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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 188 : February 2017 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 100)

Thanet's Draft Local Plan consultation

2,500 houses on the airfield site will more than double the size of our village (YES, that land is in our parish!!) The consultation which runs from Friday 20 January – Friday 17 March (5pm), is seeking views on specific revisions to the Draft Local Plan (preferred options), which include additional housing sites and the re-designation of the Manston airport site for mixed use development. The public engagement sessions will take place at: Margate: 28 January – Thanet Gateway Meeting Room B (9am-12pm) – 23 February – Thanet Gateway Meeting Room A (5pm-8pm) Broadstairs: 3 February – Kent Innovation Centre (9am-12pm) 17 February – Kent Innovation centre, Board Room (1pm – 5pm) Ramsgate: 6 February – Ramsgate Town Council (9am-12pm) Minster Carnival Association Selection Dance 14 February – Ramsgate Town Council (1pm-4.30pm) Birchington/Westgate: 15 February – King Ethelbert’s School (9am – Girls over 13 and under 20? Would you like to be a part of the Minster Carnival Court 12pm) to meet new people and make new friends both The public engagement sessions will provide residents with the in the Village and around Kent, as well as representing Minster in our French Twinning Village of Armbouts-Cappel? opportunity to find out more about the proposed revisions, including You can be assured of some great days out seeing maps and detailed plans, and to discuss these with council officers. and some really interesting experiences that will see you as Anyone who submits their views, which can be made via the online Ambassadors for Minster. system - Inovem, should include evidence as a way of supporting their To be in with this chance of a lifetime just turn up on the evening, entry is free to anyone taking part. comments so this stands up to Planning Inspectorate review. Saturday 11th February 7.30pm, Minster Village Hall To find out more on the Local Plan, and to take part, visit: Admission for non-entrants is £4.00 Tea and Coffee available otherwise please bring your own drink All the relevant documentation can be found on this link: Interested? Then please contact Roy or Carol on 01843 821 705

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MINSTER - How To Find Us For those looking to use a Sat Nav to locate the Village the Library at 4A Monkton Road is the approximate Centre of the Village and the postcode there is CT12 4EA GPS/OS Map co-ordinates for the Village Square are TR 309 647 51.33 N, 1.33 E or 51° 20’ N, 1° 18’ E

Useful Numbers and Contacts Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 PCSOs Craig Raisbeck & Shaun Riches: 101 Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) Emergencies: 999 or 112 Thanet District Council: 577 000 Orbit Housing: Community Dog Warden: 577 580 Salvation Army Hall: 825 178 Library: 03000 41 31 31 Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333 (appointments only, 8.00am -10.00am) Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 Vets: 825 999 Post Office: 821 291 Minster School: 821 384 Village: Show: Business Association: Freegle: Mobility Scooters & Wheelchairs (to loan): 07864 345 019 Venues available for Hire John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) All Weather Sports Pitch & MUGA bookings for the above venues via

Parish Office 821 339 Old Schools: bookings via Pat Hogben 822 082

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Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via Eric James 821 744

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Monthly Circulation - 2280 The Editors accept all advertisements, articles and notices in good faith and actively encourage the support of the local traders and services. However, we cannot be held responsible for the quality of goods or services offered. Please mention the magazine when replying to advertisers. Note however that due to lack of recording space we do not copy our advertisers information to the audio CD’s. The magazine and CD are published eleven times a year, at the beginning of each month, from February to December, inclusive. Disclaimer: Views expressed herein are strictly those of their author and do not necessarily agree with those of the Editor and/or the editorial team. E.&O.E.

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Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY Feb 7

Ageless Thanet Drop In at Salvation Army



St Nicholas Trash & Treasure



Minster Carnival Selection Dance



Youth Day - Birchington



W.I. Meeting


Salvation Army New Officers

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Mar 4

Twinning Assn Quiz Night


Psychic Fayre

16 & 31 35


Horticultural Society Meeting



Men’s Supper Club



QEQM LOF Fashion Show & Supper


May 17-20

Minster Playhouse - May Play



Abbey Patchers Biennial Quilt Show


Jun 25

Twinning Ducasse and Anniversary in France

16 & 28

Nov 18

Christmas Trees (twiddled and erected)



Late Night Shopping


Kate’s Pudding Recipe


What’s On at the Royal British Legion


Parish Council Meeting Summary


Village Hall Bowls Group


Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) Bookings


All Weather Playing Surface


Church Notices


Village Hall Diary


St Mary's Church Guided Tours


Red Recycling Bags - now at Library and not Parish Office


Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY

Minster Parish Council

next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 7 February @ 7pm in the Neighbourhood Centre

Members of the public are welcome to attend and can arrange to speak to the Council through the Clerk or by requesting the Chairman before the start of the meeting. Copies of the Agenda are available from the Clerk and are posted in the Library. Clerk to the Council is Mrs Kyla Lamb and the Council Office is normally open from:9.30am to 12noon weekdays; however due to commitments that require staff leaving the office it is better to ring first to ensure the office is manned tel: 821 339 fax: 825 869 Email: Next Meeting : 7 March

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February 2017 E - Team



The month has now passed and the moustache has been removed! A total of £182.50 was raised to help combat men’s cancer. A big thank you to the following who all contributed: Adam, Alex, Des, Diana, Laura, Scott and Annie, Mandy, Matt, Mike and Mr and Mrs Waldron. Kevin



PET FOOD Attwells Newsagents always welcome donations of pet foods for which they redistribute to Local Rescue Groups

THANKS FROM MM Minster Matters would like to say a big thank you to Terry and Nem for the wonderful flowers we received just before Christmas - They made the office quite homely. Oh but they looked better on our dining table!!

A.J.Cliffe & Sons (Butchers) Ltd Good Luck to Ben & Ragini




on their retirement All the best

Condolences from the family for Gerry Coldwell of Cheesman’s Close who passed away at 10.45pm on Wednesday 23 November 2016.


The Committee have decided that the ‘2017 Theme’ will be ‘CARNIVAL’ so lot’s to think about for Show Tent entries and some great costume designing for the Parade!! Also we are again looking for volunteer photographers who are willing to work with us on the day - please contact MM editor if you would be interested - get’s you free entry to the show!!

