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This evening, the 7pm evening service at Seaham Spiritualist Church, will have as the president, Michelle Mosley. There is a cover charge of £3.50 on most services. Everyone is welcome.

From the sale of lapel badges at the Armed Forces Day event on Sunday, June 26, a further £46.88 was raised towards Seaham’s contribution to the Poppy Appeal. This brings the total so far to £19,943.02.

Members of Dawdon (2nd Seaham) Scout Group renewed the wooden crosses, whilst removing weeds and old crosses from the Afghanistan Remembrance plot of Terrace Green. On Armed Forces Day a World War One Wreath was laid at Seaham Memorial in memory of those who served their King and country.

At the wine and cheese evening, members and friends of Christ Church had a wonderful warm and friendly time with entertainment from Jack and The Lad and accompanist Stephen. There was an ample supply of refreshments. Thanks to all concerned in the organisation of this event.

On Sunday (7th Sunday after Trinity) at 9.15am, a service of Holy Communion will be held in St Andrew’s Church, Dalton-le-Dale. There will be morning prayer at 10am in Christ Church, New Seaham, and a service of Evening Holy Communion at 6pm. All are welcome to attend both churches.

On Friday, July 15, a brunch consisting of a simple baked potato (with fillings) or a bacon buttie, a simple desert, tea or coffee, to raise funds for Christian Aid will be held in Christ Church hall. Please come along and support this event as it is for those in the world who are in desperate need of help.

St Andrew’s, Dalton-le-Dale, will hold its summer fair in the church grounds on Saturday, July 16, between 2pm and 4pm. There will be lots of stalls selling a variety of goods, including homemade produce, plants, crafts, etc. Refreshments will be available.

Seaham Theatre Productions is to present Black Adder in the Town Hall , between July 19 and July 21, at 7.15pm. Tickets are £8 and bookings can be made by phoning 0191 513 1314 or 07717 943274.

This year, Derek Sparey will celebrate 65 years as a member of Seaham Amateurs, only taking leave of absence when he was called up for National Service. The versatile Derek, with his wife Kitty, and daughter Alison, has entertained in song, dance, drama and comedy roles, as well as being booking secretary for many years and has now taken on Front of House duties. Over the years Derek and his fellow ‘thespians’ have provided festive music for residential homes, entertainment evenings and raised much-needed money for many churches and charities. Derek, thank you. We could call your Seaham’s own Mr Entertainment.