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About us

Deighton Gates School signWe are a small, friendly and active church meeting in a school on the northern edge of Wetherby in West Yorkshire.

Everyone is welcome to join us at any of our services and you will be assured of a warm reception. Our worship combines modern and traditional resources and is varied and informal, but not casual. We are part of Churches Together in Wetherby and regularly work together with other Christians in the town.

We strive to be a Bible-based, Christ-centred community, led by God's Word, guided by the Holy Spirit, and soaked in prayer.

Our mission is to take the good news of Jesus' salvation to where people are and to grow disciples.

We believe that everyone has an important role to play in our fellowship, and we encourage and support each other to develop our gifts in adventurous discipleship as we seek to fulfil God's purpose where we live and work.


Wetherby & District Christmas Gift Appeal

The Toy Appeal has a (slightly) new name, to reflect that our emphasis is now on providing gifts and toys to children and young people whose families are struggling financially, emotionally or in some other way. Margins will be open to accept donations, and these will be distributed by our friends in the Salvation Army.

More details are now available here.


Please note that there will NO service at school this Sunday, December 4

Instead, our service will take on the practical form of helping out with the School Christmas Fair from 12 - 2.30pm. We will be manning the doors and providing 'Get in the Picture'.

'Normal' services will resume on December 11.


Wetherby Baptist and 'Margins' bookshop

Margins Bookshop in Church Street is our physical presence in the town of Wetherby, helping us to link to our community and provide a useful point of contact.

Plenty of people drop in to see what bargains we have, to have a chat, a sit-down and perhaps a coffee, and also to bring in their no-longer-wanted (pre-loved?) books to swell our collection.

We aren't able to staff the seven days a week, but we are normally open Tuesday to Saturdays between 10am and 2pm.

We continue to meet for Sunday worship at Deighton Gates School as usual.

More details and Margins events...


Church Calendar

The Church Calendar shows church, fellowship and leadership team meetings, plus plenty of other events, so have a browse and update your diaries!


Bible verse for December

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
(John 1:5)

As always, it is good to take time to put these words in context by reading the full passage.

You may also want to incorporate the passage into the Prayer of Stillness, which we are encouraging our congregation to use as part of our prayer life.