Cafod Quiz

Each year the Cafod Group run a quiz at Christmas, it’s primarily a fund raiser of course but it’s great family fun.  In fact the wider range of ages you have in your team, the better your chances of success.

It’s on the 19th Dec and starts around 8pm, but earlier in the evening we’re having our Outdoor Nativity, so come to both, it’s a smashing way to start the festivities.

There will be raffles and games as well as quiz questions, and there will be our famous ‘video round’, so come along and remind yourself of Del&Rodney and Morcambe & Wise doing Grieg’s Piano Concerto with “Mr Preview”…

Nativity 2015

Last year, for the first time, we used our lovely garden to have an outdoor nativity and it it was so well received we’re doing it again this year.  All welcome.

As well as a beautiful, colourful set and some first class production (check out the pictures !) we have a choir to lead you in your favourite carols. There will be mulled wine for those who fancy it, or tea coffee and juice if that’s not your style. There will be live goats and even a donkey.  

It’s on Saturday the 19th and we start at 6pm.  Entrance is FREE but we are collecting food bank donations of tinned and dried goods to be distributed in Darlo, so bring along some beans, rice or pasta if you can spare it.

It is a lovely way to start Christmas week, but we can’t guarantee the weather so wrap up warm (and you might want to bring a torch to read the hymn sheets) 

St Augustine’s vs Sunderland FC Football Match

In August 2015, to mark the 150th anniversary of The Northern League being won by St Augustines Football Club (yes, us, we were as astonished as you !)  we recreated a match that really took place, St Augustine’s played Sunderland FC the very first time the Wearsiders wore their iconic red and white stripes.  Sunderland won that match 1-0, but if you want to find out the score in the ‘replay’ you’ll have to visit us in the Parish Centre.  There’s a full report on the wall of the corridor underneath a replica shirt. Read more

The Make Over

In August 2015, after a lot of preparatory work, the Parish Centre committee and volunteers began work on the Big Project of the year.  The purpose was to revive and scrub up the somewhat tired looking fixtures and fittings in the hall and bar.  

From carpet to ceiling, wallpaper to soft furnishing, lacquer to paint it all got a going over.  It look a lot of effort to do it as these pictures will prove, but we think it was worth the effort, please come in and have a look around.