Do you have some spare time?
Can you support our Community Activities?
Ceddesfeld Hall is managed wholly by volunteers. SCA needs people to get involved and help out at annual events (Mediaeval Fayre/Beer Festival) and in the running of the bar, by working the occasional evening or weekend.
Too few volunteers will lead to inevitable restrictions to events, opening times and room hire availability. Volunteering is great fun; a good way to stay fit, active, sociable and involved in community life.
If you are willing to assist us please send your contact details to email@example.com
Key: (W)=Weekly, (F)=Fornightly, (M)=Monthly.
To view more information or contact detailed for each activity, group or club please click the dropdown arrow.View Our Groups (in Pictures)
We encourage individuals to become members.
The benefits of membership include:
- Room Hire Discount
- Group Insurance
- No charge for AGM
- Adults: £8
- Over 60s: £7
- Under 18s: £4
We have over 670 members.
We are an informal affiliation of variously talented musicians and singers who play covers, traditional songs and, sometimes, their own material. We enjoy a drink from the bar while singing/playing our latest offerings, in turn or together. We meet at around 8.30 on the last Wednesday of each month and all are welcome.
4th Wednesday of the month 8pm.
Main Hall contact Rob Moran: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our well-established group has a current membership of seventeen, most are members of other SCA groups. Members work individually on their own areas of interest. These range from acrylics, pencils, pastels, watercolours and oils.
We welcome artists of all abilities to our friendly group. Subs are £1 per session, plus the annual membership of SCA.
Thursdays 10am to 12 noon in the Main Hall.
Contact Malcolm Scott on 01740 622871.
The Bowls Club has been a thriving club since the very early days of the SCA and currently has 29 members. Carpet bowls is a gentle sport that can be enjoyed well into old age providing exercise and social interaction for members as well as providing for members who still have a keen competitive nature.
All competitions both internal and external are suspended for the rest of 2021.
Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings have been put on hold for the present due to Covid 19. We hope to resume normal competitions in 2022. For the time being, the club is only running on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Membership Fees paid annually in January £10. (£7 for membership of Sedgefield Community Association and £3 for membership of Sedgefield Bowling Club).
Contact Sheila Sutherland, Secretary, for further information 01740 622532 or 07823777411
New members are always welcome to learn to play bridge. The sessions are every Tuesday, 7.30pm in the Chetwynd Room and cost £1 per session. Contact Mildred Howell on 07443 514291 or email email@example.com.
Bridge class, which takes place every Monday from 1.30pm to 4pm - Contact Pat Buckley - 01740 620607
The Ceddesfolk musicians love a good tune - from here, there and pretty much anywhere, though mainly these tradition-rich British Isles. Our baseline is dance music - jigs, reels, hornpipes, waltzes but we have some beautiful, moody slow airs in our repertoire. We meet once a month, on the 3rd Wednesday evening, to play squeezeboxes, fiddle, whistles and any other instrument really, but always acoustic.
(M) 3rd Wednesdays – 7.30 pm
Contact Sandy on 07843 613972.
Craft club are a friendly group of people who enjoy all things crafty. New members are always welcome and will have an opportunity to participate in varied activities including, sewing, stitching, embroidery, card making, knitting etc in a small, friendly group environment. Sometimes, group projects are worked upon and demonstrations of new skills, techniques and activities are arranged. Come along to socialise, develop your skills and improve your ability and creativity.
(F) 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Contact: Jean Easson 01740 620656
When a hearing aid is not enough.
If you lose your hearing, your life can become very insular. Sudden or gradual, slight or profound, it can have a traumatic affect, not just on the deafened person but on their families also.
DDS demonstrate equipment to help hear better, these include personal listeners, room loops, loud phones, flashing doorbells to mention just a few aids, all on a try before you buy basis.
We provide home visits with Information and Advice to help people to cope with the changes that hearing loss has made to their lives.
The financial implications of hearing loss can be huge, especially if there are other contributing factors such as dizziness, balance problems, Meniere’s, and Tinnitus. DDS help people to claim benefits including Attendance Allowance (AA) and Personal Independence Payments, (PIP).
We introduce rehab weeks called “Dealing with Deafness” where deafened people and a partner or family member can attend daily for a week to learn about issues of deafness, how to deal with it and about the help available.
Currently in Ceddesfeld Hall we have Lip Reading every Thursday 2pm to 4pm and Crafts are on Wednesday 1pm to 3pm. Tinnitus Support is available and we are hoping to start a further British Sign Language course in the New Year.
Durham Deafened Association also run a British Sign Language (BSL) every Thursday from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
If you would like to come along to any of these activities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01915183358
The group meets every week and has great fun playing old favourites and learning new pieces. Occasionally we are asked to perform. The ability to read music is an advantage but not essential.
