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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 147: May 2013 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM)

End of an Era ?

MINSTER SHOW SCHEDULE LAUNCH SATURDAY 11th MAY outside the Bakers/Kebab Shop Tothill Street 10.00am to 12.00noon

WILD ABOUT GARDENS 2013 AWARD SCHEME *FREE TO ENTER* any Wildlife Friendly Garden from a Balcony to a Baronial Estate Closing Date 30th June See centre pages of this issue

Are you a Business in Minster or one of the smaller surrounding villages ? Would you like to be part of the new

MINSTER BUSINESS ASSOCIATION ? Why ? To be part of a resident’s directory of local trades and services, be advertised and promoted at local events, gain peer support, increase business to business communication as well as be included in a new glossy leaflet. All the activities and resources are designed to increase trade to Minster Business Association Members.

Come to the Registration Meeting on

Thursday 9th May at 19:30 at the Sports Pavilion, St Mildred’s Road, Minster for more information and registration E-mail : editorialteam@minstermatters.org.uk Skype us at: editor.minstermatters Electronic Copy, Podcast and Blog: http://www.minstermatters.org.uk Fax No: 0843 636 5346 Find us on Facebook or Twitter - search for : Minster Matters


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Black Bins

Waste & Recycling

Blue Bins

Monday - Tuesday

We are no longer permitted to list Green collection dates

Monday - Tuesday

6 / 20 : 7 / 21 3 / 17 : 4 / 18

May June

13 / 27 : 14 / 28 10 / 24 : 11 / 25

Dry Cell Battery Collections: Attwells, Bens, Library, Co-op, Doctors, School Copy for any issue of Minster Matters must be received (at the very latest !!) by the Copy Date shown under ‘Diary Dates ‘on this page www.minstermatters.org.uk editorialteam@minstermatters.org.uk Skype us at: editor.minstermatters Editor: Ray Owen 07914 623 287 or 822322 / 839019 Editorial Team:

Dates for Your Diary Copy Date for May Issue - Friday 17th May May 4 7 9 11 11 13

MINSTER - How To Find Us

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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

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Useful Numbers and Contacts

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Old Photo Exhibition W.I. Resolutions Meeting Business Association Registration Meeting Show Schedule launch Salvation Army Musical Evening R.B.L. Womens Section Meeting Playhouse Calendar Girls W.I. Coffee and Chat Bowls Club - ABBA Tribute PLG Spring Fayre & Bazaar Twinning Anniversary - France Horticultural Society Meeting W.I. Games Evening Macmillan Coffee Morning - Holiday Inn

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It’s A Knockout - Pilgrims Hospice St Nicholas Open Gardens Salvation Army 147th Anniversary Celebrations W.I. Garden Morning & Treasure Hunt Salvation Army Murder Mystery Dinner Twinning Annual Fun Day Bowls Club - Coach Trip to Bruges

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Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden: Co-Editor 847444 Amy Murray Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 Co-Editor 822846 Brenda Saker Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) 19 Audio & Web 825306 Emergencies: 999 or 112 Nora Aldous July Diane Cotterill Snappy & Audio 822394 Thanet District Council: 577 000 19 Bowls Club - Cockney Night 28 Accounts Community Dog Warden: 577 580 Aug 821965 Rodney Rose Salvation Army Hall: 825 178 Advertising Diane Harris 16 Bowls Club - Quiz Night 28 Library: 821 442 Sept School/Proofing Kevin Buckley 27 Bowls Club - End of Season Ball 28 You can leave hard copy for us at the Library Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333 (appointments only, 8.00am -10.00 am) Nov or send your copy via snail mail to: Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 2 Bowls Club - Blues Brothers Tribute 28 Minster Matters Office Vets: 825 999 c/o Library, 4A Monkton Rd, Academy FM Listing 15 Post Office: 821 291 Minster-in-Thanet CT12 4EA School Page 23 Minster School: 821 384 MM Fax No’s: 0843 636 5346 (5p per min) Church Notices 24 or 0872 115 7725 (10p per min) Village Website: All Weather Pitch 27 Village Hall Bowls Group 27 Advertising Rates (per month) www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk Freegle: http://freegle.in/thanet Copy Date for May Issue - Friday 17th May Page size apprx 1/16 1/8 1/4 1/2 Full Mobility Scooters & Wheelchair Minster Parish Council B&W Min of 6 £6.50 £13 £26 £52 £104 (to loan): 07914 623 287 next meeting will be held on: B&W Single £11 £22 £44 £88 £176 Venues available for Hire Tuesday 7th May @ 7pm in the Neighbourhood Centre Colour (if avail) – £25 £50 £100 £200 John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) and the All Weather Sports Pitch Members of the public are welcome to attend and Note: Colour price is the same for All members except Accounts can be reached through the email address above

both single and/or multiple insertions (NO Discounts !!) Late payment for advertisements may mean they will be omitted from the next issue (3 months max!!) A full copy of our Terms and Conditions is available from our website 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.

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 Eric James 821 744 MM Subscriptions Copies of the Magazine or CD are now available on subscription to all non residents, worldwide. Payments quoted below are in advance To a UK postal address :Single Issue £1.70 Annually (11 issues) £16.50 Costs to an overseas address are available on request, and we will be pleased to quote for this service. Our mailing details are shown elsewhere on this page.

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 NOTE: June Meeting Tues 4th

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Ray

Amy

SCHOOL VOUCHERS Attwells Newsagents are again collecting all varieties of supermarket school vouchers. So if you have any spare then please drop them into the shop EDITORIAL

MM CLASSIFIEDS This is your chance to get something for nothing from us here at MM. We’re offering you free space for your small classifieds. So, do you have something to sell, or is there an item you’d like to find? We take both offered and wanted small ads here. Just jot them down, email them to us or leave us a note at the library, we’ll be pleased to print them for you.

Radio spot on Academy FM was a bit of a disaster for me last month as I turned up at the studio without any magazines or my crib sheets. Howard made me sit on the naughty step, with a reminder that I must do Brenda better this month. Luckily I had taken along Stuart and Mark who got a good plug in for their fundraising events in aid of Children with Cancer. More on their exploits in the London Marathon next month. We also had 2 of the cast of Calendar Girls come along to promote their Diane play which is on at the Village Hall in May, so it wasn’t an entirely wasted journey. I’m expecting Alex, from the Twinning, and maybe Stuart and Mark to come along with me this month. Alex to promote the Twinning Association Nora and Stuart and Mark to give us an update on both their run and how the funds are mounting up. Thank you to everyone who sent in an entry for the Air Show Tickets, I was pleased to find so many envelopes waiting for me when I got back from holiday. A winner has been drawn and I can announce them to be Mr. R. Stone of Monkton Road. Well done to you and you should receive your tickets in the post direct from Heritage Events. The answers for those who are still scratching their heads were as follows: 1/ ‘Arise to Protect’; 2/ Fire Services Central Training Establishment; 3/ G-VLCN; 4/ KLM - Fokker 70 - Schipol, Amsterdam; 5/ Any of the events listed at www.heritage-events.co.uk/. We were quite particular on what we accepted as correct answers especially to question 2 which had to read as the answer above. Some told us KLM were using Boeing 737’s but their official website says they are using Fokker 70’s and is was definitely a Fokker 70 that made the first official flight into Manston so this was the only answer we accepted. Thank you to Heritage Events for helping us stage this competition and for so generously giving us the tickets, maybe we can do it all again the next time you hold an Air Show here!! The new Minster Business Association looks like it‘s now coming to fruition so if you run any type of business, however large or small, in Minster or any of the surrounding villages, you’d do well to sign up to the association and enjoy the benefits of membership. Registration forms are available from Attwells Newsagents, Minster Matters, or via email from enquiries@southbarngifts.com and the next open meeting is the ‘Registration Meeting’ on Thursday 9th May, 7.30pm at the Sports Pavilion, Recreation Ground, St Mildred’s Road, Minster. Hope to see you there! Well, that’s it, I’ve said just about all I had to say, except to just send my condolences to those who have lost loved ones or 2L/8 family members recently, especially to those I know personally who have submitted reports of family members who have recently passed away, my www.minstersalon.com thoughts are with 61, High St you all at this sad Minster time. with our Tel: Just the usual Junior Stylist question: Where’s on production of this advert Zac??

