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Monthly Diary

Cancellations Covid-19 has had a significant impact on events for April and beyond. This is a list of cancelled events at the time of printing. As the months go on, please feel that you can still use this email to send messages to readers about your group or any plans you have in development.
Aircraft Restoration Group Open Cockpit Days, Monday 13th April & Sunday 10th May cancelled.
Ferryhill, Sedgefield & District Flower Club. All meetings until September 2020 have been cancelled.
Scouting Activities All face to face activities are on hold.
Sedgefield Farmers’ Market Cancelled until further notice
Sedgefield Harriers Training paused until further notice.
Sedgefield in Bloom All activities suspended including Northumbria in Bloom spring judging.
Sedgefield Youth FC Training sessions cancelled for the moment as per FA guidelines

Sedgefield Library
All libraries in Durham have closed but online services are available using an app called BorrowBox. Download the app onto your phone, tablet, or laptop, then use the number on your library card and your surname to register.

The rest is easy; e-books and audio books are there for you to use. For more details go to www.durham.gov.uk/ebooks.

St. Edmund’s Church
We have been advised by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York that, with immediate effect, there will be no services of public worship for the foreseeable future. This means that St. Edmund’s will not hold any services until further notice.

Sedgefield Methodist Church
We have been advised by the Methodist Church to suspend all services of worship for the time being in line with Government guidance, and to that end, there will be no services in our Methodist Church until further notice. Other church meetings have also been cancelled/suspended. We look forward to catching up with everyone again soon.

The Hub
@Sedgefield Community College Closed until further notice.

Message from the Juicy Pear
Over the next few weeks if people have to self isolate and don’t have family/friends to help, we will try to deliver to people in Sedgefield. To order, please call 01740 622911 DURING THE AFTERNOON.
Your order will then be delivered late on the following day.

Submit your events/updates or information to

Diary dates to diary.news@sedgefielddevelopmenttrust.co.uk
Arts & Events to sedgefieldartsandevents@outlook.com
Event Posters to sedgefieldweb@hotmail.co.uk

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Regular Events & Activities

Sedgefield Library

Check with the club for COVID-19 updates.
Usual Opening Hours:
Wednesdays: 9:30am-12:30pm
Thursdays: 10am-6pm
Fridays: 1pm-7pm
Saturdays: 9:30am-12:30pm

Thursdays 10:30-12:30: Basic computing, tailored to your needs.
Thursdays 2.15pm: ‘Boogie Beat’ Pre-school session. Booking reqd.
Craft Group: 1.30pm 2nd & 4th Friday
Book Circle: 2pm 3rd Friday. New members welcome. New Borrow Box Service. Download the app and gain access to audio e-books or audio books on computer, tablet or mobile phone. This is a free service to all our members. More information at the library. Summer Reading Challenge: Space Chase, limited spaces, please book

Tel: 03000 269521


The Hub

Sedgefield Community College
Closed due to COVID-19.
New Dance Generation: Monday U9s 5-5.45pm. Over 9s 5.45-6.30pm
Clubbercise:Tue 6.00pm
Zumba: Tue 6.30pm & Thurs 7pm
Blade Taekwondo: Sat 10.30am
Call 01740 617882 for all enquiries


Sedgefield Community Association

Ceddesfeld Hall is closed with immediate effect. In line with Government advice, relating to Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ceddesfeld Hall is closed from Tuesday 17th March, initially for two months. All SCA events up to July have been cancelled. Very best wishes to all members and patrons of Ceddesfeld Hall.


Sedgefield Social Club

Check with the club for COVID-19 updates. Usually Entertainment every Saturday. Telephone Number: 01740 620591


St John Fisher Catholic Church

Check with the contacts for COVID-19 updates. Wed & Fri mornings, 9.45am. Sunday 10.45am with Children’s Liturgy in term time. Adoration on Thursday at 7pm. Legion of Mary meeting Friday mornings after Mass. To contact The Parish Office, email parishsecretary1961@btconnect.com


New Generation Church

Check here for COVID-19 updates.


