSTER


VEG IN A BOX Fresh Organic Vegetables and Eggs delivered to your door

Minster & Monkton - Thursday Evenings 2 sizes available £7.00 & £8.50 Your box will contain a selection of seasonable vegetables all organically grown, the majority from our own Soil Association Certified Farm at Ash

Tel: 01227 722 252 *Free Advice Pack Available *Dedicated Letting Agent *Properties Needed in Your Area *Flexible Services Available *Strict Tenant Criteria *Est 1991 Offices Located at: 73A High St, Minster CT12 4AB 26 The Square, Birchington, CT7 9AB “Great website, local offices and friendly staff”

Please leave your name and number and we will ring you back

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CALLING ALL PARENTS/CARERS LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE Warm and Friendly Environment Fully Qualified Staff Before and After School Care Quality Care and Safety Provided Breakfast, Lunch and Tea Provided

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Minster Matters Editors this month are: Georgia McGuirk & Emily Spain

FOOTBALL We have lots of football tournaments and games. We are very lucky to have an All weather pitch and to have a brilliant P.E teacher, that help us learn football and he does not judge on how far you can kick a ball or how hard he just votes on are concentration and use of dribbling. The girls have a couple of matches on Saturday hopefully we will win. by Rebbecah Stone and Georgia Elks

WINTER HAIKU Grounds are frosting up, Winters moon is coming now. Days are getting cold. SEASON TANKA Different climates, Spring is first in the seasons, Summer is here now, Today leaves fall in autumn Winter comes in December. SUMMER HAIKU Going to the beach, Sun cream is being put on, Days are very long. NIGHT TANKA Stars come out at this time, The moon lights up the sky now, Street lights are now on by Thomas Hulks

HOLLISTER Hollister is a really cool clothes shop at Bluewater Shopping Centre and it is quite different because it is very dark in the actual shop and it is more like a big market because of all the sections it has. When i went there, we had to queue up to get in because they can’t have too many people in there at once otherwise you might bump into people. Go there soon,

CATHEDRAL DAY On the 17th of November year 6 went to Canterbury Cathedral. We did lots of fun things like making books, dancing, doing plays, painting and making shields of arms. We made a banner and Rinah and Izzi carried it down the aisle. Everyone really enjoyed themselves.

Olivia Brewer x

By Penny Curryand Rinah Hauptfleisch

MERRY CHRISTMAS Merry Christmas ! Everyone loves Christmas. Red nose reindeer. Red and blue sparkles on the baubles. You and I love celebrating Christmas. Christmas crackers on the table. Ho Ho Ho! Ribbons on all the presents. Icicles on the windows. Santa will soon be here! Tinsel on the tree. Mummies are cooking the dinner! Angels in the sky. So come and join the celebration! By Madeleine Witham and Lori Wright ANTI BULLYING At Minster School this week we’ve been learning about how to stop bullying. We have also been learning about how to react to bullies and what to do if you or someone you know is getting bullied. We’ve been listening to stories about people that have been bullied and talking about them in class. We can only stop bullying if we all work together and that is what we are going to do at Minster School, so everybody is happy and safe. By Maisie Mac

ANNE FRANK Anne Frank was born on 12th June 1929. Anne’s family were Jews. On her 13th birthday she was given a diary which she named Kitty. Her Dad was called Otto and her Mum Edith. Her sister Margot was older than her by three years. Her family went into hiding for two years! Sadly she died in a concentration camp called Bergen Belsen at the age of fifteen. Her father was sent to a different concentration camp called Auschwitz and her father was the only survivor of the Frank family. He was given Anne’s diary when he returned home and after the end of World War Two he published the diary. By Rinah Hauptfleisch & Penny Curry MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!! Merry Christmas everyone!! Everyone come and celebrate! Really it’s the best time of year. Ready to wrap up presents. Yule logs waiting to be eaten! Come on everyone! Ho ho ho says Santa Claus! Ready or not I’m coming! I think he’s left us some presents, lets go and look. So excited, I can’t wait till Christmas day! Time to give the presents out. Merry Christmas! And have a great day! Seasons greetings to one and all!!!!!! By Mollie Mumby

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as m st s i r h mer C y to r r e c us M ry l my e A V to al Reliable qualified Electricians All aspects of wiring undertaken BURGLAR ALARMS TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS TV AERIAL’S-SKY SATELLITE *Reasonable rates* Free estimates* Discount for OAP’S* Julie Beaney, Minster 01843/823466 Gary Hake, Canterbury 01227 472612

Christmas bookings now being taken 4 courses 19.95 New Years Eve party SCHOOL REUNION / DISCO fancy dress and DJ Cash bingo every other Wednesday Quiz night every other Monday Poker every Monday Around the World food theme nights every other Friday Sunday Roasts 1 course 5.95 2 course 7.95 : 3 course 10.95 Inviting real log fire and warm atmosphere Children and dogs welcome Function hall available

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Minster Matters Issue 121  

village newsletter

Minster Matters Issue 121  

village newsletter