Several events are planned for June as more of our Cornerstones activities recommence:
Queen’s Jubilee Afternoon Tea
On Saturday, 4th June at 3.00pm we’re celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee. The musical
duo Fool’s Gold will be entertaining us and tea will be served. We’re asked to get into the mood by wearing something in red, white and blue. Ladies are invited to wear a posh hat and don’t forget the handbag! Gents are asked to wear a snazzy waistcoat or fancy tie. Tickets, price £7, are available from the office.
Saturday Coffee Mornings
The hosts for the June Coffee Mornings will be
4th June Boys’ Brigade
11th June Rainbows – for Church Funds
18th June Gillian Nairn – for Church Flower Fund
25th June Church Stewards – for Church Anniversary
Free Food Safety Course
On Wednesday 8th June from 10.0am – 4.0pm we’re holding another Food Safety Course. To be eligible for this FREE training you must be 19+, unemployed, retired/volunteering.
You must live or volunteer in County Durham to qualify. Please book your place with the office.
On Fridays commencing 17th June, from 12.30pm – 2.00pm we’re holding a group for Seated Yoga. This is an ideal way to get fit if you have reduced mobility. It’s also a great way to meet people and make friends. If you or someone you know is interested please call at the office for more details.
Free First Aid Course
On Monday, 27th June from 10.0 – 4.00pm we have a Free First Aid Course. To be eligible for this FREE training you must be 19+, unemployed, retired/volunteering. You must live or volunteer in County Durham to qualify. Please book your place with the office.
We are pleased to announce that the next 6-week Wellbeing Course, with sessions on crafting, meditation and Anxiety Alleviation will begin soon. The course contents and dates will be announced shortly. Please register your interest with the Church Office.
U3A (University of the Third Age)
Are you retired? Do you enjoy learning? Would you like to form new friendships with like-minded people? If you answer ‘yes’ to any or all of these then the U3A may be just what you want. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month with refreshments served from 9.30am and a guest speaker at 10.00am. There are regular activities and visits throughout the month. New members are allowed to attend twice before joining. There’s an annual fee of £15 plus £2 for each meeting.
During the month of June we’ll celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 70th Jubilee. On her 21st birthday the then Princess Elizabeth dedicated her life to the service of the UK and the Commonwealth. Her unwavering Christian faith has helped her to fulfill that promise. She has shown strong moral leadership in her own quiet way. At the present time when Ukraine is suffering unimaginable hardship and the ripples of this war are being felt throughout the world, it may help to remember the words of wisdom in her Christmas message of 2016 when she said,
“It’s understandable that we sometimes think the world’s problems are so big that we can do little to
help. On our own, we cannot end wars or wipe out injustice, but the cumulative impact of thousands of
small acts of goodness can be bigger than we imagine.”
We are fortunate indeed to have had such a monarch to lead us for the last 70 years.