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ABOUT WOODHOUSE CLOSE CHURCH

We are a local ecumenical partnership: Anglicans and Methodists together, worshipping alongside the friends from the United Reformed Church.

Our building was built by the Methodist Church and
opened in 1962, providing a spiritual need on a post-war
housing estate. When a nearby Anglican Church closed,
the congregation began sharing the building. In 1971
the people came together as a single-congregation Local
Ecumenical Partnership. From 1978 we have had a full-time
licensed priest and two authorised Pastoral Ministers.

ABOUT WOODHOUSE CLOSE CHURCH

We are a local ecumenical partnership: Anglicans and Methodists together, worshipping alongside the friends from the United Reformed Church.

Our building was built by the Methodist Church and opened in 1962, providing a spiritual need on a post-war housing estate. When a nearby Anglican Church closed, the congregation began sharing the building. In 1971 the people came together as a single-congregation Local Ecumenical Partnership. From 1978 we have had a full-time licensed priest and two authorised Pastoral Ministers.

OUR TEAM

“Revd David Payne took up the appointment as Methodist Minister with
pastoral responsibility for Woodhouse Close Church on 1st September 2020
when he became Superintendent Minister of the Bishop Auckland & Shildon
Methodist Circuit. He arrived in the area following almost 14 years  service as a hospital chaplain in the NHS. The last 5 years of this time  were spent as Chaplaincy Team Leader with Harrogate & District NHS
Foundation Trust. Prior to that he was a Methodist Circuit Minister from  September 1995 and this followed an initial career in banking after  leaving school.”

Best wishes, David.

 

OUR TEAM

The Revd. Sarah Siddique Gill has now left Woodhouse Close Church and moved to a new post in Blackburn.Currently we have no Community Minister. Our Church Team consists currently of 2 Church Wardens and 2 Stewards, a Lay Reader, and an Authorised Pastoral Assistant.

We welcome Local Preachers and clergy to lead some services. For those who may be needing baptism, marriage or funeral, local Ministers will be happy to officiate. In the first instance please contact the Church Secretary via the Community Centre or ring Roger Gibson on 07702095876.

SERVICES

Due to covid restrictions  only a Sunday 10.00 am service is being held at the moment

 

SERVICES

Due to covid restrictions  only a Sunday 10.00 am service is being held at the moment

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

We work in partnership with many other organisations, both statutory and voluntary and at local,
regional, national and international levels to enable us to fulfil our Christian mission. We work
especially closely with the Woodhouse Community Centre which is based in the Church building but
is an entirly independant charity in its own right. However over the years the Church and Community
Centre have become accepted as somewhere safe and welcoming.

Woodhouse Close Church is part of the Bishop Auckland Fellowship of Christian Churches.

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

We work in partnership with many other organisations, both statutory and voluntary and at local, regional, national and international levels to enable us to fulfil our Christian mission. We work especially closely with the Woodhouse Community Centre which is based in the Church building but is an entirly independant charity in its own right. However over the years the Church and Community Centre have become accepted as somewhere safe and welcoming.

Woodhouse Close Church is part of the Bishop Auckland Fellowship of Christian Churches.

ACTIVITIES


Messy Church:

2nd Monday of every month from 3:30pm
3:30pm – Arrival and Games
3:40pm – The Bible Story
4:00pm – Crafts
4:30pm – Songs and Prayers
5:00pm – Food for All

ACTIVITIES

Messy Church:

2nd Monday of every month from 3:30pm
3:30pm – Arrival and Games
3:40pm – The Bible Story
4:00pm – Crafts
4:30pm – Songs and Prayers
5:00pm – Food for All

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