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MINSTER SURGERY PATIENT LIAISON GROUP

ANNUAL SPRING FAYRE Saturday 18th May - 9.00 am to 1.00 pm “Old Schools” Minster **************** FREE ENTRY ***************** All Tables have now been sold for this event so come early to grab the best bargains! Please ring 821200 for further information. All monies raised this year will go towards our main project - to purchase “the latest 24 HOUR BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR” which has been identified as extremely beneficial to the surgery by the Practice Partners, and an extra facility for our patients, rather than having to attend hospital for such tests. ARE YOU A TIME WASTER? Last month 77 Patients failed to attend for their Doctor’s appointment. Last month 39 Patients failed to attend for their Nurse’s appointment. THAT’S A TOTAL OF 116 MISSED APPOINTMENTS ! 116 WASTED APPOINTMENTS ! 116 OTHER PATIENTS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN SEEN ! Based on a typical 10-15 minute appointment, that is the equivalent of : ONE DOCTOR SITTING THERE DOING NOTHING FOR NEARLY TWO DAYS !!! ONE NURSE SITTING THERE DOING NOTHING FOR ONE WHOLE DAY !!! SO PLEASE TRY NOT TO WASTE TIME AND MONEY ! DON’T NEED IT? CANCEL IT ! You never know! ONE DAY IT COULD BE YOU THAT URGENTLY NEEDS AN APPOINTMENT ! BLOOD PRESSURE READINGS Just a reminder to those patients advised to do so, please take a “Blood Pressure Reading” each time you visit the surgery, and then hand into Reception for recording. A BIG THANK YOU We have recently received two very generous donations towards our fund raising project : 1. “Audrey and Shirley’s Charity Dance” 2. A Patient of Dr Elliott’s in gratitude to his personal care. We would like to thank all those concerned for their support and generosity and expressed our personal thanks. SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Bank Holidays : Mon 6th May & Mon 27th May Closed All Day Training Days : Tues 21st May & Tues 18th June Closed From Midday Onwards Should you need to see a Doctor during these times , please call “Doctors on Call” via the normal surgery number - 821333 Or you can call “NHS Direct” on 0845 46 47 for confidential health advice and information for you and your family. Also, a new service is being introduced : “NHS 111 SERVICE” This is for less urgent cases, rather than calling “ 999 “, but where you need medical help fast, but it is not life threatening. Further details can be found on their web site at www.nhs.uk/111/ PATIENT GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at any of our meetings or require further information on any of the above, then please contact: Ken Self on 821200 or Jeanne Lawrence on 821049


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SAD DEMISE OF A MUCH LOVED BUSINESS By now it’s widely known in Minster that the Gossip Shop has closed. Although the eventual closure had been accepted albeit sadly - nevertheless a ‘send off’ had Fruit & Veg ~ Flowers & Plants ~ Sweets & Gifts been arranged for Friday 5th April, also in Stock a dinner on Easter Monday (postponed Favourites Now from Saturday 23rd March due to snow). · Seeds and Gardening · Veg and Fruit Boxes for all budgets – come Imagine the surprise (shock?) when Consumables see what’s local · Compost between 12 noon and the afternoon of · Local Cut flowers · Sweets and pick’n’mix · Dried fruits and nuts Thursday 28th March the ring was pulled · Local potted garden and shrubs · Locally produced (with approx 4 hours warning) and that morning had in fact been it’s final opening! plants ----------------------------award winning apple Whether people visited the Gossip Shop or not, Minster has been lessened by · Coming end April: juices its closure - a focal point not only for all who visited, but to those passing through locally grown bedding · Pet and bird supplies plants the village. However, the friendships made will not disappear thanks to Teresa, Julie and Bonnie, who with hard work and cheerfulness made the Gossip Shop a Flowers for All Occasions by our qualified and experienced florist: great meeting place. Birthdays, Weddings, Funerals Doors close - others open and good wishes are sent to Julie and Bonnie and the - 24-Hour Pre-Order Service Available (see our website and shop for inspiration) “Mad Hatter”. An Ex. Gossip Shopper Can’t get to the shops? Then visit us online at

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BEWARE A SCAM! It has come to our notice that there is a possible scammer using Minster Matters as an ‘in’ to get unsuspecting advertisers to part with some of their hard earned cash. One of our regular advertisers reported to us he had received a phone call purporting to come from an Anti-Bullying Group who said they were working with us to promote anti-bullying and would he like to be part of the campaign by taking advertising space in a national journal to complement an article they were running with us here at Minster Matters. Luckily he smelled a rat when he asked for the name of the journal and the group’s phone number as it showed on his phone as ‘withheld’. He said they refused to give him this information but then asked for a cheque for £150 which he politely refused. This is definitely a scam, we at Minster Matters would not enter into anything like this, so please be warned, if anyone like this approaches you and mentions our name you can be sure it isn’t legit!!

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Last Call for Calendar Girls! As you may know, your village drama group, Minster Playhouse, will be staging Tim Firth’s hugely successful play, Calendar Girls in the Village Hall on Wednesday May 15th, through to Saturday May 18th. The play tells the true story of a group of women from a Yorkshire village Women’s Institute who do something a little different for their WI calendar and bare all, so as to raise money to buy a settee for the visitor’s room of their local hospital. The fund-raising is in order to commemorate the husband of one of the ladies, who dies of Leukaemia. The rapport between the women creates some hilarious comic scenes, and also, at times, some heart-rending moments of poignancy as her friends combine to support the bereaved widow. Calendar Girls is one of the few plays in which you will have tears in your eyes of both sadness and of joy. Minster Playhouse will be donating part of the proceeds from ticket and program sales to Lymphoma and Leukaemia Research, the original Calendar Girls supported charity. Tickets are still available for each of the evening performances, but unfortunately, the Saturday Matinee show is sold out. Please call the Box Office on 01843 220208 to reserve your seat – they are going fast. Last Call for Calendar Girls, but the first announcement that Minster Playhouse will be presenting Oscar Wilde’s classic farce, The Importance of Being Earnest, on Wednesday September 25th through to Saturday 28th. Further announcements coming soon to village notice boards, shop windows and Minster Matters.

