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A warm welcome is extended to the new minister overseeing Seaham Methodist Church, the Reverend Steven Hill.

Mr M Havelock presided at the Tuesday evening service held in Seaham Spiritualist Church, Vane Terrace.

This evening at 6pm there will be a PACT meeting at Parkside Community Centre where the public can take along their concerns regarding local issues to the attention of the police, local councillors and other residents.

From September 9 to 16, a party of local residents and councillors are visiting Seaham’s Twin Town of Gerlingen in Germany.

Go along on Friday to Seaham Methodist Church, where from 7.30pm you can join in Ten Worship, a cafe style worship with contemporary music by the worship band. Refreshments including tea and cake served throughout the service. Everyone is welcome.

A bake sale will be held on Saturday from 10.30am in Seaham Methodist Church, Tempest Road. The bake sale will have all your favourite fresh homebaked goods, cupcakes, scones, fresh cream fancies, meringues and a selection of pastries. Proceeds are to help support the church and its work. Just £1 entry at the door with a free cup of tea or coffee. Everybody is welcome.

Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-4pm, St Mary the Virgin Church, Old Seaham, will be open for the National Heritage Weekend. Why not visit this historic and beautiful church? You’ll receive a warm welcome.

Saint Andrew’s, Dalton-le-Dale will celebrate Holy Communion at 9.15am on Sunday and a service of morning prayer will be held at Christ Church, New Seaham. At 6pm Holy Communion will be celebrated at Christ Church. Harvest Celebrations at St Andrew’s Dalton-le-Dale will be held on Thursday, September 17, at 7pm and at a celebration of Holy Communion on Sunday, September 20, at 6pm. Everyone is welcome at both churches. Go as strangers and stay as friends.

Tickets are available at £5 for the charity concert, organised by Dawdon (2nd Seaham) Air Scout Troop, to be held in Christ Church, New Seaham, on Thursday, September 24, at 7.15pm in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The entertainment will be provided by Durham Male Voice Choir. Light refreshments will be provided and a raffle held. Any raffle prizes will be gratefully received. Ring 5810419 or members of the Seaham Branch of the RBL or Dawdon (2nd Seaham) Scout Troop.

On Sunday, September 27, at 3pm Messy Church will be held for all children aged 10 and under, accompanied by an adult. Join in for some messy crafts, play doh and games. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Dalton-Le-Dale History Society, is holding a fund raising event in aid of St Andrew’s Church. There will be an evening of entertainment in St Andrew’s Church, Dalton-le-Dale on Tuesday, September 29, at 7pm. The evening will commence with a new slide show of last year’s WWI commemoration, followed by a musical performance from The Three Wise Men. During the interval cheese and wine or soft drinks will be served. Tickets are £5 and can be obtained by telephoning 5812718.

Time is running out if you wish to have a Poppy Wreath for Remembrance Sunday. Please return your order forms with details or contact the RBL Poppy Appeal Organiser on 5810419. Please do not presume there will be a wreath available at the last moment, even if you had one previously, as it is a very busy time, both locally and nationally. There is a charge for wreaths supplied. Prompt payment is welcomed.