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parish reading group

The next meeting of the Reading group will be on Tuesday 14 March at 8:00pm at Orchard House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3DB. We will be discussing Alessandro Manzoni: The Betrothed. We will also select next term’s books.

When you reach Orchard House come into the entrance, read the notice and dial 48 after the preliminaries. This will contact the lounge where we meet. For more information please contact Margaret Harvey on [0191] 3840080 or email, All are welcome.

Parish Reading Group

The Reading Group will meet on Tuesday 16 May to discuss Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad, and on Tuesday 27 June, to discuss Hans Fallada, Alone in Berlin.

Meetings are at 8pm at Orchard House, New Elvet. If you go to the front entrance, read the notice and dial 48 to be let in.

The group is open to all and new members are welcome. For further information Contact Margaret Harvey . tel 0191 3840080 or


The next meeting of the group will be on Tuesday 25 October at 8:00pm at 25 Orchard House. We will discuss Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch.

Photo by Johannes Jansson
Photo by Johannes Jansson

All are welcome. The Group is open to undergraduates and post-graduates as well as parishioners and their friends.

On arrival at the front entrance to Orchard House dial 48 on the key pad, following its instructions which will lead you to the lounge where everyone will meet.

Parish Reading Group

The parish reading group  have arranged to meet for a meal together at The Rose Tree in Shincliffe at 7.30pm on 24 June. Please contact Margaret Harvey (  or 0191 3840080) if you would like to go.

Future meetings of the reading group will be at 25 Orchard House at 8pm on the following dates:

16 August to discuss J.R.R. Tolkien, Tree and Leaf

25 October to discuss Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch

6 December to discuss Michael Frame, Sweet Dreams.