Easington - Down Your Way

St Mary's Church, Easington
St Mary's Church, Easington
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A social evening to raise funds for the Church of Ascension will be held on Friday, August 28, at 7pm. There will be live entertainment and surprise guests with refreshments, bingo and raffle. Tickets are £3, contact Roger Key for tickets.

Congratulations are the order of the day for two Easington Academy students. Shania Hoggarth and Bethany Carr have successfully earned their Bronze Arts Award, a nationally recognised Level 1 Award. They attended a weekend event at The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and worked with Baltic Artist Paul Merric, using Baltic’s exhibitions as a focus. Students experimented with different visual art techniques; explored their arts inspiration and developed techniques and skills.

Shania Hoggarth and Bethany Carr

Shania Hoggarth and Bethany Carr

Easington C of E Primary School Year 5 and Year 6 children had a wonderful time at the Manor Adventure Centre in Lockerbie with the opportunity to take part in lots of adventurous activities.

Go along to Healthworks every Friday from 9.30am-11.30 am for Big Feet Little Feet sessions for mums, dads, grandparents or carers with children from birth to four years. Go along and meet new friends for yourself and your children in a safe and friendly environment. Refreshments are included.

Saint Mary’s, a 12th-century church, has started fundraising to repair and rebuild a crumbling pillar which is unstable. Scaffolding has had to be installed to support the arches and roof in that part of the church. It is hoped to get a grant from English Heritage but the church must raise five per cent of the total cost in order to qualify for the grant. Members have started a “£1 for the pillar” appeal and filling in bricks for each £1 donated. They have already managed 319 bricks for the pillar, an incredible amount in such a short time. There are a lot of people who do not go to church regularly but still feel attached to it through baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc and would possibly like to help if they knew about it. Donations for the pillar appeal can go to a church member or The Rector, 5 Tudor Grange, Easington.

A creative writing class held at Healthworks on Fridays, 1.30pm-3pm, will be cancelled for the summer holidays, and will restart on Friday, September 4.