TDC WASTE & RECYCLING BIN COLLECTION CALENDAR As TDC are not delivering copies of their own collection calendar this year we have published a ‘cut out & keep’ calendar for both their ‘A’ and ‘B’ routes in the centre of this issue.

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FIRSTLY: We would like to say “HAPPY NEW YEAR” to all our patients and friends, and offer our apologies for any duplications that previously appeared in our January newsletter, but this is for the benefit of our Minster and Manston readers who do not receive a magazine in January. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR and RAFFLE WINNERS Thank you to everyone who supported us in our fund raising project and helped make the various events we held during 2016 such tremendous successes. Special thanks go to Mr & Mrs Hood who kindly supplied the PEDROSA Fairground Organ, which was a tremendous attraction and made the occasion even more special. The prize draw was held at the Bazaar and the winner of the first prize was Mrs Wort of Minster, with the second prize won by Dr Crosfield who kindly re-donated it to be raffled once again and it was then won by Mr & Mrs Abbey. The third prize was won by Mr & Mrs Jones of Minster. A full list of the all the winning numbers and lucky prize winners are on display in the surgery. One prize is STILL UNCLAIMED which is “YELLOW 983” with the only contact details of “Howell” and an unknown mobile number. FUND RAISING PROJECT - TARGET ACHIEVED! We are extremely grateful to the many patients who have made such generous donations, and together with the monies made from our raffle and Christmas Bazaar we are delighted to say we achieved our target and were able to purchase additional equipment to that which was originally identified - which was fantastic! Raising such an amount in just a few months when we only launched the project in September is unbelievable. OFFICIAL PRESENTATION The new equipment was presented to the Senior Practice Partner and members of the Nursing Team on Wednesday 7 December. It was gratefully received by Nurse Practitioner, Dawn Langdon, who stated that it will be brought into service immediately. SURGERY TRAINING DAYS 2017 Please note that the surgery will close at 12.00 Mid-day on the following days: Wednesday 22 February; Thursday 30 March; Wednesday 26 April. Should you need to see a doctor when the surgery is closed, please call the NHS 111 Service via the normal surgery number 821 333 where you will be transferred automatically, or you can call direct on 111, to receive non-urgent confidential health advice and information. For urgent/life threatening issues, dial 999 as normal. “WALK FOR LIFE” ACTIVITY PROGRAMME The surgery has now launched this programme and we are inviting people to come and join us in a walk around the local area for about an hour or so, with the aim of meeting people and becoming more active. Unfortunately bad weather prevented the first one taking place, so all being well our next walk is scheduled for Thursday 9 February at 10.30. Weather permitting of course! Please contact the surgery for further information or you can just meet us all in the surgery at 10.30. MISSED APPOINTMENTS - HOW ABOUT A NEW YEAR RESOLUTION? Last month’s GP figures were greatly improved, thank you very much, only 34 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment but the nurse’s appointments saw a huge increase with 82 patients failing to attend. That’s 116 missed and wasted appointments, so a plea, to all our patients throughout the villages and surrounding areas: make your New Year’s Resolution - Don’t need it? Cancel it! It’s so easy: by phone, by text, or on line - just do it! Please! FRIENDS AND FAMILY SURVEY Last month patient’s responses were as follows: Extremely likely/likely - 95% ; Extremely unlikely/unlikely - 2% ; Unsure/don’t know - 3% LIAISON GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at our next meeting, or require further information on any of the above, then please contact either Ken Self on 821 200 or Jeanne Lawrence on 821 049.

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February 2017

Thanet Farmers’ Market starts the New Year in a New Venue. The Managers of Thanet Farmers’ Market are pleased to announce that from February 2017 they will be in a new venue at St Georges School, Westwood Road, Broadstairs. The Market spent a year at their last venue of Dane Court Grammar School but unfortunately the school was unable to host the market in 2017. The first market of 2017 is on Sunday 12 February, just two days before Valentine’s Day and all the regular stall holders will be back after a break. You will be able to get everything you need for a romantic treat for your loved one(s). Making a romantic dinner? Then you could buy locally caught and butchered game from Stour Valley Game or pork from Independent Trotters and accompany it with freshly picked, seasonal vegetables from Nethergong Nurseries. You can wash down your meal with Cider from Little Stour Orchard or beer from The Ramsgate Brewery. Lastly you can buy lots of indulgent treats including, chocolates, fudge, cake and cookies. The market will be open from 9.30 – 13.00 with plenty of FREE parking on site and is located inside St Georges School. The market will be running the café serving hot and cold drinks including bacon rolls. The market, as always, will be on the second Sunday of each month at St George’s School with a range of locally made, sourced, manufactured or produced food and drink. In addition to the food and drink stalls there is always a small craft section every month with a variety of high quality, unique gifts. The charity stall in February will be the lovely ladies from TAG Pet Rescue and the market has a FREE community stand at every market. For further information on the stalls you can sign up for the free monthly electronic newsletter by emailing . CLEANING (small local family run business) IRONING SERVICE MAX CARPET Need a quick efficient ironing service? I supply a collection/delivery service free to Minster, Monkton & Cliffsend No pile to big or too small Smoke/pet free home For more information contact Jemma on 07786 623 325 (Minster)

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February 2017

Kate’s Puddings – what’s cooking?

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Don’t be put off by the length of this recipe – the result is delicious! I’m writing this while it is snowing, in a kitchen scented with cinnamon and warm baking bread – you can do it too… Cinnamon Rolls 1/3 pint/just over 6 fl oz/180ml milk 2oz/55g butter 14oz/400g strong plain flour (bread flour) 1 sachet dried quick yeast (7g/1tsp)

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½ tsp salt 4 tbsps/60ml water at room temperature/slightly warmed

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1 egg, beaten 7 ½ oz/220g muscovado sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 4oz/110g softened butter To glaze: 2tbsp milk and water,

