Cleadon - Down Your Way

All Saints' Church will be opening tis doors to visitors as part of the Open Heritage Weekend.
All Saints' Church will be opening tis doors to visitors as part of the Open Heritage Weekend.
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The soup and roll lunch teams are ready to serve you again after their summer break. Homemade soup with a roll followed by tea or coffee and homemade cake are available in All Saints’ parish hall every Tuesday from noon to 1.15pm. This community facility has been running for a number of years and everyone is welcome to go on a regular basis or just when you happen to be passing. Why not give it a try?

On Wednesday Cleadon WI met at 6.30pm in All Saints’ parish hall. The group has been very busy this year with WI centenary celebrations but always welcomes visitors and new members. Go along and enjoy the friendship.

On Wednesday, the PCC of All Saints’ Church met in the Chapter House at 7.30pm.

All Saints’ Mothers’ Union will meet Thursday at 2pm in the Chapter House.

The Thursday Club meets on Thursday at 1.30pm in the Old Schoolroom, next to the parish hall. This month the talk will be about Nexus Travel and there will be a cream tea. The group consists of friendly, sociable retired people and new members are welcome.

Saturday is Heritage Day for All Saints’ Church, which will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm. Everyone is welcome to go along to look at the old building with its murals and wonderful stained glass windows, the new extension, known as the Chapter House, the award-winning gardens all around and to soak up the atmosphere. Especially welcome are those doing the Northumbria Historic Churches Trust’s Stride and Ride challenge to visit as many churches as they can within the time limit. There will be volunteers on hand to mark their cards.

Also on Saturday, there will be a coffee morning in the parish hall in aid of the Children’s Society. Opening at 10.30am until noon, there will be tea or coffee with scones and biscuits, a raffle and a bring-and-buy stall. Go in after your visit to the church and support a very worthwhile charity.

New Cleadon WI meets next Monday in Cleadon Methodist Church hall at 7pm. To start off the new 2015/2016 programme, Hilary Holden will be discussing Forever Living Products.

On Wednesday, September 16, some members of the WI in Cleadon will be visiting Beamish Hall for afternoon tea, hosted by the County as part of its centenary celebrations.

On Thursday, September 17, at 7.30pm, the Pastoral Care Group is hosting an open evening in the Old Schoolroom, next to the parish hall. The speaker will be Brian Burnie, the founder of the charity Daft as a Brush, which provides transport to and from hospital for out-patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy treatment. He will give an entertaining talk about the work of the charity which he has entitled War Baby to Daft as a Brush.

The Adele Forrester School of Dance meets on Saturdays in All Saints’ parish hall from noon to 4pm. All kinds of dance, from tap and stage to disco, are included for all ages. There is also a toddler group, Dinky Dancers, held on Wednesdays at 10.30am in Cleadon Methodist Church hall. Further information is available by ringing 4261656.