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 March at 6.00 pm - Rev Rohama Asif (Holy Communion)
24 " at 10.30 am - Rev Rohama Asif (Holy Communion)
31 " at 3.00 pm - Rev Rohama Asif
7 April at 6.00 pm - Local Arrangement
14 " at 10.30 am - led by Mr A. Golphin
Church News and Events
Annual General Meeting: Please note the AGM has been cancelled until 12 May. This will follow a shortened morning service on that day.
Prayer & Quiet time: The date of the next meetings are 25 March and 8 April. 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 Lent Course - The group is following "Another Story Must Begin," based on the novel and musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables." This course explores the grace of God, our fallen state and opportunities for redemption.
Tuesday, 19 March - Week 2: 'The Bishop of Digne'
Tuesday, 26 March - Week 3: 'Jean Valjean'
Before each meeting, please read the relevant section headed 'To start you thinking' in the course book, and bring a bible to the meetings which will be held in the Church Social Area 10.30 am until 12 noon.
Everyone very welcome!
Mike Pickard Bequest: The Property and Finance Committee are pleased to announce that 40 folding chairs (similar to the ones we have already) and a trolley to hold them are now on order.
Leprosy Mission: A special appeal is being made for Nepal and every pound raised in the UK between January and April will be matched by our Government. This is a rare opportunity which may not happen again. The money raised will prevent still present but avoidable disability caused by leprosy.
Mary would therefore like to gather in all money from the collection boxes people have at home. She will then add this to the proceeds etc of the recent Coffee Morning so the total sent to the Leprosy Mission can be doubled by the Government.
Open Door: Printed copies of our March 2019 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!
South Tyneside Asylum Seekers: At the recent Sunday morning Service, the Rev Cynthia Hardiman was telling us how she and some of the South Shields Churches were collecting to help refugees who have been given some sort of local housing. Unfortunately, some of these families come with nothing. So do you have any spare duvets, blankets, sheets or other household goods you could donate to help? - if so, Jackie will be willing to collect or, items can be left at Church. Please note everything should be in clean and good condition. Thank you!
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.
At 17 Febuary, they were in need of: Small tins of coffee, Packets of Pasta 'n Sauce and tinned tuna. Supplies of toiletries and sanitary products are always appreciated.
Examples of other 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