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.
Advent 2021 began on Sunday, November 28th, starting
the celebration season for the birth of Jesus Christ with
the the Advent season ending on Christmas Eve.
Click here to learn more about Advent.
5 December at 10.30 am - led by Alan Bell (Gift Service)
12 " at 6.00 pm - Rev Matt Sheard (Carol Service)
15 " at 4.00 pm - Rev matt Sheard (Carol Service)
19 " at 10.30 am - led by Peter Beal
28 " Please note there is no Service
2 January at 10.30 am - Rev Matt Sheard (Covenant Service with Holy Communion)
Online Bede Circuit Services continue to be streamed live on Zoom, as follows:-
Every Wednesday morning at 10.00 am - Bede Morning Prayer Service
Online Weekly Bible Study Every Thursday, at 7.00 pm.
Please email Rev Matt or leave your contact details here if you need ID and Password details for any Zoom of these services.
Click here for details of how to download the Zoom App.
Church News and Events
Carols by Candlelight: There are to be 2 Services in church, as shown above however, because of the ongoing Covid situation, the number of people allowed at each Service is only 35. Flyers are being delivered around the Village with cut of sections to complete if you wish to attend either service or please see any church member or steward or leave your contact details here.
Fellowship and Bible Study:
7 December 10.30 am - 11.45 am Continuing the Advent series: Coming of the Saviour - Nothing is Impossible: Mary and the Angel - Luke 1: 26-56
14 December: Please note there is no fellowship meeting as many members will be leading "Open the Book" Christmas Service in church for the school.
Prayer & Quiet Time: Tuesday, 14 December 9.45 am - 10.30 am
Craft and Chatter: This social group is meeting every Thursday from 10 am until 12 noon in the Social Area. 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 or maybe bring along something you are already busy with. Enjoy a cuppa and chat while you work.
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 December 2021 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.
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