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 November at 10.30 am - Ellen Bell
3 December at 3.00 pm - Peter Beal
10 " at 10.30 am - S. Wake
17 " at 4.00 pm - Rev Matt Sheard (Carol Service)
Bede Circuit Zoom:
Morning Prayers: Every Wednesday at 10 am.
Please contact contact Sue at the Bede Circuit office for log in details.
Church News and Events
Prayer and Quiet Time: The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 28 Nov. in the Social room from 9.45 am until 10.30 am. All welcome.
Fellowship and Bible Study: Meetings are every Tuesday from 10.30 am until 11.45 am in the social room starting with tea/coffee and chat.
Beginning 21 Nov: Candles in the Dark - Reflections for ADVENT
drawing inspiration from characters whose faith brought us light and who prepared the way of the Lord. Why not join us for our Advent Reflections? All very welcome.
Craft & Chatter: This social group meets every Thursday from 10 am until 12 noon in the Social room and will be back on Thursday, 7 September at 10 am, after the summer break.
Everyone is very welcome - old or young, church member or not, faith or no faith - whether you are an experienced crafter or a complete beginner. Pass on your skills or learn new ones, Knit/crochet/sew items for charity - or maybe bring along your own project. Enjoy a cuppa and chat while you work. Click here for more information.
Open Door: Copies of our October 2023 newsletter are now available in Church. 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.
Pastoral Needs: Please contact Rev Matt (phone 4312572) or your appointed Pastoral Visitor. We now have fewer Pastoral Visitors so if you think you could fulfil this role, please have a chat with Mary or Pat W. who can let you know what is involved.
Washington Community Food Project (WCFP) - Anyone 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 in our Church main hall with regular deliveries to WCFP. Donations always gratefully received.
Donations can also 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