Our Church Our Lady & St.Cuthberts RC Church
Church Hill
County Durham DL15 9DN
Tel: 01388 762724

Bishop blessing 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.

If you need to know where the Centre is situated, please click on the name below and this will take you to a map of the Centre's location.
St. Cuthbert's Centre

Duke signs visitors book

We were very honoured to have the Centre formally opened by HRH The Duke of Kent in October 2010 at which he signed our visitor s 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.

Garden of Remembering

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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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.

Following the government's recent announcement with regards to the easing of Lockdown rules Jack Drum is very excited to be in the position to open our doors for activities with adults from the 17th May. Sessions with children and young people under 18 years of age and our support groups will continue with the additon of our adult sessions now taking place in-person as well. Please do check their What's On Calendar and their News Page, if you are interested in participating in any of their in-person sessions or our reduced online programme of activities.

If you have any queries or concerns please email info@jackdrum.co.uk or call 01388 765002 Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm. They thank you for your patience and they look forward to welcoming you all to the St Cuthbert's Centre very soon.


Some of the groups have started up again, but are restricted in numbers to comply with Covid 19 guidelines. Please contact Janette Kelly on 01388 205001 or email to thornleyjanette11@yahoo.com, for details of contacts for Yoga & Pilates classes and any other groups which have started up again.


JAZZ 2024 AT ST CUTHBERT'S CENTRE, Church Hill, Crook DL15 9DN : Our next gig is on Friday 28th June, featuring THE PAUL EDIS TRIO. Entrance £10: Please contact jazzatcrook@gmail.com or 01388 763077 to book tickets. Doors open 19.00 for 19.30 start.
We have two further gigs this year: October 25th - Emma Fisk Hot Club Du Nord £10, December 13th - A Jazzy Christmas £15. Book now to avoid disappointment.

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.

Mural of Crook

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.

Hall used for Wedding Hall Meeting Room

If anyone would like to hire the hall or meeting room, please contact the booking secretary, Janette Kelly on telephone no. 01388 205001 or email to thornleyjanette11@yahoo.com, or telephone Anne Smith 01388 762653 if Janette is not available.


Please see full details of our terms and conditions of our charging policy by clicking on this link.

Briefly the costs in normal circumstances are as follows:

  • Sessional hire of Hall - £10 per hour
  • Sessional Hire of Meeting room - £5 per hour
  • Sessional Hire of Kitchen - £5 per hour
  • Sessional Hire of Garden Room - £7 per hour
  • Additional sessional cost of £5.00 for use of the multi fuel stove

  • Children's Party - £40 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 : 5th August 2023

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