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Event Updates/News

Sedgefield Baby & Toddler Group
Sedgefield Baby & Toddler Group has returned to Ceddesfeld Hall, operating on Tuesdays from 9.30am - 11.00am. Additional measures will be in place, including one entrance, one exit, social distancing & face masks for adults. A reservation system will be in place as we can only have 15 adults in at a time.

£3 per family. Unfortunately, refreshments will NOT be available as there is no access to the kitchen, so please bring your own snacks/drinks. Please join the Facebook page for further updates or to ask any questions: "Sedgefield Baby & Toddler Group".
Sedgefield Country Market
After much deliberation the producers at Sedgefield Country Market have decided to cease trading after 35 years of holding the market in Sedgefield Parish Hall. We would like to thank all our friends and customers who have supported the market over the years. As Chairman I am extremely grateful to all the volunteers who have enabled the market to trade for so long, thank you all.
Sheila McMillan
Research your family history with new online sessions
Online sessions to help people take their first steps into researching what is in their family tree will begin later this month.

Following the success of the online family history course earlier this year, Durham County Record Office, part of Durham County Council, will be offering another opportunity to take part in this course, which is aimed at people who would like an introduction, or refresher, to getting started in family history research.

The course will comprise of three talks, all bookable individually, and will explore some of the sources that family historians use to discover their ancestors and show how archives held at the Record Office can help in their search.

Those interested can book onto a session on civil registration on Monday 21 June, a session on the Census on Monday 28 June and a session on parish registers on Monday 5 July. Participants will be able to take part in sessions at either 10am–11am or 6pm–7pm on each of the three days.

To book a place, visit the Record Office online shop at

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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. Browsing will be limited to 20 mins and only 4 visitors allowed at a time, so you may be asked to queue patiently outside. See for updates and information and to updated with any service changes. Also the Facebook page CountyDurhamLibraries is absolutely full of interest. We recommend following them. 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 mid 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

New Generation Church

Check here for COVID-19 updates.

One Step Forward Bereavement Support Group

As Panny Pighills left the village some time ago, the first port of call for bereavement support is now Sue Archer.
You can contact Sue on 07779 093386 or 01740 239278 or go to our Facebook page: Unfortunately we can only offer telephone support at the moment, but we hope to be back at St Edmund’s on Thursdays (15:00-17:00) before too long.

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

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

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:

Local Art Galleries in July

On July 3rd, The Mining Gallery reopens in Bishop Auckland, and from July14th, The Witham in Barnard Castle hosts an exhibition of the work of Tonya Mitchell, a Bishop Auckland artist specializing in local scenes & subjects.

The Ark Block in Seaham welcomes East Durham Artists Network from 29 June to 23 July,

Durham Brass Festival

The acclaimed Durham Brass Festival returns on 14 to 18 July, with performers including Richard Hawley, Trevor Horn, Field Music & much more. For information, see

Durham Fringe Festival

The annual calendar of theatre & performing arts grows a little busier this year with the arrival of the inaugural Durham Fringe festival in July. The scale is already impressive, with 30 acts planned across four venues on five dates.

The launch was delayed from 2020 by the ban on public performances last year, but from 28 July, the city is now geared up to welcome comedians, dancers and theatre performers from across the North East & beyond. For tickets, visit

Durham Cathedral ‘Light’

While in Durham, don’t forget to visit the Galilee Chapel of Durham cathedral and see it as you have never seen it before. Canadian artist Chris Levine has created a vivid sensory tribute to pilgrimage, open to all visitors until September.


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