Dear Friends

Here we are now in October, the season is changing from summer (but we haven’t had summer yet I hear you say) to autumn and we are starting to see the leaves changing colour. Life is constantly changing, many of us do not welcome change, we like things to stay the same,  but alas DTM  is not exempt from change and July saw a big change as Sandra left her post as Missioner. Happily for Sandra this was due to her getting married on 1 August and moving to Chopwell to be with her new husband Paul.   Sandra was sad to be leaving, but the vacancy left by Sandra is where I come in. It was a real pleasure for me to be given the post of Missioner and meeting you all has also been a pleasure. I would just like to reassure all of you that I will do my best to continue the good work that DTM does.

My first outing as Missioner was the Redcar Trip  The weather was kind to us, no rain and we even had some sun (perhaps that was our summer!), an enjoyable day out thanks to all those who participated. There are further events planned for the rest of this year, which I hope as many of you as are able will be coming along to. I look forward to meeting up with everyone regularly either at our events or as I make my visits. Don’t forget if you need to contact me I am in the DTM office Mondays and Thursdays on telephone number 01325-734995 or you can contact me on my mobile telephone number 07943251357at all other times. God Bless, Sue.



We have a new office phone number which is 734995.  You can leave a message, and Sue will be able to listen to them even on days she is not in the office.


Forthcoming events


18th October – Sing-along and tea at the Gardens Residential Home.

15th November – Trip to Peter Barratt’s garden centre and tea.

9th December – Carol service at All Saint’s Church, Blackwell.


A letter of thanks from the very new Mr & Mrs Tyreman!

On Saturday 17thSeptember we got married at All Saints & Salutation Church in Blackwell. We had the most wonderful day, and we thank all who attended to make sure we did the ‘job’ correctly!!

Instead of wedding gifts, we asked for donations to the Town Mission, to help further our work. Some of our friends & volunteers either gave a cheque or left a name on their gift BUT many didn’t.

So this is the reason for the public vote of thanks, as we want everyone who gave anonymously to know how grateful we both are for your generosity. We, also hope you all enjoyed the ceremony as much as we did.

We were able to donate £785-00p.

Thank you from both of us once again.

Anne & Brian xx 

In June the volunteers had a get together and it was good to be able to photograph Missioners past and present.




Car Boot Fair  - This raised a total of £135.

Community Carnival 25th June – A successful event which raised our profile and raised £79.

Barbecue – attended by over 40 people, a very successful event which raised £367.

Street Collection – raised £106.


Thanks to all who helped at these events.  It all helps to raise our profile.  Who knows, we may be well known soon, by all the people of Darlington. 

Future Events.



A demonstration by Karen, one of Elm Ridge Garden Centre’s Florists on Tuesday 8th November, 2pm, at Salutation Hall. Tickets are £5.00 to include tea and cake.  There will also be a raffle of some of the items created during the demonstration.

Tickets are available from Sue Murton 243765 or Brian Tyreman 464123.

Carol Singing at Morrison’s, North Road.


We hope to sing some Carols in December at Morrison’s, but the date has not been confirmed yet.  Let Brian know if you are interested in coming along and we will let you know the date. 


Streets of Darlington.


1. A rich fruit cake. (6-6)

2. A deep dark hole (9)

3. A pink wader (8-5)

4. No Yachts here (6-4)

5. Little mermaid land (7-6)

6. A parson’s home? (8-4)

7. Spicy Sausages (10-6)

8. A gem of a place (4-6)

9. A place for fruit trees (7-4)

10. The three-in-one (7-4)


1. How many furlongs in a mile?

2. In the Nursery Rhyme, who ‘kissed the girls and made them cry’?

3. In the early 20thcentury where would you have gone to see Marie Lloyd, Vesta Tilley and Harry Lauder perform?

4. In the second World War, where was ‘Station X’ based?