We welcome new members at any time. (W) Wednesday - 7.30pm
For further info- Alison Hodgson - 01740 620912
Kids and Parents meet. Weekly Wednesday 1.00-4.00pm
A relaxing social evening featuring talks, craft, cookery and beauty demonstrations, quizzes and the occasional shared supper.
2nd Tuesday (M) 7.30pm
Lirica is a vocal group based in Sedgefield and founded in September 2005, following a reunion concert by SLYC.
Our first concert in October 2005. We are still closely associated with SLYC and Sedgefield Lyric Singers and perform with them at least once a year. We sing a mix of close harmony, choral music from a range of genres, including folk, musicals, pop and classical. We work hard to reach a good standard of performance, but always make time for socialising too!
We perform our own concert once a year and join with The Sedgefield Lyric Singers and SLYC. We are available for bookings for charity events and functions. Over the past few years, we have donated to various charities, including The North East Air Ambulance, The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Cancer Research, SANDS (Stillborn and neonatal charity) and The Stroke Association.
The first Monday in the month. 7.45pm
We arrange a varied programme of speakers talking on subjects of local interest and also organise occasional member-led sessions that prove very popular. We encourage any individual research and help for such projects is readily available. The Society has so far published 4 books on subjects of local interest.
October 4th - "Wynyard, The History of a Great House" by Norma Neal
November 1st -"Sedgefield in Victorian Times" by Alison Hodgson"
December 6th - Christmas fun, drinks and nibbles plus "What do you remember of Sedgefield in the past?"
Speakers for 2022 to be confirmed
For further info please contact Suzanne Hopper 01429 882250 or Alison Hodgson 01740 620912
Second Sunday each month: Beginners 1-2pm, Main Group 2-5pm
Fourth Sunday each month: Beginners and Improvers 1-3pm
NECP promote and encourage the playing of concertinas of all systems and players of any standard and experience are welcome. There is an annual subscription of £7, payable in January and a charge of £1 for each time you attend a session.
If you have never played a concertina before but think it might be something for you, contact our chairman, Dave Turner, who can give advice on how to get started. We sometimes have instruments which can be borrowed and can also give guidance on purchasing an instrument.
We meet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, and there are tuition sessions for ‘beginners’ and ‘improvers’ as well as sessions for the Main Group of experienced players.
We play music from a variety of genres, mostly in four or five parts, from written music, using treble, baritone and bass concertinas. We usually spend the first hour working on a new piece or revisiting something we have tried before, then after tea and biscuits and a chat, we hear solo pieces from anyone wishing to show what they have been working on. For the remaining time, those present pick something for the whole group to play.
We are a small, friendly group and all concertina players are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact: Dave Turner, Chairman, telephone 01642 588197, email email@example.com
Northumbrian pipers @ Ceddesfeld Hall - We meet on the second Wednesday of the month in the main Hall at 8.00pm or by Zoom if this is not possible.
Between May and September we also meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month on the lawn outside Ceddesfeld Hall between 2pm and 4pm.
We are a friendly and enthusiastic group who share a love of the Northumbrian Smallpipes, the North's traditional instrument. We enjoy playing music composed for the pipes from Northumberland as well as folk music from Scotland, Ireland and around the world. There are usually about twelve pipers at our meetings. Everyone is most welcome to come along and join us to play pipes (or another instrument that can play in 'F') or simply to listen.
Contact Dave Cook, 0191 716 3070 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our groups are open to ladies aged 18 and above, who meet once a month to take part in a range of activities. We have woman that come with friends, family or on their own, we’re very welcoming and our groups are a great way to make new friends in your local community. Each month we offer a different activity, whether its arts and crafts, one of our artisan food sessions, dancing, beauty and wellbeing, or getting our hands dirty with some gardening! Our sessions are all about having fun and getting involved – enjoying the journey rather than worrying about the outcome!
(M) 3rd Tuesday 7.00-9.30pm.
Please visit their website https://www.pimmsandneedles.co.uk for their contact details, programme and costs.
This is very friendly group for older people. They meet every Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon. It’s always good to pop in for a chat and keep up with friends, have a cup of tea and some cake. New members are always welcome.
(W) Tuesdays 9.30 - 12.00, Wednesdays 10.00 -12.30, Thursdays 1.00 - 3.30pm
Contact: Anne Gladwin (Secretary) 01740 620811
We are a five-piece folk band based at Ceddesfeld Hall, made up of concertinas, flute, guitar
and whistle. We play folk tunes and songs from the Northumbrian, English, Scottish and
Irish traditions, plus some popular standards.
We are very keen to share this love of music with others and have played at Ceddesfeld Hall on Sedgefield Day, at coffee mornings in Hutton Henry and supported music sessions at Sedgefield Folk Festival, as well as performing at fund-raising events. Our main aim is to provide entertainment … and to enjoy ourselves!
