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.
16 February at 6.00 pm - Rev Jane Carter (Holy Communion)
26 " at 10.30 am - Mrs Noreen Herdman (first Sunday in Lent)
Church News and Events
Tuesday Fellowship - Meetings are every Tuesday, 10.30 am until 12 noon in the Social room. All welcome. The group is currently discussing a series of bible-studies on the theme 'Growing Older and Wiser'.
18 February: ' Dealing with fears' Psalm 71 v. 1 - 13
25 February: 'Lifelong Trust' Psalm 71 v. 14 - 24
Prayer & Quiet time: The date of the next meeting is 24 February at 2 pm in the Social Area. 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.
Valentine's Coffee Morning: Saturday, 15 February 10 am until 12 noon. This special fundraiser coffee morning is being organised by 'Ladies Who Lunch.' Everyone very welcome.
Fundraising Meeting: This is the annual meeting where the majority of events to raise funds for our Church are discussed and added to the Church calendar. Fresh ideas are always welcome plus this is a time when you could volunteer to help organise or just to help at an event. The meeting is from 10 am with tea/coffee available.
Craft and Chatter: Everyone - church member or not, are welcome to this group which now meets in the Social Area every Thursday from 10 am until 12 noon. Come along and share your skills or learn a new one. Start crafting for a worthwhile cause, bring something you are working along or just come along for a chat. Some of the group are busy knitting poppies which will be used to decorate the 'big wheel' at the Community Centre (The Hall!) for 40's Weekend in June.
Choir Practices - are every Thursday from 2 - 3 pm in the Social room. New members who enjoy singing are welcome. The choir is especially looking for more men. Speak to Peter if you or someone you know might be interested.
Open Door: Printed copies of our February 2020 newsletter are available from the back of the church, the rack in the Social Area or can be read online by clicking here.
Items for inclusion in future issues of Open Door are always welcome!
Washington Community Food Project. There are copies on the Notice Boards of the recent email received from the Food Bank to thank everyone for their support during 2019.
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 2 February, they were running low on the following items:
Sugar, tinned carrots and tinned fruit, babies nappies - size 5 & 6 also deodorant and shower gel for both men and ladies.
Donations can be dropped off at any of their drop offs. The drop off at Oxclose Church has now moved to their new unit in the Galleries - upstairs opposite Virgin Money and open Monday to Friday - 10 am until 3 pm, so please take any donations there instead.
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 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 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