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THE DIOCESE OF DURHAM
www.durham.anglican.org

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PRESS RELEASE

ISSUED ON BEHALF OF:

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND DIOCESE OF DURHAM

DATE:        

14/02/13 15:00

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Keith Blundy

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-BEGINS-

East Durham Church Refurbishment Earns Praise From Bishop

The Bishop of Jarrow has praised a partnership between St Cuthbert‘s Church in Peterlee, east Durham, and leading repairs and maintenance provider Kier that has provided a new kitchen as part of the refurbishments.

The refurbishments included fitting new wall and floor tiling, a new kitchen donated by Kier and painting the kitchen areas of the church to give them a fresh new look.

During the project, employees from Kier were joined on site by local trainees from East Durham Partnerships (EDP), a local charity which provides work experience opportunities and employability training to young people in the area.

As well as providing labour, EDP funded new flooring for the church. The refit took just one week with suppliers supporting the development: New Deck provided the flooring, Hewitts donated a hand-basin and Pyeroy carried out an asbestos survey – all free of charge.

The new kitchen will be used by community groups and church goers to cater for church events and will promote social inclusion for local people by encouraging people to get out and about and meet new people.

The Right Revd Mark Bryant, Bishop of Jarrow, said: “What’s very exciting is that this enables the church to really engage with this community There’s a real need for places where people can come for community arts things and receptions after Christenings and things like this. That is now all going to be possible. This is just what a church in a community like this ought be doing.“

* An audio report on this story can be found at http://audioboo.fm/boos/1211163-east-durham-church-refurbishment-earns-praise-from-bishop

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Image-4 Cnlr Bob Kyle – Mayor of Peterlee; The Right Revd Mark Bryant – Bishop of Jarrow; Neil Seargent – East Durham Partnership Coordinator; Terry Hanlon – Corporate Social Responsibility Manager – Kier Construction; Joanne Benson – Church Warden.

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Image-7 Cnlr Bob Kyle – Mayor of Peterlee; The Right Revd Mark Bryant – Bishop of Jarrow; Neil Seargent – East Durham Partnership Coordinator; Terry Hanlon – Corporate Social Responsibility Manager – Kier Construction; Joanne Benson – Church Warden.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

  1. FURTHER INFORMATION – Diocese of Durham
    The Church of England Diocese of Durham is based in Durham and also covers the historic County Durham including the southern part of Tyne and Wear including South Tyneside the cities of Gateshead and Sunderland also the boroughs of Darlington, Hartlepool, and the area of Stockton-on-Tees north of the River Tees. The mission of the diocese of Durham is to reach out to all people with the Good News of Jesus Christ, through evangelism, social action, community development, engaging with issues of poverty and the environment, Fair Trade, as well as working ecumenically and with other faith groups.
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    Aegies Associates are retained by the Diocese of Durham to provide Communications services to the Diocese and The Bishops of Durham and Jarrow.

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