Church of England Diocese of Durham Oxclose

Oxclose Church

Welcome to 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.

At the minute our normal services and activities have been cancelled due to the coronavirus, but please go to our website ( or Facebook page (OxcloseCofEChurch) to find out what we are doing instead. 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 ([email protected]).

Oxclose Church is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Durham’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Get in touch

Rev'd Gavin Ruston

Oxclose Church, Brancepeth Road Oxclose Washington NE38 0LA

Our website

Oxclose Toddlers - Cancelled due to Coronavirus

Every Monday, Thursday at 9 a.m. for 2hr 30m

Brancepeth Road
Oxclose, Washington

We have toys, games, singing, and lots of fun ! We serve bacon sandwiches, drinks and snacks. Pre-school children with parents/carers can be sure of a very warm welcome.

Parents and toddlers

Coronavirus update from Oxclose Church

16 Mar 2020, 3 p.m.