3 tbsp caster sugar

In a small saucepan, warm the milk until it is just bubbling slightly, then add the butter. Stir and allow it to cool to lukewarm (if necessary, put it outside). Now take a large mixing bowl, put 8 ½ oz (250g) of the flour, adding the yeast, sugar and salt. Mix this together, then add the water, egg and milk mixture. Beat this well, then add the last of the flour, stirring it all together until you have a dough. Finally, turn it out onto a floured surface and knead it for about 5 minutes to make the dough elastic. Put your dough back into the bowl, cover with a cloth and leave it to rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon and butter so you have a gritty paste. Turn the dough out again, and alternately roll and pull it into a rectangle at least 12” x 9” (30 x 23cm). Cover it with the sugar/butter mixture, using a round bladed knife to get the paste evenly all over the surface (this is surprisingly time-consuming!). From the long side, roll the dough away from you, tucking the first curl in very tightly. Pinch the edge to seal it (or use a bit of water to moisten the dough) and sit the roll on the edge. Now cut into a minimum of 12 pieces – I went for more so I had flatter rolls, approx 16 or so. Turn the oven on to 190 deg C. To save on the washing up, I put the rolls on baking parchment, not so far apart that they were isolated, nor so close together they fused (about 6 to a baking tray, depending on your trays). Cover with greased cling film and leave to rise in a warm place (over the cooker) until they have doubled in size. In a small pan, mix the milk/water and sugar. Heat gently together and leave this to cool. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until light golden brown and firm to the touch. When you take them out, glaze the buns with the milk and water mix. For best results, do this twice, then leave them to cool…. if you can resist them for that long! Best eaten warm. For more delicious recipes look at

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Panto 2016 Our Pantomime last November was a great success, with David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP lots of audience interaction which the children loved. We had several late sales of tickets to people who had been told how All forms of Services and Treatments good it was and wanted to see it. Putting on three matinees on the last available for Foot and Nail care day is hard work by clearly worth it as the morning matinee was wellCorns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, attended and the last two houses were full! Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, Infection control for Athletes foot and Our new lighting performed really well and the audience reaction to our new star-curtain was amazing. All-in-all, it was an excellent village Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare pantomime – the best kind. Please let us know your feedback – if we know what you like to watch We provide personal and reliable treatment in the comfort of your own home, nursing and want to see we will always do our best to provide it. or residential care home or hospital Day, evening, weekend appointments available by arrangement

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Our May Play 2017 Inspector Drake’s Last Case Our May production this year is another of David Tristram’s very funny comedies, and auditions were held, and the play cast on Wednesday 11th of January. If you haven’t seen one of David Tristram’s comedies before, they are great fun, and the hall is filled with the sound of continuous laughter. When was the last time that you laughed all the way through a television programme? – Do come along and enjoy a brief but happy break from real life! We were delighted to offer parts to our two excellent new actors, Barbara and James, and also to another new member who turned up on the audition evening, Nick. We welcome new people, so if you would like to join us to help with any aspects of production please come along and talk to us, or use info@minsterplayhouse, to contact us. If you have a play that you would like to direct, or would be interested in joining in the fun of putting on our productions, do get in touch. The Play runs from Wednesday 17th May to Saturday 20th at 7.30 pm, with a single interval. When it opens, the Box office will be on: 07501 894 381 or for further information in the meantime, email: Thanet Mobile Clinic

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February 2017

COMMUNITY POPPY PROJECT We hope you all enjoyed our efforts to decorate the village post boxes for Christmas. We are now moving on to our next project and we would like this to involve all ‘village crafters’. Sunday 11 November 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the ending of WW1 and we would like to decorate our Cemetery fencing and other areas in the village with as many knitted, crocheted or felt Poppies as we can. To this end, we need your help. We have some knitting and crochet patterns available (there are also some available online that you can download for free) and would like everyone who can, to start knitting. The Poppies will need to have a length of wool attached in order for them to be secured in place. We are going to need thousands of Poppies but we do have 20+ months to do this. If you are unable to help with making Poppies, perhaps you would like to help by donating wool to us for other knitters to use. Minster Post Office sells Poppy Red DK wool. Attwells have agreed to act as our collection point for Poppies so you can drop them in any time. If there are other groups in the village who are planning to do something in the village for this Celebration, would you please contact us so that we can all pull together and avoid duplicating plans. If you are willing to join in, please leave your name and contact details at Attwells and we will be in touch, or just start knitting! Alternatively, for more information please ring:Barbara: 07874 214 279; Carol: 07745 683 466 or Ann: 01843 822 156

Christmas Trees. Once again, the trees looked beautiful this year, joined by the tree at the Church - much better now that it’s down to MPC. No, they weren’t decorated and put up by a magic wand. It was all down to our regular group of volunteers plus some very welcome new members. You should all be very proud of yourselves as you transformed the village Thank you all so much. On Saturday 18th November 2017, they will go up again. Please don’t ignore and leave it up to a small group of people. Come and join in! Karen Brazil Christmas Trees The village Christmas trees went to Wingham Wildlife Park for the tigers – thanks to Guy Mannering – and to Howletts for the gorillas – thanks to Roy Bailey.

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Londis Closure. First of all, best wishes to Ben and Ragini on their retirement and thanks for their constant support to me in all my ventures over the past thirty-two years. It was very much appreciated. Every time I asked for help in any way I was never turned away. When this Minster Matters goes out Londis will have closed to change over to the Southern Coop. I am sure a lot of villagers will have been put out by this. I am also sure that a lot of villagers will have used the other independent shops in the village instead during this period. These shops are only here because of their regular customers and are struggling to survive. Most of these are family-run with no backing from multiples or chains. So, imagine what Minster would be like without its shops and please continue to use them as much as possible. If they close you won’t get them back. Karen Brazil Late Night Shopping Thank you to all those involved in making this evening another successful event for our village: • Jack and Margaret Wraith for the beautiful grotto and photos • Santa and Scott for being so good with the children • Minster School Choir for their wonderful singing • The Salvation Army Band for making it feel like Christmas • Minster Hand Bell ringers for entertaining the shoppers • The Miss Minster Court for switching on the last of the Christmas trees • The Wansum Morris for their fantastic dancing and putting everyone in a jolly mood – fuelled by the famous John Walford mulled wine. All these people gave their time and everything for free. It’s people like this that make Minster special. Thank you to all those businesses that took part and to everyone who made the effort to come and join in. To those that didn’t manage to get there then you missed out on a great evening. Put the 21st November 2017 on your calendars so you don’t miss out again. Yes, it may seem early but we are all hoping to sell you some Christmas bits before you have finished your Christmas shopping. PLEASE REMEMBER TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHOPS BECAUSE THEY NEED YOU AND ONE DAY YOU WILL NEED THEM TO BE THERE TOO. Karen Brazil