One Step Forward Bereavement Support Group

Check with the contacts for COVID-19 updates. One Step Forward is a group offering mutual support after bereavement. We meet every Thursday from 3pm to 5pm in The Welcome Room in St. Edmund’s Church. Further details from Panny Pighills: 01740 620909/07443 423113

Sedgefield Methodist Hall Non-Profit Playgroup

Check with the contacts for COVID-19 updates. Mon, Wed & Thurs 9.30am - 11.30am in term time. For children aged 2 to 4. Contact Barbara Smith 01740 620923 or Jane Jones 01740 620893.


Youth Club

Check with the contacts for COVID-19 updates. Monday Evenings in Term Time. Parish Hall. Juniors (50p) 6-7pm, Seniors (£1) 7-8:30pm. Table tennis, Xbox, Playstation, tuck shop and more. For info email natalie@Sedgefieldtowncouncil.gov.uk


Sedgefield Tea Dance

Check with the contacts for COVID-19 updates. For information, call Joyce 01740 622601 or Ann 01740 629070


Fishburn Art Group

Check with the contacts for COVID-19 updates. Fishburn Art Group is looking for new members. The group meets every Monday from 9.30am till noon. Anyone interested is welcome to visit to see what goes on and meet members. For further info call Julie Underwood on 07770 972 988 or email underlogs@talktalk.net


Sew Easy Sessions

Check with the contacts for COVID-19 updates. Mon 6.30-9pm & Wed 1-4pm. Venue: Parish Hall Boardroom

Arts & Entertainment

Email any reports/reviews to Geoff Millichap: sedgefieldartsandevents@outlook.com

Appeal for pictures of Sedgefield during Lockdown

During the last few weeks of glorious weather our villages have never looked better. Spring has truly sprung here & the reduction in the number of cars and people, with less noise and increased wildlife, has made isolated walking a beautiful, serene, if slightly eerie experience.

To walk the footpaths of Sedgefield during quarantine, in near silence but for birdsong, is a more meditative, reflective experience than normal, and perfect for photos.


Arts in Ceddesfeld Hall

The Sedgefield Players are very disappointed that the Isle of Man festival for 2020 has been cancelled but hope they can attend next year. To keep themselves busy they have been meeting on Zoom (see right) and undertaken a quiz as well as reading through scripts.
The SPYS are working on a musical project that will hopefully be released very soon – watch this space!


Ceddesfeld Ukulele Band have started a new weekly strum-along, meeting virtually and playing some tunes together. They have created a new YouTube channel called Ukulele Smile Time with strum along videos, so band members can keep practising.
If you want to learn to play, you can borrow a ukulele. Please contact Lol or Maxine at ukulelesmiletime@gmail.com


Art under Quarantine

Did you know that quarantining due to the plague was common in Elizabethan times? Between 1603 & 1613 the Globe theatre in London was in lockdown approximately 60% of the time.
Shakespeare is believed to have used closure of theatres in 1605-06 as an opportunity to write not only King Lear, but Macbeth and Antony & Cleopatra as well!


Art Sessions with Jilly Johnston

As we all enter the second month of lockdown and the opportunity to enjoy public arts & social engagements seems as far away as ever, the thought of spending another Saturday in the house can seem a gloomy one, especially for those who live alone. How better to pass the time stuck indoors than with a free live face-to-face arts class from the comfort of your own armchair?

Local artist Jilly Johnston is running a project called 'Creative Minds' aimed at fostering creativity & mindfulness, open to any adults or older teenagers with an interest in participating in meditative creative exercises on Saturday mornings.

Artistic talent is not a prerequisite & people of all skill levels are welcomed warmly. To participate in one of the sessions, please get in touch with Jilly on Facebook at ‘Jillian Johnston Arts’ or via her website.

Jilly has also produced a free illustrated book (see right) called ‘Can we go outside to play?’ about lockdown, to read with your children. Available free on the website - jilly-keast.wixsite.com/jillianjohnstonarts.

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