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.
26 Nov at 6.00 pm - Rev Rohama Asif (Holy Communion)
3 Dec at 10.30 am - Gift Service (Local Arrangement)
" " at 6.00 pm - Circuit Service at Sheriff Hill
10 " at 10.30 am - Rev Rohama Asif (Holy Communion)
17 " at 6.00 pm - Carols by Candlelight
24 " at 5.30 pm - Rev Rohama Asif
25 " at 10.00 am - led by Mr Peter Beal
Latest Church News and Events
Edna - wishes to say a big thank you to everyone who sent her such beautiful flowers and cards and expressed their love and best wishes for her 90th birthday. It confirmed her belief that our Church family here in Springwell is truly 5 star - always there in times of joy and sorrow.
Prayer & Quiet time: The next meeting of the Prayer Group will be in the Social Area on Monday, 27 November 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.
Starting in the Church Social Area on Tuesday, 21 November - a 4-week series for Advent: "So what are you waiting for?". This course is all about time and our attitude towards it. Each session includes reading a bible passage, listening to a cd and discussion. Social Area 10.45 am until 12 noon.
Everyone is very welcome to come along and join the group.
Christmas Choir: Our carol service is on Sunday, 17 December at 6 pm. The choir practices for this will be on Thursdays starting this week: 23rd, 30th of Nov., 7th, 14th Dec. from 2 pm until 3 pm. Extra voices would be welcome, so if you, or anyone you know would like to be part of the choir for this service, please speak to Peter or leave your details here.
Christmas Fayre: Thank you to everyone who worked so hard in preparation for the Fayre, everyone who donated items etc and allthose who came along and supported us on the day. A total of £1276.31 was raised for Church funds.
Shoe box Appeal: On Saturday, 28 October a record 83 boxes were filled and £150 now raised towards the transport of boxes. A huge "Well done to everyone who contributed and/or helped with this annual appeal. This was a fabulous result for such a small Church such as ours.
Y21 Hot Buttie Morning - Thank you to everyone who came to enjoy the tasty hot sandwiches and also to those who kindly gave donations. The Y21 leaders are delighted to have raised £143.64 towards Y21 funds.
Gift Service - this year is on Sunday, 3 December at 3 pm. The Gift Envelopes distributed during this current month will be dedicated during this Service. You are also welcome to leave your gifts (unwrapped please) at the back of the Church up to and including Gift Day. Your gifts will once again be sent to Washington Women's Refuge where they are very much appreciated at a time when Christmas is a particularly difficult time for some individuals and families. Gifts can be suitable for all ages (also those for men). Thank you.
Open Door: Printed copies of our November 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!
Rachel's Ramblings: The latest writings are now on the notice board at the back of the Church.
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 fish, fruit and veg. plus packets of cereal.
In July 2003, fifteen food parcels were handed out. In July 2017 this had increased to 102 parcels. 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.
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