Hope Family Church: Washington

Welcome to Hope Family Church: Washington (Oxclose Church)

We are a growing church with a heart to reach out to our local communities. We are absolutely convinced that Jesus is good news for everyone. We are a family that offers a big welcome, a safe space to encounter Jesus, connect with the Father who loves us, and experience His Holy Spirit. ​​Our vision is to see the transformation of the communities that we are rooted in by enabling people to experience the love of God, understand who God says they are, and shape their lives around Jesus. As a church family, we base our life together around three core values: being family for everyone, sharing hope, and following Jesus.  We'd love to see you here with us.

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Rev'd Gavin Rushton

Hope Family Church: Washington
Brancepeth Road
NE38 0LA

NE38 0LA

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Deeper (Sunday morning 9am service)

Every Sunday at for 1 hour, 15 mins
Hope Family Church: Washington
Brancepeth Road Oxclose, Washington Washington, NE38 0LA, United Kingdom

Dive into the depths of the Bible and discover its profound significance for us as Christians. This service is all about simplicity and exploration, a service perfect for those seeking a more focused journey allowing us to truly grasp the essence of our faith.
Please note, while children and young people are welcome, there will be no dedicated groups for them during this service.
Refreshments will be served after the service.
On the second Sunday in every month we share in Holy Communion together.

From Sunday 30th October, Oxclose Church will be called Hope Family Church: Washington


The Parochial Church Council of Hope Family Church: Washington (formerly Oxclose Church), is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for everyone, especially for children, young people, and vulnerable adults. It has adopted and approved the Church of England policy for promoting a safer church. This policy deals with all aspects of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Links to a copy of the policies for Hope Family Church:Washington, and Durham Diocese, and more details about these, can be found on our Safeguarding page.

If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child or adult you should contact:

our parish Safeguarding Officer Grace Sidney (0191 417 3143, email [email protected])

our church leader Gavin Rushton (0191 431 2568, email [email protected]).

If you would prefer to speak to someone outside the church you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Mrs. Beth Miller, on 07968 034075, email [email protected] or [email protected].
You can also write to her at Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY

Our Safeguarding Policy and links