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Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 167: March 2015 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 79)

W.I. CENTENARY BATON En-route around England and Wales it visited East Kent in December carried here by Minster resident and East Kent Federation President Marion Rose. Seen arriving at Minster Village Hall in an American Truck (Studebaker - I believe, but I could be wrong) and then leaving a little later in an American Ford Pickup

More pictures on page 11

MINSTER CARNIVAL COURT 2015 l to r: Anastasia, Grace and Mollie

THANET DRAFT LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION Everyone in Minster should know by now about the above document and its proposed increase in housing within the village. Most if not all of residents will have received a copy of the ‘Abbreviated Version’ through their letterboxes. For those who haven’t had a copy it is still downloadable via any of these websites: www.minsterpc.kentparishes.gov.uk www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk www.minstermatters.uk CLOSURE DATE IS

FRIDAY 6 MARCH Completed forms must be with TDC by then. So if you haven’t completed yours then there is no time to lose - your views on these issues are important !!!! E-mail : editorialteam@minstermatters.org.uk Skype us at: editor.minstermatters Fax No: 0843 636 5346

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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 & Kiren Kallu: 101 Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) Emergencies: 999 or 112 Thanet District Council: 577 000 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: www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk Show: www.minstershow.org.uk Business Association: www.minsterbusinessassociation.org.uk Freegle: http://freegle.in/thanet Mobility Scooters & Wheelchair (to loan): 07914 623 287 Venues available for Hire John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) and the All Weather Sports Pitch bookings for both the above venues via

Parish Office 821 339 Old Schools: bookings via Jacque Sings 822 053 Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via Late payment for advertisements may Eric James 821 744 mean they will be omitted from the next MM Subscriptions issue (3 months max!!) Copies of the Magazine or CD are now A full copy of our Terms and Conditions available on subscription to all non residents, worldwide. are available from our website Payments quoted below are in advance To a UK postal address :The Editors accept all advertisements, articles and notices in good faith and actively encourage Single Issue £1.85 Annually (11 issues) £18.00 the support of the local traders and services. However, we cannot be held responsible for the Costs to an overseas address are quality of goods or services offered. available on request, and we will be Please mention the magazine when replying to pleased to quote for this service. Our advertisers. Note however that due to lack of recording space mailing details are shown elsewhere we do not copy our advertisers information to on this page. 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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Women’s World Day of Prayer Salvation Army Coffee Morning Royal British Legion Women’s Section Meeting W.I. Meeting Minster Show Committee Meeting R.B.L. Family Disco Messy Church @ St Nicholas Trash n’ Treasure Coffee Morning Monkton Nature Reserve Horticultural Society Meeting Kent Fostering Service Presentation W.I. Sunshine Outing Seventy Choir Psychic Fayre Messy Church @ Monkton Textile Art W.I. Games Evening Reverse Rett - Charity Day @ The Saddler Twinning Association Quiz Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion Psychic Fayre Sandwich & District Choral Society Acol Art Group Exhibition Messiah @ St Nicholas W.I. Wine and Wisdom

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Show Schedule Launch Minster Playhouse present ‘Plaza Suite’ Fish & Chip Supper P.L.G. Spring Bazaar Abbey Patchers Quilt Show

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St Nicholas Open Gardens Minster Open Gardens Twinning Association Anniversary in Armbouts Cappel

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Pluckley Quilt Show

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What’s on at the Royal British Legion School Pages Youth Club -@ Pavilion Village Hall Bowls Group All Weather Playing Surface Church Notices Soup on Wednesday Red Recycling Bags St Mary's Church Guided Tours Copy Date for Next Issue - Friday 20 March

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Minster Parish Council

next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 3 March @ 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:9.30 am - 12 noon weekdays; tel: 821 339 fax: 825 269 Email: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk Following Meeting : 7 April

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MINSTER SHOW Next Committee Meeting: Friday 13 March 7.30pm @ The Bell Inn (New members always welcome) The Committee is looking for variety of volunteers - can you help? See main report on page 15 of this issue as to what might be involved

Canterbury House, Monkton Road, Minster Tel: 01843 821 288

New Telephone Number for the Library 03000 41 31 31 Brenda

Diane

Nora

Henry

Diane

Diana

Kevin

EDITORIAL Firstly Co-Editor Brenda, who is the longest serving member of anyone on Minster Matters, has been pretty poorly recently and has had to have numerous blood transfusions to counteract severe anaemia, whilst poor old Grady has been relegated to the kennels. Happily Brenda is now back home and getting better every day and Grady should soon be back to join her. The whole team wish her well and look forward to having her ‘back in harness’ and working hard again for us soon. Secondly we are very sad to have to report that our ‘resident poet’ Yvonne has lost her battle for life. We have dedicated a page of this issue to her poems in memory. Have you had your ‘Abbreviated’ copy of the Draft Local Plan? Have you completed and returned the questionnaire? It’s still not too late to do so as closing date is Friday 6 March - remember they must be at the TDC Offices by this date, not still in the post!! Now my gripe of the month: You will have seen we have pictures on the front cover and page 11 of the W.I. Centenary Baton visiting Minster. I read about this in a Facebook message I received about Minster W.I. Ladies being on the television. Disappointed that MM weren’t informed it was coming here so as we could have covered the story but at least we eventually managed to get some pictures to publish to commemorate the event. Please if you know of any events/happenings in and around the village that we would be interested in covering then do please let us know - we aren’t mind readers and don’t assume someone else has told us already. Back to happier thoughts: Jenny and I went to the Old Schools on Shrove Tuesday lunchtime for pancakes delicious!! It was really good to see the vicar and his family involving themselves and lots of local youngsters in a variety of games whilst we were eating - they all seemed to be enjoying themselves but it looked far too energetic for me to contemplate joining in - it made me feel exhausted just watching. Well done Richard and Laura, good to see you getting involved in Minster village life. Well that’s about it, just room to ask my usual question -”Where’s Zac?”

A VERY BIG ‘THANK YOU’ To everyone who came and helped with the recent redecoration at The Bell Inn - Ken & Fiona