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Cliffsend Shop Association is a non-profit volunteer organisation which runs the Cliffsend shop for the benefit of the community. We have a wonderful army of volunteers who man the shop, and other volunteers sit on the committee who do the behind the scenes work to enable the shop to operate. Sadly our Treasurer is stepping down for a well-earned retirement at the forthcoming AGM on 7th June, which means we are desperately seeking a replacement volunteer Treasurer before that date. The position entails general book keeping duties including checking delivery notes, invoices, raising cheques, updating stock price list with current prices, dealing with accountants at year end etc. If you are interested in becoming an important member of the Cliffsend Shop Association please contact Ann Cox on 07982 266959. If you are interested in working in, or helping with, the shop please contact Peter Corley on 07528 752974.


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MINSTER-IN-THANET WI Tuesday 9th April at 7.30 saw the opening of Minster WI’s monthly meeting with the usual rendition of Jerusalem. President, Marion Rose, welcomed everyone and, after various announcements, reminded members to read the Minutes and Treasurer’s report of the March meeting, displayed on the Board’s table. Marion Bullard then introduced David Fagg from the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust. After his most informative account of the valuable work carried out by the Trust, it was very clear that the inhabitants of Kent, and the other two counties, owe the Trust a great deal. Following member’s questions Jane Hammond, on behalf of the members, thanked him for a really interesting talk. After refreshments, Marion requested suggestions for activities in the second half of the monthly meetings to prevent things becoming “samey”. Suggestions were also requested for activities at Coffee & Chat mornings (held on 3rd Thursday every month) and for venue ideas and helpers for the Sunshine Club outings. She particularly thanked Dorothy Butterworth for her hard work in organising those outings in the past. Marion reminded the meeting of the special production of Calendar Girls on Saturday 18th May at the Village Hall, when our WI is providing cream teas for the matinee performance. She then outlined details of the Garden Morning & Treasure Hunt on Saturday 8th June @ 10-10.30 am with a Ploughman’s Lunch at The Old Schools @ 12-12.30 pm ish. Tickets are £5 including lunch. The event is a change from the usual June Coffee morning and the Committee hope this important fund-raising event will be an enjoyable success. Next month, on 7th May, is our Resolutions Meeting when we do not have a speaker. Members will discuss “the decline of our high streets and town centres”. With a show of hands everyone selected their choice of refreshment on that evening – either wine and cheese or cake and a hot drink! April’s meeting closed, after an amusing story from the President, at 9.55 pm.

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The Mad Hatters Tea Shop Bonnie & Julie welcome you to the new ‘Coffee Shop’ The Mad Hatters Tea Shop! (The Saddler Bar) Open (at present) Mon-Sat 9.00am-1.00pm! Fried breakfasts! Bacon/sausage rolls! Fresh Sandwich fillings! Delicious cakes & light snacks! From April 29th The Mad Hatters Tea Shop will be opening Monday - Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm & Sunday 12.00noon- 5.00pm come and take a peek at our new pub grub menus and our TRADITIONAL SUNDAY ROAST! All of our stock is locally sourced including our meat which is supplied by A.J. Cliffe butchers. Visit us on Facebook ‘Mad Hatters’ Come and have a natter with hatters!

Buy one bacon or sausage sandwich with this voucher and get a FREE tea or coffee at the Mad Hatters Tea Shop (The Saddler Bar) Voucher valid until 31st May 2013!


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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Spring has sprung at last!! As mentioned in last months MM, I have to say what a grand evening we all had at the quiz on 16 March, where an overall profit of almost £300 was raised. Well done everyone who contributed to the success of this event. · Christine Lynch for being Quiz master and for her excellent catering skills · Royal British Legion for the use of their facilities · Vicki for her scrumptious cakes · Carol and Malcolm Bubb for promoting the raffle · Everyone who participated and · Those who kindly donated prizes The quiz had a French flavour to it and the evening ended in a tie breaker. Carol and Malcolm’s team just took the edge with Alex and Dale’s team missing out by a breath. However, it has spurred them on to return to the next quiz which we hope to organise for October time, where they have designs for victory themselves!! 19 May, Anniversary Day in France: A full coach is all set for the off for a day of musical entertainment, fun and lunch, kindly provided by our hosts in Armbouts Cappel. You can still join us if you wish to travel separately, but we still need to know numbers for catering needs. (Ring Carol: 07745 683 466) 9 June, Fun Day. Minster Rec, Midday, Free Entry: I’m sure this date is already in your diary. On the day there will be a bar and refreshments, music, a car boot sale (Pitches £5 pre-booked or £7 on the day).Car boots are always popular, so pop into your attic, sort out your unwanted goods and turn them into ££££s. We have Joey the Clown doing animal balloons, the possibility of face painting, bouncy castle, a bowling game, a superb raffle, plant stall and more. We have acquired some medieval type stocks and we’re looking for a willing person to be the victim! Sorry, the volunteer! Do you know some fun loving individuals prepared to do 15 minute stints each? How about booking a pitch yourself, maybe sell some handicrafts? The prices are the same as the boot sale pitches. We advise everyone to bring a brolly – not because we think it will rain, but because we have a competition for the best dressed brolly. (and besides, it may come in handy!) Ideally the winner of each category (children and adults) will be judged for their most innovative hand made decorations. Judging will hopefully be done by our French friends. We also are trying to arrange press coverage for the afternoon, so do your best. Please ring Bernie if you wish to provide any musical talent: 07814 214 993 Ring Alex for booking any pitches: 07903 882 640 Call Carol for stock volunteers: 07745 683 466 Thank you for all interested parties. Et maintenant pour tous ceux qui s'intéressent à la France, la langue, le pays, ou quoi que ce soit qui concerne la France et les Francais, est-ce-qu'il y a quelque chose que vous voudriez lirer dans MM? Si c'est le cas, pouvez-vous contacter Alexandra au 07903 882640 et lui donner vos idées? Nous voudrions vraiment élever le profil de l'Assocation de Jumelage! Merci beaucoup.

