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.
20 Oct at 6.00 pm - Rev Deborah Wainwright
27 " at 10.30 am - led by Alan Bell
Church News and Events
Tuesday Fellowship - Every Tuesday morning in the Social Room, 10.30 am - 11.45 am starting with tea/coffee. All very welcome. On Tuesday - 22 October there will be no Fellowship meeting as such because of the School Harvest.
On 29 October the group will begin a series of 6 sessions, leading up to Christmas, using a study guide called " Love the Stranger: Migration, the Bible and our societies." More people in the world are on the move and living away from home than at any time in history. The group will be thinking about how as Christians we should respond. All welcome to these meetings.
School Harvest Service: On Tuesday, 22 Oct. at 11 am in Chapel, Springwell Village Primary School will be holding its Harvest Service, led by children of year 5 (9 - 10 year olds). Any members who would like to come along and sit at the back will be welcome.
Prayer & Quiet time: The dates of the next meeting is Church Monday, 28 October. 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.
Shoe Box Appeal: Saturday, 26 October will be the annual pack-up day when tea/coffee will also be served 10 am until 12 noon. So come along to help fill the boxes or just have a cuppa as all proceeds will go towards transport of the boxes. Any gifts can be left at the back of the Church throughout this month. Please note toothpaste and sweets can no longer be sent - see Jackie, Stuart, Elsa or any of the stewards if you are unsure what to donate. 91 boxes were filled last year so it is hoped this generosity will be match (or exceeded!) this year. Thank you.
Date for your diary: Our Christmas Fayre will be on Saturday, 9 November from 11 am until 1 pm. More details to follow at a later date.
Open Door: Printed copies of our October 2019 newsletter are available from the back of the church or can be read online by clicking here.
Items for inclusion in future issues of Open Door are always welcome!
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.
A copy of the letter from the Food Bank and giving an up-date, is on the Notice Board at the back of the Church. This includes notification of their move to new permanent premises in the Galleries as well as details of the amount of food parcels etc distributed.
At 29 Sepember, they were in need of: UHT milk, packets of Pasta 'n sauce and savoury rice, biscuits plus tins of potatoes, carrots, corned beef, tuna and also tinned fruit.
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 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 are on the website: www.wcfp.org.uk also up to date news etc on Facebook:- www.facebook.com/pagesWashington-Community-Food-Project