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.
29 April at 3.00 pm - Rev Rohama Asif (Holy Communion) - this Service will be followed by the Church Annual General Meeting which will be held in the Social Area
6 May at 6.00 pm - Rev Rohama Asif (Holy Communion)
13 " at 10.30 am - Rev Hugh Sperring
20 " at 10 30 am - Local Arrangement
also at 6 00 pm - Circuit Service at Wrekenton
27 May at 10.30 am - Rev Rohama Asif (Holy Communion)
Latest Church News and Events
Prayer & Quiet time: Mondays, 7 and 21 May are the dates of the next meetings in the Social Area - at 2 pm. 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 - All ;welcome - next meeting is in the Social Area on Tuesday, 24 April 10.45 am until 12 noon. At each meeting between Easter and Pentecost, the group is looking at issues raised in the Great 50 Days books - copies available at the back of the Church.
Church Lunch: The next senior's lunch will be on Wednesday, 2 May at 12.30 pm. Everyone is welcome to come along to this friendly, monthly 2 course meal (followed by tea/coffee). Click here for further information.
Y21: Youth in the 21st Century - Unfortunately, two of the Y21 leaders are standing down which leaves only 4 regular leaders. Could you, or do you know of anyone who could spare one and a half hours now and again on a Thursday from 6 pm, so that this popular youth group can keep running.? Please click here to leave contact details.
Coffee & Hot Cross Buns: Florence and Marjory would like to like to thank everyone who supported this event by coming along or giving a donation. A brilliant £211 was raised for Church Funds.
Water Aid: Mary wishes to thank everyone who helped with this appeal over the period of Lent. The amount raised was £193.46 and will help make such a difference in those countries where clean water is still needed.
Open Door: Printed copies of our April 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!
Thy Kingdom Come - is a worldwide call to prayer which remembers the disciples waiting in expectation between the ascension of Jesus and Pentecost. This year, it will take place from Thursday, 10 May until Sunday, 20 May inclusive. During these days our Church will be open for quiet prayer each morning between 10.30 am and 11.30.am. (On Sundays 13 and 20 May, there will be a worship service at 10.30 am).
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