Quiz-lovers raise cash for church conservation

The fund to help preserve Sedgefield’s ancient parish church has been given a £400 boost thanks to a couple who enjoy setting puzzles and locals who love solving them.

Friends of St Edmund’s Church say their Spring Quiz Night and pie and pea supper at Ceddesfeld Hall again proved ‘a great success’.

This year’s winners were a team of friends who called themselves ‘The News Team’ (Chris and Rachel Stephenson, Chris and Julia Rowsby, Lesley and Colin Lowe and Jane and Jonah Jones)

Quizmasters Judy and Peter Evans were thanked by MC Alison Hodgson for producing questions on a wide range of subjects which included local knowledge, current events and picture posers.

Members of the Friends are now busy helping to promote a concert of choral music by the highly-acclaimed Sage Gateshead Chamber Choir in St Edmund’s Church at 7pm on Saturday, March 30.

The event is designed to raise money for repairs to the church roof and redecoration of the interior of the North Transept after raids by lead thieves.

‘The Call of the Heavens’ programme will feature pieces by Bach, Rutter, Parry and Haydn and some not so well-known names such as Whitacre, Esenvalds and Arlen.
Tickets cost £10 and include refreshments. They are available from church members Brian Mutch (01740 662302) or Anne Eyley (01740 645854) as well as on the door.

Article courtesy of Ron Eyley


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