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.
18 February at 3.00 pm - Rev Matt Sheard
25 " at 10.30 am - Local Arrangement
Bede Circuit Zoom:
Morning Prayers: Every Wednesday at 10 am.
Please contact contact Sue at the Bede Circuit office for log in details.
Church News and Events
Prayer and Quiet Time: The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 27 February in the Social room from 9.45 am until 10.30 am. All welcome.
Fellowship and Bible Study: Meetings are every Tuesday from 10.30 am until 11.45 am in the social room beginning with tea/coffee and biscuits.
20 Feb: the group is beginning their Lent course - 'Walking Towards Glory' - Bible studies based each week on the previous Sunday's lectionary readings. The course has plenty of interesting questions to stimulate discussion.
20 Feb: Through Water and Wilderness
27 Feb: The Road to the Cross
5 March: Walking towards Jerusalem
12 March: Walking in the Light
19 March: Walking towards Glory
WHY NOT JOIN US FOR LENT FOR THESE FIVE MEETINGS?
Church Lunch: The next seniors lunch is on Wednesday, 6 March at 12.30 pm.
Craft & Chatter: This social group normally meets every Thursday from 10 am until 12 noon in the Social room.
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, Knit/crochet/sew items for charity - or maybe bring along your own project. Just come along and enjoy a cuppa and chat while you work. Click here for more information.
Open Door: Copies of our February 2024 newsletter are now available in Church. 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.
Pastoral Needs: Please contact Rev Matt (phone 4312572) or your appointed Pastoral Visitor. We now have fewer Pastoral Visitors so if you think you could fulfil this role, please have a chat with Mary or Pat W. who can let you know what is involved.
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.
For Springwell Village, there is a collection box at the back of our Church 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