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Holy Communion will be celebrated at Christ Church, New Seaham, at 10am tomorrow and again on Sunday at 10am. Evening prayer will be at 6pm on Sunday at Christ Church while at St Andrew’s, Dalton-le-Dale there will be a celebration of Holy Communion at 6pm.

On Saturday at 2pm, in the grounds of St Andrew’s Church, Dalton-le-Dale, there will be sale of new and good used items to help raise funds for St Andrew’s Building Fund.

The three Methodist Churches are celebrating the Church’s anniversary with a performance by singing duo Carole and Malcolm Brown, Singing For Pleasure, on Saturday from 3pm at Seaham Methodist Church, Tempest Road. The afternoon will conclude with a bring-and-share tea and a short service of thanksgiving. All are welcome to go along.

Seaton Community Association is to hold a coffee evening, with a presentation by East Durham Heritage Group, on Thursday, October 22, at 7pm. The charge is £2, and there will be a raffle. All are welcome.

Seaham Methodist Church will be holding a Messy Church for all children aged 10 and under on Sunday, October 25, at 3pm. Join in the building fun, Play-doh and games. Admission is free but children must be accompanied by an adult.

East Durham Heritage Group would love to hear from anyone with information and or photographs relating to soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Somme, July 1, 1916. The group will copy the material. The group’s centre is at the Seaham Marina and its is open from 10am to 3pm, Thursday to Sunday. For further details, contact 5818904.

Kath Anderson, now living in France, maintains the Seaham and Great War Anthology Project and is interested in any information regarding all and any Seaham men in the Great War.

A new tea and chat women’s group meets in Eastlea Community Centre on Tuesdays from 11am to 1pm. Drop in and enjoy the company and banter over a cuppa. Try your hand at a new craft. All are welcome.

English for Work and Life is a free course to help people improve their confidence and everyday English skills, such as letter writing, spelling and punctuation. Go along to Eastlea Community Centre on a Monday from 9.30am to 11.30am. For more information ring Adult Learning Skills Service on 03000 266115.

Dalton-le-Dale History Society would like to thank everyone who donated and contributed to its cheese and wine evening held in St Andrew’s Church. The evening was a huge success and raised £634 for St Andrew’s Church Building Fund. The singers, The Three Wise Men, entertained a packed church. A slide show was also given showing the event held last year to mark the the First World War commemoration.

New members, aged 6 to 14, are welcome to join in the fun with Dawdon (2nd Seaham) Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Meetings are held for the individual sections on Friday evenings at the Farn Scouting Centre, Parkside Road (just west of the Fire Station). Contact the GSL on 5810419 for more information.

Vane Tempest Theatre Group’s next production will be the pantomime, Babes In The Wood, which will be staged from Monday, November 23, to Thursday, November 26, at 7.15pm in Fulwell Methodist Church. To book tickets, contact Suzanne on 513 0061 or 07463 107310.