As has occurred for decades when Armistice Day falls through the week, on Friday the Royal British Legion Standard was paraded, and the Last Post and Reveille sounded outside St John the Evangelist Church at the top of Church Street. School children and residents stood in silence before moving into the church for a service by Father Chris Collins. Children from Ropery Walk and Trinity Schools laid their own wreaths at the Altar before reading Bible passages and prayers.
More than 1,000 people gathered for the Act of Remembrance at the cenotaph on Terrace Green where the Deputy Lord Lieutenant laid a wreath on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, while almost 200 attended the service at Seaham Memorial and New Seaham after a service in Christ Church and more again gathered at Murton cenotaph. Representatives of all local communities and organisations were represented to pay their respects to all our armed and civilian forces. The Royal British Legion works all the year to support past, present and future service personnel. Thanks to everyone who has given their help and support. For further details on the work of the RBL, contact Seaham Branch Secretary on 07730 004214, or the poppy organiser on 5810419, or go along to a branch meeting.
It is with regret that Seaham Theatre Group has had to cancel its production of Dick Whittington and his Cat.
Seaham Methodist Toddler Group meets on Tuesdays from 9.30am. Cost is £1 and places are available.
Christ Church’s last monthly lunch of the year will be held on Friday in Christ Church hall when a three-course home-cooked meal will be served between 11.30am and 1pm. There will be tombola prizes and a raffle.
Services at Christ Church, Station Road, for Sunday are: Holy Communion at 10am. There will be no evening payer at 6pm. St Andrew’s, Dalton-le-Dale will celebrate morning prayer at 10am. On a Wednesday there is a short service of Holy Communion held in Christ Church at 10am followed by tea, coffee and a chat, subject to funerals.
Christ Church Toddler Group meet every Tuesday from 9.30am to 11.30am in Christ Church hall. Pop along
Dillon House, Sophia Street, Seaham Girlguiding Headquarters can be hired for children’s parties and events. For more details, contact Miss McBeth on 5817575.