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We would like to thank the person who found our cat, which had unfortunately been run over and had not survived her injuries. She had been missing for a week and we had been searching for her during that time. Every pet has a loving family and our children have been very worried and upset. We felt so grateful that someone had taken the time to leave her body at Eagle Vets, who then kindly looked after her and contacted us. Once again thank you to everyone involved. Ben, Sue, Thomas, Katie and Amelie Whelan

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Thank you from Jean & Jackie Hope all is ok in Minster. We are both keeping ourselves busy and not missing work, though we miss you all. We would like to say thank you to everyone for their good wishes and for our cards and gifts. As well as a thank you to everyone who made our evening at the New Inn so enjoyable. Thank you, Jean and Jackie

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Audrey’s and Shirley’s Charity Dance On behalf of the Patient Liaison Group I would like to express our sincere thanks to you and all those who attended the dance at the Village Hall on Saturday 6th April for their generous donation and support. It was extremely appreciated and will definitely help us achieve our target well within our anticipated timescale. We are overwhelmed by the support we get within the village and continually gain strength and encouragement from this. Thank you all very much., Ken Self, Chairman/Treasurer

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Thank you from Church Wardens, St. Mary’s Church, Minster We would like to say a huge “Thank You” to all who helped with and came to the Easter Market. It was a great success and we raised a wonderful total of £650 towards church funds. We will be holding a Summer Market on Saturday 13th July in the Old Schools at 10a.m. We look forward to seeing you there and thank you for your continued support. Sue Jezzard & Fran Kimmons

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SPECIAL THANKS TO REV. CANON BOB COLES It is with sadness but immense gratitude that I write this piece. Bob has been our Priest in Charge for the past seventeen years and has become a huge part of our village community. We will miss him as he now leaves us to enjoy his well deserved retirement. During his time in Minster and with the Wantsum Group of Churches, we have seen our regular Sunday congregations swell and young families grow and mature, with children starting at Sunday School, going on to Confirmation, and some being married by Bob. He has certainly had a spiritual influence on hundreds of children; becoming a regular visitor to the village school and officiating at many assemblies and school church services over the years and the children all know him as “Bob”. Bob has been instrumental in bringing together the community for Remembrance Sunday too, working closely with the British Legion in Minster and the Salvation Army and other churches. We saw the church full to bursting last November and this is something that we hope will continue. Bob has also been a key figure in the organisation of the annual Open Gardens event, something that we now enjoy as a village. This year Open Gardens is on 15th/16th June and we hope that it will be well supported as in previous years. Over the past seventeen years many improvements have been made to the fabric of St Mary’s Church including the installation of an effective heating system making services such as Remembrance are a much more enjoyable experience. The ongoing work on the church building has also assured that the building will continue to serve the local community in future. None of this would have been possible without the tireless dedication of Bob and former Churchwarden Paul Willins. The 5th May is Rogation Sunday. The custom of “beating the bounds” was something that Bob re-introduced and is a wonderful day walking through the four parishes of the Wantsum Group stopping for food and prayer along the way. If you would like to join us or want to know more please see details at the back of church or in Minster Matters. As a Community we certainly have a lot to acknowledge and thank Bob for. As Church family we will try to continue all the good work that he has done. All services at Minster will continue as usual with clergy and Lay Readers from the Wantsum Group and some visiting priests taking the services. For Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals please direct all enquiries to 01843 821250. Finally, we all wish Bob well for a very long, happy and healthy Retirement. May God be with him always. Sue Jezzard - Church Warden, St. Mary-the-Virgin Church

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New Beginnings for The Bell Inn - Your Support Needed To the editor, Minster Matters When we arrived in Minster in 2005, the Bell was a well-run and popular pub, and a credit to its landlords, Alex and Ian Young. Since their retirement its fortunes have declined and most of its clientèle have moved to other pubs, especially to the newly refurbished and excellent New Inn. However, this village used to support three pubs easily, and the economic climate and the smoking ban notwithstanding, I believe that it still can. However, if the Bell does not get some support from the village it may well close for good, and I doubt that there is anyone in Minster who would like to see that site vacant permanently. The Bell has re-opened under the care of temporary landlords, Dave and Alli, who are much more in the spirit of the Youngs and their predecessors, and are trying to take the Bell back to its heyday. In the interest of the Village it would be sensible to give these good people some active support in their efforts and give the Bell, and its food, a try. Name and Address supplied Grievance of Garden Lover I am a resident of Molineux Road and I am fed up with dog owners who are dumping their dog poo bags in my garden, please have some respect and put it in a bin provided for this purpose. If you feel there are not enough bins provided for this purpose please fill in the questionnaire that was in last copy of Minster Matters and have a moan in the relevant section !! Many thanks Garden Lover of Molineux Road

THE MOTHERS’ UNION FELLOWSHIP GROUP A short Service led by our Vicar was held on Monday 25th March to We provide personal and reliable close our Mothers union Branch, but to re-open as a fellowship group. treatment in the comfort of your own We will continue to meet regularly in church or one of our homes and home, nursing or residential care home or will always welcome newcomers. hospital For more information please contact Janet on 821313 Day, evening, weekend appointments “FAREWELL TO OUR TWO LIBRARIANS” available by arrangement

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MAD HATTERS TEA SHOP It was so sad to see the Gossip Shop's closed doors. What are we all going to do to meet pals as before. Then a wonderful idea, Julie and Bonnie evolved. The Mad Hatters' Tea Shop - and way and behold. In the little cosy room of The Saddler Inn. You can meet your old pals, with a smile and a grin. The coffee is good, and the cakes and food delicious of which to partake. This morning I sat with my cuppa and demolished two scrumptious cakes. Yvonne Chapman

Jean Meek and Jackie Wetherilt met with their work colleagues’, friends and family at The New Inn for their “Leaving Do” and were presented with a very special cake (pictured) and smart travel bags for their excursions, to wherever, now they are retired. Everyone enjoyed the relaxed and happy evening in a pleasant congenial venue. They will be much missed in Minster.


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Club News .... MINSTER BOWLS CLUB As the Indoor season ends on a high so we start planning and playing outdoors. The Short Mat Finals were played on the 6th and 7th April, winners and runners up on those days were: Wednesday Pairs; P. Churchley & I. Rouse, Runners Up; B. & S. Davis Single Gender Pairs; B. Hedges, & G. Hibbert, Runners Up; T. Elson, & R. Harris Mixed Pairs; M. & B. Hedges, Runners Up; G & G.J. Hibbert Men’s Pairs; B. Davis & G. Hibbert, Runners Up; T. Elson & D. Carter Ladies Singles; P. Boldock, Runner Up; M. Hedges Men’s Singles; B. Hedges, Runner Up; I. Rouse Also congratulations to both the ‘Abbots’ and the ‘Monks’ on their final EKSMBA league positions, 2nd and 3rd respectively, the ‘Abbots’ gaining promotion for next season. As a full member of the club it is free to bowl every day in roll ups with friends or by yourself. Where else can you have the exercise and opportunity to improve your health, your game, and in a happy atmosphere. There is a small charge for casual bowlers and Non full Members.

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It’s not too late to book up for the TASTER DAYS. Why not make it an outing for the whole family? We would prefer advance notice of your visit. If you are free on one or all of the days please come along. The dates are every Sunday through May, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, 10.00am until 12.00noon. Bowls are available but please wear smooth soled shoes (a few may be available to borrow for each session). Your lungs and body will benefit from the free air and exercise, followed by a bacon roll and a cup of tea. Forthcoming events: Friday 17th May, ABBA TRIBUTE. We have reserved a few tickets for friends and supporters in Minster. Price £16 each including a fine buffet supper. This will be a great evening. Please contact Glynne on 821221 Dry Lining ~ Screeding ~ Plastering Wednesday 19th June, Coach Trip to BRUGES Coving ~ New Walls & Ceilings ~ Repairs Friday 19th July, COCKNEY NIGHT. References & Portfolio available on request Friday 16th.August, QUIZ NIGHT Free Estimates & Advice Friday 27th September, Smart Dress for END OF SEASON BALL dancing to 01843 825 949 "JUST ONE MORE". Saturday 2nd November, BLUES BROTHERS TRIBUTE. or WE ARE MORE THAN JUST A BOWLS!!