PET FOOD Attwells Newsagents always welcome donations of pet foods for

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP

CARE QUALITY COMMISSION INSPECTION (CQC) The CQC carried out a formal and comprehensive inspection of the practice on Thursday 29th January. Although we have not yet received the final report, which is expected within the month, a brief statement has been issued by the Practice Partners and is published separately on page 5 this magazine APPOINTMENT QUESTIONNAIRE The surgery is proposing to reorganise the appointments procedure, both in making and attending the appointment itself. Also under consideration is the unacceptable level of patients who fail to attend a pre-booked appointment, and how best to deal with repeat offenders. We would welcome patient’s feedback on these issues and are thus launching a survey to help decide the best way forward. We would be very grateful if patients could spend a few minutes whilst they are at the surgery and complete a simple questionnaire. Thank you for your help and support. MISSED APPOINTMENTS - INCREASED AGAIN ! QUESTION? Why would so many patients bother to make an appointment and THEN NOT TURN UP? ANSWER: I don’t know - BUT 142 PATIENTS DO !!!!!! BECAUSE LAST MONTH 57 PATIENTS DID NOT attend their DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT and 85 PATIENTS DID NOT attend their NURSES APPOINTMENT! SO THAT’S 142 PATIENTS WASTING VALUABLE APPOINTMENTS and TIME! We must remind patients, that in accordance with NHS policy, action may be considered against repeat offenders. SO PLEASE - DON’T BE A TIME WASTER - DON’T NEED IT - CANCEL IT ! KEEP FORGETTING - REGISTER ! One day IT MIGHT BE YOU who urgently needs an appointment and be told “SORRY THEY’VE ALL GONE”. OUR NEW PROJECT - YOU DECIDE We would like your help - PLEASE! What additional equipment or facility do you think would benefit the surgery the most? Various suggestions have been put forward and are displayed on our notice board in the waiting room, so please feel free to comment or make additional suggestions. We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you. SPRING FAYRE Our Annual Spring Fayre will be held on: Saturday 16 May at “Old Schools”, Church St., Minster. Tables remain at £9 large and £6 small and of course “FREE ADMISSION”. Several tables have already been booked and only a few remain so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment. Please see our Poster on page 10 of this magazine for further details of this event. SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS – STAFF TRAINING Please note that the surgery will close from 12.00 noon on the following days: Thursday 26 March; Wednesday 29 April; Thursday 21 May. Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to last you during these times. Should you need to see a Doctor when the surgery is closed, please call the “NHS 111 Service” via the normal surgery number 821333 where you will be transferred automatically, or you can call direct on 111, to receive non-urgent confidential health advice and information for you and your family. For Urgent/Life threatening cases please dial 999 as normal. PATIENT GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at our meeting in March, or require further information on any of the above, then please contact Ken Self on 821 200 or Jeanne Lawrence on 821 049.


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Minster Surgery – CQC Statement Dear Patient, As you may be aware, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) recently undertook an inspection of Minster Surgery. The staff at the surgery would like to thank those patients that participated in the process on the day by answering questions to the CQC Inspector. The final result of the inspection is not yet known, however initial feedback was extremely positive towards the level of care offered to our patients. The process has also highlighted some improvements that can be made to the surgery and we will therefore be making some changes over the coming months and ask that you bear with us as we make these changes. We would like to reiterate that it is always our intention to provide our patients with the highest standard of care possible and are continually looking at ways in which we can improve as a practice. All the staff at Minster Surgery

Sandwich and District Choral Society with The Deal Handelians present

Rutter's Requiem, Mozart's Symphony No. 25 Mozart's ‘Ave Verum’ and ‘Ave Verum Corpus’ Saturday 11 April at 7.30pm St. Mary's Art Centre, Sandwich Tickets: £10.00 per person including programme and refreshments Tickets available from choir members and on the door

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March 2015

The Minster Playhouse Annual General Meeting was held at The Bell on Tuesday 3 February and was well attended by Playhouse members and friends. The outgoing President, Lesley Gallagher, spoke about what a successful year it had been for the Playhouse with an award winning production of Move Over Mrs Markham in May, the very popular Steel Magnolias in September and then a family orientated pantomime Dick Whittington in December. In addition she praised the social aspect of the Playhouse including the Strawberry Tea, Halloween Dance, Summer Fair and Quiz nights. Chairman, David Downes-Powell, congratulated the Playhouse on raising money for a number of charities during the year including CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) and Parkinson’s Disease. He then welcomed Jane Daulman as the next President. The existing committee were reelected with one additional member, Jayne Goodson. Rehearsals are now underway for the next production, Plaza Suite in May and tickets will be available from March, although reservations are already being taken. Watch out for our posters and leaflets around the village. The three directors were delighted with the turnout on audition evening and were pleased to cast Dominique Vaughan, Marcus Hogben, Ruth Clement, Neal Morcom, Lesley Gallagher and Steve Clement in the principal roles. They will be ably supported by Eliot EatonBrown, Laura Portanier and Terry Wood. The play tells the story of 3 separate couples who occupy Suite 719 at the Plaza Hotel in New York at different times and for very different reasons. Definitely not to be missed.

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Great British Fish and Chip Supper Friday 15�� May Want to eat Fish and Chips, while raising money for charity? Hold a fish and chip supper on Friday 15th May 2015 whilst raising awareness of spinal cord injury and supporting SIA’s vital services. You can hold a fish and chip supper in your own home, at work or hold a larger supper at your local community centre. SIA will provide a fundraising pack containing hints and tips, recipes, invitations and donation envelopes. By inviting 8 friends and asking them to donate an additional £5.00 means you will raise at least £40.00 from your supper but we will also give you additional fundraising ideas to raise even more money for SIA. In 2015 we want to make the batter matter and raise £40,000 from everyone holding suppers. Last year we raised £20,000 from the suppers. The money raised from the suppers will help the Spinal Injuries Association offer support to individuals who become paralysed and their families, from the moment a spinal injury occurs, and for the rest of their lives by providing services and publications which enable and encourage paralysed people to rebuild lives after spinal cord injury. Every year in the UK over 1,000 people experience a spinal cord injury and there are an estimated 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK alone.

Community Fundraising Manager, Elizabeth Wright, says, “The Fish and Chip Supper is a wonderful opportunity for a great evening with friends and family. We are also encouraging people who work to hold a Fish and Chip Lunch in their work places to raise even more funds. You may be even a local community group wanting to run a fun evening with your group.

For more information or to request a fundraising pack call Elizabeth Wright on 0845 071 4350 or email fundraising@siafishandchips.co.uk or visit www.siafishandchips.co.uk

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March 2015

News from the Belfry From the Tower of St. Mary the Virgin in Thanet

Not a lot of activity in the belfry this month apart from usual practice and Sunday ringing, but even here there has been some useful improvement. The band has been practising a method called "Plain Hunt" for a few weeks and it has not been easy, because on just five bells changing one’s place at every pull of the rope is not that easy to achieve. However, at the beginning of this month we started to get it right so that we could continue it four times consecutively. Plain Hunt leads on to other methods in the future. Learning to ring is similar to learning any skill - it is a series of hills to climb, followed by plateaux where you practise and improve your technique, then it’s on to the next hill! The band is slowly increasing in size and still welcomes new members, whether experienced or newcomers. Its great fun and exercise so if you think you might like to know more, come along to a Wednesday Practice 7.30pm at the Church, you will be very welcome!