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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB A Short-Mat Open Day was held on Sunday15 January for teams of non-bowlers, the main winners were ‘Saddlers 1’ who defeated ‘Holden's Minster F.C’ in the final 10-7 and donated their £100 prize to Pilgrims Hospice, whilst in the Plate Competition ‘The Vice’ beat ‘Saddlers 2’ 16-3 and donated their prize of £50 to Cancer Research. All prizes were kindly donated by Terry and Nem Waldron. In the E.K.S.M.B.A. leagues (as at 15/01/17) the Hinds hold 4th position in Div.1, the Abbots are 5th in Div 2 and the Monks are 5th in Div3. Of our In-House Competitions held since the last issue the following have reached the finals to be held in April:- Wednesday Pairs: Andy and Kay Empson v Mark Lendrum and Alan Blake and in the Morphew Cup: Brian East will play Meg Atkinson. The Men's Pairs will be played on Sunday 22 January, and the Ladies Singles on Sunday 29 January, both too late for inclusion in the February issue. Brian Morphew, Hon. Secretary

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MINSTER W.I. On Tuesday 10th January at 7.30pm in the village hall we had our first meeting of 2017. We combined it with a new members evening inviting along anyone who had never been to a WI meeting before. Our speaker was Suzanne Kynaston from Wildwood in Herne Bay. She spoke to us about the two 16 year old brown bears, Fluffy and Scruffy, who had been rescued from small concrete enclosures in Bulgaria in 2014. These bears had been born in captivity so had to be gradually introduced to their new 1.5 acre home at Wildwood. This was all made possible following public donations. The slide show showed the condition that the bears were in when they were moved to Wildwood and how they have improved and grown since being re-homed. Members were also asked to ‘Show the Love’, which is the NFWI’s campaign for action against climate change. They were given green paper hearts and asked to write on them what could be affected by climate change, and were also encouraged to knit, crochet or make green felt hearts to decorate our Jubilee tree in February. Our speaker on Tuesday 14th February is Francesca Baur from Fable and Base who will be talking about textile printing, don’t forget to bring your green heart so that we can decorate our tree!! Visit the new Minster WI website at



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MINSTER ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Happy New Year to One and All from the Twinning Association. Firstly, we need to backtrack to our AGM which was held on Friday 18 November 2016. It was disappointing not to see any members of the public attending as we were hoping to be able to recruit some willing helpers who may prefer not to be on the committee, so if you think you might like to get involved in any way then please forward your name to Carol Bubb, Secretary, on 01843 447 706. Roy Bailey stood down as Chair and was thanked for all the hard work he had put into the Association for many years, he is however remaining on the committee, so we will still be able to draw on his valuable knowledge. Malcolm Bubb was voted in as the new Chair and John Quittenden was voted in as Vice Chair, the remainder of the committee were re-elected to their former positions.

on the 2017 Anniversary Day, Sunday 25 June in their village. This year we will be hiring a coach to take all interested parties across. The cost of this will be £20 per person, which will include coach fare, ferry crossing, musical entertainment and dancing throughout the afternoon, plus a typical French meal. Please see our poster elsewhere in this issue, all enquiries and bookings to Carol on 01843 447 706. Since the last publication, we have had to change the date of our Quiz at the RBL from Saturday 18 February to Saturday 4 March, please see our poster in this issue for further details. Tables of 6-8 people need to be booked in advance via Carol on 01843 447 706 or the RBL on 01843 821 471.

Our Santa Dash was held at the Recreation Ground on Sunday 4 December and although overall numbers were down from 2015, there was a marked increase in the number of schoolchildren who took part and seemed to thoroughly enjoy it. The British Heart Foundation benefitted by £275 that the event raised.

Our French friends have invited the Committee to join them for a Carnival they are holding on Sunday 5 February and from the pictures seen of previous years, it could be a very energetic and noisy experience. Four of our members are braving the cold weather to join in, so please keep an eye for news and pictures of this event on our website at: and our Facebook page: . We expect to welcome eighteen of our French friends to Minster on Saturday 11 February to discuss future events for 2017. Whilst here, they will also collect any handicrafts that you may wish to exhibit or sell in France at their exhibition in March. For details of their exhibition or if you wish to submit some of your handicrafts, then please contact Lindsay Thacker on 07788 888 470.

Representatives from the Sturry, Birchington, Ramsgate, Sandwich, Faversham and Minster Twinning Associations met at Minster Abbey on the evening of Wednesday 7 December for further discussions on ways to help each other. May we take this opportunity to thank the Nuns for the use of their venue. Sandwich has offered to host the next meeting in June, so we can hopefully all benefit from sharing ideas.

On Sunday 15 January the Twinning took part in the Bowls Club Open Day event. After a slow start, the standard rose and some good shots were played along with the appropriate banter between the teams. Everyone had a thoroughly good time and we thank Minster Bowls club for inviting us. Sadly we were defeated but some good charities benefitted from the day!! (Pictures below)

Saturday 26 November saw a coach full of residents and friends head off towards Winchester to explore the Christmas Markets in this lovely city. The ‘highlight’ of the day however was when a massive power cut threw the whole city into darkness. Nonetheless a great time was had by all. A raffle was held on the coach and the 3 winners of festive goodies were: Heidi Coleman, Christine Lynch and Lindsay Thacker.

