Tuesday, 26 January 2016

St Michaels and All Angels has a new website!

St Michael and All Angels C of E church in Esh might date from 1283, but a new website puts it firmly in the twenty-first century! http://www.stmichaelandallangelsesh.btck.co.uk provides details of service times, baptisms, weddings and funerals, the Parochial Church Council, and how to get involved with the Friends of the Church initiative, as well as much more! 

Temple Chevallier, 1794-1873
St Michael's has a rich history: King Edward I attended Mass there on 10th September 1306, and the celebrated astronomer, scientist, mathematician and theologian and clergyman, Temple Chevallier,
famous for his work on sunspots, as well as translating the works of several Church Fathers. Chevallier is buried in the churchyard, which is also the site of a Commonwealth War Grave, that of 552228 Trooper William Francis Leopold Scott, who died in 1940 whilst serving with the Royal Armoured Corps. All are welcome at the church: check out their website for details of how to visit, worship, and get involved! 

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Burns Night Celebration

Esh will be celebrating the life and poetry of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) with a Burns Night supper on Friday 22nd January 2016, at 7pm onwards in the Parish/ Sports Hall.
Entertainment will be provided by 'Just Us, and tickets (£5.00 adults; £1.00 children) include a buffet supper and a glass of wine or soft drink. All proceeds to St Michael and All Angels Church.

For more information and to buy tickets, please see Gillian (14 Green Court) or Evelyn (7 Front Street).

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Esh Village Residents' Association Monthly Meeting

Happy New Year! A quick reminder that the next EVRA meeting will take place tomorrow night, Thursday 14th January 2016, at 7.30pm in The Cross Keys. Items on the agenda include a report on the recent Esh speeding survey compiled by Durham Constabulary and Durham Council Council and planning for the AGM. Everyone is very welcome to join us, whether you've attended a meeting before or not... the more the merrier!