Whoever you are or wherever you may be -
a big welcome to the
"w.w.w. home" of -
Our Christian Church family is made up of people from all walks of life who are drawn together by a common faith.
Please feel free to find out more about us on this site
and if you live or are visiting the North-East of England (near the Angel of the North or Bowes Museum), we will be delighted to see you at any of our Church Services or events.
24 Sept at 10.30 am - led by Mr Peter Beal
1 Oct. at 3.00 pm - Harvest Festival led by Mrs Irene Morgan
8 " at 10.30 am - Rev Rohama Asif (Holy Communion)
15 " at 6.00 pm - Rev Rohama Asif (Holy Communion)
22 " at 10.30 am - led by Mr Peter Beal
29 " at 3.00 pm - led by Miss J. Rutherford
Latest Church News and Events
Prayer & Quiet time: The next meeting of the Prayer Group will be in the Social Area on Tuesday, 18 September at 2 pm. You are very welcome to join this small group or alternatively, if you need help with prayers for yourself, someone else or a particular event, you may phone Mary - 0191 4161280 or click here to leave details.
Tuesday Fellowship: This group will meet in the Social Area on 19th September at 10.45 am for coffee with discussion following from 11 am until 12 noon. This week will begin a series of 7 discussions about how the bible speaks into some 21st century challenges to our Christian discipleship. This week: Integrity. Next week: Tolerance. Everyone is welcome to come along and join the group.
Coffee Morning: Saturday, 30 September for 10 am until 12 noon, in aid of Action for Children. Please come along and give your support to this worthy charity who's aim is "Doing what's right, doing what's needed, doing what works".
Open Door :
Printed copies of our September 2017 newsletter are available from the back of the church and from the rack in the Social area or can be read online by clicking here.
Items for inclusion in future issues are always welcome!
Leprosy Mission: Mary would like to thank everyone who saves money in their Leprosy Mission boxes for their continuing generous support. She has been able to send a cheque for £228.77 for Leprosy Mission Funds to James Greig, the District Organiser.
Grace Space: The next session of family breakfast followed by "messy" activities for the children while the parents relax, will be on Sunday, 8 October at 9.45 am. Click here for more information.
Washington Community Food Project. Our Church is one of the collection points for the Food Bank. There is a box at the back of the Church in which to put donations. Needed at the present time are tins of meat (mince, steak, meatballs, curry's etc) also cereals and tinned spaghetti.
Volunteers are required: It is hoped a visit can be made to every factory unit in Washington to ask each one if they will raise awareness of the Food Bank and regularly collect food for them. If you would like to help with these factory visits, please make contact through their facebook page - facebook.com/washingtoncfp/ or leave your details on our Contact page and they will be forwarded to the Food Bank.
Examples of items always needed are:-
Dried potato (Smash), UHT Milk, tins of vegetables and rice pudding. They always welcome tinned ham/corned beef/mince, dried spaghetti, cereals and pasta sauces plus the staples - tea and instant coffee. They would also appreciate donations of baby food, wipes and nappies. They also accept pet food.
Demand is increasing so it is vital that donations continue. They are very much appreciated by those people who find themselves in desperate circumstances.
People needing help, can ask the Jobcentre, their landlord, such as Gentoo, their health or social worker, some churches etc, who can make about a referral if they are in need.
The Food Bank doesn't deal with any self referrals or people who turn up on spec without going to a referral agency first."
More details including the opening times at Oxclose and also now at "Lighthouse" Concord and St Michael's Church, Usworth and at "Mind", Columbia. are on the website: www.wcfp.org.uk
also up to date news etc on Facebook:- www.facebook.com/pagesWashington-Community-Food-Project