This Sunday, September 23

10.30am at Deighton Gates School

Les and Jean are taking this service, which will include time in which we respond to prayer requests received as part of the National Prayer Weekend (Wetherby version).

The readings are 1 John 3:1-8, James 3:13-18, and Matthew 6:6-15.

Do come along - as always, all are welcome!

National Prayer Weekend 2018

Friday-Sunday, September 21-23

The National Prayer Weekend, which we have celebrated for several years now, aims to encourage churches and individuals to pray for their communities.

The official weekend is a week later than the Wetherby version, but that shouldn't be a problem. Before and during the event we shall be encouraging people to give us their prayer requests via a prayer card which will be available at church and in Margins. We'll then pray through the cards on the Sunday morning and in the days after that.

Please take some cards and encourage members of your family, friends and neighbours to complete one. Do so, knowing that "God can do immeasurably more than we can even imagine..."

(Click on the image to view the poster or download it.)

SPACE Newsletter

Read all the latest news from SPACE

Claire Probert helps to run the Leeds Space Network, which provides activities for children and young people in some of the less-privileged parts of Leeds.

We have supported the network from church funds.

You can get an update on their recent activities.

Stuart Townend: The Courage Tour

7.30pm Friday September 21 at The Citadel, Gillygate, York

An evening exploring the significance of Courage in the all trials of life, but also an evening of fun, singing familiar songs, and learning some new ones.

As if you need any further encouragement to go along, concessionary tickets are just £10, compared to the standard price of £15! (Sometimes it pays to be a senior person...)

More details and booking.

Afternoon Tea for Macmillan Cancer Support

1 - 5.30pm on Saturday, September 29. at Joyce and Steve's house.

Joyce says, "Just bring yourselves". Joyce lives at Manorlea, Main Street, Bickerton, just by the phonebox.

For more information e-mail her.

10am - 4pm, Saturday, March 6 at St James Church Room (aka Scout Hut)

Once again we are participating in the Samara's Aid Clothing Appeal. We are asking good quality clothing and footwear in excellent condition for displaced people in Syria and Iraq, who are facing another bitter winter in shocking conditions.

We need....

  • All-season clothing and coats in excellent condition for babies, children, women and men
  • Shoes, boots or wellies (clean and polished)
  • New (unused) underwear
  • Cash donations towards cost of transport also very welcome.
    (It costs around £5 to send one box of clothing to Syria/Iraq)

Everything should be either new, or clean with no stains, holes, tears, repairs, missing buttons, broken zips, etc.

Please bring your clothing donations and/or your transport donations to St James Church Room on Saturday, October 6th, 10am - 4pm.

Help will also be needed on the day to help sort and pack the clothing. Any time you can give will be very gratefully received. Please contact Chris or Derek Taylor (918534) if you can help - it will make a tremendous difference!

(Click on the image above to read or download the poster.)

Prisons Week Service

Arrive by 6.00pm for 6.30pm start, Thursday October 18, at HMYOI Wetherby, York Road, LS22 5ED

Everyone is welcome to come along to the annual service at the YOI as part of Prisons Week.

The guest speaker is David Lewis, who, for the past ten years has served in various evangelistic ministries, speaking in prisons, schools and churches in the UK and Europe under the banner 'Emerge Ministries'. He is uniquely qualified to speak to those in prison because, up until the time God transformed his life, he had led a life of crime and addiction and time served in jail.

He has been transformed and he has a passion to see others transformed as well!

If you plan to attend the service, please telephone the YOI Chaplaincy on 01937 544325, or email:

Please note photographic I.D. will be required to enter the establishment (passport/drivers licence). Electronic equipment, phones, smoking equipment etc., are not allowed into the establishment.

Dates for your diary...

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

Churches Together Prayers for the Community

9.15-10.00am on Wednesday October 3
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.

YBA Small Churches Day

Saturday, November 17, 9.30am - 3pm at Wakefield Baptist Church

The Yorkshire Baptist Association are organising this event for members of 'small' churches (roughly speaking, those with less than 40 members).

This follows on from a similar, very successful, event held last year, which some of us attended and found both useful and enjoyable.

The focus this time is on Mission Action Planning (MAP), and the YBA has invited Revd Mark Ireland to lead the day. Mark is co-author of the book “Mission Action Planning” and past Diocesan Missioner in Lichfield Diocese. Mark is an Anglican vicar with a wealth of experience in equipping and growing church communities of all sizes.

We are invited to bring along a team of up to six people, and the good news is that the entire event is free: all you have to do is get to Wakefield.

If you are interested in going, please let David or Chris know soon, so that places can be booked.

Spring Harvest comes to Harrogate (again)

13-17 April 2019

Once again Spring Harvest is setting up camp just up the road in Harrogate. Booking has now opened, and places are going fast.

The theme is 'Unlimited when you pray'.

Click here to find out more.

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.