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.
28 April at 10.30 am - led by Peter Beal
5 May at 6.00 pm - Rev Rohama Asif (Holy Communion)
12 " at 10.30 am - Rev Rohama Asif (Holy Communion) *
also at 6.00 pm - Easter Offering Service at Windy Nook
19 May at 6.00 pm - led by Rev C. Hardiman
26 " at 10.30 am - led by Peter Beal
Church News and Events
Easter is the most significant time in our Christian calendar. Please click here if you wish to know more about Lent and Easter (it's not all about bunnies and chocolate eggs!)
* Annual General Meeting: Please note the AGM will take place on 12 May. This will follow a shortened morning service on that day.
Tuesday Fellowship: Please note there is no meeting n Tuesday, 23 April.
On Tuesday, 30 April, the group will be meeting with Rev Rohama and Ian Stimpson to discuss possibilities for the future of our Church. Everyone welcome - in the Social Area from 10.30 am unti 12 noon.
Christian Aid Coffee Morning: This annual event is on 27 April from 10 am until 12 noon. The loss of life and devastation in Mozambique and Malawi is beyond words. More than a million people are in need so please come along and support this fundraising event.
Prayer & Quiet time: The dates of the next meetings are 29 April and 13 May. 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.
Church Lunch: The next Seniors' lunch is on Wednesday, 1 May at 12.30 pm.
Coffee & Hot Cross Buns: Florence and Marjorie would like to thank everyone who came along and supported this event or gave donations also thank you to the those people who helped serve etc. It was an enjoyable morning and £168.50 was raised towards Church funds.
"Open the Book" - this is progressing well when it is taken into Springwell School once a month however, it would be lovely to have a list of people to occasionally help out with non-speaking parts when others can't make it. It will be appreciated if names can be given to Shirley Quinn.
Mike Pickard Bequest: The 40 folding chairs (similar to the ones we have already) and a trolley to hold them have arrived. This means we can now dispose of the cumbersome plastic chairs making it easier to set up and clear up for coffee mornings etc. If anyone would like one or more of these old plastic chairs, please see any member of the Property and Finance Committee.
Open Door: Printed copies of our April 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!
Annual General Meeting: Please note the AGM has been cancelled until 12 May. This will follow a shortened morning service on that day.
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 31 March, they were in need of: small jars of coffee, packets of Pasta 'n Sauce, toilet rolls, noodles, tinned potatoes and UHT milk. 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 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