MINSTER BOWLS CLUB

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NEWS FROM THE GREEN

2015, and we are up and running. The fixture list for the new outdoor season is already at the printers. Now is the time to come and see us to fill in an application form before the pre-season meeting on Friday 10 April. The indoor bowling has already produced several members to play in the Competitions on Final Day. To date we know who the the finalists are for the Wednesday Night Pairs, Ladies Pairs, Men's Pairs, Ladies Singles and the Triples Competition. We have a good crowd of players and spectators nearly every Friday night for the Fours Competition. The bar is usually quite busy, but there's enough space for you and your friends to benefit from a warm room and friendly atmosphere. Saturday 7 March will see us holding our first social evening of the new year with games of ‘Hoy Bingo’, ’You Bet’ and ‘Play your Cards’. In April our social evening will be a ‘Race Night & Auction’. Come on, give us a visit and try out our hospitality. Till next month. www.minsterbowlsclub.org.uk

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HANDY WOMAN AVAILABLE for gardening, painting, decorating and other household jobs. Free estimates given, most work considered; Interested? Then please contact Deborah on 07814 823 759

DIAMOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Thank you to everyone who came to our Diamond Anniversary Party at the British legion and made it such a special time. Thank you also for all the lovely presents. Thank you to Julie and Sue for the buffet and to the DJ for playing our favourite songs A good time was had by all. Brenda & John Philpott

Zac’s Musings Well last month’s critique on holiday destinations has had them thinking long into the night. Keyboards have been red hot with activity looking for a cottage to rent but so far I don’t think they’ve settled on anything in particular, but the signs are good. Seems there’s some controversy about new houses or something in the village and he who shall be obeyed (well maybe!!) has been off out printing and collating thousands of sheets of paper for others to deliver, let’s hope it does some good. The subject of dog poo seems to have raised it’s ugly head again, what is it with irresponsible owners not picking up after their pets? Come on we live in a great village don’t spoil it for the rest of us!!

SCHOOL VOUCHERS

Attwells Newsagents are still collecting all varieties of ‘

So if you have any to spare please drop them into the shop - they will be put to good use locally.

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THE SPORTSMAN

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* Real Ales * Fine Wines * Home Cooked Food* Sunday Lunch Available 12 - 4 .............................................….…….….…...

Sunday 1 March Showing Rugby @ 3pm Ireland v England .............................................….…….….…...

Mothers Day - Sunday 15 March Bookings Available for Special Lunch Menu Please book early .............................................….…….….…...

Come Celebrate With Us St Patrick’s Day - Tuesday 17 March Bacon, Cabbage & Spuds serves 1-3 £5.95pp Live Music @ 3pm by Joe Come and Join the Craic .............................................….…….….…...

Saturday 28 March Mike Appleton as Michael Buble 3 Course Menu Available .............................................….…….….…...

Function Room available for all your parties

Gift Vouchers now available for Mothers Day...!!

Gel Polish on fingers and toes only £25 Book now to avoid disappointment

07976 834 250 Many other beauty treatments available. Call for details or go to www. beauty-bug.co.uk (Minster based business)

RESTAURANT AND TAKE-AWAY

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Tel: 01843 822516/7 Fully licensed and air-conditioned Open 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays 12.00noon - 2.30pm & 6.00pm - 11.30pm 10% DISCOUNT on all take-away orders over £15.00 See our full menu at www.minsterbusinessassociation.org.uk


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Following the usual opening rendition of Jerusalem, distribution of birthday cards and brief business matters, President, Sarah Eaton-Brown, introduced the February Meeting’s speaker. Janet Dean’s talk, entitled “My Grandmother was a Spy”, proved to be absolutely enthralling when she spoke of her memories of this remarkable grandmother and her part in the Great War. Such an unusual story of a lady who worked for the Belgian Resistance Movement in World War One. Sarah gave details of the many forthcoming events including February’s Birthday Dinner, the Wine & Wisdom in April, the Centenary Celebration Afternoon Tea in September and the Dabble Day in November - to name just a few in this action-packed year! New ideas were discussed for our Minster Show Float, Stall and Co-operative exhibit. Sarah announced that the March meeting will be crafty and sociable with various crafts and games on offer for members to take part in. She appealed to members for contributions to the “Jam Jar Lucky Dip” and more Banner letters. Following the raffle February’s Meeting came to a close at around 9.45pm. Forthcoming events: Monthly Meeting – Tuesday 10 March, 7.30 - Minster Village Hall Sunshine Outing (Lunch at the British Legion) – Thursday 19 March Monthly Walk – Thursday 19 March – details TBC Annual Council Meeting – Wednesday 25 March - Winter Gardens - £10 Games Evening – Wednesday 25 March - Village Hall Committee Room @ 7.30

Wine & Wisdom (£6 inc Ploughman’s) – Saturday 25 April @ 7.30


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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Hello again. On Saturday 14 February, we hosted a day for 21 people from France, lunch was taken at the Royal British Legion and we thank the staff for the use of their facilities and their hospitality. Chris Ransom and David Bullock acted as translators when the group was taken on a whistle stop tour of both the Abbey and St Mary’s Church which had been organised with the Revd. Richard Braddy and Tony Goodman, by Malcolm Bubb, so thank you to you all. The French were enthralled with the Bell Tower, some having a go at bell ringing themselves! Those who did were mainly hoisted off the floor which caused great amusement to all. Some pictures were taken revealing these antics and these will eventually be posted on our website, www.minsterarboutstwinning.org.uk Roy and Carol Bailey invited them to the Carnival Court Selection Dance in the evening where they danced the night away. A happy group left the village by coach at 10.00pm. We entered a team for the Sturry Twinning Association Quiz Night on Friday 30 January and were thrilled to gain second place. We will also be entering a team in the RNLI Quiz on Saturday 21 February. Our first dates for your diaries are: 28 March: Twinning Quiz at the Royal British Legion for tables of 6-8 people. The cost will be £5 per head which will include the usual excellent buffet. Our raffle will again be American style as this was very popular before. Please be there by 7.30pm for a prompt 8.00pm start. Tables can be booked in advance via Carol on 07745 683 466. 28 June: Anniversary Day in Armbouts Cappel. A coach will be booked to travel from Minster, cost is £20 per head, including a meal and entertainment. No driving in France guys! Please ring Barbara on 07874 214 279 for further details if you’re interested in joining us. Andy Robinson is running some more information sessions about dementia for anybody who is interested in helping Minster become a dementia friendly area. The sessions last one hour, do not require any prior knowledge of dementia and will appeal to anybody who is interested in dementia and how we can all better understand how to help those who have the disease. Sessions at Minster Surgery will take place on Friday 6 March at 10am Tuesday 10 March at2.30 pm Wednesday 25 March at 3.30 pm