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No winners this month and you had an extra 4 weeks to find him !!- Zac was hiding in the bottom left hand picture on page 19, peering around the flowerbed. Now assuming we’ve managed to include him again this month then the first person with the correct answer drawn from our 'Zac Bag' on Friday 17 February will win a 'Zac Bag' of their own which we will have embroidered with their pet's name. Your Zac bags include a pack of 'poop bags', some doggy treats and even a ball. All you have to do is drop a note into the library marked for our attention, telling us exactly where you think he is, then add your own pet's name and address and the colour of bag you would prefer. Colours available are: Cerise, Navy Blue, Yellow, Apple Green and Black. You can see both the bags and available colours at: or which is a new venture for a very valued member of our editorial team. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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On a beautiful sunny day in December a Live Nativity Play, organized by Looking Ahead, and the Sisters and friends of Minster Abbey was held in the grounds of Minster Abbey and Parkminster. A large group of villagers, (many dressed as angels, wise men and shepherds), members of the Bruderhoff community, (with Scrumpy their donkey), staff and students from “Looking Ahead”, the choir from Minster Primary School, children dressed as little angels from Minster Nursery, and students from the Ursuline School, joined the Sisters as they gathered around the Saxon Tower in the Abbey Grounds to celebrate the Christmas story together. As Joseph and Mary arrived with donkey, led by Ben from the Bruderhoff community, Joseph (played by Sam from “Looking Ahead”) called out to the innkeeper “Do you have any room” The innkeeper responded “Yes”. After some gentle prompting he then revoked his invitation responding “Sorry No”- So Joseph and Mary moved on. Charlotte narrated the story and Rev Richard Braddy and Fr. Marcus led us in prayer. The Salvation Army Band and the children of Minster Choir led us all in singing some of our favourite carols. Everyone followed behind the huge gold star carried by Sr. Benedict, as we journeyed together to Bethlehem (Parkminster). On our way we saw the shepherds gathered around a bonfire, and some of the Abbey sheep grazing outside the barn. The angels began to sing as we all entered the barn and gathered around Jesus, in the manger. Some of the children dressed as angels, watched attentively, and others petted the donkey that was definitely the star of the show. Some people found bales of straw to sit and others huddled together to keep warm as we sang the old familiar carols. This medieval tithe barn was the perfect setting for this very moving and peaceful experience. Looking Ahead served delicious hot mulled wine and homemade mince pies following the play. All funds received were divided between the Syrian Refugee Fund and “Looking Ahead”. Although some of you may have missed the Live Nativity, you can meet the students of “Looking Ahead” who will serve you at the Parkminster Tea Rooms daily Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm.


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Ageless Thanet has now signed up 4 businesses in Minster to their Age-Friendly Business Scheme. The Age-Friendly Business Scheme aims to help businesses to become age-friendly, whether that is considering older people in the layout of their shop, ensuring that labels are easy to read, or simply training staff to have more awareness of people with different needs. If you are a holder of our ‘Reward Card’ you can access lots of fantastic offers available for people who are 50+ across Thanet. Did you know that these businesses in Minster are already signed up to the Age-Friendly Business Scheme? Jemima’s Locket - 77 High Street 25% discount on tea or coffee and cake Monday-Friday, 2:30pm-4:30pm The Bell Inn - 2 High Street 20% discount on food 12pm-3pm Monday - Saturday Attwells - 57 High Street 10% off greetings cards, minimum spend £5 AJ Cliffe & Sons Butchers Canterbury House Monkton Road 10% discount on all purchases 9am-12pm on Wednesdays If you don’t already have one of our free ‘Reward Cards’, please email or call 07551 725 383. Likewise if you would like to sign your business up to our scheme, we would love to hear from you! Ageless Thanet are recruiting volunteer Champions in Minster. We are looking for people who want to make a difference within their communities by helping older people to enjoy life to the full. The Champions will be connecting with people 50+, particularly those who are socially isolated. The Champions will provide a wide range of information and support, including encouraging people to try new activities, sign-posting to various support services, helping residents to have their voices heard and become involved with campaigns for positive change, encouraging and supporting the setting up of resident-led groups and activities – and much more besides! All Champions will have full training and be supported by our dedicated team who have a wealth of knowledge and experience. For more information please get in touch by emailing: or Alternatively you can call 07951 633 110.


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Ben’s (Londis) By the time you read this the store will have already closed for a refit and rebranding. After 32 years, the time has finally come for Ben and Ragini to retire from retailing and look forward to the next chapter in their lives. Ben says: “To come to a village with a young family in 1984 was very daunting but we could not have asked for a more open and supportive welcome from our customers and the Parish, and consider ourselves truly blessed to have lived and worked in this community over so many wonderful years. We are proud of the community shop we shall leave behind, and are happy to be handing over the reins to The Southern Co-operative later this month. For those that are not aware, The Southern Co-operative are a different Co-op society to the Co-op forecourt store at the Prospect Roundabout, which is run by The Co-operative Group. Although the stores will stock many of same products, The Southern Co-operative are a smaller independent regional co-operative society. When making the choice of successor, it was important to us that we left the village in the hands of a retailer whom we felt could not only offer an excellent range of fresh food and groceries, but also continue to genuinely uphold the friendly service and community values we hold so dear. In choosing The Southern Co-operative, we are confident that we are leaving the village in safe hands for the future. Ragini and I shall continue to live in the village and, hopefully, participate in the various activities the village holds. Once again, on behalf of my family and myself, I would like to thank all our customers and friends for the support given to us through both the good and difficult times. We wish you all the very best for the future and feel sure you will enjoy shopping in your new Southern Co-operative food store”. The store will re-open on Friday 3 February as a Southern Coop. Ben told MM that what had made trading in Minster so good was the quality of both customers and staff. Julie, who has been Ben’s ‘right hand woman’ for some time now will take over the reins as the new store manager and you will find the same staff on duty to serve you.

February 2017 Pillar Boxes. Many thanks to the lady who spent hours making the delightful felt Christmas decorations for our pillar boxes. They were superb. May I say a Great Big Thank You to the persons responsible for dressing up our mail boxes. Whilst out walking the dog one dull and dreary morning I came upon these boxes. It brought a smile to my face and cheer to my heart that someone had taken the trouble to put our post boxes into Fancy Dress. I am sure the whole village smiled. Thank you once again. Thank you to the person who decorated the post boxes so beautifully. Your fame has been spread far and wide, judging by the number of people I saw dig out their mobile phones to take pictures to send on! The two items that were cut off the knitted display on the post office box can be left at Attwells or put in a plastic bag and thrown over the gate if the thief has a conscience. Thank you from Lil and Esther. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us to raise money for Pilgrims’ Hospice, through the lottery donations, buying from our various stalls and collecting tins, also a donation from a dog walker. All the kindnesses and friendships we have received over the last twenty-one years have been very much appreciated. And a big thank you to the Snowdon Colliery Works Band for another wonderful concert. Best wishes to you all. Lil and Esther Demelza Hospice Care for Children Paul Willins of St Mary’s Church, Minster, has received a lovely letter of thanks from Demelza Hospice, thanking him for a substantial donation of £324.75 made through the Community Carols around the tree at the Lych Gate on Tuesday 20 December. To quote the letter the incredible total ‘made our day!’ Donations such as these enable Demelza to provide expert and compassionate care to seriously ill babies, children, young people and their families when they need it most. They exist to enable families to stay and play together, creating precious moments and happy memories. And if time is tragically cut short, they are still there – to help ease the family’s fear and anxiety and to help move forward with their loss. Whatever it takes, Demelza is there. The Demelza fundraising team can be contacted via telephone on 01795 845288 or by email at

