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

  • OLIVER TWIST being performed by the brilliant Castle Players will be on Sunday 21st January at 3.00pm. in St. Cuthbert's Centre. 'Is there any more?' Oliver, Fagin, the Artful Dodger, the dreadful Bill Sykes and beautiful Nancy. A play for the festive season with a happy ending (or is that spoiling it for would be punters?!) Admission £5.00 (Children under 16 free)
  • THE FILM CLUB - the next film being shown in St. Cuthbert's Centre will be on Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 2.00pm with tea and biscuits being served at 1.30pm. This is an action thriller about a former hitman who must return to the criminal world he left behind in order to seek revenge. Please contact Brian tel. 01388 762046 for further details.

    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 &7-8pm every Monday: Body Conditioning & Weight loss/Boxercise Classes from 6-7pm 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;
  • Mindfulness Taster Sessions will be held on a Monday afternoon. Please contact Russell Hodgson on 07796177853 or email russell.hodgson@nhs.net for further details if you would like to take part.
  • 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 10.15am to 11.00am starting on Wednesday 15th March, 2017. 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-pm, starting on 19th April.
  • 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
  • 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.

    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 : 13 January 2018