Something For Everyone

We offer a wide range of activities and services for all ages in our community. For more information why not Contact Us.

Messy Church

Second Monday of every month from 3:30pm

An event for the whole family.

3:30pm Arrival and Games

3:40pm The Bible Story

4:00pm Crafts

4:30pm Songs and Prayers

5:00pm Food for All

Craft Group

Every Wednesday 6:00pm - 8:00 pm

We welcome adults, teenagers and accompanied ‘little ones’ who all enjoy learning to do crafts. Whilst we enjoy card making we also invite people to come and show us other crafts so that we can add some variety to our nights.   We design all styles of cards and we also get orders from people to make personalised special occasion cards too.  We are proud that our cards are very popular.

Credit Union

Every Thursday 9:30am - 11:30am

We are a collection point for Durham County Credit Union and the volunteers also run an early morning collection point at Woodhouse Close Community Primary School on Thursdays from 8:15am until 9:15am.

A credit union is a savings and loans co-operative owned and run by its members and you can save as little or as much as you like and uyour savings up to £85,000 are protected by Government so you the same protection as you would in any other bank or buidling society.

Members can take out affordable loads from as little as £50 with much larger amounts available based on how much you have saved. 

Unlike Banks, Credit Unions do not charge higher interest rates on small loans and there are no penalties or hidden costs for repaying early.

Furniture Project

Every Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am - 2:00pm

Debbie and her team of volunteers work on the Furniture Project, collecting and delivering larger items of furniture which have been donated to us and sold at low cost.  We accept donations from and deliver to an area of approximately 8 miles radius of Bishop Auckland.

Tel: 01388 450838 / 01388 602935

Thrift Shop

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am - 2:00pm

Shirley, Mary, and Eleanor are volunteers who run our Thrift shop.

The public are very generous in their donations of bric-a-brac, household goods, clothing, shoes, bedding, curtains, books and toys etc. for the shop and the goods are sold on at very low cost. 

The team are also called upon to help in crisis situations supplying crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, household goods towels, bedding and curtains whenever we are able. 

If you have any household goods which you think might be of use please contact us or simply come along to the Centre.



Woodhouse Church and Community Centre, Proudfoot Drive, Bishop Auckland DL14 6PD

Telephone 01388 602935