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Are you wild about your garden…? If so, Kent Wildlife Trust would like to hear about it through its annual wildlife-friendly gardening awards scheme - run in partnership with some local authorities. The scheme is free to enter and open to any type of garden in Kent, regardless of size - from a balcony to a baronial estate; courtyard to community allotment. Even a group of adjoining gardens could enter as a wildlife-friendly neighbourhood. Kent Wildlife Trust’s volunteer advisors aim to visit as many entrants as possible during the season. They may recommend the gardens for bronze, silver or gold certificates; but more importantly they give tips and advice as to how the gardens can be made even more wildlife- friendly. Gold winners also receive a coveted ‘blue plaque’ and may be put forward for a “special award” such as: ● Best School Wildlife Garden; Best Community Wildlife Project; or Best Water-wise Wildlife Garden - all sponsored by Southern Water ● Best Dragon Garden ­ sponsored by Kent Reptile & Amphibian Group ● Best Garden for Bats ­ sponsored by Kent Bat Group ● Best Wildlife Churchyard ­ sponsored by Kent Gods Acre Partnership …and new for 2013: ● The Garden with the Best Buzz! ­ sponsored by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust Certificates and plaques will be presented at special events run in conjunction with partners during October and November. Entry forms are available either online at www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk or by telephoning 01622 662012. The closing date for entries is 30th June. We are also keen to hear from gardeners/enthusiasts who would be interested in training to become volunteer wildlife gardening advisors. For more information please contact maureen.rainey@kentwildlife.org.uk or telephone 01622 662012. PHOTO: Just some of the coveted ‘blue plaques’ © Kent Wildlife Trust Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife conservation charity for Kent and Medway. Since its formation in 1958 we have worked to make Kent a better place for both wildlife and people. We manage five visitor centres and 60 nature reserves covering 7,500 acres, and supported by over 31,000 members and around 1,000 registered volunteers.

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WILD ABOUT GARDENS 2013 AWARDS SCHEME

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LONDON MARATHON 2013, FUND RAISING FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER. Mark Padfield and Stuart Lamb have been training hard all year to run the London Marathon to raise funds for Children with Cancer on Sunday 21st April 2013. By the time this goes to print they should have both completed the run. We will catch up with them in next month's addition to see how they got on, on the day and see how much they’ve managed to raise for such a worthy cause. On Saturday the 30th April the lads with help from Julie, Gary and Christine from the Royal British Legion held a quiz night. The evening was a huge success and there were 25 teams who took part in the fun. The highlight of the evening was the Charity Auction of a signed Stoke City football shirt which was won by Mr Colin L Sackett, who won the auction at £210 and then kindly upped the donation to £250 after the hammer, had fallen. On the night we managed to raise a staggering £1600, so we would like to thank all of the kind generous villagers, friends and family for coming together and raising such an impressive amount. With special thanks to all the local businesses and people who also donated such great raffle and auction prizes. On Saturday 6th April Mark and I organized a Charity Golf Day that was held at St Augustine's Golf Club. Every one of the 84 golfers taking part had a fantastic day, the sun was out and we managed to raise £3385. We would like to thank Kevin Smith and Steve Cliffe from Cliffe’s Butchers in Minster for all their support and help on the day. Without their support the day would not have been a success. Our running total for Children with Cancer stands at £4985 so we are already over our target of £4000 which we are so happy with. If anyone would still like to sponsor us then you can use the link below to do so online. uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Padfieldandlamb Thanks so much for everyone's support; it has been overwhelming! Mark and Stuart

May 2013 FAREWELL TO TONY (ANTHONY)

SLAUGHTER Tony, who ran W.G. Slaughter Jeweller and Watchmaker in Monkton Rd from the mid-1970s until 2003, died on 29 March. (His father, William, opened and ran the same business from the early 1930s.) The funeral was held at Barham Crematorium on 23rd April. LOCALISM IN ACTION So the Government and the Planners keep pushing the idea of “Localism” and we all sit back to wait for someone else to make it happen. In the village of Minster there is no such complacency. The members of its Community Led Plan Steering Group have been fired with enthusiasm to get their Parish Plan up and running and during last week a group of volunteers visited all houses in Minster - 1600 of them, to remind everyone to get their completed Questionnaires returned so that the data collected can be analysed, made sense of and form the basis of an explanation of “how the village works now and sees itself developing during the next ten years.” The cheerful collectors in their hi-viz jackets thoroughly illustrated the good cross section of the community with youth, Parish Councillors, grandparents etc. all collecting….. More than that and in order to save the considerable cost of having the data analysed by outside professionals, several members of the group have offered their expertise in data crunching and will be doing the job themselves. Amazingly, they will also be preparing much of the presentation material for the Plan themselves. The finished document will surely be truly representative of very local input and Kent County Councillor Charles Hibberd has said it may become the future blueprint for other Kent Parish Plans. A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE IN THE VILLAGE WHO SHARED IN THIS EXPERIENCE AND TOOK THE TROUBLE TO COMPLETE THEIR QUESTIONNAIRES! Minster Community Led Steering Group


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Coffee Morning and Raffle! Sunday 26th May 12 noon til 3pm Holiday Inn Express Minster Treat yourself to a cake and a cuppa and join in with our fundraising raffle! All prizes have been kindly donated by the local village businesses. Hope to see you there!

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AMBER’S ADVICE Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

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Bereavements… ALBERT JAMES CORNELIUS 13/5/1926 - 5/4/2013 Bert passed away peacefully at the Pilgrims Hospice. Greatly loved and missed by all the family and everyone who knew him. Thanks go to all the nurses and Doctor Elliot for their kindness,care and support.

MAUREEN ALICE BYWAY 30/7/1930 - 15/4/2013 The family would like to say a huge thank you to all the Hospice nurses and Doctor Elliot for their kindness, care and support throughout her illness. Greatly loved and missed by everyone who knew her.

WILLIAM GREEN Passed away 19 March aged 97 years. The family of Bill Green wish to thank everyone for their kindness in their sad loss. He was well loved. Sincerely Mary Green

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15hrs FREE per week during term time for 3 and 4yr olds

SATURDAY 12.00noon – 2.30pm / 6.00pm – 8.45pm SUNDAY 12.00noon – 4.00pm ALSO A RANGE OF REAL ALES FROM £3 A PINT TEL:01843 821274

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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Open 7 days a week 10.00am to 3.00pm Winter (1st Nov to 30th April) 10.00am to 4.00pm Summer (1st May to 31st October) If the flag is flying we are there

May 2013 THANET EARTH SCHOOLS RECIPE COMPETITION 2013.

