ST. CUTHBERT'S 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.
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St. Cuthbert's Centre
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.
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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THE FILM CLUB - regrettably, it has been decided to suspend the film club until later in the year, after the holiday season is over, when it is hoped to attract a larger audience. Notice will be given when it is decided the best time to try again. Thank you to all who supported the film club and hope you will do again.
JAZZ AT ST. CUTHBERT'S CENTRE: the very popular EMMA FISK'S HOT CLUB DU NORD are playing on Friday 30th November at 7:30pm. Tickets are £7 in advance from firstname.lastname@example.org or 01388 768880 or on the night on the door. Doors open at 7pm. This is the last jazz event this year. More to following in 2019. A licensed bar is available.
THE HAUNTED MAN - A DICKENS GHOST STORY will be performed in St. Cuthbert's Centre on Friday 7th December at 7pm. The story is about Jonathan, who has recently moved into a care home. As his mind deteriorates, one unwanted memory of past love and betrayal stays strong until a phantom offers the gift of forgetting. The play is performed by Kindred Theatre's and is a blend of candlelight, shadows, puppetry, music and theatrical storytelling perfect for those winter evenings. Tickets can be reserved on tel 01388 205001 or pay on the door. Admission £7.50 adults and £18.00 for a family ticket.
WREATH FAYRE will be held in St. Cuthbert's Centre after 10.30am Mass on Sunday 9th December. Wreaths can be ordered in advance at Our Lady & St. Cuthbert's Church this Sunday, 18th November, to be collected on the day of the Fayre. Price will be £8. The Wreath Fayre will also include a tombola stall, Books, raffle and refreshments. All welcome.
THE BEACON BAND are returning by popular demand to St. Cuthbert's Centre on Friday 14th December at 7.30pm. Admission £5 available from 01388 762046 or pay on the door. Music will include a Christmas theme and many other songs. There will be a licensed bar available.
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 email@example.com 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. Cuthbert's Film Club has been suspended until later in the year.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone Anne Smith 01388 762653 if Janette is not available.
USE OF FACILITIES AND HIRE CHARGES
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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.
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Last Updated : 27th October 2018