Christmas Wreath Making

Thank You to everyone who cam along to our very popular Christmas Wreath Making events. The event has grown since last year, so much so we had two sessions this year, both of which sold out in a couple of days!

The event was another amazing success, there was Christmas is in air all day!

Please send you picture of your wreath to

Cafod Cabaret 2016

This year’s CAFOD Cabaret will be held on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December. Would anyone who would like to take part please declare their interest as soon as possible to Martin McLean.  Tickets for CAFOD Cabaret will be available after Mass, from the Parish Centre bar or from Martin McLean (tel 01325 465275). Ticket price £5

Quiz Night

Quiz Night – Friday 18th November

Friday the 18th November at 8pm there will be another of our excellent Parish Centre quizzes.  Come down, bring the family, argue over important matters such as who wrote A Tale of Two Cities and have some fun.  Also, in response to a lot of requests there will be a proper old fashioned Sports round !

Parish Centre Bar is recruiting!

The Directors of the Parish Centre Club are pleased to announce that due to increasing bar and hall hire activity, we are looking to recruit a number of people to add to our existing team.  Our volunteers and casual holiday colleagues have done a great job so far (many thanks!), and we now need to add to our pool of human resource.

The role will predominantly be a customer facing one, and excellence in customer care is our priority.  All bar skills training will be provided.  We are looking for confident, friendly, reliable team members willing to work on a rota basis (usually prepared one month in advance).  You’ll be working with a range of colleagues across a wide range of events, both parish focussed and commercial hires, so an understanding of our parish community, and its needs is preferred.

If you’re interested, and over 18 years old please take a look at our person specification below, or pick one up with an application form from either the parish centre bar during opening times, or email

Closing date for applications is midnight on Saturday 29 October and shortlisted applicants will be called to a short informal interview.

Good luck!

Person Specification

Application Form

It’s Party Time!

Leave the ball gown at home and come ready to dance the night away!

November 12th 2016

Join us for great music, great food and great company! All in aid of First Stop.

With live music from the 60’s right through to now, brought to you by ‘Playback the Band’

Tickets £10 including a buffet supper

Tickets available after 9.15 Mass or before 11.00 Mass in the Parish Centre or email

MacMillan Coffee Morning a Great Success

The MacMillan Coffee Morning held last week went with a real swing.  Good Coffee, great cakes, terrific company and chat brought in over £400 for a great cause.  Many thanks to Jessica May and family for a terrific effort.

By the way, although this is the first time it’s been held in the Parish Centre, Jess has been running this annual event for several years and her running total is now well over £2.5K – well done Jessica !


St Augustines Brownies

This week saw the first meeting of the relaunched St Augustines Brownies. We had nine girls at our first meeting where we sang some songs, and made an owl keyring with shrink plastic.

We have spaces for girls aged 7-10 years. Contact for more details.

Fancy training as a leader? Or just helping out on the odd occasion? Drop us an email.

Christmas Wreathmaking – SOLD OUT


Back by popular demand after last years amazing session, we will be having our Christmas Wreath making day on November 26th.

There will be 2 sessions: 11am to 1:30pm and 3pm-5:30pm

Wreath making kit and festive light refreshments.

Profits in aid of First Stop


Beer Tasting from The Durham Brewery

Whether you’re a connoisseur or a complete novice, there’s a beer for everyone.

Presented by The Durham Brewery

October 22nd 2016


All profits in aid of First Stop

A Stunning Wedding!

We had a wedding at the centre over the weekend. The hall was decorated by the wedding party themselves and the place looked stunning! Have a look at some of the pictures we took!