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.
26 Sept. at 10.30 am - Peter Beal
3 Oct. at 3.00 pm - Rev Matt Sheard (Harvest festival)
10 " at 10.30 am - John Herdman
17 " at 3.00 pm - Rev Matt Sheard (Holy Communion)
24 " at 10.30 am - Peter Beal
31 " at 3.00 pm - Rev Deborah Wainwright
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 will recommence on Thursday, 23 Sept. at 7.00 pm. Please note this will be Thursdays only with no repeats.
Please email Rev Matt or leave your contact details here if you need ID and Password details for any Zoom of these services.
The Circuit is invited to share in a special Zoom Service on 22 Sept. at 7.00 pm. This will be a celebration of Rev Matt's Ordination and to welcome Paul Worsnop and Judith Oldroyd as they take up circuit ministry for this coming year. Log in details will be announced shortly.
Click here for details of how to download the Zoom App.
Church News and Events
Fellowship: Every Tuesday morning, 10.30 - 11.45 am beginning with coffee. The group is currently working through a course on the Holy Spirit.
21 Sept. - The Holy Spirit in the Gospels
28 Sept. - Paul and the Holy Spirit in the Church
Prayer and Quiet Time: The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 28 Sept. , 9.45 - 10.30 am.
All are welcome to either or both of these Tuesday meetings.
Craft and Chatter: This social group is resuming sessions on Thursday, 7 October and every following 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 September 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 furloughed, 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 now in our Church main hall as well as the one on the drive and beside the caravan at the top of Highworth Drive (just off Uplands Way) with regular deliveries to WCFP. Donations always gratefully received.
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