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Minster Show Spring may be in the air, so it must be time to prepare for summer!! Minster Show launch day will be Saturday 9 May when you can purchase YOUR BUSINESS your schedules (still only 40p) and collect, for FREE, the ‘Grow for the Show’ COULD BE kits for the children's entries! As the ‘Show Theme’ this year is ‘The Village of Minster’ the photography OCCUPYING sections will include ‘Village Architecture’, ‘Rural Minster’, ‘Minster THIS SPACE Celebration’ as well as the usual human and animal portraits. FOR AS LITTLE AS This year we will have registration sheets for Parade vehicles available at Attwell’s from launch day – this is so we have some idea how many there £6.50 are likely to be; this is not to restrict the numbers at all! However it has PER MONTH become more popular of late, we do take up space on Freemans Road, and we need to have a ‘Plan B’. MUSIC QUALIFIED FOOT HEALTH Our Committee are also looking for a number of willing volunteers: at PROFESSIONAL present we need someone with the ability to tow a trailer on the Friday night and then again Saturday morning and evening. We have a trailer which is David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP being kindly lent to us but those of us with tow-bars are not available to cart All forms of Services and Treatments stuff as we all have other jobs! We also require someone to accept the available for Foot and Nail care registrations of floats for the Parade outside of the British Legion on Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, the Saturday from about 12 noon - there will be support from the Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, Committee with this. Finally, for this month at least, we are still looking for Infection control for Athletes foot and the “David Bailey’s” amongst you who could take pictures for us throughout Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, the afternoon. Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare If anyone is interested in helping with any of these jobs please chat to Karen We provide personal and reliable treatment in Attwell’s, Ray at Minster Matters or to any other Committee member you in the comfort of your own home, nursing or may know. We would really appreciate help on the day. residential care home or hospital Thank you, Day, evening, weekend appointments Dominique, Chair. available by arrangement

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Journalist Club - School Page Christmas On Christmas day, I suddenly woke up and I banged my head on my stocking. I quickly jumped out of bed and ran downstairs, thinking it was time for me to get up but it wasn’t. So I quickly ran back up stairs and tried to get back to sleep but I couldn’t. I then ran into my brother’s room and woke him up and we ran down stairs and saw how many presents there were, so we ate our breakfast and we kept calling mum and dad. We had a little peak at our presents and then mum and dad finally came down. Eventually we got to open all our presents and the first thing I opened was a box of ‘Make 20 Bracelets’ and then I opened all my other presents and we waited for my big brother and my granddad to turn up. We had roast chicken and gammon for dinner and Christmas cake for pudding. by Ella Rose Brewer

Minster Mountain Challenge In the Minster Mountain Challenge, Silver class, in year six won!! We had to walk 124,835 miles, up and down fourteen mountains. Here are all of them: 1. Everest 2. K2 3. Kangchenjunga 4. Lhotse 5. Makalu 6. Cho Oyu 7. Dhaulagiri 8. Manaslu 9. Nanga Parbat 10. Annapurna 11. Gasherbrum 12. Broad Peak 13. Gasherbrum 2 14. Shishapangma The Minster Mountain Challenge is where pupils at this school have to walk up fourteen mountains by walking to school the same length of the mountains. by Tomasin Boulding

Crocodiles Crocodiles are the toughest reptiles in the whole world. They have teeth as sharp as a screwdriver and dinosaur skin, eyes that are as narrow as a lizard and a tail as long as a tree. Crocodiles live in swamp land and can both walk and swim. They can also be found in a zoo with other reptiles. by Troy

After a successful year of music, interviews and competitions BBC 2 have decided to continue their tradition of a 500 words competition. Entry to this competition is open to people aged between 5 and 13 years they are due in on the 29th May 2015 and the entrants will receive news about their stories once all of them have been read and scored. For the top 50 short listed entries, if permission to enter was given by a teacher, the BBC will contact the teacher and ask for confirmation of permission from the entrant’s parent or guardian. Previous winners include:Daniel Martlew -Robert Jordan -Juliette Lea and many more. Just remember inspiration can come from ANYWHERE. by Harriet Taylor

Ray Owen Ray Owen is the editor of the Minster Matters, our monthly mag, he chooses the logos and he runs journalist club- just this year my logo was chosen to be on the CD. He publishes most of our articles- under the stairs in his house (when they aren’t rubbish that is). Hudson Baker says “Ray is ancient” Before he was well known, in the village, Ray worked as a truck mechanic; he reluctantly stopped his beloved job after the business ceased trading in 2002. He then joined an office spending most of the day on the phone; however he wasn’t talking to anyone that he knew. At the age of 35 and deterred by his life in Ramsgate he made the move to join the loving village of Minster. After 20 years, due mainly to ill health he retired. For a short while he was just a family man- then in 2006 he started editing the Minster Matters and he’s been here ever since. It has be a roller coaster for Ray but HE IS AWESOME (And we love his company) by Harriet Taylor

Animal Jam National Geographic Animal Jam is a great fun game for kids; it’s suitable for any age because, it’s a safe way to chat to friends you know, and if someone is being rude or saying inappropriate things you can report or block them by calling the AJHQ number or emailing the Animal Jam leaders. If your child is a member on Animal Jam, it means that you pay £4 a month for whoever plays it in your family to be able to unlock more things than Non-members can access. By getting gift cards, which you can normally obtain from WH Smith, for one month the cost is £4.95 for three months it is £10, a six month membership is £19.95 and a twelve month membership is £37.95. On Animal Jam you have gems which are the money you have to spend on awesome and cool den items including pets, clothes for your animals or cool new dens. The animals you get for nonmembers are Seal, Penguin, Monkey, Wolf, Rabbit, Panda, Koala and Turtle. Also the pets non-members can get are a Hamster and Sea Horse. But for members it is different, for members you get all of the non-members animals plus Giraffes, Sharks, Dolphins, Racoons, Octopuses, Foxes and lots others too. In Animal Jam’s world, there is a place where you can get other animals which cost ten diamonds; so you have to save up! The animals are Arctic Wolves, Eagles, Otters, Hyenas, Kangaroos, Snow Leopards and there are lots of others too. So join Animal Jam it’s a really fun game! by Isabella Brown


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At Minster School At Minster School the year R’s play, Wishing that they could always stay At Minster School the year 1’s learn, Playing is their only good turn, In Minster School the year 2’s talk, Speaking is their only resort, At Minster School year 3’s expand, They’ll always give a helping hand, At Minster School year 4’s divide, They refuse to let their numbers collide, At Minster School the year 5’s add, Deciding to be good or bad, At Minster School year 6’s cry, The time has come to say goodbye. by Harriet Taylor

KITTENS Cats and kittens are one of the most popular pets in the world. There are over 500 different types of domestic cats in the world, also cats and humans have been associated for nearly 10,000 years. Cats conserve energy by sleeping for an average 13 to 14 hours a day. Cats have flexible bodies and their teeth are adapted for hunting small animals such as mice and rats. A group of cats are called a clowder, a male cat is called a tom, and a female cat is a molly, or a queen, while young cats are called kittens. Domestic cats normally weigh around 4 kilograms (8 lb 13 oz) to 5 kilograms (11 lb 0 oz), the heaviest cat on record is 21.297 kilogram (46 lb 15.2 oz). Cats can be very lethal and sneeky. by Madeleine and Isabella

