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.
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
Advent: Sunday, 3 Dec was the first Sunday of the four week period of Advent (meaning 'coming') leading up to Christmas. Click here to find out more about Advent.
Christmas Cards: Rather than send lots of Christmas cards to your Church friends, you can put one one card up on the board at the back of the Church, then donate the money you have saved to "Water Aid". The need for fresh water throughout the world is vital so every little helps.
Prayer & Quiet time: The next meeting of the Prayer Group will be in the Social Area on Monday, 18 December 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: The next meeting is for "Table Talk" in the Cozy Cafe in the Hall on the 19 December from 11.00 am until 12 noon. Everyone is very welcome.
Journey to the Centre of the Christmas Pudding: This is for all the Village Community and for all ages to enjoy on the lead up to Christmas. The 'journey' this year will be on Thursday, 14 December. Start in Church at 6.30 pm and listen to the lovely voices of the children of Springwell School Choir. Then move to the main hall to make a Christingle and finally (weather permitting) join the carolers in the car park. Light refreshments will be available.
Carols by Candlelight - Sunday, 17 December at 6 pm. Our traditional Carol Service with readings, the choir, and of course, communal carols. Ian Stimpson, our Circuit Evangelism Enabler will be leading the Service which is always popular. So put a prominent date in your diary - and don't forget your torch!
Open Door: Printed copies of our December 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!
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/packets of cereal, fruit, green beans, red beans, potatoes and UHT milk. Nappies (mainly size 4 & 5) are also in demand.
The amount of referrals has increased from 120 per month in 2016 to 170 per month this year. 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