Family Ceilidh at St Pauls Centre Spennymoor

The Akademiks return at our family Ceilidh

September 5, 2023
The marvellous band The Akademiks (see our previous post) return to perform at our family Ceilidh on Saturday 16th September at 7pm. Tickets are £25 for a family, or £10 per adult, £5 per child and includes a pie and pea supper. All the money raised will go to the centre's extension fund. Tickets can be purchased at the centre's…
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Supper Club with special guests The Rainbow Singers on 17th August at St Pauls Community Hall

Rainbow Singers are celebrating their 10th birthday

August 1, 2023
On 17th August, the Supper Club has a special evening with guests The Rainbow Singers. It is 10 years since their formation and they want you to help celebrate their success. Tickets are £9.50 for a 2 course buffet, and please bring your own drinks. Doors open at 7pm. Book your place at the centre office or call 01388 813404.…
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More Fun and Food for Summer 2023

July 24, 2023
We have two more Summer Fun & Food sessions, this time with Jack Drum Arts and Circurama. First up we have wild and fantastical stories with Jack Drum Arts on Friday the 18th August at 4pm. Then on Wednesday the 23rd August at 11am, we have a Pirates Talent Competition! For children age 5+. Places are limited so please book…
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Children enjoying Summer Fun 2022 at St Pauls Centre Spennymoor

Summer Fun & Food for children and teenagers

July 14, 2023
For 4-11 year olds, we have Arts&Crafts sessions beginning 25th July and Dance sessions beginning 1st August. Arts and crafts take a look at how maths and art can be combined in the creation of pictures, through to patterns and shapes in the natural world! Fun dance and exercise games: learning about rhythm, then learning a simple choreographed routine! Younger…
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A big thank you to our volunteers

June 5, 2023
The first week of June every year is Volunteers' Week, to celebrate the essential contribution volunteers make to UK society. We at the St Pauls Centre want to thank volunteers both past and present for the work they do whether its making cups of tea, running sessions, being a trustee and everything in-between. The centre couldn't make such a valuable…
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Fundraising Fashion Show

May 27, 2023
The Complete Clothing Company and St Pauls Centre are hosting a Ladies Fashion Show and Clothes Sale on Saturday 3rd June. There will be a raffle with some £50 gift vouchers to win! So don't hesitate ladies, get your tickets at St Pauls Centre. Tickets are £7 with nibbles included. Complete Clothing Company website is at and Facebook page…
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The band Akademiks warming up the audience

Thanks to the Akademiks for a great evening of musical hits!

May 24, 2023
On Saturday 20th the band The Akademiks played a range of hits from the 50s to the present day, to raise money for the new extension. They were fabulous, the audience dancing was great to see, and the food was delicious. All agreed the night was a wonderful success. A short video of the event will follow shortly...  
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Flag-waving at the Coronation indoor street party

Pomp and ceremony at the St Pauls indoor street party

May 9, 2023
With flag-waving and cheers the gathered audience watched the Coronation on the main hall's big screen. Musical highlights for the gathering were Bryn Terfel, Handel's Zadok the Priest, and the Gospel Choir. Light refreshments were provided by the Whistling Teapot afterwards - delicious as always. Many thanks to the volunteers and staff who worked hard to make the day special…
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Giving out food at a Foodbank

Foodbank usage increased again

May 3, 2023
The St Pauls Centre foodbank has seen increased usage over the past year. The foodbank is part of Durham Christian Partnership foodbank which operates under The Trussell Trust. March 2023 was the first month that DCP foodbanks helped more than 4,000 people in one month. Unfortunately food donations show continuing signs of decline and any donations are greatly received. Food…
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Three ladies singing Ukrainian songs at a Easter themed celebration

Ukrainian Easter themed celebration

April 24, 2023
The centre's staff and volunteers had a good time with our Ukrainian friends on Saturday 22nd April. This meetup was Easter themed, a week after the Orthodox Easter weekend. Food was provided by The Whistling Teapot including traditional borscht soup and the three ladies pictured moved everyone with their singing. The young Ukrainian children played chess with two of St…
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