What Christmas is all about Christmas is all about presents and Santa but that is not all, Christmas for most Christians is all about when Jesus was born and how he died but came back to life again. Jesus was born in a stable because Joseph had to pay his taxes so he and Mary had to travel to Bethlehem on a donkey. Unfortunately Mary was pregnant and she could have Jesus at any time. Once they arrived in Bethlehem Mary was about to have her baby so they went to an inn but it was full however the inn keeper said that they could stay in his stable with all the farm animals as long as they needed to and even better they did not have to pay. That night Mary was in labour with baby Jesus, about an hour later the three kings came along and gave the gift of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Soon baby Jesus popped out. by Madeleine Taylor

QUIZ 1. What year was the school built in? 2. How many Children are in Minster school? 3. How many rooms are there in Minster School? 4. How many classrooms are there? 5. How many subjects do we learn at Minster School? 6. How many adults work at Minster School? Answers: 1. 1904 2. About 421 3. 26 4. 14 5. 7 6. 56 Hudson Baker

New Years Eve Excitedly in the morning I woke up and jumped out of bed, and rushed down stairs. My friends were coming to my house for my party; we were also going to Folkestone to the skiing centre, where we go down on snowy slopes in rubber rings, I could imagine my friends and I going down in them it was going to be really funny. After a while, my first friend turned up, it was Verity. While we were waiting for my other friends to come, I showed her a couple of my Christmas presents. Now Maddie showed up and then Tanzin. We played on my iPhone patiently waiting for the others, Hannah and Lauren both came at the same time now we were just waiting for my best friend Phoebe to show up. Soon she arrived, and then we were ready to go. It took quite a long time to get to Folkestone, but we got there in the end, when we got inside it was really big. There were swimming pools badminton courts, skiing places. I loved it; we got to where the slope was but first a man had to tell us the rules. When we were ready we had to drag our rubber rings up the slope, it was very hard though. The girls and I soon got to the top and decided to go down together so we held on to each other then slid down. My mum caught it on video and shared it with everybody, it was hilarious. We only had two hours and we were all disappointed when we had to go. Because we were all hungry we brought back a McDonalds and ate it at my house. It was scrumptious, when we had finished we played with more of my presents. The girls really liked them; soon they had to go as it was getting late. I went to bed really early so time would go faster and it would be my birthday! When it was morning I was so happy and quickly went downstairs. My mum covered my eyes then slowly walked me into the kitchen where the table was covered with presents and pink happy birthday balloons. When my mum let me see all my presents it was amazing there were loads in all different types off wrapping paper. I sat down on the birthday girl seat, it was covered with decorations. Before I was allowed to open my presents, we had to have breakfast. We all had chocolate chip croissants, they were yummy. When I finished I started to open my presents, I was so lucky I got toys, creativity sets, dresses, lip glosses and loads of other things. Later on that day I went to my Auntie and Uncle’s house for New Year’s Eve, for a while I played with all my cousins and also danced in the living room because my uncle had put disco lights on and lights that changed colours that shone on the carpet. It was so much fun my aunties and my mum were also dancing. There were snacks and sweets as well. It was near midnight and my dad and uncle was setting up the first firework, we counted down 10 9, 8, 7 .6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Suddenly the firework exploded multicoloured in the pitch black sky; the sky was no longer black it was colourful, with fireworks randomly just shooting about. I was really sad when we had to go home, but it was very late. Straight away when we all got home we put our onesies on and fell asleep. In the morning we were all very excited because it was 2015!!! J J J By Isabella Brown


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IN MEMORY OF YVONNE CHAPMAN Sadly today we learned that our resident poet Yvonne Chapman had passed away. Yvonne had been very poorly for quite a long time and spent her final days in Shottendane Nursing Home, but she never gave up her fight for life, however she slipped away very peacefully in her sleep on Friday 19 February and we know she will be missed by family and friends alike. Although we at Minster Matters didn’t always see eye to eye with her we did try to accommodate her writings as and when we had sufficient space to do so and to that end we’d like to dedicate this page in her memory. The following are a selection of poems Yvonne sent us just before she became too ill to use her computer. MUSIC Music can transport you in thought, mind and eye, To the place in your heart, where perhaps memories lie. Carrying you back in life’s passing time, When we had more ‘spring in our step’, young and sublime. Music can make us remember a special day, When something wonderful came our way. Whatever, whenever, wherever, why or when, Music can be a joy to hear, and with our moods somehow can blend. WASTED SPACE Time comes, time goes, tides ebb, tides flow. Spring returns, and in life lessons are learned. One strives to achieve, all in life, we think we need, when in reality, it seems to me, this is not always a necessity. As long as one has a happy home, where love and security, both are known, all the rest is “wasted space”, as long as you can look the world in the face. Can say, in truth, you have done all you can, to help wherever possible, your fellow man, no hopes or dreams need to be shattered, for you have achieved in life, all that really matters. THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE You ask me what uncoils my springs. This is a simple task to answer true. I don my walking boots and off I go. To walk the lanes and tracks To me this brings. An unequalled sense of peace, that is nice. I think I may have mentioned this before, perhaps once or twice!!

TIME HEALS Time heals the sorrow of parting, we all hope this to be true. We hope we can speak of our dear departed, in such a way, We never thought we would be able to do. I believe in our hearts, we realise, that nobody ever really leaves us, even if daily they do not appear before our eyes All those loved ones, never forgotten, remember their laughter, remember their fun. In return they do not forget us. I believe in remembering them with peace of mind, is what they wish, and in our life on earth, a definite plus. My wish is you understand this. OUR TASK We cannot all rock the world, in our life-span on earth. But most folk, I am sure, always earn their worth. Each and every one of us, has a task. This is the only request, our Creator asks. If you can reach out to just one soul. To lend a helping hand, you have reached your goal. It does not have to be a majestic deed. Just a kindly effort is all it needs. We are all born for a reason, whether it is our birthday during a sunny or a rainy season. We may not always realise exactly why, but one day out of the blue, you can change a face to a smile from a heart-rendering cry. Then you can say to your inner self, this is why I was given life, to help someone else.

IFS Our lives are made up of “ifs”. If we had done this, if we had done that. If I had walked one way, or walked a different way back. If I had not ventured out, if I had stayed at home. We do not know what may have happened, this remains unknown. All these “ifs”, each one our own. “If only”, how many times, are these two little words “groaned.

I FEEL CERTAIN I feel certain that, what I am about to say, is fact. We are never along, when we die. An angel will be standing by your side. To welcome you with open arms. To think like this will do you no harm. So, when one of us has to say goodbye. Although I know we need to cry. I realise sad partings, make us sigh. The angel’s face you will recognise. I know this to be true, and I am not that wise.

Yvonne’s husband Bas told us that she didn’t want a funeral service where relatives and friends felt a need to grieve, so the cremation will only be attended by the undertaker and the vicar, family and friends will have the opportunity to say goodbye at a memorial service and wake on a date still to be decided after her internment. Details of this will be displayed at various points in the village by her family and all her friends and acquaintances will be invited to attend. R.I.P. Yvonne.


