Supporters of the Friends of St Edmund’s Church in Sedgefield are being offered three very different sets of Christmas cards this year as part of their fund-raising efforts to help preserve the fabric of the centuries-old building.
In addition to two favourite designs from the past – views of Hardwick Park and Sedgefield High Street by Margaret Taylor and a cartoon card depicting unhappy reindeer by artist Hazel Mutch - there will be a completely different trifold church scene card generated by local graphic designer Kevan Stevens.
Based on last year’s successful Christmas Tree Festival, the card shows both the closed entrance door to the church in snow and a view through the open door into the brightly-lit and relaxing interior. The inside page contains a panoramic shadow image of the church interior with a message of peace and joy for Christmas and the coming year.
Mrs Alison Hodgson, Secretary of the Friends, said this week: “We are most grateful to Kevan Margaret and Hazel for allowing us to use their work.”
Cards come in packs of five and cost £5 including envelopes. They are available from the Church, Toschach’s Tea Shop or any member of the Friends’ Committee. Brian Mutch, Membership Secretary of the Friends, is pictured showing the new trifold card to church members (l-r): Judith King, Dorothy Ringer, Brenda Moore and Christine Mutch.
Footnote: Sales of the Friends’ 2020 Calendar featuring the work of local photographers and showing community life in and around Sedgefield are ‘selling well’, says Alison. They are available at £6 (£6.50 with a sturdy cardboard envelope for posting to family and friends) from the Church, Toschach’s or members of the Friends.
Article courtesy of Ron Eyley
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