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Try Praying is here!

Try Praying is a nationwide (and beyond!) initiative to encourage everyone and anyone to pray.

Did you know that...

  • 27 million UK adults pray?
  • 10 million pray regularly?
  • 1 in 5 people who say they are not religious do pray?

Try Praying is a very simple idea to get people praying. The main instruments for doing this are a small booklet—and you!

Simply obtain one of the little turquoise books from your church or Margins Bookshop, read it first, then pass it on to someone you think might benefit from it. This might be a member of your family, a neighbour, a friend...anyone. Simply offer it as a 'no strings' gift—and then see what happens!

For more information, please watch the (very) short video.

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Mark's Pennine Way Challenge

This year In2Out is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. That’s 10 years of offering hope of a better future to over 750 young people as they left prison and returned to their communities across the north of England. It's been a privilege to journey with them.

Looking ahead we want to do more - reaching even more young people leaving different prisons and returning to different geographic areas. In this anniversary year, our aim is to raise £50,000 to help make that goal possible. In May, Mark is hiking the 268-mile Pennine Way in 15 days, with the aim of raising £20,000 towards that total. You can follow his journey by subscribing to his blog here and donate towards his total here.

Do support Mark and In2Out if you can.

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Mini Praise for younger children

3:00pm Saturday, May 11 at Wetherby Methodist Church

If you've got primary school children, particularly those aged 0-7 years (up to Year 2), why not come along to Wetherby Methodist Church and join in with Mini Praise?

Each session will include singing, musical instruments, stories, prayer and craft activities, and finishing up with a picnic tea in the Link area.

The sessions will take place every couple of months; (the dates are shown on the poster - just click on the image to view or download it). For more details, please email Helen Crowther.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Reflections on the Holy Land

7:00pm, Saturday, May 11 at St Joseph's Church, Wetherby

With the eyes of the world on Israel, Gaza and the rest of Palestine, this is an opportunity to learn more about everyday life in Palestine, principally from the perspectives of those living in the occupied West Bank.

Organised by Annette Mitchell and Phil Hopkins from St Joseph's Church, the evening will be led by David Arblaster, a deacon of the Diocese based at St Aelred's in Harrogate, who is the Diocesan Co-ordinator of the Friends of the Holy Land; David will provide his observations of life there in general.

Professor Phil Hopkins a member of the parish here at St Joseph's and a Trustee of the Bethlehem Care and Hospice Trust, will talk about setting up and delivering the first palliative care service in Palestine and the context of healthcare in the West Bank, that has led to the huge burden of late-stage cancer in Bethlehem.

Admission to this event is free, and a light supper will be provided.

For more details and to book your place, please email annettemitchell78@yahoo.co.uk, or telephone 07803 744945.

Community Prayers

9:00am Wednesday May 1, at Margins Bookshop, Church Street
and the first Wednesday of every month

Everyone is invited to join us in prayer for about half an hour to lift up to the Lord our community and its people, churches, businesses, activities, and no doubt we shall be praying for other things that are on our hearts, too.

Do come along if you can... everyone is welcome.

Better Wetherby News, March 2024

Better Wetherby March 2024 Newsletter

This edition gives updates on the Persimmon planning application for Racecourse Approach, car parking charges in Wetherby and other matters of important local interest.

Click on the image on the right to read or download the newsletter.

Read more about Better Wetherby...

Wednesday Toddlers

Wednesday mornings, 9:30—11:00am in St James' Church Centre

The group, which is jointly run by St James Church and Wetherby Baptist, runs during school term time. If you've got toddlers to look after, why not come along and try it?

For more information, see the Wednesday Toddlers webpage.

Check our online Calendar for (possible!) events...