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Cher’s Fitness Exercise To Music classes! Come and experience a full body workout to music No dance skills required All fitness levels catered for Easy and hard options shown throughout £5 per session Minster Village Hall Tuesdays from 09:30-10:15 Low Impact and from 11:00-11:45 Baby High Impact Class (Babies optional) Acol Village Hall Tuesdays from 19:30-20:15 St. Nicholas-at-Wade Village Hall Wednesdays from 19:30-20:15 Hasland Dance Studios, Herne Bay Thursdays from 09:30-10:15 I also offer personal training sessions - 1 to 1 or in groups, free consultations and 6 week challenges. If you have a young baby, why not try my Baby Boot Camp Mondays from 09:30-10:30 and Fridays without babies 09:30-11:00 Old Mill House, Brook Lane Herne Bay CT6 6TT For further information please contact Cher on: 07766 680 007 www.facebook.com/ChersFitness chermillhouse@gmail.com

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Described as ‘an electrifying experience’, Merry Opera’s ground-breaking production of Handel’s Messiah dramatically portrays twelve strangers seeking spiritual comfort as they struggle to understand the world. Singing together in a church, they inspire each other to pick up the ragged ends of their faith and look to the future with hope. Going to a traditional performance of Messiah will never be the same again – Don’t miss out! Check out the web site on www.merryopera.com

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COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE & RAILWAY MUSEUM Lot’s to see and do A worthwhile journey to visit this hidden gem Featuring N Gauge layouts of the original Elham Valley Line and the UK Terminal layout from the original Channel Tunnel Exhibition Centre. Static Displays, Ride on Model Railway, Tea Rooms, Country Walks, Crafts, Free Parking Open Weekends inc Bank Holidays from April - November 10am to 5pm £2.50 adults, £1.50 children/concessions

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Protect our village We are a small group of local residents who have got together to look at the Thanet Draft Local Plan and consider its implications for Minster. This has not been an easy task as the plan has been presented in a way that makes it as difficult as possible to read. (As evidenced by the Plain English Society who described it as ‘an example of dissuading people from having a say’). This in turn makes it highly unlikely that many people will be able to complete the 99 page questionnaire provided to respond to it! The fact that the wildly optimistic speculation of growth in the plan is strongly linked to the expansion of an airport and ferry terminal does tend to raise the question as to how credible is this so called ‘Plan’ is! Luckily, an abbreviated version relating only to Minster, approved by TDC and the Parish Council, was produced by a helpful resident and hopefully you have had the chance to see it by now, and maybe even discuss it at the meeting on Wednesday 25 February. (Copies available on the Parish Council, Minster Village and Minster Matters websites or from Attwells Newsagents.) Now we have the chance to have our say about what happens to our village, to speak out about the destruction of prime agricultural land, the overwhelming impact of 185 more houses on resources, at least twice that number of people using the local services and possibly 200 more cars driving on the roads. If we don’t speak now we are looking at the tip of an iceberg as the area outlined in the ‘Local Plan’ will take at least three times that number of properties and will have a detrimental effect on the whole of Minster. In short, do we want to remain a village with a real sense of community or become just another urban sprawl? If you care please make your views known by completing the abbreviated questionnaire, or even better set out your views in your own words, and place them in the collection box at Attwells Newsagents, or send direct to:Strategic Planning, Thanet district Council, PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate. CT9 1XZ

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In Support of Isi and Reverse Rett Saturday 28 March From 3.00pm An open event at this fab village pub to raise money for a wonderful charity - Reverse Rett - whose aim is to find a cure for Rett Syndrome. Many of you will have seen Isi out and about in the village, she will have just celebrated her sixteenth birthday by the time you read this and we would love nothing more than to see her celebrate her 18th with a pint in The Saddlers! There will be a buffet, raffle and more to raise funds to help this become a reality and we would love for you to join us. Rett Syndrome is a condition which primarily affects girls - Isi is very intelligent and studying at GCSE level, but she has a body which simply doesn't work. If you'd like to know more about this devastating disorder, which affects more girls in Kent than any other part of the UK, please visit: www.reverserett.org.uk


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The Life Within (In Memory of Ken King) The life within Still ran in and delivered the ball Fast enough to break the stump It still urged the players on From the touchline As they strained for the goal. The life within Still woke before dawn And cycled a distance more than most would drive To beam with pride At the sparking welding tools The shining hall floor And the sparkling pool water The life within Still enjoyed a beer at the bar And a steak by the sea Remembering the good old days As if they were just a sunset ago. It still pottered in the garden And constructed in the shed. The life within buzzed, laughed And overflowed to all around And we learned to live because It was lived so completely But his body could not contain The life And in the end he could not bear The prison anymore So he slept dreaming of the moment When he would leave that tired body behind, He slept and then He flew, he was free to leave the cell behind But The life within goes on Forever. Dalwyn Attwell

Village Development - the views of a concerned resident As a concerned long time villager I felt that I must voice my opinions. On a selfish level I think Minster is losing its character. It used to be a lovely village with a good community spirit and still is in a lot of ways, but it seems to be getting bigger by the day which is such a shame. On a practical level can Minster support all this growth? Parking and congestion is getting really bad, I don't think the school can stretch to too many more pupils and the Doctors (which already accommodates the surrounding villages) I don't think would be able to cope with another influx of patients. I do appreciate that people have to live somewhere, but I strongly feel that the infrastructure of the village should be an important priority before any more homes are built in Minster. I love this village and I am sure there are a lot more villagers that feel as I do. A concerned villager (Name and address supplied)

WANTED LEGO BRICKS FOR ST MARYS

The Church are hoping to develop a fund raising opportunity by building a replica of the church in

LEGO BRICKS

Please note that any lego given to the project cannot be returned as it will always remain as part of the model ALL DONATIONS OF LEGO NO MATTER HOW SMALL WILL BE GRATEFULLY RECEIVED AND SHOULD BE LEFT IN THE FRONT PORCH AT

33 TOTHILL STREET OR RING MARY LORD ON 821408 OR KATE HUMPHREYS ON 447692 AND THEY WILL ARRANGE COLLECTION FROM YOU


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MINSTER SCARECROW COMPETITION A NEW ADVENTURE FOR THE VILLAGE BOUGHT TO YOU BY MINSTER MATTERS Watch this space!! Plans for the above are still in their infancy, at the moment, but we hope to be able to ‘run’ the first of these competitions this year. Rules are being discussed as I type (well maybe not as I type but they are well in hand). It is hoped we can organise this to coincide with another of the annual events in the village but that element has yet to be discussed with other members of the community. Prizes are being sought and it is hoped village businesses will ‘come on board’ and support us in this venture. We may also be able to offer some cash prizes but again that is something that is still under discussion. Regardless of what’s on offer we feel sure there are residents who will enter into the spirit of the competition and make it an ongoing success. For now just keep an eye on Minster Matters - rules and entry forms will be available from our website and participating outlets in the village when we have finalised a date.


