Welcome to St Cuthbert's Church

in Darlington



                                                        

Christians have worshiped on this site for
over a thousand years!
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2016


NEWS FLASH August 2016




Quick Thinking by Church Member Prevents Damage to Unique Wood Work


When a member of St. Cuthbert’s Church came into the building during heavy rain last Friday, she was met by a dreadful sight. Water was coming through the roof and landing on the decorated wooden stalls at the eastern end of the church.

These stalls are decorated on the underside with unusual carvings known as misericords. They have only recently been restored and are amongst the Church’s greatest treasures.

Buckets, bowls, towels and plastic sheeting were all brought into use to protect the woodwork from damage. Fortunately, no harm was done. 


The huge roof of St. Cuthbert’s, the only Grade One listed building in the town centre, has been leaking for some time, but this was new spot for water to come in. Fortunately help is at hand.

Thanks to a grant of £79,700 from the HeritageLottery Fund, a gift of £11,000 from the Friends of St. Cuthbert’s along with funds raised by sales of a cookbook which was supported by local small businesses, enough money has been raised for repair work to begin next month.

Darlington company Stones Technical Services, experts in the renovation of
historic buildings, will be undertaking this vital and painstaking work.

By Christmas the beautiful eastern end of the church, known as the chancel, should be watertight.

Church members will still have to work hard to raise a further £170,000 to complete repairs on the main roof along with replacing missing numerals on the clock faces and re-pointing work to the spire. 

It is hoped that this should be able to take place next year.




 

THE CHURCH SERVICES FOR AUGUST 2016

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August 16 Monthly notice church services-26.doc





 
To mark her 90th birthday, Her Majesty the Queen,

held this year’s traditional Royal Maundy service,  in Windsor Castle’s, St George’s Chapel,

on 24th March 2016, and the recipients were selected from throughout great Britain,

four of whom were from Durham Diocese.



St Cuthbert’s Reader, Hylda Hopper, standing in front of St George’s Chapel,
before the ceremony, at which she was honoured by receiving

a set of Maundy coins from the Queen. 

Afterwards, there was a reception in the Royal Apartments of Windsor Castle.

The use of St George’s Chapel for the Royal Maundy service is very rare.

Before this year, it was last used in 1959 and, before that, in 1432

when the then Monarch, King Henry VI, was just two years old

And Hylda's Maundy Coins

Photos Courtesy P. Gilmor








'Let the day be without strife'




In 1937 the bells of St Cuthbert's were
taken down to be recast
Darlington & Stockton Times photographer was there to record the event
and the photograph was printed in a recent edition of the newspaper
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ST CUTHBERT'S BELLS RECAST



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Site updated AUGUST 2016





St Cuthbert above the west door
  • St Cuthbert

    Open our eyes, Lord,
    to see your glory;
    Open our ears, Lord,
    to hear your call;
    Open our lips, Lord,
    to sing your praises.
    Then guide us on our
    pilgrimage of faith,
    that with the memory
    of Cuthbert in our minds,
    and the spirit of Cuthbert
    in our hearts,
    we may walk with Him who is
    the Way, the Truth and the Life,
    and find our freedom in His service;
    even our Lord and Saviour
    JESUS CHRIST.



  • Rose window, Durham Cathedral


Parochial Church Council
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HELD IN APRIL 2016

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  Christmastide





AND PALM SUNDAY









THE GENEROUS GIVING PROJECT

Diocese of Durham


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VICAR
Reverend Robert Williamson




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Reader
Mrs Hylda Hopper




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Weddings

 
Baptisms


If you would like to discuss either
a Wedding or a Baptism
you are welcome to
call at the Church Hall Office
(across the yard from St Cuthbert's)
Any Tuesday evening
between 6pm and 7pm