Welcome to Oxclose Church

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We are taking the Coronavirus situation really seriously. Therefore, along with many other churches we have decided to cancel all our normal services and activities for the foreseeable future. 


This does not mean that we are inactive though. Gavin (the church leader) is posting daily "thoughts for the day" on our Facebook page, live streaming a weekly service on a Sunday (which is also available on our website) and he and Annie will be hosting a small group on a Wednesday night using Zoom. We are also planning on running an online Alpha course in April. If you would like more information on any of this please contact us.

We are keen to play an active role in supporting those members of our communities who are self isolating and would welcome some support, if you need help with shopping or would like someone to talk to, then please contact us.  If you would like to be part of the list of people willing to help others please email Gavin directly (churchleader@oxclosechurch.org.uk)


We meet each week from 10:00 - 11:30am.

The first Sunday of the month is our Café Church. It is an informal family friendly service where we eat together, learn more about Jesus, talk with each other, sing and pray.

The other Sundays we meet for "The 10". It begins with refreshments, then there's a time of singing and an encouraging message. We have groups for kids and youth, and toddlers are welcome to make use of our creche space or hang out with their parents/carers during the service. 

We have some great activities for children, including:

Messy Church - a fun time for all the family on the 3rd Sunday of the month.


Community Cinema - watch a move together on the 4th Friday of the month.


Toddlers - space for young children and adults to play together. Every Monday and Thursday (term time).

Young people are very important to us and we are looking forward to the arrival of Neil our new youth worker. Watch this space for more details of up and coming events.

Adults play a full role in the life of the church. We will shortly be starting:

Oxclose Curry Club - a chance for men to get together and enjoy some good food.


Life Groups - where we can explore more about faith and following Jesus.

Connect Groups - where people meet with others who have similar interests and enjoy spending time together.

We have the privilege of walking alongside people at times of great joy and of sadness. We can support, encourage and serve you by officiating at a wedding, christening/baptism or funeral.

We regularly provide space for people to think through some of life's bigger questions. We run:

Alpha - a 10 week course providing people the opportunity to consider what faith has to offer.

Start! - a 6 week course exploring some of life's issues in a down to earth and honest way.

Where to find us

Oxclose Church building is open most days and is located in Oxclose village centre, Brancepeth Road, Washington, NE38 0LA.

Every person in Oxclose church is valuable. A copy of our safeguarding policy can be found here and the Diocese of Durham's safeguarding policy can be found here.

If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child or adult you should speak to our parish safeguarding officer Grace Sidney (0191 417 3143, safeguarding@oxclosechurch.org.uk) or our church leader Gavin Rushton (0191 431 2568, churchleader@oxclosechurch.org.uk).


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