16 acres of chalk grasslands and woodland An enjoyable place for all ages, including a fossil and natural history museum; bring along your fossil and/or artefact to be identified. Tea and coffee facilities available to members; activities for children available throughout the year. Reference library with natural history and local history books and computers for use. A large selection of second hand books and plants for sale. Volunteers with a few hours a week to spare are welcome to come and see us you can help either inside or outside as you wish Please contact 01843 822666 for further information

THANET ZONE 10 (RURAL AREA OF THANET) Would you like to see your street or road covered by the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme? Can you help cover a street or road as a Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator, the job is not very time consuming and it could help others. The aim, in time, is to cover the whole of Minster. For more information please contact the Secretary who will be pleased to help you. Tony Goodman, 47 Rose Gardens t: 822720 e: tony@thanetzone10-nhw.co.uk Streets we have Coordinators for, so far, are: Augustine Road, Burgess Close, Cornelis Drive, Egbert Road, Fairfield Road, Glebe Court, Greenhill Close, Greenhill Gardens, High Street, Hill House Drive, Monkton Road (part of), Norton Drive, Petts Crescent, Prospect Road, Rose Gardens, Semple Close, Singleton Close, Southall Close, St Mildred’s Road, Station Road, Tothill Street (part of) and Watchester Lane. MINSTER MATTERS VOLUNTEER REQUIRED Do you fancy getting involved with the production of this magazine? We have made this plea previously but so far we have not had anyone wishing to take up the post. We are in need of someone to come on board to assist in setting out the magazine articles, getting those we have been sent to fit in the available space, whilst giving priority to those we consider of interest to our readers. Amy, who does this at present, is willing to help train anyone who may volunteer. It would suit someone who has some computer skills and a PC at home, with a willingness and ability to learn. The position does require you to be available for the weekend that the magazine is prepared for print, which is usually the one following the 3rd Friday of each month, except December. Possibly interested? Then please email either: Ray @ rayowen@gmail.com or Amy @ amkiky@aol.com We’re waiting to hear from you!!

Billy, Phoebe and Niamh at Thanet College. I am always delighted at the response we have from our children at Minster School, when we send out the Thanet Earth Recipe Competition letters. We have been fortunate enough to have had children in the final ‘Cook-off’ for three years now. I would like to say a huge well done to everyone who entered the competition this year. We had lots of fantastic recipes, they all sounded delicious. The judges were very impressed with the standard of entries this year. Billy Vinson, Phoebe Bullard and Niamh O’Shea were all lucky enough to reach the final at Thanet College, and I was lucky enough to be there with them. Billy cooked his ‘Billy’s BBQ Surprise’, which were chicken kebabs and salad. Billy said ‘It was really exciting; it was great fun cooking in a restaurant kitchen. The best part for me was when I put my kebabs under the grill and I watched the top of the grill come down and there were flames going onto the kebabs!’ Niamh impressed the judges with her Tomato and Pepper Tart with cucumber spaghetti salad; she was so confident in the kitchen and produced a fantastic dish. Niamh told me that ‘it was fun; it was exciting to take part in the competition again. I was nervous but also looking forward to it at the same time, because I knew what it is like in the kitchen. The best part was serving my dish to the judges.’ Phoebe won her age category, with her delicious ‘Healthy Heart Warmer’ soup; a yummy vegetable soup with cheesy croutons, Phoebe was really surprised when the judges said she had won and said that she would love to enter the competition again. Phoebe’s soup has been produced as a recipe card and will be in our local Tesco store soon, so keep a look out for it! I was so impressed by the way all the children all cooked their dishes confidently, chatting to the judges when they came to see them preparing the food, and enjoying the experience. Well done to you all and congratulations to Phoebe. Ali Gillatt, Family Liaison Officer, Minster Primary School


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Editors this month The “Minster Matters” Editorial Team Year 6 Victorian Day On Monday 15th April Year 6 Minster Primary School had a Victorian day. Mr Marston and Miss Wilkinson pretended that they were old Victorian teachers. Most Year 6 children dressed up as Victorian girls and boys. We each had to bring in a penny to be able to enter the school. If you didn’t bring in a penny you had to wear the dunces hat. Most people did bring in a penny but there were only a few people who didn’t bring in a penny. Both class teachers where really bossy - but they were only pretending - some people even got scared of them but sometimes they couldn’t hold in their laughter. The girls had to sit on a different side to the boys - in Victorian days they normally sat in different classes. In the middle of the day the girls had to go in a class and put a book on their head, to make them walk straight to act like a proper lady. Also the boys went outside to march and walk like a proper man, they also had to do some press ups. We did all this because we are learning about Queen Victoria By Kyla-Marie Dawson and Georgina Graham

Environment Our environment is under threat the smoke that comes out of car’s and factories can be dangerous for the environment because of the gases they make. We are cutting down trees that are very helpful to us because they produce a gas that we need. If we didn’t have rain forests we wouldn’t have many amazing animals like the eye eye it would be extinct so protect the environment not just be careless protect by putting your litter in the bin not the floor! If you see litter pick it up and save the environment right now! By Millie

My Bizarre Pets I love my pets. I have a pet dog called Badger, Bob our stray cat, Pickles our rabbit, Freda our tortoise and Hammy my hamster. Badger our dog is the oldest pet in the house he is 14 and going blind he also has arthritis, but despite his age he’s still like a puppy. Badger loves going on holiday to Devon to go and see the donkeys in the donkey sanctuary. Bob is an adorable cat who is always friendly to others, he first turned up when I was in year 3 when me and my Mum were coming home from school, he’d been walking around our close for ages no one knew who he belonged to, our next door neighbour took him to the vet, no chip so he stayed with us. Pickles our rabbit came to us in February 2012 when my Mum’s first rabbit died. He’s really well behaved and loves coming inside, he loves our dog. Freda’s my Mums tortoise she chases people trying to get their feet she’s really old but still really cute. Last but not least Hammy the hamster, he’s mine and I got him from Pets at Home for my birthday ,he was plain white when I got him but now he’s going ginger. When I first got him he chewed the box he came in and got out. He loves carrots and grapes he’s very spoilt. All my pets have a really good life and are all special to me. By Francesca Martin

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Rain Rain falls clattering on the rooftop, Splashing in the streams, Making puddles on the ground, Little children splash in wellies, Everyone in waterproofs, Cold people in coffee shops having soup and warm drinks. By Alice Cox

Spring Spring is so beautiful it really gives me joy. Seeing all the flowers grow and watching wildlife roam. The flowers bloom and rainbows cross the sky what joy it brings to life. The trees begin to grow their leaves and clouds begin to fade away and blue skies appear. By Annabelle Fleming.