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The Christmas Story – Minster’s Way (As written by an anonymous contributor) It’s December 7th and Nazareth has moved – it is now by the Abbey ruins! A large crowd gathered at Nazareth and were waiting to begin the journey to Bethlehem. We were listening to ‘Heavenly Music’ – the Salvation Army Band – playing While Shepherds Watched. Little Angels and Minster School Choir arrived at Nazareth. ‘King’ Richard welcomed everyone and we sang O Little Town of Bethlehem. Mary, Joseph and the donkey were now waiting to make the long journey to Bethlehem. The choir sang It Was On a Starry Night and Little Donkey. We were on our way. Joseph stopped at an inn. “Have you any room?” he asked. “Yes,” replied the inn keeper. One of the staff ran up to him and said they were full. Another inn – no room. They were getting tired. Joseph knocked at a large door. “Have you any room?” “No,” said the inn keeper, “But you can have the stable.” They passed the shepherds looking after their sheep. One shepherd was putting logs into the brazier. It was going to be a cold night. At last we were at the stable in Bethlehem. ‘Heavenly Music’ could be heard playing Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Little angels sat on bales of straw with Mary, Joseph and the donkey by the manger. Our narrator was telling the story. The angels were telling the shepherds to make their way to Bethlehem. The shepherds were in new fields and were uncertain of the way. They got lost (again!) but finally found Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in the stable. The kings followed the star to the stable – no problem. The children sang Away in a Manger. One angel was not very impressed with the singing and fell asleep on her helper’s lap! Once again, the well-known and loved story of Christmas had been retold. The large crowd, old and young alike, sang O Come All Ye Faithful. Tina from the Looking Ahead group wrote and read the following poem: The Meaning of Christmas Christmas is a time to share and be kind to each other. To remember the past and think of others at this time of year. Because God loved us so much He sent Jesus His Son, so we can love one another. Christmas is Jesus’ birthday.

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Minster Matters Minster Parish Council Meetings Summary of Key Points 6th December, 2016 County Cllr. Latchford reported that he is following up the enquiry to get a licence to install our new CCTV cameras on KCC streetlights. The County still has to find savings of about £5m to balance the budget. A recent meeting with the Chief Constable and the Police & Crime Commissioner confirmed that consideration is being given to increasing the powers of PCSO’s. The Chairman reported that Ben Patel of Ben’s (Londis) Store is retiring in Jamuary,2017. A recent TDC meeting agreed that the green wedges between towns and villages in Thanet would be preserved. The gates to the Spanton Memorial have been refurbished and will shortly be replaced. Thanks were offered to Matthew Spanton for assisting in the erection of the Christmas Tree by the church. The Chairman also informed the meeting that he has been elected Chairman of the Planning Committee; he was congratulated by all. Mr. Neil Harrop spoke to the meeting about the need to improve the cricket square at the Recreation Ground and provide new equipment; Minster and Nelson Cricket Club wish to expand activities and encourage players of all ages, including a junior team. The club were willing to contribute what funds it has and the Parish Council agreed to make up any shortfall to improve the grounds. Cllr. Latchford agreed to contribute £1800 towards the purchase of the equipment. The Clerk reported that negotiation had taken place with a representative of Kent Highways to replace the sign at the entrance to the village and position two Village gateways at the top of Tothill St. It was also agreed that the speed limit of 30mph in Tothill St. will continue up to the roundabout. They also discussed a number of other matters, including the lay-by in Laundry Rd., yellow lines at various locations in the village, the possibility of a loading bay outside Ben’s Store and providing a crossing point in Thorne Rd. The Operations Committee Minutes recommended a 3-year maintenance agreement for the All-Weather pitch and additional fencing to secure the pitch; the meeting agreed to support the recommendations. The meeting agreed to support the initiative from Bruno Peek relating to the “Battle Over-A Nation’s Tribute and WW1 Beacons of Light”, due to begin in February, 2017. The meeting was advised that Edward Spanton had offered to donate the Bumpy Track to the Parish Council; this matter will be decided at the next meeting. In order to reduce anti-social behaviour at the bus stop on the east side of Tothill St. the bench had been removed from the shelter and consideration is being given to installing a CCTV camera in the vicinity. The Dog Training School, which uses the pavilion and Recreation Ground on Saturday mornings, has requested the hire of the ground to the south of the multi-use games area on 1 or 2 weekday mornings. This was agreed with a small

Februay 2017 additional charge and the condition that this would be in term time only. • The Twinning Association reported that the Santa Dash had raised £275 for charity. • Cllr. Whybrow was congratulated on his appointment as Youth Commissioner for Thanet Scouts. He thanked the meeting and also asked for volunteers to assist in the Minster Youth Club which he is hoping to re-start. 10th January, 2017 • Cllr. Whybrow has resigned from the Parish Council and a notice of the vacancy has been posted. The vacancy created by the resignation of Cllr. Glover has been advertised; the application period expires on 16 January. An interview panel was agreed. • Cllr. Crow-Brown reported that the Government’s new house bonus has been reduced from a sum equivalent to 6 years council tax to 5 years. • The offer from Edward Spanton to donate the Bumpy Track to the Parish Council for the use of the village was accepted. • The Twinning Association will be holding a Quiz Night at the British Legion on 4th March. • Representatives from Gen 2 Property Ltd gave a brief presentation on the proposed Thanet Parkway Station. Questions were asked by the Councillors and the public. There will be further public consultations in Thanet, in this area they will be as follows: Cliffsend 7th Feb. 3pm-8pm Acol 20th Feb. 3pm-8pm Minster 23rd Feb 2pm-5.30pm

