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.
10 February at 10.30 am - Rev Rohama Asif (Holy Communion)
17 " at 6.00 pm - Rev Deborah Wainwright
24 " at 10.30 am - led by Peter Beal
Church News and Events
Prayer & Quiet time: The date of the next meetings are 11 and 25 February. 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.
Tuesday Fellowship - On Tuesday 12 February, the group will be in the Cozy Cafe at the Village Hall for Table Talk from 11 am until 12 noon.
On Tuesday, 19 Feb. the group will be back in the Church Social area 10.30 - 12 noon, to continue the course "Talking of God Together" - Session 4 is "A Speaking God." The following week (26th) will be Session 5 - "Jesus as our Teacher and Model." Everyone very welcome.
Bring & Buy Coffee Morning: Thank you to everyone who supported this event on 12 January. It was a good start to our 2019 Fund Raising Events with £182.27 raised for Church funds.
Leprosy Mission Coffee Morning: This will be on Saturday, 23 February from 10 am until 12 noon. Some home cooking will be on sale.
A special appeal is being made for Nepal and every pound raised in the UK between January and April will be matched by our Government. This is a rare opportunity which may not happen again. The money raised will prevent still present but avoidable disability caused by leprosy. Please help bring the eradication of this ancient disease a step closer.
Fund Raising Meeting: This will follow the Coffee Morning on 23 February - at 12 noon so as many people as possible are asked to stay for this important annual meeting when our plan is discussed for fund raising for Church Funds for the year to come.
Open Door: Printed copies of our February 2019 newsletter are available from the back of the church and from the rack in the Social area or can be read online by clicking here.
Items for inclusion in future issues 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 27 January, they were in need of: Tinned rice pudding, and tinned fruit, UHT Milk and packets of Pasta n Sauce. Supplies of toiletries and sanitary products are always appreciated.
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 "Lighthouse" Concord and 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