DH7 Churches Together


If you have any comments - good or bad, any suggestions or general observations, please contact the





46, High Street, Langley Moor.
Tel: 0191 3784888


Magazines - The February 2017 Magazine is out now and at the back of church.  

Magazines - 2017 previous issues -   January,              
Magazines - 2016 previous issues - January, February March April May June July/August September October November December
Magazines - 2015 previous issues - January, February, March, April July/August September October November December
Magazines - 2014 previous issues - January, February, March, April, May June  July August September October November
Magazines - 2013 previous issues - February, March, April  May  June July September October November December



Open Churches:
St. John’s church is open for quiet, prayer or to light a candle, etc.
Please make use of these times, and let your friends and neighbours know.
St. John’s:
Various times, Monday – Friday

Prayer for our churches
Please note that the DH7 Tuesday morning Prayer Group will be held in
St. Patrick's Presbytery.
They are held on the third Tuesday of each month. 09.30 - 10.15 am. All welcome.

(Note: Change of Venue from St. John’s church to St. Patrick's Presbytery)
Next meeting – Tues. on Tuesday, 21st February, 09.30 - 10.15 am. All welcome

There was a meeting in St. John’s church for those who are interested in taking part in the
Talking Jesus Mission March 2nd -5th.
This is a Diocesan Initiative which involves the Bishop’s of the Northern Province of the Church of England
and it is thought we at St John’s might be able to do something for this.

The Women’s World Day of Prayer takes place at St Patrick’s Church, March 3rd 10.30pm. There is a meeting concerning this on Tuesday at St Andrew’s to practice the singing at 10.00am. The next meeting will be at St Patrick’s February 22nd 11.00am. Two speakers will be needed between St John’s and St Catherine’s. Please contact Anne Offler if you are interested 07754980501.

St.Catherine' News 2016
& St. Catherine's Christmas Buffet



Food Banks – still need supplies. There is a box on the table at the back of church in St. Catherine's

ST. JOHN’s NEWS 2016

St John’s branch meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September to July in church at 2pm with Holy Eucharist usually followed by a speaker or any other business (and of course tea/coffee).We would welcome new embers, there is information on our table in the porch.
Commencing on the 21st November, 2106and then subsequent Mondays
(unless other arrangements are mentioned in the weekly magazine),
church cleaning will take place from 9.30am until 11.30am.
Anyone wishing to help for even part of the time, and they don’t have to come every,
would be gratefully appreciated there will be a coffee break included
11th February 12pm – 2pm there will be a fayre on at the British Legion for the hall funds. Donations towards the tombola and raffle would be gratefully appreciated

Diary Dates

8th March 2017 We are celebrating our 125 yrs. More info to follow nearer to the date

Thursday Coffee: The next coffee morning is 23rd February 2017 at 10.30am in St. John’s.
Proceeds to St John’s Restoration Fund.
Thank you to Denise for all her hard work in composing the newsletter.
It is spiritual as well as bringing us up to date with church news. From Father Carl and the P.C.C.

Every 2nd Sunday please bring a cake or savoury product along,
for bring and buy sale during coffee at the end of the service proceeds go to the church funds.
Would everybody who has a Children’s Society money box please hand them in to Margaret G. A.S.A.P also if you are interested in doing a Children’s Society money box for next year please see Margaret G.

St. John’s events - further details will be added later



Tuesday, January 24 at 7:15 PM
Brandon & Meadowfield Royal British Legion

11th February 12pm – 2pm there will be a fayre on at the British Legion for the hall funds.
Donations towards the tombola and raffle would be gratefully appreciated.
An advert has been placed in two national and one local paper asking for any interested parties in the land to contact the diocese solicitors. This will run until April 14th.
Then hopefully a new lease can be sorted out with the charity commission and work can begin. This time delay enables us to raise the last of the monies needed.
The mining report and site investigations have been carried out. The project managers are looking at the internal plans to utilise the space. The building will be built as a dementia friendly building and conform to all disabled access requirements. We are still aiming for £580,000 to cover all building costs and fees.
Thank to you everyone who has donated and special thanks to Jan and Tom, Shirley & Shirley, Carol and Alison for all their fundraising ideas and organising some great fundraisers for both the hall and the church.


For updates, see the Hall page here

DH7 CHURCHES TOGETHER - see DH7 page - here

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.

County Durham clothing bank are appealing for items to put in a shoe box for the homeless. List of items for the winter homeless shoe box (bag) appeal -
Cuppa soups, Pot noodles, Hot chocolate, water mix types, Coffee sachets, Toothpaste (49p poundstretcher), Tooth brushes (£1 for 3 poundstretcher), Soap, Wipes, Small flask, Hat, Scarf, Gloves, Socks, Deodorants, Sanitary products for the girls, Shampoo, Conditioner, Comb and brush, Chocolate treats, Pen and note pads, Face cloths.

Need a volunteer to take them to Brandon welfare hall on Tuesday mornings about 11.30am.
Both are held at Brandon Welfare Hall, queries on clothing bank - Dawn 0770 7031625. Food bank enquires to 0191 3037559


ANYONE MISSING - Do you keep an eye on your neighbour?? In the pew, as well as along the road. Please try to help anyone in church who is not familiar with our service; as well as letting the clergy know if people are ill, and not just having a day off



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!