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Updated 7th December 2018
Sunday, 9th December, after the Parish Eucharist we put up our Christmas Tree
so it is up for the various school carol services and nursery nativity.
Volunteers needed, adults and children
DH7 Churches Together Monthly Meeting for Prayer for our Churches & communities
Tuesday 18th December 9:30 – 10:15 St John’s church, Meadowfield

raised over £1,500
Thanks to everyone who worked for it and bought on the day as well as the people who donated items

Advent Study Group
This will meet on Friday 14th December, 2:00 - 3:00 pm.
Location: Brancepeth Village Hall

St. John’s Hall Update
13th August 2018 - Work will commence for the building of St John’s Hall, Meadowfield on August 13th.
Week day Holy Eucharist’s and funerals etc. will continue as normal
and builders/contractors will be informed of the times of these

21st June - Hall contract all signed! Just need charity commission to approve the date it can be started from.
There is a notice up at the church which has to be there for a other three weeks.
20th June - A topographical survey was carried out this week if anyone wondered what was going on
14th June - Picked up signed lease from the Diocese today so just PCC to sign and Father Carl , then it goes back to the solicitors.
The charity commission have asked for her another public notice to be displayed for a month so that will be going up at the weekend. Means more delays but has to done to keep everything legal.
Also today there was some tree damage thanks to the storm. Arrangements have been made to clear it and luckily it didn’t hit the church. The church is getting a new heating system installed so it is closed to the public this week.
Thank you to everyone who came to the second AGM. There was a finance report and annual report was read out.
It is hoped that at the beginning of June the new lease can be signed and work can start.
The builder was announced as Quigleys from Esh Wining.
No contract can be signed until the lease is finalised but work can start straight away once this is done.
In the meantime a board with the picture of the finished hall is to be made and will be displayed on the site.
We have enough money for the rebuild but fundraising will continue for landscaping and equipment.
We recently got £2,000 from the Tesco blue tokens scheme and are in the Co-op member scheme until October.
Also - we are to sell plaques which will go over the bricks at the back of the hall.
Details on how to buy one will be released nearer the time once the brickwork is complete.
Thank you for all the support over the last four years since the fire.


FOOD BANK - Donations of food and toiletries are welcome at any time.