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.
Please note due to the current situation regarding Covid, the decision has been made to close our church until further notice.
Please click here to read the latest meditation from our Minister, Rev Matt Sheard during lockdown.
Online Bede Circuit Services continue to be streamed live on Zoom, as follows:
Sundays - 28 February and 7, 14 March at 10.30 am - Worship Together
Wednesdays - 24 February and 3, 10 March at 10.00 am - Bede Morning Prayer Service
Please email Rev Matt or leave your contact details here if you need ID and Password details for these Zoom services.
Click here for details of how to download the Zoom App. This is a wonderful opportunity to share together in what continues to be difficult times. After each Sunday service , there is an opportunity to 'meet' with others in groups.
Church News and Events
Lent, an important season in our Church calendar, began on Ash Wednesday, 17 February. During this period, we can reflect on the events leading up to Easter. Click here if you wish to know more about Lent.
You are invited to look at and use our online Lent Labrinth, "Journey to the Cross" as shown below. This is being hosted by Glebe Church website and includes 15 stations for you to reflect on. The videos have approx. 2-3 minutes input and then some quiet music to aid reflection.
Please click here to access and not on the picture.
On-line Bible Study: These sessions are - Mondays at 7.00 pm and Thursdays at 10.30 am.
During lent, the group will be looking at 'A Methodist Way of Life'. The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission ie., Worship, Learning and Caring, Service and Evangelism.
Please email Rev Matt or leave your contact details here for the Zoom ID and Password.
Zoom hymn-sing-along: These are informal sessions of approx. 45 minutes of generally new and old hymns with a few prayers etc., to let everyone have a good sing while opportunities to sing are so restricted . Please contact Rev Matt (phone 4312572) or leave your email details here, if you wish to be included in his list of people taking part in these normally weekly hymn-sing-alongs.
Pastoral Needs: Please contact Rev Matt (phone 4312572) or your appointed Pastoral Visitor.
A Weekly Worship Sheet is still being prepared by the Circuit Ministry Team and can be emailed to you, (your email details to Rev Matt please, if you wish to receive these). Peter Beal is kindly distributing some printed copies around the Village. Please contact Peter if you live in Springwell and would like to be added to his list alternatively, click here to leave your details.
Open Door: Copies of our February 2021 newsletter have been sent out where an email address is known. Please leave your details here if you wish to receive the newsletter by email into your personal inbox.
It can also be read online by clicking here.
Items for inclusion in future issues of Open Door are always welcome - please use the Contact page here!
Craft and Chatter: Although this group has had to be cancelled, crafting can continue at home, especially the knitting and crocheting of poppies, which will form displays at the next village Forties Weekend (hopefully 2021!). If you are running short of wool, Lynn has some - please telephone 4163594.
Washington Community Food Project (WCFP) - Anyone furloughed, out of work, working less hours or for ANY reason find themselves in difficulty or crisis, is urged to contact WCFP who can support and help both individuals and families in many ways without referral.
The Food Bank is based in unit 0 upstairs in The Galleries where they are open for referrals and donations, etc Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12 noon - 3pm. Regular donation points remain at Sainsbury's and Sainsbury's Teal Farm. Please note the collection trolley at Asda is no longer for this Food Bank but now collects for the Trussell Trust, Sulgrave.
For Springwell Village, there is a collection box on the drive of Chris and Caroline Lane at 4 Highworth Drive (just off Uplands Way) with regular deliveries to WCFP.
Our Church is unable to be a collection point for the Food Bank due to present circumstances.
Donations can be dropped off at any of their many drop offs - see above and their Facebook page.
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.
Supplies of toiletries and sanitary products are always appreciated.
As demand is increasing more than ever in these difficult times, 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 Job Centre, 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 are on the website: www.wcfp.org.uk also up to date news etc on Facebook:- www.facebook.com/pagesWashington-Community-Food-Project