Together Everyone Achieves More
Our achievements so far . . .
Once the group was formed in 1999, we embarked on a complete assessment of the church buildings and determined that the first priorities had to be the installation of two new electrical distribution boxes and the repair and redecoration of many areas of plasterwork on the church walls,
We then turned our attention to the provision of a disabled toilet in the vestry for church members and visitors and helped with the replacement of the church footpath, steps and light columns.
The re-ordering of the entrance porch to give level access and the installation of a stone ramp and associated joinery works followed before we moved on to the transformation of the South Transept into a quiet chapel.
Friends have also supported urgent repairs to parts of the church flooring, the hinges on the main entrance door, parts of the heating system, exterior painting and twice- yearly gutter cleaning,
More recently, members have met half the cost of providing a completely new lighting system throughout the building and have enabled major and minor repairs to various parts of the stonework - a project that will continue for the next 20 years. The memorial display cabinet in the porch has now been refurbished.
And in the future . . .
Plans are now in the pipeline to install a new heating system, transform the North Transept into an interactive local Heritage Centre, provide gallery space for local artists, photographers and craft groups and to lift the crossing floor to allow the staging of more concerts and other public performances. The Welcome Room will also be refurbished.
St.Edmund's Church, Cross Hill, Sedgefield, Stockton-On-Tees TS21 3AT
Chairman: Dr Alistair Irvine, Neasless Farm, Sedgefield, Stockton on Tees. TS21 3HE
Secretary: Mrs. Alison Hodgson, 18 Hardwick Road, Sedgefield Co Durham TS21 2AL
Treasurer: Mrs. Lynda Clegg, 16 Hardwick Road, Sedgefield, Co Durham TS21 2AL
Membership Secretary: Mr Brian Mutch, 6 Hasledon Grove, Sedgefield, Co. Durham TS21 2JW