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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CROOK ART SHOW is being held in St Cuthbert's Centre on 4th, 5th and 6th October 2019, which will be displaying wonderful work of local artists to view and buy. Preview on Friday 4th at 7pm, cost £3. Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October open from 11am-4pm, admission free. Tea, coffee and lovely cakes available.

Doors open 7.00pm. Admission £7.00 for each event.

  • EMMA FISK'S HOT CLUB DU NORD is performing on Friday 8th November 2019. Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord brings to life the classic 1930s and 40s repertoire of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's Hot Club de France. Featuring Emma Fisk on violin, James Birkett and David Harris on guitars and Bruce Rollo on double bass, the band encompasses a wealth of experience, knowledge and love of the hot club style. A treat for connoisseurs of swinging string jazz and lovers of all things vintage.

    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: Pilates from 6.15-7.15pm every Monday with Russell
  • Lingotots every Monday at 10.30pm for 50 minutes during term time. Children will be learning Spanish from songs and music. A 50 minute Spanish class for babies/children aged 6 months to 5 years. The sessions include singing, dancing, games, craft and stories all in Spanish. The parent/carer learns alongside the child in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Please email Joanna at southdurham@lingotot.com for further details, and see Lingotots website.
  • A Pre-school Musitots Group - making music for little ones - will restart in September 2019.
  • The Crook and Weardale Choral Society meet for Choir Practice every Tuesday at 7.30pm;
  • Lindy Hop and Charleston dance class every Wednesday from 7pm-9pm in St. Cuthbert's Centre Hall. £3 per session. Please contact Jack Drum 01388 765002 for further details.
  • CAPOEIRA is a Brazilian Art Form which brings together elements of Martial Arts, Dance, Music and Acrobatics but played as a game. Classes are being held in St. Cuthbert's Centre Hall every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm. Class is ideal for both beginners and more experienced capoeira students. The session consists of warm-up & stretching, training and roda (circle where capoeira is played) with bateria. Price per session is: £5.00 (£3 for children and students). For more information please contact Will (07891 607839)
  • St. Cuthbert's Film Club has been suspended.
  • 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 : 30th March 2019

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