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Tonight, Mrs R Watson and Mrs L Turner will preside at the evening service at 7pm in Seaham Spiritualist Church. Entrance fee £3.50. All welcome.

Dawdon Community Centre is hosting a three-course Christmas lunch, entertainment, bingo and raffle, plus a complimentary glass of wine on Thursday, November 26. Lunch will be served at noon. Tickets, only £7.50, are available at the Centre’s reception book early to avoid disappointment.

Christ Church monthly three-course lunch will be served between 11.30am and 1pm on Friday, November 27. This month there will be a Christmas draw with first class prizes on offer. There is also a tombola stall with lots of small prizes to win. Donations of prizes for the tombola stall are always acceptable.

Eastlea Community Centre will have a themed grotto – The Chronicles of Narnia, on Friday, November 27 between 4pm-7pm and again on Saturday 28 between 1pm-4pm. Door entrance is 30p. Entrance to the grotto where Santa can be found is £2, which includes a present.

St Andrew’s Church is holding a Christmas Coffee Morning in Dalton-le-Dale Parish Hall on Saturday, November 28 at 10am. All the usual stalls including tea/coffee and mince pies.

Cedar Court Care Centre is holding a Christmas Fair with many and various stalls on Saturday, November 28 at 1.30pm. If you wish to have a stall (only £5) of your own please contact Caroline on 5818080.

Services for the First Sunday in Advent will be celebrated with Holy Communion at Christ Church at 10am and at St Andrew’s, Dalton-le-Dale at 6pm. There will be a service of Evening Prayer at 6pm. The aim of the United Benefice is to promote to our local communities the Good News of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and to hold out the hand of Christian Fellowship to anyone who would like to take it and share it with us. All welcome. Come as strangers and stay as friends.

St Andrew’s, Dalton-le-Dale, will celebrate its Patronal Festival with Choral Evensong on Monday, November 30 at 7pm with the Deanery Choir in attendance.

Seaham Seafarers Centre, Port of Seaham, will hold its Christmas Carol Service on Monday, December 14, in the Seafarers Centre Building at 7pm. This is a carol service with a difference. Refreshments will be available after the service. All welcome. Service and refreshments free but a collection plate will be handed round for those who wish to contribute to the Centre’s work providing a refuge and contact for seamen from around the world. The chaplain would appreciate small Christmas gifts which can be distributed to any seafarer who is away from home and family over Christmas. Donation gifts can be left at the Port Gate House or passed on to any of the volunteer staff who man the Centre and shop.

On Boxing Day, Friends of St Andrew’s are taking the plunge with a dip in the ocean. Doreen Proud has sponsor forms if you would like to help. Proceeds to go toward the Church Building Fund.