Find out more about Middleton St George Community Centre

The Middleton St George Community Association exists to improve the lives of community members by providing educational, recreational and social activities, and to run and maintain a community centre as a base for those activities. If you would like to know more about our purpose, vision or history please select one of the buttons below.

The Trustees

David Darling

Secretary and Acting Chairman

I moved to Middleton St George late September 2018 with my wife Maria.

Being in business for most part of my life I currently share responsibility with Maria in her shoe business. I retired in 2016 and have held various positions of office for several voluntary organisations, all involving the building of community relations. I wanted to become involved with the local community here and so I offered to help with the Community Centre and became a Trustee early in 2019.  I became Secretary in May and Acting Chairman in July 2019.

I am looking forward to helping my fellow Trustees with the continued projects of the Community Centre and offering my business skills to help wherever I can.

Louise Seniscal

Vice Chair

My name is Louise Seniscal, I have been on the Community Association committee since 2014 and took the role of Vice Chairperson in 2017.

My husband and I moved into the village from Hurworth in 2005, wanting to be part of a community. We have two girls who have grown up in the village, and we all now have many friends who live in Middleton St George.

I work in a large primary school in Middlesbrough three days a week, as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.  I have worked there for 21 years, working with children from 3-9 years of age.

My role as a Trustee is where I feel I can help improve your Community Centre.  I have always enjoyed working as part of a team, and enjoy a challenge!

Alistair Mathieson

Treasurer

My name is Ali Mathieson. I joined the Community Association, becoming a Trustee in August 2018 and was appointed Treasurer. I have lived in and around Hurworth most of my adult life, and after meeting my wife Julie in 2003, I moved and settled in MSG in 2004...and have no plans on leaving!

I have a back ground in Hospitality, managing hotels in and around the north east up until 2013. In 2014 I took a career change and since then have worked in Adult Mental Health. I now work for Stockton Borough Council as a Carers Advisor. I am a member of St Laurence’s Church and since 2014 have been an active member of the PCC and for 4 of those years a Church Warden.

I’m very passionate about building community spirit and bringing the village community together. I love the values and purpose the Community Association has to offer and I’m very much committed to working and delivering that, alongside a great team.

Sue Camidge

Trustee

My name is Sue Camidge. I have lived in Middleton One Row since 1988 with my husband and our two daughters. I have always been interested in keeping fit, and in 2013 I started a Zumba class at the Community Centre. It was a great opportunity to meet local residents. Subsequently I was invited to attend a meeting to meet the committee and I am now a Trustee.

I have a Level 3 fitness qualification and not only run Zumba classes, but I teach Pilates, Ballroom Dancing, keep fit and a Latin class, all at the Community Centre.

Julie Mathieson

Trustee

I moved to MSG with my family in 1983 when I was 11, and, despite a couple of attempts to live elsewhere, I have never managed to feel more at home anywhere than in this village. Having been a lifelong Christian, I became a member of St Laurence’s Church within a couple of months of moving to MSG, and I remain an active member of the church family to this day. The community feel that I have experienced within church life has given me a deeper understanding of the meaning, and importance, of community at a wider level and that was what led me to become an active member of the Community Association Committee in 2016.

I am utterly committed to this community, and to the Community Association’s objectives. To me, there can be nothing of greater importance to a growing and changing community than togetherness, respect and love, and that is what I hope to bring to this community through my commitment to MSG Community Association. In my spare time, I am a wife, a mother to 3 wonderful children, a solicitor, and the Managing Director of a fairly demanding law firm, DMA Law Limited, which covers a number of towns and cities in the North East. I am also an active member of MSG’s Slimming World group.

Catherine Gilsenan

Trustee

Hi.  I’m Catherine Gilsenan.  I have been a Community Association Trustee and Committee Member since 2014.

My husband (Mike), son (Christopher) and I have lived in Middleton St George since January 2006.  Mike and I are originally from Darlington.

My profession is Translator, Interpreter and Private Language Tutor (French and Spanish), and for several years I have taught a weekly Spanish Class at the Community Centre during term time.

Maria Darling

Trustee

After living out of the area for quite some time I returned to my roots in this beautiful part of the country in 2018.  Having spent most of my working life in the corporate sector, I still run my own business, although on a part-time basis now, so that my husband and I can spend more time doing things together.  I also teach English as a foreign language to students in the summer.

As a new-comer to MSG I was keen to become involved in the local community and so became a Trustee of the Community Association in 2019.  I will take great pleasure in helping to build on what has been achieved so far by a great committee, in order to help the Community Association grow and prosper for future generations.

In addition, we are blessed with the help and support of a number of community members, especially Shiromi Davison who has been generous with their time, talents and money to help us maintain and develop this community facility for the benefit of all.

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Address

Middleton St George Community Centre

Water Park

Station Road

Middleton St George

Darlington

DL2 1JG

Email - msgcommunitycentre@gmail.com

Telephone - 01325 520702