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 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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FORTHCOMING EVENTS at St. Cuthbert's Centre and at Our Lady and St. Cuthbert's Church

  • THE FILM CLUB - the film due to be shown in St. Cuthbert's Centre is on Wednesday 4th April 2018 at 2.00pm with tea and biscuits at 1.30pm. We will be showing the film, which we had to cancel in March. The story is about two strangers who are stranded after a tragic plane crash; they must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness. Admission by suggested donation of £2.00. Please contact Brian tel. 01388 762046 for further details.
  • ROB HERON AND THE TEAPAD ORCHESTRA will be performing on Thursday 22nd March at 7.30pm in St. Cuthbert's Centre. They play their own unique brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country or "North Eastern Swing" as they've coined it. Influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of razor sharp solos, great arrangements and original songs, their music harps back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. Admission Adults £7.50, Family Ticket £18.00 and children £4.00 can be paid on the door or reserve your tickets from Jack Drum Arts tel. 01388 765002

    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.

    Our other regular users of the hall are:

  • Pilates from 12-1pm every Monday: Body Conditioning & Weight loss/Boxercise Classes from 6.15-7.15pm every Monday with Russell ;
  • Tea Dance every Monday from 2 to 4pm; £3.00 per session. Please contact Jack Drum 01388 765002 for any further details;
  • 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;
  • Yoga Pupz Durham for babies from 6 weeks to actively crawling will be held every Wednesday in the Centre from 11.15am to 12noon. Please contact Melanie on 07837192805 for further details.
  • Jack Drum Art Open Arts Studio, is held in the workshop of Jack Drum Arts, St. Cuthbert's Centre every Wednesday. Please see details at Colour Your Life
  • Italian Classes will be held every Wednesdy in the Meeting Room of St Cuthbert's centre from 7-9pm.
  • Lindy Hop and Charleston dance class every Wednesday from 7pm-9pm in St. Cuthbert's Centre Hall, starting 26th April. £3 per session. Please contact Jack Drum 01388 765002 for further details.
  • 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 (apart from July and August) at 2.00pm with tea and biscuits being served at 1.30pm
  • 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.

    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 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 - £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.

    This section is reserved for up to the minute news and information about St. Cuthbert's Centre and regarding the Church, so check back here often

    Last Updated : 24th January 2018