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.
Good News - our Church is open! Please note time changes.
Sunday, 25 October at 6 pm - Rev Matt Sheard
" 1 November at 3 pm - Local Arrangement
" 8 " " at 10.30 am - Peter Beal (Remembrance Service)
" 15 " " at 3 pm - Rev Matt Sheard (Church Anniversary)
Please observe social distancing rules at all times and follow our Covid regulations as directed by the stewards. Masks should be worn at all times - these and gloves will be available, if needed.
Are you maybe unsteady on your feet? - please stay seated at the end of the service and a steward will show you out via the safer route through to the hall door so avoiding the steps.
Please contact Shirley Quinn, our Covid - 19 Co-ordinator if you have any queries or concerns regarding the safety aspect of returning to church.
Online Bede Circuit Services continue to be streamed live on Zoom, as follows:
Sundays - 25 October, 1 November at 10.30 am - Bede Worship Service
Wednesdays - 21, 28 Oct. 4 November at 10.00 am - Bede Morning Prayer Service
The ID and Password for these meetings are as shown below.
Click here for details of how to download the Zoom App. This is a wonderful opportunity to share together in what we know continue difficult and taxing times. After each Sunday service , there is an opportunity to 'meet' with others in groups.
Church News and Events
Rev Matt's Circuit letter for this week: Based on 'Jesus says "Love one another as I have loved you, so you must love one another." (John 13: 34). Click here to read.
Church Council: Please note there is a meeting scheduled for all members on Wednesday, 21 October at 2 pm. This meeting will be held in Church so that social distancing etc can be applied.
On-line Bible Study: Philippians every Monday at 7 pm and repeated every Thursday at 10.30 am
ID: 91968795706 Password: 711688
Zoom hymn-sing-along: Please contact Rev Matt (phone 4312572) or leave your email details here, if you wish to be included in his list of people wishing to take part in 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 October 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 next year's village Forties Weekend If you are running short of wool, Lynn has some - please telephone 4163594.
Washington Community Food Project - The Food Bank has returned to its unit 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