Minster and Monkton Horticultural Society Minster and Monkton Horticultural Society – your local gardening club – had a very enjoyable year in 2016 and 2017 looks just as interesting. We are organising some very good trips, hopefully one to the RHS Gardens in Yorkshire (Harlow Carr), and one or two more local gardens. Our secretary, Mr Don Wilks, has lined up some very interesting speakers which will include talks on Sissinghurst in Summer (March 15th), Life of Hares (April 19th), Floral clocks (May 18th) and in June we shall be welcoming Andy Garland from Radio Kent who is going to talk on Me, My Life and My Allotment. We meet on the third Wednesday in the month from March to December. On some evenings, we have social events and we hold two shows a year, in April and September. All are welcome. Visitors £1 which includes a cup of tea/coffee. We hope to see you. Joan Card (Chairman)

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Short Mat Bowls Sessions for February 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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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 : £40 hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £28 hour Half Pitch : £28 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: 821 339 f: 825 869 e:

Booking the Multi Use Games Area The MUGA will be open for public use most of the time. It is available for Minster School to use for sports activities and also for clubs, groups and individuals to book for tennis, volleyball and netball. Bookings i.e. when the MUGA is unavailable to the public will be published weekly on the board next to the main information sign at the entrance gate. To make a booking please contact the Parish Clerk. Email: Tel: 01843 821 339 Please book at least 48 hours in advance

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This’ll take you back!! New Years Eve in Minster (As it used to be!!)



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February 2017 This Panda looks very hungry. Pandas are endangered!!! The amounts of Pandas in the world are decreasing. Pandas need help to stay alive. The Kakapo

Articles published on these pages are written by pupils from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 who attend Journalist Club and write about subjects they are interested in or that they’ve been studying in class

Year 6 WW2 In year 6 we are learning about WW2. This contains learning about the London Blitz, evacuee children and Hitler. Next week we are building our own model of an Anderson shelter. This is part of our DT week. We found out that some of the evacuee children never got to see their parents again. We also found out some information on propaganda posters. These show men that they really should join the army. And if they don’t then they face the consequences of being called a coward. There were concentration camps which held Jewish people, they then got locked up in gas chambers and killed. There was one concentration camp; it was the biggest one in history. This was called, Auschwitz. This killed over 3 million Jews and more. Hitler made up his horrible plans when he became more powerful. Before he was the leader, he was a painter, but gave up because he thought that he wasn’t a very good painter. Then he wanted to take over the world. Hitler had already taken over Poland by the time that Great Britain could fight back. His birth name was Adolf Schicklgruber. By Milly Sparham

ANIMALS There are animals all around the world living in different habitats and climates. Different species of Bears There are lots of species of bears living in our world like Polar Bears, Pandas, Brown Bears and American black Bears. Giant Pandas are mainly found in China. Pandas eat Bamboo and stems.

Kakapos eat lots of different fruits because there vegetarians. The Kakapo is a flightless bird what is green with a bit of yellow round the neck. Here is a picture of a kakapo. A Kakapo eats seeds, nuts, Fruits, berries and flowers.

Dolphins Dolphins are so cute and some places you can go swimming. There are many types of dolphins like Irrawaddy, Dusky, Spinners and a Spotted. These love to eat fish. Dolphins are mainly found in warmer parts of the sea around the world. Bottle nose dolphins are described as coasty dolphins as they come close to the shore.

LOOK AT THIS FELLA #so cute!!! A bottle nose dolphin’s size is 2-4m. Lions Lions can be described as the king of the jungle as it’s their territory. You can see them at zoos and safari park ride. In the wild they live around Africa they also live in places in Africa like Anglo, Botswana, Mozambique, and Tanzania also central Africa. The black lion is very rare compared to regular lions.

This picture is of a lion and lioness. A lioness has no mane compared to a lion. Lions eat Antelopes, Buffaloes, Zebras, Young Elephants and Hippos. A baby lion is called a cub and they have no mane. By Keira

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KS1 Disco


My Mum let me help at the sweet stand for KS1. I thought that they were so cute. One of the things that was a bit weird was that so many of the year r’s wanted to just take sweets so I had tell them to show me how much money they had. It was so much fun and I can’t wait to help again. By Annabelle Boucher yr3

On Tuesday 15th November, a group head of houses [including myself] along with a group of teachers [ Mrs. Newgreen and Mrs. Elks] to raise a new flag. There, we met Ray [Editor of Minster Matters] and a photographer along with a group of Minster citizens. All the Head of Houses were in a picture of them holding the Minster flag.

Super Heroes Super heroes have super powers to save the world from what you might ask? From supervillains, They try to take over the world or something else but superheroes try to stop there evil planes there are also a lot of super hero related shows on TV like miraculous ladybug superhero girls Lego superheroes and others supervillains have very interesting backstories while others are still a mystery?

Superheroes can have a lot of superpowers like invisibility, super strength, flight, speed and laser beams but some heroes don’t have superpowers and some heroes have sidekicks like batman and robin and some heroes have a team like the Avengers and some heroes don’t have to be likely to be a hero and you can dress up like a superhero on Halloween. In games the main character has to defeat the villain from destroying something or taking over the world but the hero usually defeats the villain. By Daniel Clark

Team Tanzania Team Tanzania is a charity that helps those who have nothing. Each time they go out to Tanzania, they build something new to help. One year they found out that the schools had no books. So they made a library in the schools with over 1,000 books. The school was delighted that they finally have books. Team Tanzania is run by a man called Peter Ward. He travels to Tanzania and helps the children. One girl, who was three years old, rubbed his feet thinking that he was a ghost and that the black would come through soon. Many children have a disease called Malaria. This can only be caused by a female mosquito. We raised £302.70 for Team Tanzania. This was all through our Harvest Festival.

Then, Ray chose the male Roman Head of House [Harrison] to help raise the flag and then we walked back to school. We went on a field trip basically. This was located across the road from Ben’s and opposite the butchers. By Charlie Miles

Bonfire Night It is bonfire night on the 5 November. Remember the rhyme: remember, remember the 5 of November. Many people celebrate bonfire night with a beautiful display of fireworks. Firework night all started because a man named Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the houses of parliament. He used gunpowder to plot his big explosion, that’s why we now know fireworks to have gunpowder stored inside of them. One of Guy Fawkes’ men betrayed him and wrote a letter to the Queen saying about his master’s plan. The Queen ordered a few of her guards to chase him down and he was hung, drawn and quartered. It was a goodbye to Guy. Guy Fawkes plotted his explosion in 1605 when King James I was on the throne. He was killed at Westminster Abbey. He married Maria Pulleyn. By Milly Sparham.


