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.
18 Feb at 10.30 am - All age worship (includes Grace Space). - Refreshments will be served after this Service.
25 " at 10.30 am - led by Mr Peter Beal
4 March at 6.00 pm - led by Mrs Susan Tilley
11 " at 10.30 am - Rev Rohama Asif (Holy Communion)
18 " at 6.00 pm - led by Mr A. Golphin
25 " at 10.30 am - Palm Sunday led by Mr Peter Beal
1 April at 6.00 pm - Easter Day with Rev Rohama Asif
Latest Church News and Events
Ash Wednesday (14 Feb.): This special day was the beginning of Lent - the 40 day period (excluding Sundays) leading up to Easter. Click here if you wish to know more about Lent.
Prayer & Quiet time: The next meeting of the Prayer Group is on 19 February then 5 and 19 March. Everyone is welcome to join this small group however, 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 - The meeting on 20 Feb. (in Social Area) will discuss Phillipians Chapter 4.
Then each Tuesday from 27 Feb, until 27 March, the group will be following a course for Lent - "Living Faith - Invitations from the Cross". All meetings in this period will be in the Church Social Area from 10.45 am until 12 noon. Everyone welcome.
Y21: The Soup Morning was a great success and raised £155 for Y21 youth group. The leaders wish to thank everyone who attended and/or gave donations.
Water Aid: Have you noticed the jam jars at the back of the church? Mary has been given some sleeves to go in jam jars so that spare coins can be dropped in throughout Lent with all the money saved being donated to Water Aid. 663 million people across the world don't have clean water. World Water Day is on 22 March so the jars will be collected after that date. Thank you.
Open Door: Printed copies of our February 2018 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!
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.
The amount of referrals increased from 120 per month in 2016 to 170 per month in 2017. Your help is always appreciated!
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.
As 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 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