Palm Sunday - March 25

10.30am at Deighton Gates School

Jean and Les will be leading our service on Sunday. The reading is Matthew 21: 1-11.

Everyone is welcome, of course, so do join us.

World exclusive! - Jean on Snow

Jean regularly supplies articles for the Wetherby News Point of View section, under the 'Letters to the Editor' section.

Unfortunately, this week, due to production difficulties at Johnson Press, it didn't appear.

So rather than waste Jean's effort, you can read it here...

'Love from the Cross'
A celebration of the Easter story

1.45pm, Wednesday, March 28 at St James' Church

Everyone is invited to this short service, which will be a re-telling of the events of Easter and a celebration of God's love shown to us in Jesus. It is open to everyone to attend, irrespective of age or ability - particularly those who find it difficult to get to normal services - all are welcome!

The short service will be followed by light refreshments.

Is there someone you could invite and bring along? For more information please call Val (584760) or Judy (585070).

(Click the image to download a copy of the invitation.)

Good Friday Walk of Witness

Walkers gathering for the 2016 walk

10:45 for 11am start at Civic Offices, off Westgate

Once again we shall be holding our annual Good Friday Walk to remember the events of Jesus trial, condemnation and crucifixion.

After prayers, readings and songs in the Westgate car park, we will move to the Town Hall, and later down to Bridgefoot, where our worship and meditations will close at around 12 noon.

Everyone is warmly encouraged to join us in fellowship and to demonstrate to the town the significance of Christ's sacrifice on the Cross.

Following the walk, there will be a soup+bread lunch at Wetherby Methodist Church.

We need some stewards to help ensure the safety of the walkers and other members of the public. If you can help, please let Chris Bishop know soon (01937 520424,

Churches Together Prayers for the Community

9.15-10.00am on Wednesday April 4
in the Quiet Room at Wetherby Methodist Church

This is a great opportunity to meet with other Christians from around the town to pray for our community, and to enjoy a coffee and fellowship afterwards in the coffee lounge. These monthly meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month.

Yorkshire Baptist Assembly

Saturday, April 28, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Wakefield Baptist Church

The theme of this year's assembly is God at unexpected places.

In recent years, the concept of mission has widened considerably from the idea of simply preaching to convert the masses. Nowadays mission, social work and practical action are all part of mission.

There are several seminars, including:
God at Work: In Hospitality and Well-Being - Led by Ruth Rice, whose background is in teaching and Baptist church ministry.
God at Work: Conflict - Led by the Revd Jo Williams, Director for Reconciliation at the Blackley Centre, Elland.
God at Work: On the Frontline - Led by YBA Mission Enabler Revd Kez Robinson and Neil Hudson from the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC).

There will be a chance to hear stories from around the county, showing how we can sense God at work in our 'unexpected place'.

For more information, go to the Assembly page on the YBA web site. Pat and Chris are going: why not join them?

Dates for your diary...

Advanced notice: Sunday April 8

Morning worship at Wetherby Salvation Army

On April 8 we shall not be meeting at Deighton Gates School. Instead, we will be joining our friends at the Salvation Army Community Church, which meets in the Children's Centre along Hallfields Road. Please don't turn up at the school - you'll be very disappointed.

To get advanced warning of other church and Churches Together events, keep a close eye on our church calendar - and avoid those embarrassing clashes of dates!

Other news and events

You're invited to the Mayor's Tea Party!

2 - 4.30pm, Thursday, March 22 at Wetherby District Social Club

To mark the excellent work done by Leonard Cheshire Disability, particularly at our own Wharfedale House, the Mayor of Wetherby invites you to join her for live music, dancing and refreshments to raise funds for the organisation.

Tickets, costing just £4, are available from the Town Hall, Wharfedale House, at the Social Club, or on the door. Everyone is welcome.

(Click the image to download a copy of the invitation.)

Alpha 2018 is coming...

7 - 9.15pm, Mondays April 16 to June 18 (except May 7 & 28)
at St James' Church Centre, Church Street

Thousands of people have come to a faith in Jesus Christ, or to a greater understanding of the Christian faith, through the Alpha Course.

If you, or someone you know, would like to give Alpha a try, or want more information about what is involved, please contact Val Lumsden.
She can be contacted on 01937 584760, 07984 074710, or by emailing

(Click the image to download a sheet of invitations to give to your friends and neighbours.)

The Beacon

This is a monthly programme broadcast every fourth Sunday in the month at 8.00am on Tempo FM 107.4, Wetherby's own community radio station. It's presented by Eric Ovenden, and aims to spread the Christian message to everyone in the Wetherby area.

Eric is keen to set up a Listeners' Panel to give him feedback and ideas for the programme. If you think you might be interested, give him a call on 01423 869841.