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World Day of Prayer

10:30am, Friday March 1 at St James' Parish Church

I beg you, bear with one another in love

The Christian women of Palestine are calling us to connect with the land Jesus came from, where he was born, ministered, and died; the place where our faith is rooted.

Despite living in an area where conflicts are on-going and the future uncertain, the women of Palestine, with love and hope, a reminder that they are there.

This is a service for everyone and all are invited to join in worship and prayer for Palestine and the wider Bible lands.

Refreshments will be available at the close of the service.

Walk the Wall for Palestine

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Sunday 3rd March at 12:30pm, starting at Deighton Gates School

Wetherby Baptist Church are taking part in the Amos Trust's 'Walk the Wall' event, joining with other groups across the UK and beyond. The aim is to express solidarity with those suffering in Palestine, and to raise money to help alleviate the consequences of the war in Gaza.

The walk is an easy stroll of 5km (3mi) along mostly tracks, so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather. The walk, which should take about an hour or so, will conclude at St James' Church Centre in Wetherby with tea and cake.

Do come and join us - everyone is welcome! Full details here, or click on the image.

Extra services during Lent

During the season of Lent, churches are holding some services in addition to their usual meetings.

Wednesday 27 March at 7.30pm
Joint Holy Week service (Methodist and Anglican) at St James.

Maundy Thursday (28 March) at 7.30pm
Reflective service with informal Holy Communion at Wetherby Methodist Church.

Good Friday (29 March) 9.15am
Reflective service at Wetherby Methodist Church followed by the Churches Together United Walk of Witness at 10:50am,

United Walk of Witness poster

Good Friday United Walk of Witness

Friday, March 29th at 10:50pm, starting at Westgate car park

Our traditional Walk of Witness will take place again this year, marking the suffering and death of Jesus for our sins.

Beginning in the Westgate car park the walk proceeds to the Town Hall, and finishes at Bridgefoot Gardens. At each stage we will pause to reflect using prayers, hymns and readings. Everyone is warmly encouraged to join us, so that we can demonstrate that the Christian faith is still strong in our town.

After the walk, a simple soup & bread lunch will be served at the Methodist Church, Bank Street.

Churches Together Community Prayers

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

Meeting in Margins Bookshop (now opposite the Cheese Shop), 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.

Foodbank AdLent schedule

Foodbank AdLent 2024 appeal

The Wetherby & District Foodbank is very grateful for all the donations it receives.

During Lent, the focus in on building up its stocks of basic necessities, with a different emphasis each week. The schedule of requested items can be found by clicking on the image on the right.

For the latest needs, please visit their Facebook page, or go to Wetherby & District Foodbank.

Mission Fair poster

Mission Fair

6—8pm, 15th March, at St Andrew's Church, Starbeck

This event draws together 12 missionaries/missionary organisations to encourage people into mission. It will include two panel sessions to help explore all issues relating to mission and especially how to ‘get into mission'.

Further details are given in the poster.

Festival Angels at LeedsFest 2024

Fancy joining a host of Angels at Leeds Festival in Bramham Park this August?

Festival Angels card

This Church initiative has proved popular with festival-goers and staff, and not least the Angels themselves. Whether serving tea & coffee in the Prayer Café, reuniting folk with Lost Property, or being available to offer friendly & practical support on the Campsites - there's a multitude of ways in which you can be an Angel to many at the festival.

Places are limited, so now is the time to find out more and register your interest.

For more information, click on the image, or go to leedsfestivalangels.org.uk.

Better Wetherby News, Jan 2024

Better Wetherby January 2024 Newsletter

The latest edition of the BW News tells of the application by Persimmon for the development on Rececourse Approach for 130 houses alongside the Taylor Wimpey development. There are also details about the proposed 'Maltkin' development at Cattall, and possible car parking charges for two car parks in Wetherby.

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

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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.

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