Wobbly Teeth Wobbly teeth are very annoying when you don’t know how to treat them. If you ask your parents to have a look at it then they will pull it out themselves. So if you have a wobbly tooth, don’t ask your mum or dad to pull it out!!(my dad offered to use pliers!!) By Georgina Graham

Arianne’s Sleepover A few weeks ago, my friend Arianne had a sleepover with me and Katrina. We went to Arianne’s house after school and said what we would do, then her parents took us to McDonalds and we were in there on our own! We did mess about a bit! After, back at Arianne’s house, we got ready for bed. Katrina had a gigantic teddy, called Fluffy! Then we put face masks on and painted our nails whilst watching a movie! Falling asleep was a little hard because me and Katrina were not tired but Arianne was! So she fell asleep. It was a pretty crazy night! In the morning we had pancakes and skyped. Then it was time to go home! By Emily Smith

Heinz Beans!! Heinz Beans are very tasty on toast and on their own. Heinz have brought out a new type of beans called Heinz 5 Beans. The new beans are very tasty and come in a black tin. They are called 5 Beans because it has 5 different types of beans in it. By Alice Cox

Disney Channel Disney channel is a super cool channel where you can watch awesome TV shows such as: Shake it up; Jessie; Austin and Ally; Wizards of Waverly Place; Good Luck Charlie and Ant Farm! Superbia is a website for Disney channel. Sometimes there are adverts on Disney channel that are cheat codes for cool stuff for your room! By Emily Smith

Primark Primark is amazing, Primark is cool. Primark is full of wonderful clothes for boys, girls and adults. The clothes have good value and are cheap! The Primark up at Westwood Cross is huge. All their clothes are very pretty and their high heels are very high! By Annabelle Fleming


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Minster Matters Church News and Service Times

May 2013

The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster

St. Mary’s the Virgin, Minster Sunday Services in MAY 5th May Rogation - see below

Reverend Marcus Holden 592071 ramsgateandminster@gmail.com www.ramsgateandminster.com

12th May 9.00am: Holy Communion(BCP) 10.00am: Holy Communion

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

19th May 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Morning Worship

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

26th May 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Holy Communion (CW)

Mid-week Services at St Mary’s Wednesdays at 10.30am

St Mary Magdalene, Monkton Sunday Services in MAY 5th May Rogation - see below 12th May 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW) 19th May 10.15am: Holy Communion with the Methodists 26th May 10.15am: Morning Praise

Baptisms at Minster Parish Church Easter Sunday - 31st March Rob Bates, Tony Goodman and Neil Reeves

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, in our beautiful monastic chapel. Funerals

11th April: Peter Caddick (66) at Thanet Crematorium 16th April: Joan Horton (93) at Thanet Crematorium

Rogation Sunday Each year we hold a Rogation Service based on the traditional “Blessing of the Fields.” This year our Walk will be on Sunday 4th May. Everyone is invited to join us for all or part of the day. The programme for the day is as follows (timings are approximate): 9.15am Continental Breakfast at Chislet 10.15am Family Worship Celebration at Chislet 11.00am Begin Walk to St Nicholas (approximately 3.8 miles) (Toilet facilities are available at Chislet Church) 1.00pm Begin to arrive at St Nicholas Church (Toilet facilities will be available at St Nicholas-Church) 1.l5pm Ploughman’s Lunch incorporating an Agape An informal celebration of the ‘Last Supper’ 2.l5pm Begin Walk to Monkton (approximately 1.3 miles) 3.00pm Rogation Service at Monkton Methodist Church 3.45pm Begin Walk to Minster (approximately 3 miles - shorter route if wet) 5.00pm Walk through the Abbey Farm with a Blessing of the Fields 5.15pm Evening Reflection at Minster Parish Church. 6.00pm “Hot Supper” at Old Schools

Tothill Street, Minster What’s on: Monday Bumps & Babies 9.30am Friendship Club 2.15pm Tuesday Parent & Toddlers 9.30am Messy Church 3.30pm (first Tuesday of month) Wednesday Keep Fit 10.15am Home League 2.00pm Thursday Prayer group 9.15am (70 Monkton Road) Sunday 10.30am Family Worship (including Kids Church 11am) 6pm Evening Worship For further details contact: Captains Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves 822308 or 825178

Sundays 11.00am- 11.45am

Come and enjoy time with the band and guitar group in worship first at 10.30am then go to Kids Church followed by refreshments

Tuesday 7th May 3.30pm – 5.45pm

Come along as a family and enjoy time together doing crafts,worship and share a meal together. Donations appreciated for cost of meal. A Christian Church and a Registered Charity No 214779 & in Scotland SC009359


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Term time fees only

Safe and Structured environment

Daily choice of menu, fresh fruits and salads

Taster sessions now available We offer breakfast club, after-school club, holiday clubs and open days with the same passionate manager - Anita We offer a fantastic setting and environment where your child’s needs are met with age appropriate activities and resources from 4 to 11 years with a fantastic and dedicated team of staff. We also offer a walking bus to and from school, outdoor activities team games and picnics, fun visitors to the setting and a holiday club where the children are never bored just tired from all of our activities and day trips out of the village. Prospectus and Fliers available from Minster C of E Primary School Reception, or for further information please contact ANITA on 07950 448595

Qualified, caring and dedicated staff EYFS Area – age 4-11

STREETWISE Out of School Club & Holiday Club. Church Street. Minster. CT12 4BX OFSTED Registered – EY245572 Inspection report available

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Do you meet vulnerable people and families who are in housing difficulty? We can help. Kent County Council commissions floating support services in Kent that support vulnerable people with their housing problems. The service is free and covers every district and borough in Kent. Floating support can help for up to a year those people whose housing situation is vulnerable because they are ● facing or threatened with eviction ● Experiencing harassment ● Experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse ● Needing to make a transition to a new tenancy either in the private rented or social rented sector ● Rough sleeping (including sofa surfing) ● Leaving institutional care e.g prison, long stay hospital ● 16/17 years old As well as resolving the immediate problem floating support can help with applying for welfare benefit, budgeting, accessing help or other services, finding work/training and settling into the community. It doesn't matter where or how they are living in Kent; whether they are renting, own their own home or are lodging with relatives, even if they are sleeping rough, we can help. We have a broad range of specialist providers who are able to deliver this important preventative work and we encourage all those who meet parents families and individuals who are in housing difficulty to make use of this free service. People in need can apply themselves or can have a family member or friend apply on their behalf. You can make a referral by filling in the two-sided form on our website at: www.kent.gov.uk/supportingpeople and click on the ‘how to apply’ link in the left-hand column or go along to your local Gateway where staff will be pleased to help. Floating support can really help to bring stability to vulnerable people and get back on their feet. We look forward to being able to help you and your parishioners. Floating Support 0300 333 5433 floatingsupport@kent.gov.uk

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OLD MINSTER PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION Saturday 4th May, Village Hall, 9.30am - 4.00pm

Did you know ‘Mortons Fork’, back in the 1950’s, was a cafe named ‘The Corner House?’ Restoring the name and renovating the building in line with the 21st Century, The Corner House will offer quality British food, snacks, sharing dishes, freshly ground coffee, Real Ales and guest rooms. The Corner House reclaims its position within the heart of Minster. Matthew Sworder, after working in some of London’s top restaurants, including Gordon Ramsay’s, is coming back to the very site where he was born, 27 years ago. You will see Matt in the kitchen and David up front. Whether dropping in for a coffee, snack, breakfast, lunch or dinner we look forward to welcoming you. Follow our refurbishment progress on our website or pop in and say hello.