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ST NICHOLAS-AT-WADE

MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH

OPEN GARDENS

Now taking bookings - Office hrs 0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri Hire times and prices Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) 09:00hrs to 21:00hrs 15:00hrs to 21:00hrs Price Structure * Full Pitch : £37 hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £26 hour Half Pitch : £26 hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only. To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA t: 821339 f: 825869 e: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 June 11.00am to 5.00pm

Approx: 12 Village Gardens Open with stalls selling Plants, Cakes, Preserves, Books, Bric-a-Brac etc. Gardeners’ Lunches and Cream Teas Entrance £3.50 includes all gardens that are open

MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP

Short Mat Bowls Sessions for March 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 !!

Sundays

Tuesdays/Wednesdays

In Church - Art & Flower Exhibitions

1st

6pm to 9pm

Tues 3rd

7pm to 10pm

Proceeds to Friends of St Nicholas for Church Fabric

8th

6pm to 9pm

Wed 11th

7pm to 10pm

15th

6pm to 9pm

Tues 17th

7pm to 10pm

22nd

6pm to 9pm

Tues 24th

7pm to 10pm

29th

6pm to 9pm

Information: 01843 847 922

Lou Hammond Phoenix Cup 29th March @ 6.00pm Pay as you play - no membership fees

The Friendly Bowls Club Contact: 826 060

Sharing fun, being together, meeting Jesus ALL CHILDREN*AND FAMILIES INVITED

PRIVATE COLLECTOR WISHES TO BUY

ST NICHOLAS-AT-WADE

OLD POSTCARDS (Pre 1960)

Manor Hall, Manor Road, St Nicholas at Wade 2nd Saturday of each month 3.00pm - 5.00pm this month

Saturday 14 March MONKTON Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Street 4th Tuesday of each month 3.15pm - 5.15pm this month

Tuesday 24 March *children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian

OLD BOTTLES, OLD PUB ITEMS, Tel: 01843 583 453 or 07799 892 436

Richard Greenfield Your Local Electrician Part P qualified and ElectricSafe registered all work is guaranteed, insured and certified where necessary. No call out charge.

For free estimates and advice call: 07988 564 843

33 Watchester Lane, Minster CT12 4DA Email: greenfields@talk21.com


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Church News and Service Times

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Sunday Services in MARCH

The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster Reverend Marcus Holden 592 071

ramsgateandminster@gmail.com www.ramsgateandminster.com

Parish Office Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road Ramsgate CT11 7DS Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holy day of Obligation at 12.00noon in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Minster and each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey

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10.15am Holy Communion (CW)

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10.15am Holy Communion (BCP)

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10.15am Mothering Sunday Family Service

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For other Catholic Services please

Minster Abbey

www.minsterabbeynuns.org 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,

Baptisms at St Mary’s Minster Feb 8: Marley Ronnie O’Shea-Kirk (7mths) Funerals at St Mary’s Minster February 4: Kenneth King at Thanet Crematorium February 6: Alec Young at Minster Cemetery

(CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language)

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10.15am United Holy Communion with Methodists 10.15am Palm Sunday Benefice Service at St Nicholas No Service at Monkton today

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9.00am Holy Communion 10.30am Family Communion (CW)

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9.00am Mothering Sunday Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Worship

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

April 12.00pm Good Friday At the Foot of the Cross

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10:15am Easter Day Holy Communion

April

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Wantsum Benefice Palm Sunday Sunday 30 March 10.15am St Nicholas-at-Wade

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The four churches in our Benefice (Minster, Monkton, Chislet and St Nicholas) are gathering to celebrate Palm Sunday together. We will be re-living Jesus' entry into Jerusalem and the events of Holy Week. With something for all ages - you are more than welcome to come and join us!

11 Tothill Street, Minster, Kent CT12 4AG

2.00pm Good Friday The Passion of the Cross - words and music for Good Friday 10:15am Easter Day Holy Communion Wednesday Mornings at St Mary’s 10.30am Holy Communion (BCP) followed by refreshments Holy Communion at Home is available for anyone who is unable to access Minster or Monkton Church Telephone 821 250 or 822 428

For more information call the Vicar, Richard on 821 250

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army Church & Community Centre

St Mary the Virgin, Minster Reverend Richard Braddy Tel: 821 250 Sunday Services in MARCH 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Praise Service 6.30pm Evensong

For further details contact: Majors Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves 01843 822308 or 825178 A Christian Church and a Registered Charity No 214779 & in Scotland SC009359

Weekly Activities Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

9.30am Bumps & Babies

9.30am Parent & Toddlers

2.00pm Home League

9.15am Prayer Group

(Term time only)

(Term time only)

2.15pm Friendship Club

Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship

6.00pm Worship and Bible Study


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March 2015 What’s On… Trash n` Treasure Coffee Morning Monkton Nature Reserve Saturday 14 March 10.00am-1.00pm £2.00 entry including refreshments Also... Mothers Day Kids Crafts and Discount Book Sale Please call 01843 822 666 with any enquiries

Salvation Army 11 Tothill Street

Coffee Morning Saturday 7 March 10.00am – 11.30am Call in for a drink and a chat Everyone Welcome

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Desert Island Praise 4.00pm Saturday 21 March (Cream Tea included) Tickets £4.00 (Available from Major Bryn or Community Shop) ----------

Easter Celebrations Good Friday 3 April United Walk of Witness 9.45am outside Abbey gates Followed by Open Air Service (Outside Community Shop) & 10.45am Morning Worship Easter Sunday 5 April 10.30am Family Celebration EVERYONE IS INVITED TO COME AND JOIN WITH US

THANET FARMERS’ MARKET Second Sunday of each Month 9.30am - 1.00pm Marlowe Academy Marlowe Way, Ramsgate enquiries@southbarngifts.com CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226 033 k.chadband@btinternet.com

SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197 info@sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk

PSYCHIC FAYRE Sunday 22 March 10.00am ‘til 4.00pm Village Hall, Minster Lots of stalls including Tombola for Cats in Crisis Lots of Mediums giving Spiritual, Tarot, Angel Card and Psychometry readings All profits to non-aided Animal Sanctuaries Entrance £1 - children Free (includes tea & biscuits) Come along and help us raise lots of money for the animals Some stalls still available at just £10 Further information from Kay on 01843 297 665

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Minster WI Next Meeting Tuesday 10 March 7.30pm Village Hall Craft and Socialising Evening ----Annual Wine & Wisdom Saturday 25 April 7.30pm Village Hall

Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section NEXT MEETING Monday 9 March

A favourite piece of jewellery Bingo , Speaker or Quiz Raffle prizes needed for all meetings For further information please contact Miriam Smith on 822589

MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion EVERY WEDNESDAY 2.00pm - 4.00pm Come and join us for a game of Bingo ALL MEMBERS & bona-fide guests welcome Phone Pat on 822 622 MINSTER LIBRARY Baby Rhyme and Story Time 9.30 - 10.00 Friday mornings PLUCKLEY QUILT AND CRAFT SHOW! Calling all Quilters and Crafters! Pluckley's next Quilt Show Saturday 26 Sunday 27 September We already have approximately 20 Canadian Red Cross quilts promised for display and await offers of local fabric crafts for exhibition from anyone who would like to exhibit Phone Sue 01233 840 544 or Judy 01233 840 280 for further information

