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St. John’s Hall Update
see Hall page for Facebook updates

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13th August - Work will commence for the building of St John’s Hall, Meadowfield
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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

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Food Banks – always need supplies
Thank you


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ST. JOHN’S MOTHER’S UNION NEWS
Did you know? that many people admitted to our local hospital in an emergency either from an accident or serious health issues received a bag of toiletries donated by our Mothers' Union members.
The contents include items such as soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb
so that the initial days of their stay in hospital might be made more comfortable.
Our members collect and bag up these items and deliver the toiletries to the emergency ward.
The staff are very appreciative of these donations.
Maybe you know of someone who has been helped in such a way.
THIS IS MOTHERS' UNION IN ACTION - ANY DONATIONS GREATLY RECEIVED

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

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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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