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Christmas services in Wetherby & District

A comprehensive list of our Christmas services is now awailable. You can search for available services by church or date/time.

Do come along to one –or more!– of our services to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Churches Together Community Prayers

This Wednesday flash

9:00am on the first Wednesday of every month, in Margins Bookshop, Church Street

Meeting in Margins Bookshop, 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.

Elysian Singers Christmas Concert

7:30pm (prompt) on Saturday December 10 at St Joseph's Church

To help us get in the Christmas spirit, the Elysian Singers are performing a Christmas Concert to raise funds for the Katangi Project in Kenya.

There will be refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies during the interval and a raffle. Please take your seat by 7.15pm for a prompt start at 7.30pm.

Entry is free, but you will need to obtain a ticket beforehand from Eventbrite.

Town Carol Concert

Carol Singers

7:30pm, Wednesday December 14, by Town Hall steps

Come and join us for the annual Town Carol Concert, organised by Wetherby Business Association and accompanied by the Wetherby Silver Band...

...but dress up warm, as we'll be outside!

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Wetherby Choral Society: Bach's Christmas Oratorio

7:30pm, Saturday December 17 at St James's Church

Another opportunity to enjoy fine music with a very seasonal flavour as the Choral Society, with Wetherby Pro Musica, perform this magnificent work.

More information and details about obtaining tickets are available on the Choral Society website.

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Wetherby & District Foodbank
Christmas News

With the increasing cost-of-living pressures on individuals and families, the Wetherby District Foodbank is there to help!

And if you would like to donate to the Foodbank, that would be great!

In either case, just click on the image for all the information you need.

Coffee and Fellowship 4 All

Coffee & Fellowship invitation

Let's make Wetherby a Toilet Twinned Town!

It is a shocking and sobering fact that two billion people in some of the poorest countries of the world do not have somewhere safe to go to the toilet. As a result, people become sick through sanitation-related diseases which means they cannot work or farm their land. Moreover, according to the UN, almost 1000 children die every day from preventable diseases linked to dirty water and poor sanitation. This is an appalling and totally unacceptable situation.

But you can do something about it...

For just £60 you can twin your loo with one is a poorer country—and even get a stylish certificate to put up in the smallest room. More details are given in this sheet or you can visit the Toilet Twinning website; (Toilet Twinning is part of Tearfund). Do please consider doing this if you haven't already twinned your porcelain.

As well as individual private toilets, we'd also really like to make Wetherby a Toilet Twinned Town, by twinning loos in places like schools, churches, pubs and restaurants.

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Could you help? Just encourage the managers or owners of your favourite places to twin their facilities, and then let us know. Full details are on the sheet.

Better Wetherby News

Better Wetherby November Newsletter

The latest edition of BW News is packed full of information about, among other things, advances with the Racecourse Approach development; Maltkiln,a proposed huge housing development, near Cattal, and Lidl's planning application for the Mercure Hotel site.

Do have a read, and take some action if you feel strongly about any of the developments.

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

Read more about Better Wetherby...

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How YOU can help Ukrainian Refugees

All of us have been moved by the plight of the people of Ukraine, and want to do something to help.

One way to do this is to welcome Ukrainian family or individual into your home (see below).

However, If you cannot house a refugee, you may like to volunteer as part of a welcoming team to provide practical help and emotional support for those fleeing the horrors of war. Offering practical help to settle families will not only benefit those in desperate need but will also strengthen our community by creating new bonds and shared experiences.

If you can help with befriending and everyday activities like filling forms, shopping and banking, help speaking English, inviting for a walk, coffee or meal, or using the bus, we would love to hear from you. Younger people are particularly welcome.

Want to know more? The St Vincent de Paul Society are coordinating local arrangements. For further information or offers of help, please contact Don Grey on 07759 044263 or Ana Hodkinson on 07964 185050.

If you would like to welcome a family or individual into your home, you need to apply via the official Government scheme: Homes for Ukraine Local Sponsorship scheme at homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk/. Advice when making an application is available locally, including help to identify suitable refugees. Help is also available to settle and support people when they arrive.

West Yorkshire Churches Together

The latest edition (Advent 2021) of the West Yorkshire Churches Together Newsletter, which has news of the new Ecumenical Officer for the Leeds Diocese and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022, is available for you to read/download.

Simply click on the image on the right.

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, is currently running its autumn programme. 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...