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.
22 Sept at 10.30 am - led by Margaret Foxall
29 " at 3.00 pm - Rev Matt Sheard (Covenant Service with Holy Communion)
6 Oct at 3.00 pm - Harvest Festival with Rev Matt Sheard
13 " at 10.30 am - led by Peter Beal
20 " at 6.00 pm - Rev Deborah Wainwright
27 " at 10.30 am - led by Alan Bell
Church News and Events
Tuesday Fellowship - will meet again after the summer break on 17 September, 10.30 am - 12 noon in the newly decorated Social Area. The group will begin a series of bible studies in Colossians. This first week: Chapter 1 verses 1- 23. All welcome. Please bring your Bible.
Prayer & Quiet time: The date of the next meeting is Monday 23 September. 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.
David Whitfield - would like to thank everyone for their prayers,
cards, telephone calls and visits after his recent knee replacement. He is pleased to say he is feeling fine and all seems to be going to plan! Keeping up the exercises!
Hot Buttie Morning: The Ladies Who Lunch are holding a "Hot Buttie Morning" on Saturday, 5 October from 11 am until 1 pm. Come along for a very tasty hot sandwich either to eat in or take away. There will also be a "Surprise Stall". Everyone is very welcome. Proceeds are to Church funds.
Harvest Festival: This will be on Sunday, 6 October at 3 pm with Rev Matt Sheard. There will be a Faith Tea after this Service with a raffle and possible sale for fruit veg etc. (full details later).
This Faith Tea will replace the Monday Harvest Supper held in previous years. It is hoped this new arrangement will suit more people and it will also give everyone an opportunity to meet our new Minister.
Items for the raffle will be welcome as will anyone who would like to come along on the Saturday, 5 Oct at 10 am to help with the decoration of the Church.
Open Door: Printed copies of our September 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.
At 25 August, they were in need of: tea bags, tins of custard, hot dogs, spagetti and cold meat also pasta sauce.
Supplies of toiletries and sanitary products are always appreciate.
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