Our Church Our Lady & St.Cuthberts RC Church
Church Hill
Crook
County Durham DL15 9DN
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ST. CUTHBERT'S CENTRE
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 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.

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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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 wantinformation about forthcoming activities, please email them at info@jackdrum.co.uk or call the office on 01388 765002.

GROUPS IN ST. CUTHBERT'S CENTRE, WHICH HAVE STARTED UP FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES RE COVID 19 VIRUS

All Groups will be following government instructions to keep groups safe during the COVID 19 pandemic. At present the following two groups are holding classes.

  • Pilates from 6pm to 7pm & from 7.15-8.15pm every Monday. Please contact Russell if you wish to join the classes on tel. 07951782657
  • Yoga classes from 10am to 11am every Tuesday
  • Thank you to all who have supported the centre previously

    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.

    USE OF FACILITIES AND HIRE CHARGES
    Please see full details of our terms and conditions of our charging policy by clicking on this link. At present, due to the Coronavirus latest government instructions on 7th September 2020, only the hall is being let out for weddings and funerals up to a maximum of 30 people, providing social distancing is followed. All other gatherings are limited to groups of 6 people.

    Briefly the costs in normal circumstances are as follows:

  • SESSIONAL HIRE
  • 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 - £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 : 12th September 2020

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