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HEATING AT ST. JOHN’S
UPDATE - Message from Fr. Carl on St. John's heating work.
Most people will be pleased to know that normal services will be resumed at St. John's church on Sunday 8th July 

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Many thanks to all for your Gift Day donations towards our new heating system.
We have now raised £1,017. Thank you for your generous giving.


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Magazines - The JULY/AUGUST 2018 Magazine is out now and at the back of church.  

Magazines - 2018 previous issues -  January, February, March April May June
Magazines - 2017 previous issues -   January,  February  March April   May June  July/August September October November December

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St. John’s Hall Update
21st June - Hall contract all signed! Just need charity commission to approve the date it can be started from.
There is a notice up at the church which has to be there for a other three weeks.
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20th June - A topographical survey was carried out this week if anyone wondered what was going on
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14th June - Picked up signed lease from the Diocese today so just PCC to sign and Father Carl , then it goes back to the solicitors.
The charity commission have asked for her another public notice to be displayed for a month so that will be going up at the weekend. Means more delays but has to done to keep everything legal.
Also today there was some tree damage thanks to the storm. Arrangements have been made to clear it and luckily it didn’t hit the church. The church is getting a new heating system installed so it is closed to the public this week.
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Thank you to everyone who came to the second AGM. There was a finance report and annual report was read out.
It is hoped that at the beginning of June the new lease can be signed and work can start.
The builder was announced as Quigleys from Esh Wining.
No contract can be signed until the lease is finalised but work can start straight away once this is done.
In the meantime a board with the picture of the finished hall is to be made and will be displayed on the site.
We have enough money for the rebuild but fundraising will continue for landscaping and equipment.
We recently got £2,000 from the Tesco blue tokens scheme and are in the Co-op member scheme until October.
Also - we are to sell plaques which will go over the bricks at the back of the hall.
Details on how to buy one will be released nearer the time once the brickwork is complete.
Thank you for all the support over the last four years since the fire.

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St. John’s hall is part of the co op member scheme from 12th November until 27th October 2018.
For every £1 spent on co op own brands 1% goes to the charity pot and 5% to yourself. Only £1 to join.
You can register on line or by telephone to choose one of three chosen charities.

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MOTHER’S UNION NEWS

news will be here shortly
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Food Banks – always need supplies
Thank you


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HARVEST AT ST. CATHERINE'S CHURCH 1st OCTOBER 2017
We had a lovely service tonight with lots of people and some of the village children.
We managed to raise £111 for FarmArica and sent loads of stuff to the Food bank

          
                              PRODUCE                                                                THE CHILDREN WHO HELPED WITH THE SERVICE

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ST. JOHN’S MOTHER’S UNION NEWS

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Photo's from St. John’s Open church Saturday, 4th March
as part of the 'Talking Jesus' event
There was a display of paintings on silk by the late Rose Reeve
as well as items of note which are part of the history of St. John's

                 
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COMMUNITY EVENTS

For more updates, see the Hall page here

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DH7 CHURCHES TOGETHER - see DH7 page - here
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Durham clothing bank need donations of clothes (adult and children), toiletries , nappies , sanitary protection.
The Food bank would like donations of dried food, pasta, rice, soup, tinned meat, fish, fruit, fruit juice, coffee, tea, dried or UHT milk. Food bank is on every Tuesday. Items can be donated Sundays and Wednesdays.

OLDER ENTRIES

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FIRE GUTTED ST. JOHN'S CHURCH HALL - 23rd MARCH 2014

Lesley Baxter, treasurer of St. John's church who was fund-raising to renovate the church hall is now, with the support of others, fund-raising for a complete rebuild of the hall. To keep up with Lesley's progress please see Lesley's Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/Stjohnschurchhallmeadowfield

         

         

Some History - A Church Hall was proposed and 1508 square yards of land adjourning the Church grounds was rented for the sum of 5/-per year from the Church Commissioners and in 1911 the Parochial Hall was uilt. After the end of the Second World War the army moved out of the Church Hall, and with several grants awarded to the Church the Hall was renovated. It was painted and stage and window curtains were renewed. The Church Lads Brigade benefited from sports equipment and a Bugle and Drums band was formed. The band was reported to awaken the whole of Meadowfield from their beds on a Sunday morning!

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