NEXT MEETING

Wednesday 18 March 7.30pm Village Hall Spring Mini Show "Sissinghurst" a talk by Janine Dalton Points Competition “A Vase of Spring Flowers” All Welcome

Biennial Quilt Show St. Mary’s Church, Minster Saturday 23 May 10.00am - 5.30pm Sunday 24 May 12.00pm - 4.00pm Monday 25 May 10.00am - 4.30pm Large Display of Quilts, Sales Tables, Traders, Charity Quilt Raffle

Refreshments Admission Free For further details contact: Sandra Anderson 01227 375 429

Soup (and cake) on Wednesday Every Wednesday Old Schools 12.00pm - 1.30pm £3.00 / £4.00 Proceeds to Christian Aid & St Mary’s Church Everyone Welcome


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01843 580 133

Peking & Cantonese Cuisine

Chinese Restaurant & Take Away

07814 858 653

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Love Your Lawn

2 Monkton Road, Minster

01843 822 371 A La Carte Menu Available Buffet Menu - Eat As Much As You Can £13.95

Delivery Service UK’s Largest Lawn Care Company No Contract : Simply pay-as-you-go Weed Kill * Fertilisation * Aeration Moss Control * Scarification Costs less than DIY www.greenthumb.co.uk For a free no obligation lawn analysis & quote call 0 8 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2

£1.20 Delivery Charge on Every Order Minimum Order £10.00 within 3 mile radius

OPENING HOURS Sunday 12noon - 2.00pm 5.00pm - 11.00pm Monday - Wednesday 5.00pm - 11.00pm Thursday - Saturday 12noon - 2.00pm 5.00pm - 11.30pm

AMBER’S ADVICE

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For all the jobs you don’t have time to do ! Interior & Exterior Home Improvements and Repairs Also Hedge Cutting , Gardening , Fencing , Patios Free estimates. No job too small. Local, Reliable and Friendly. Fully Insured.

Ring Trevor on: 01843 822 541 07765 907480

TIGER’S TIP

To clean oil based paint off of your hands, use vegetable oil. Then wash hands with warm soapy water.

Tothill Street, Minster 01843 820 250

MARCH IS THE MONTH TO TREAT MUM ▪ Mothering Sunday 15th March ▪ Flowers And A Card ▪ Take Her Out For A Meal ▪ Be Attentive ▪ Remember To Tell Her You Love Her


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When feelings of anxiety, loneliness, worry, depression, fatigue or irritability start to feel overwhelming, or you are feeling stuck, therapy can be a valuable resource in supporting you as you make changes in your life that will allow you to experience more joy, pleasure and stability. Warm and easy to open up to, I am an experienced registered *MBACP fully qualified Counsellor and I practise with the goal of helping you find a way in life that works for you to feel more stable, calm and grounded. I work with Individuals & Couples and am based in Herne & Broomfield Contact me, Kate, in confidence on Tel: 01227 206 290 / 07984 025 024 or visit www.coastcounselling.co.uk *Member of the British Association of Counselling Psychotherapists


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The White Stag Monkton 01843 823 760 Village Pub and Restaurant

PROBABLY THE BEST CARVERY IN THANET Now taking bookings for

MOTHERS DAY Sunday 15 March ROOM FOR HIRE Check Entertainment Board for future acts FUNCTION ROOM FOR HIRE OPENING ONTO GARDEN - IDEAL FOR PARTIES, FUNERAL RECEPTIONS, MEETINGS FIELD AT REAR FOR HIRE FOR VENUES OR EVENTS

Minster Day Nursery and Out Of School Club CALLING ALL PARENTS/CARERS LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE

15hrs FREE per week during term time for 3 and 4yr olds Warm and Friendly Environment OFSTED Registered Fully Qualified Staff Open 7.30am - 6.00pm Before and After School Care Ages 6 months - 11 years Quality Care and Safety Provided Age Appropriate Rooms Breakfast, 2 course HOT Lunch and HOT Tea Provided Morning and Afternoon Healthy Snacks

FREE for TWO places available

To Find Out More And Book Your Place

01843 821 482 Molineux Road, Minster, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4PS minsterdaynursery@gmail.com Registered Charity 1110919

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March 2015

St Mary's Church, Minster Guided Tours of the

Church and Tower Most Saturdays at 12.00noon and 2.00pm To ensure you don’t have a wasted journey please call 07958 813 577 to confirm that tours are taking place on the day of your intended visit The church is normally open from 10am to 3pm daily For party tours outside of the normal times please call the above number to make a booking

Minster Matters SIR ROGER GALE MP Roger holds regular advice surgeries. For appointments and advice on urgent problems:

Ring: 01843 848588 (a.m. from l0.00) Fax: 01843 844856 (24-hour) Page: 07623 978479 (24-hour) Web: www.rogergale.co.uk Email: galerj@parliament.uk Write: HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, SW1A 0AA

MINSTER BOWLS CLUB PLAY BOWLS When: Summer; Outdoors and Indoors ~ Winter; Indoors Why: Pleasure, Healthy Exercise, Entertainment, Competitions, Fun Time with Friends Old and New ‘LEARNING TO PLAY’ IS FREE!!! Visit the club at The Bowls Green, Recreation Ground (Molineux Rd Entrance) or phone 824 082

LIBRARY HOMEWORK CLUB Just a reminder to parents that the library offers HOMEWORK HELP on a Thursday (in term time) from 3.30pm to 4.45pm for any children aged 8 and over

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

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BS7671 Qualified Electrical Engineer

Part 'P' Registration No EPP2390

All Electrical Work Undertaken Free Quotations ~ Competitive Prices Quality Workmanship ~ Fully Guaranteed

Call Nic Morling 825 094 36 Tothill Street, Minster

www.npelectricals.co.uk


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Have you made your Will? If you don’t have a plan for what happens to your estate… The Government has! Make a Will now and be sure your family’s future is secure. For a friendly local and affordable Will Writing Service:

Call Martin Isaac 01304 812077 for details. Powers of Attorney also arranged. Home appointments available. Affiliated to the Society of Will Writers. Age nt of Ae gis Wealth Ltd www.a e giswealth.co.uk

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26/28 Eaton Road, Margate 01843 221 422 inc Evenings and Sundays

MINSTER RESIDENTS Introducing your local Gas Safety Registered plumbing and heating engineers

CPS Heating & Plumbing 01843 589 076

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March 2015 Est 1980

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Freephone: 0800 7 31 31 52 Mobile: 07957 42 42 47

Reliable qualified Electricians All aspects of wiring undertaken BURGLAR ALARMS TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS TV AERIALS - SKY SATELLITE * Reasonable rates * Free estimates * * Discount for OAP’S * Julie Beaney, Minster 01843 823 466 Gary Hake, Canterbury 01227 472 612

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695 sq ft office space available in converted 19th Century Farm Barn

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