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.

We have restarted in-person worship, but social distancing measures are in place, if you attend one of our services, please observe social distancing and wear a face mask.  We'd love to see you with us.

The Parochial Church Council of Oxclose Church, Washington 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. A copy of the policies for Oxclose Church and Durham Diocese can be found at the following links.

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

Concerns can also be raised with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Mrs. Beth Miller - she can be contacted as follows:

Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Mobile: 07968 034075

For further information please also see the Diocese of Durham safeguarding pages:

Get in touch

Rev'd Gavin Ruston

Oxclose Church, Brancepeth Road Oxclose Washington NE38 0LA

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Oxclose Toddlers - Cancelled due to Coronavirus

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

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Coronavirus update from Oxclose Church

16 Mar 2020, 3 p.m.