ST. CUTHBERT'S CENTRE
St. Cuthbert's Centre was opened and blessed by Bishop Seamus Cunningham in September 2010. This was a result of two years of grant applications, fund raising, refurbishment work and time and effort given freely by our own faithful working group by cleaning, painting, decorating, carrying out building repairs and other work.
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St. Cuthbert's Centre
We were very honoured to have the Centre formally opened by HRH The Duke of Kent in October 2010 at which he signed our visitorís book and met and talked with the various groups who use the centre and those involved with the re-furbishment.
HRH The Duke of Kent also planted a tree, which was the start of our garden.
Since then, thanks to the many donations of roses, planted in memory of loved ones, and to a successful bid for a Community Fund Grant from Durham County Council, a lovely garden of remembering has been established. A stone wall raised bed and a new covering to the old playground have been added. The garden is open to anyone who would like to spend a quiet moment and will also be used for any future events and celebrations, weather permitting. Grateful thanks to all those who voted for this project.
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS at St. Cuthbert's Centre and at Our Lady and St. Cuthbert's Church
THE FILM CLUB - the next film being shown in St. Cuthbert's Centre will be on Wednesday 8th March 2017 (2nd Wednesday in March for this month only) at 2.00pm with tea and biscuits being served at 1.30pm. The story is about a girl, devastated by her recent divorce, who spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. Please contact Brian on 01388 762046 for any more information.
REGULAR USERS OF THE CENTRE
Our principal tenants are Jack Drum Arts, which is a Social Enterprise Company. They have brought young people, some from not the most well off backgrounds, into the Centre learning art, drama, film and life forming skills, for which we are proud to be host. If you would like to see the programme of events for Autumn 2016 please click on JDA Community Programme 2016 If you want more information about other forthcoming activities, please email them at email@example.com or call the office on 01388 765002.
Our other regular users of the hall are:
Tea Dance every Monday from 2 to 4pm; £3.00 per session. Please contact Jack Drum 01388 765002 for any further details;
Pilates from 12-1pm &7-8pm every Monday &from 7.30pm to 8.30pm every Thursday: Body Conditioning &
Weight loss/Boxercise Classes from 6-7pm every Monday with Russell ;
A Pre-school Musitots Group - making music for little ones - during term times on Tuesday mornings at 9.45am and 10.45am & on Tuesday afternoons at 1.45am (this session would be particularly suitable for toddlers, along with any younger siblings).
The Crook and Weardale Choral Society meet for Choir Practice every Tuesday at 7.30pm;
Jack Drum Art Club 10.00am - 12.00 noon every Wednesday during term time.
Little Learners (Mark making) hold a class for children from 5 months to 5 years old, every Thursday from 1.15 to 2.15pm, during term times. Contact them through the website Little Learners for more information.
St. Cuthberts Film Club shows a film on the first Wednesday of each month at 2.00pm with tea and biscuits being served at 1.30pm
Wear Healers (Energy complementary healing) meets on the first Saturday of the month from 2-4pm. Please contact tel. 1388 768233 for any further details.
Refreshments (Tea, Coffee &biscuits) are served in the Centre every Sunday after 10.30am Mass.
Under the guidance of Frances Connolly, a former craft group made a wonderful mural of paintings of Crook & Weardale from Roman Times to the current day and is presently on display in the passageway of St. Cuthbert's Centre.
This has been possible with financial help from Durham County Council's Area Action Partnership Fund.
These activities are open to everyone, so please come along if you are interested.
The hall can be used for conferences, courses, weddings, children's parties and other similar events.
There has now been various very successful wedding celebrations held at the centre since 2011. A photograph of how the hall is typically arranged for a wedding reception can be seen below.
If anyone would like to hire the hall or meeting room, please contact the booking secretary, Janette Kelly on telephone no. 01388 730495 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone Anne Smith 01388 762653 if Janette is not available.
USE OF FACILITIES AND HIRE CHARGES
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Briefly the costs are as follows:
Sessional hire of Hall - £10 per hour
Sessional Hire of Meeting room - £5 per hour
Sessional Hire of Kitchen - £15 per hour
Additional sessional cost of £5.00 for use of the multi fuel stove
Children's Party - £30 for 2 hour session in the hall (and also allows 1 hour setting up and 1 hour clearing away).
Adult Party - £50 for a 4 hour session in the Hall (and also allows 2 hrs setting up and 2 hrs clearing away); £5 per hour for use of Kitchen; £10 for hire of tablecloths; £50 for hire of chair covers (both prices to cover laundering costs). Additional cost of £5.00 per session for use of the multi fuel stove.
Hire of Venue for Weddings - £200 for daily hire of Hall and Kitchen; £50 for hire of chair covers; £10 for hire of tablecloths. Setting up the day before may be negotiated separately, depending on other bookings. Additional cost of £5.00 per session for use of the multi fuel stove..
Funeral Receptions - £50 for hire of hall; £25 for hire of meeting room (both prices to include use of kitchen). Tea and coffee can be served by prior arrangement at a cost of £1.50 per head. Additional cost of £5.00 per session for use of the multi fuel stove.
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Last Updated : 11 February 2017