Thursday 2nd and 4th – 1pm to 3.45pm
For more information please contact: Su Childs 07946 482449/ email@example.com
We are a small, informal group of musicians playing traditional/folk tunes for our own enjoyment, often using printed notation. We meet at Ceddesfeld Hall from 1:00pm to 3:30pm on the first and third Mondays of the month. Typically, we have a range of instruments including guitar, concertina, flute, melodion, whistle, and fiddle but any acoustic instrument would be welcome. We normally go round the room inviting each person to select a tune if they wish.
If you would like to know more, contact Roger on 07946 413 888
Sedgefield Lyric Singers is a friendly and enthusiastic community choir. Established in 1974, today's choir is as committed to the enjoyment of singing with friends as it has ever been.
We now have over 50 members who meet on Friday evenings at 7:30pm to sing a variety of musical delights including classical, pop, musicals, choral and folk.
There are no auditions required and no need to be able to read music. What you do need is enthusiasm, a sense of humour and a love of music. All voices are welcome.
The choir gives a number of performances each year, including concerts with the Sedgefield Lyrics Youth Choir and Lirica. Supporting many charities, we welcome invitations to perform at venues and events both locally and across the region.
Led by Musical Director Rob Guest and accompanied by Kristen Peacock, rehearsals are fun and energetic - a great way to start your weekend and it’s good for your health too!
Come along and have a sing – we would love to meet you on Friday 7:30 - 9pm at Ceddesfeld Hall, Sedgefield. Follow Us On Facebook Visit our website
The choir is for young people between the ages of 7 and 18 years of age. No audition is necessary, just a love of singing and a willingness to work hard and improve. The choir enjoy singing a wide range of songs, including pop, folk, gospel and choral. The children are encouraged to develop new skills, learn harmonies, improve their musicality and sing for health and well-being. SLYC perform to the community on several occasion throughout the year, joining the Lyric Singers and Lirica for their Christmas and summer concerts.
The choir is led by Rob Guest and Kristen Peacock and meet every Friday from 6:00pm to 7:15pm.
Sun & Wed-7:30pm – Parish Hall
Meeting every Wednesday and Sunday in the parish hall, Sedgefield Players produce a wide range of shows, offering a variety of challenges to members. The Players present full-length plays in Sedgefield Parish Hall in March and June, a traditional pantomime at Christmas and a Festival of One Act Plays in September.
Our youth section (SPYS – aged 7-17) join with the adults in pantos and other shows, as well as putting on their own productions with great success. Sedgefield Players and SPYS have won numerous awards at our own and other festivals. New members are very welcome in any capacity – acting, singing, dance, stage management, technical work, costume, make-up, set design, front of house – or anything else you may have to offer!
Pantomime – 27th – 30th December
Production – 10th – 12th March
Summer Production – 9th – 11th June
SPYS Production – 22nd & 23rd July
One Act Festival of Plays – 12th – 17th September
Pantomime – 27th – 30th December
We are a friendly and welcoming squash and racket ball club based within the grounds of Ceddesfeld Hall in Sedgefield, easily accessible to other local villages and towns in Southeast Durham area. This long-established club has 2 well maintained courts, with an internal refurbishment taking place during the COVID-19 enforced closure which resulted in a glass back court being installed. The Club also has planning permission for a 3rd court.
We have successful and active mens, ladies and junior sections and have a range of competitive leagues both internally and playing against other local clubs in the Durham & Cleveland Squash Rackets Association. We run Junior Coaching sessions on Saturday mornings from 9am for children aged 6 upwards all coaching is run by England Squash qualified coaches who have up to date DBS qualifications and some of our coaches offer 1-1 coaching sessions for Juniors and adults. Whether you are looking to play competitive squash or just want a friendly game we have something for you.
Why not come and join us?
Membership Secretary: Stephen Rowsby - 07815 929423
The Sedgefield Twinning Association was founded in October 1982 between Sedgefield and the German town of Hamminkeln. Originally run by the Town Council, the STA is now run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers on behalf of the council. We try to organise a visit to Hamminkeln every other year, and on the alternate year we like to welcome Germans to Sedgefield. Over the years, we have seen a number of very successful exchanges and the development of great friendships!
During the year, the STA organises various events to get together and to catch up with other twinners. This is often also a great opportunity to raise awareness in the village of the benefits of positive international contacts and how we would like to see it grow further, for instance through the involvement of young people and sporting organisations. The Sedgefield Harriers have already built strong links with Hamminkeln with regular attendance at each others’ sporting events and it would be great if other groups or individuals would like to build on these foundations or simply join in the fun!
If anyone would like further details on our activities, please don’t hesitate to contact our STA secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographic Club – ZOOM - 15th Oct, 29th Oct. 12th Nov, 26th Nov, 10th Dec, 24th Dec. and then the first meeting at Ceddesfeld Hall will be on 7th Jan 2022
Book Group – 2nd Thursday (M) 10 am to 12pm
Scribes – Fortnightly Wednesday (afternoon) 1pm - 3pm
1st Monday in the Month – See the notice board for meeting details.