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Admission is free and refreshments will be available This year we again have 100 large mounted photographs, the main theme is the 1970’s. They are of events and people in the village. The photos this year have all been printed and mounted by Carol Adsetts and Carol has done a super job. After the exhibition, with a few exceptions, all the photos will be handed over to Lil Smith to be sold in aid of The Pilgrims Hospice. They have all been numbered so if you wish to purchase a particular photo or a copy see Lil and her helpers. Danny Day, Minster’s archivist, will be there with his albums and other interesting items. This year we have given the stage over to Neil Lawrence of Acol to display his collection of photographs of early scenes of the village.

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The Corner House 42 Station Road Minster CT12 4BZ www.thecornerhouseminster.co.uk Tel. 01843 823000

MINSTER SURGERY PATIENT LIAISON GROUP

SPRING FAYRE & BAZAAR SATURDAY 18th MAY

ST NICHOLAS-AT-WADE

OPEN GARDENS

9.00am to 1.00pm OLD SCHOOLS Minster

Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd June 2013 11.00am - 5.00pm

Approx 12 Village Gardens Open with stalls selling Plants, Cakes, Preserves Books, Bric-a-Brac etc St Nicholas Underground Chapel Gardeners’ Lunches and Cream Teas In Church - Art & Flower Exhibition

Tables only £6 (small) or £8 (large) HOT FOOD & DRINKS ARTS & CRAFTS ANTIQUES - COLLECTIBLES HOME MADE JAMS & LOCAL PRODUCE HOME MADE GOODS - BRIC-A-BRAC To Book or for Further Information Ring Ken Self on 821200 All proceeds towards fund raising for new equipment MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP

Proceeds to Friends of St Nicholas for Church Fabric Entrance fee includes all gardens open Entry Fee £3.50

Information 01843 847922

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

MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 9am-12noon Mon-Fri Hire times and prices from 1st April 2012 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 : £34/hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £23hour Half Pitch : £23/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

Sundays

Tuesdays/Wednesdays

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6pm to 9pm

Wed 8th

12th

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14th

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19th

6pm to 9pm

21st

7pm to 10pm

26th

6pm to 9pm

28th

7pm to 10pm

Phoenix Cup 19th May start 6.00pm Pay as you play - no membership fees

The Friendly Bowls Club Contact: 826048

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What’s On… TWINNING ASSOCIATION Sunday 19th May Anniversary Day in France Sunday 9th June Annual Fun Day Recreation Ground from 12.00noon See our full report on page 9 of this issue for further details on the above events MINSTER BOWLS CLUB Friday 17th May ABBA TRIBUTE

Tickets £16 each including a fine buffet supper Contact Glynne Hibbert on 821221 Wednesday 19th June Coach Trip to BRUGES Friday 19th July COCKNEY NIGHT Friday 16th August QUIZ NIGHT Friday 27th September Smart Dress for END OF SEASON BALL dancing to "JUST ONE MORE" Saturday 2nd November BLUES BROTHERS TRIBUTE

Saturday 1st June Treasure Hunt & B-B-Q Sunday 2nd June 10.30am 127th Anniversary Celebrations Guest Speaker Major Denise McGarvey Saturday 8th June Murder Mystery Dinner Watch notice boards for further details CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further info contact June Chadband 226 033 k.chadband@btinternet.com

MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion Club Augustine Road Come and join us for a game of Bingo

ABBEY PATCHERS ANNUAL QUILT SHOW THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM THE END OF MAY TO 21st and 22nd SEPTEMBER

Hope to see everyone later in the year Tina Parker

EVERY WED. 2.00pm - 4.00pm ALL MEMBERS and Bona-fide guests welcome Phone Pat - 822622

Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section

NEXT MEETING WEDNESDAY 22nd MAY VILLAGE HALL 7.30pm

NEXT MEETING Monday 13th MAY 7.30pm

Speaker Gordon Francis on “Container Vegetable Growing”.

Design a “Get Well Card”

Points Competition A Photograph of a Spring Flower

Raffle prizes needed for all meetings

All welcome

For further information please contact Miriam Smith on 822589

MINSTER LIBRARY Baby Rhyme and Story Time For babies and toddlers their parents and carers 9.30am - 10.00am each Friday

Tothill Street, Minster Saturday 11th May 6.30pm

Tuesday 7th May 7.30pm Resolutions Meeting Thursday 16th May 10.00am - 12.00noon Coffee & Chat Wednesday 22nd May 7.30pm -10.00pm Games Evening Saturday 8th June Garden Morning & Treasure Hunt MINSTER HEALTHY WALK

by Hythe Salvation Army Music Sections

meets at Minster School on Thursday mornings (term time only) 9.00am for a 9.15am start

Free Entry Special collection for The Salvation Army’s Annual

The walk is suitable for all ages and is a gentle pace as well as buggy friendly

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

It lasts between 45 minutes to an hour, afterwards we have refreshments at Minster Library If you are interested in joining our walk please contact Michelle Mannering on 841082


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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 2L/6

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ST NICHOLAS ART GROUP

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08, 2008, Toyota Yaris VVT-I TR, 1.0lt petrol, 3 door hatch, manual, 1 owner from new 11000mls, service history, CD player, electric mirrors, r/c/l, pas, cloth int, abs, met paint,A/C, airbags, flexible seating and boot space options £5995

56 2006 Suzuki SX4, 1.6lt petrol, manual, met black, elec windows and mirrors, cloth int, CD player, air con, PAS, serv hist, excellent cond throughout, 39000mls from new, r/c/l, £170 per yr road tax, £4195

06, 2006 Chevrolet Lacetti CDX, 4-door saloon, 1.8 petrol, manual, 42k miles with s/ hist,, met black, air con, PAS, ABS, leather int, front and rear elec windows, elec mirrors, r/c/l,alloy wheels All for … £2995

05 2005 Ford Focus Flight, 1.6lt petrol, 5 spd manual, 3 door hatch, met ice blue, cloth int, elec windows, A/C, PAS, CD player, r/c/l, 64,000mls, one owner from new All for … £3395

06 2006 Ford Focus Titanium, 1999cc petrol, auto, 5 door hatch, met black, ½ leather int, alloys, CD player, auto headlights, colour coded bumpers, only 63,000mls one owner from new All for … £4995

08 2008 Renault Scenic Conquest 1.9lt DCi 130, 6spd manual, roof bars, PAS, ABS, r/c/l, A/C, CD player, cruise control, elec windows & mirrors, reverse park sensors, rarely available special edition, 2 owners from new, 36,000mls All for … £5995

07 2007 Vauxhall Astra 1.3 CDTi 16v Life model, turbo diesel up to 68.9 mpg, 5 door hatch, 2 previous owners, 79,000mls, lots of service hist, r/c/l, A/C, elec windows & mirrors, PAS, CD players All for … £4895

06, 2006, Ford Focus LX Auto Est, 1.6lt petrol, 60000mls with serv/hist, met silver, large boot space, cloth int, A/C, elec windows, PAS, CD player, 2 previous owners, comes with new MOT,full service and 3 mnths warranty…. £4595

All cars come with Warranty, Full Service, Full MOT, HPI Check and Valet

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Minster Matters Issue 147  

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