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.
19 Jan at 6.00 pm - led by Mrs Susan Tilley
26 " at 10.30 am - Rev Matt Sheard (Holy Communion)
Church News and Events
Knitted Angels: Thank you to everyone who helped knit and finish the lovely angels and to those people who braved the cold and damp weather to distribute them throughout the village before Christmas. There were over 200 completed angels. Some were also taken to Donwell Home for the residents and some were available for the children at the Journey to the Centre of The Christmas Pudding event. Well done everyone as this little surprise Christmas gift was gratefully received by all.
Craft and Chatter: This group meets every Thursday from 10 am until 12 noon. Come along and share your skills or learn a new one. Start crafting for a worthwhile cause, bring something you are working along or just come along for a chat. Everyone very welcome.
Tuesday Fellowship - Meetings are every Tuesday, 10.30 am until 12 noon in the Social room. All welcome. The group is currently discussing a series of bible-studies on the theme 'Growing Older and Wiser'.
21 January - Listening to the young - Job chapter 32
28 January - Wiser by faith - Genesis chapter 24: 1-9
Choir Practices - are every Thursday from 2 - 3 pm in the Social room. New members who enjoy singing are welcome. The choir is especially looking for more men. Speak to Peter if you or someone you know might be interested..
Prayer & Quiet time: The dates of the next meetings are 13 and 27 January at 2 pm in the Social Area. 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.
Open Door: Printed copies of our January 2020 newsletter are available from the back of the church, the rack in the Social Area 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 5 January, they were running low on the following items:
Pasta sauce, tinned sweet corn, sugar and toilet rolls.
Donations can be dropped off at any of their drop offs. The drop off at Oxclose Church has now moved to their new unit in the Galleries so please take any donations there instead.
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