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

(CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language)

St Mary the Virgin, Minster Reverend Richard Braddy Tel: 821 250 Sunday Services in FEBRUARY

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Sunday Services in FEBRUARY

Reverend Marcus Holden 592 071 Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate Holy day of Obligation


10.15am Holy Communion (CW)


10.15am Holy Communion (BCP)


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Praise 6.30pm Evensong

each Sunday at 10.00am


in Minster Abbey For other Catholic Services please see Minster Abbey below

Minster Abbey The Abbey Chapel is open for

10.15am United Covenant & Communion Service with Methodists


10.30am Family Communion (CW) 26

4.00pm Seamark Service at Monkton School Hall 19

Holy Communion at Home is available for anyone who is unable to access Minster or Monkton Church Telephone 821 250 or 822 428

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Worship

Something new for Monkton

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.

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)


4.00pm Sunday 26 February Monkton Primary School Hall

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Communion (CW)

Fourth Sunday of the month Accessible worship for all the community


Come and try this new service 45 minutes to learn more together about Jesus with singing, activities and prayer followed by simple food and drink.

10.30am Holy Communion (BCP) 7.30pm Encounter Lent - reflecting on Lent to include Holy Communion

Weddings at St Mary’s Minster

Info: Richard Braddy | 821250 |

Funeral at St Mary’s Minster

11 November 2016 Saul Creed & Katy Lakin

6 December 2016 Katy Creed née Lakin 17 January 2017 Marjorie Hulks

Wednesday Mornings at St Mary’s Minster 10.30am Holy Communion (BCP) followed by refreshments


Baptism at St Mary’s Minster

Minster Salvation Army will welcome new leaders Lieutenants Luke and Katy Johnson and their two children on Sunday 19 February at 10.30am.

20 November Elsie Mae Atkins (4 months)

It would be good to see as many people there as possible.

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army Church & Community Centre 11 Tothill Street, Minster CT12 4AG

For further details: Present Local Contact is Roger Harding 01843 821543 A Christian Church and Registered Charity No 214779 and in Scotland SC009359

Weekly Activities Monday




9.30am Bumps & Babies

9.30am Parent & Toddlers

2.00pm Home League

(Term time only)

(Term time only)

9.15am Prayer Group 10.30am - 2.30pm AgeUK Outreach

2.15pm Friendship Club

Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship

February 2017 What’s On…

MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion 61 Augustine Road EVERY WEDNESDAY 2.00pm - 4.00pm Come and join us for a game of Bingo ALL MEMBERS and bona-fide guests welcome Phone Pat on 822 622 KNIT AND TALK TIME in MINSTER LIBRARY Beginners and non-knitters welcome Swap patterns and wool Occasional Speakers on various topics Tea & Coffee provided Every Friday 10.30 - 12noon THANET FARMERS’ MARKET Second Sunday of each Month 9.30am - 1.00pm NEW VENUE!! St Georges School Westwood Road, Broadstairs

Minster Matters MINSTER ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Diary Dates 4 Mar - Quiz Night 25 Jun - Ducasse (See poster on page 28)

The Isle Of Thanet Canine Society Dog Obedience Classes Kennel Club Good Dog Awards

Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197

Next Meeting Tuesday 14 February 7.30pm Village Hall Speaker: Francesca Baur From Fable and Base Textile Printing

Each month there are Darts every Tuesday afternoon A Sunshine Club Trip and a Walk

Thursday Evenings 7.00pm - Puppies and Beginners 7:40pm - Adults 8:30pm - Ringcraft (Training for the Show Ring) Fee is £4 per pup/dog per class Refreshments and dog treats can be purchased or bring your own and a favourite toy for fetch/play For further details ring Ron on 07561 558 574

Abbey Patchers St.Mary's Church, Minster-in-Thanet Saturday 27th May 10 - 5.30 Sunday 28th May

12 - 4.30

Monday 29th May

10 - 4.30

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CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226 033


Minster & Monkton Horticultural Society Next Meeting Wednesday 15 March 7.30pm Village Hall Speaker: Janine Dalton ‘Sissinghurst in Spring’ Points Competition A pot of flowering bulbs

PSYCHIC FAYRE Sunday 12 March Village Hall 10.00am - 4.00pm

Lots of Stalls Mediums giving Tarot, Spirit, Angel Cards and Psychometry Readings

Free Entry

Tombola for Cats in Crisis Tea bar open all day at reasonable prices £1 entrance, children free Come early & book your readings All profits to be sent to Animal Sanctuaries

(Larger poster next month)

Enquiries to Kay on 01843 297 665

Refreshments (proceeds to the Church) RAFFLE QUILT (in aid of East Kent Independent Dementia Support)


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St Nicholas Village Hall, The Length, St Nicholas EVERY THURSDAY from 10.30am until 1.00pm Come along and Paint or Draw with Creative Artists All Abilities Welcomed Help and Ideas offered if required Bring something to Paint or Draw Just £3.50 per session inc tea/coffee For further details please ring 294 829 (If you attend from having read this - then please mention you read it in Minster Matters)

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Tai Chi

Every Thursday

VH Bowls Group (except 14th) Ladies Badminton Active 4 Life & Pilates

Every Friday

Tea Dance

Every Sunday Sunday 5th


Minster Badminton

Every Tuesday Every Wednesday


Minster Badminton (Except 23rd)

W.I. Darts (pm)

Dance Classes

Minster Arts & Crafts (am)

VH Bowls Group Family Party

Tuesday 7th

W.I. Committee (eve)

Thursday 9th

VH Committee (eve)

Saturday 11th

Carnival Court SelectionDance

Tuesday 14th

Minster W.I. Meeting

Wednesday 15th Sunday 19th

VH Bowls Group Childrens Party

Wednesday 22nd Saturday 25th

W.I. Games Evening Childrens Party

Scottish Country Dancers


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Minster Matters - Issue 188 - Feb 17  

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Minster Matters - Issue 188 - Feb 17  

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