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Tomorrow at 9.30am there will be a Eucharist Service held in St John the Evangelist, and at 9.30am on Thursday the service will be at All Saints, Deneside.

Christ Church, New Seaham, holds a service of Holy Communion every Wednesday at 10am. All are welcome. Stay for a cuppa and a chat after the service (subject to funerals).

Battle of the Somme Remembrance service will take place on Friday at the Cenotaph, Terrace Green. The service will commence at 10.45am prompt. Poppy crosses will be laid by descendants of some of the 64 Seaham men killed on this day at the Somme. There will also be crosses for the rest of the casualties for the remainder of the battle – a total of 173. This was indeed a very sad day for Seaham as well as the rest of the country. Ex-service men will be in attendance as will be members of the local community. This event is organised by Remember Them Fund, East Durham Heritage Group and Royal British Legion.

Christ Church, New Seaham, will hold its annual summer fair on Saturday at 1.30pm. There will be lots of stalls selling cakes, marmalades, books, jigsaws, plants and all sorts of goodies, a tombola and raffle. The Singing Puppets will be in attendance to entertain the children. Refreshments will be on sale in the church. Donations for stalls and raffle gratefully accepted.

On Sunday, July 3, (Trinity 6) there will be services of Holy Communion held at Christ Church, New Seaham, at 10am and at St Andrew’s, Dalton-le-Dale, at 6pm. Everyone is welcome to join in the fellowship at any service.

Dalton-le-Dale History Society has arranged that at 2pm on Sunday, at St Andrew’s Church, Dalton-le-Dale, there will be a service Remembering the Somme. The service will be followed by refreshments on the green, adjacent to the church. Join this day of Remembrance and Commemoration to say thank you to all those who served. The Standard of the Royal British Legion has been requested to be in attendance.

Next Tuesday, July 5, Michelle Mosley will preside at the evening service to be held at 7pm in Seaham Spiritualist Church, Vale Hall, Cornelia Terrace. There is a cover charge of £3.50 on most services. Everyone is welcome.

Seaham Theatre Productions is presenting Black Adder at Seaham Town Hall from Tuesday, July 19, to Thursday, July 21. Performance start at 7.15pm. For further information and to book tickets, which are £8 each, phone 0191 5131314 or 077197 943274.

Saint Mary The Virgin Church, Old Seaham, a 7th/8th century Anglo Saxon Church, will be open for visitors and pilgrims every Wednesday and Saturday from 2pm to 4pm until mid-September. It is well-worth a visit.

Could ALL correspondence or enquiries for Seaham Branch of the Royal British Legion be sent to the Secretary, Gary Dodds, 203 Northumbrian Way, Royal Quays, North Shields NE29 6XW; to the Chairman, Robert Sherwin, 133 Bethune Avenue, Deneside, Seaham SR7 8AG, or to Poppy Appeal Organiser, Mrs E Armes, 14 Camden Square, Seaham SR7 7SX, who is the official, authorised person in Seaham for ordering, supplying and taking payment for poppy wreaths, badges, crosses etc.

In aid of the Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund, the Mayor and Consort of Seaham, Coun, Sue Morrison and Steven Greenhalgh, are hosting a Teddies and Tea Afternoon in Seaham Town Hall on Sunday, July 10, from2pm to 4.30pm. This is a family focused event with a bouncy castle and a range of Disney characters and other children’s entertainment. Tickets are £10 each and include a free child admission with each paying adult. Entry is by ticket, available from the Town Hall. These are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis.