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Although most Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, many churches are retaining some precautions to reassure worshippers and ensure continuing protection for congregants and staff.

Click the button below for a list of all church services.

Church Services

In2Out Big Give Christmas Challenge

November 30—December 7

There is a great opportunity to support In2Out this December by helping them to raise £5,000, which, courtesy of the Big Give Christmas Challenge – the UK’s largest match funding campaign – will be transformed into £10,000.

The money will enable In2Out, to extend their mentoring and resettlement support to lads leaving prison and returning to communities, helping them to make a new start.

“Thank you for everything you all have done for me. I am grateful for all the help and support you all have given me! When you are talking to me, you give me hope and determination to do well for myself… You are really amazing at what you do.”

Donations can be made online from November 30 until December 7 at: http://bit.ly/TBGin2out. And remember, whatever you donate will be doubled!

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In2Out is based at HMYOI Wetherby and offers mentoring and resettlement support for lads aged 15-21 year-old leaving prison and returning to the community. The 12-month re-offending rate for 15-18s actively engaged with In2Out is less than 25%, compared to the 65% national average. In2Out Mentors help participants envisage a different way of living and find hope for the future after their time in custody, making a real difference in their lives and outlook.

Please give generously—and see your money doubled!

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Re-engage Community Christmas

Re-engage supports older people throughout the year, but particularly at Christmas. They do this through their online directory of Christmas-time events right across the UK in a directory on the Re-engage website. Community groups, charities, pubs, churches, lunch clubs, cafes and other organisations all sign up with the details of their events and we help to make sure that older people get to hear about the events and can find them easily through the online directory.

The aim is to make sure that older people have a place to go to celebrate the festive season: no-one should be alone at Christmas unless they want to be.

So if you are planning an event from December 18 to January 1, why not advertise it on the Re-engage directory?

Or, if you are over 75 and looking for an event to go to, you can search and sign up on the Re-engage website, where there is a FAQ page and more information.

Re-engage Community Christmas

Town Carols

Wednesday December 15 at 7.30pm in the Market Square

Wetherby Business Association are once again organising a time of carol singing with the Wetherby Silver Band and, with any luck, mince pies, too. Put the date in your diary!

Christmas Eve carol singing in Horsefair Centre

Christmas Eve (unsuprisingly) at 10:30am

Forget the last-minute shopping or stuffing the turkey, and come along to the Horsefair Centre to help tell people what Christmas is all about using songs and readings.

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.

Better Wetherby News

Better Wetherby November Newsletter

This month's news from the Better Wetherby group is available to read and/or download. It contains updates to all the work that BW are doing on behalf of our community, including the aftermath of COP26, the proposed development at Racecourse Approach and the rebuilding of Wetherby High School.

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

Read more about Better Wetherby...

Wharfedale House volunteer appeal

Wharfedale House needs you

Wharfedale House is a Leonard Cheshire Residential Home in Wetherby and is seeking volunteers to provide activities for its residents, who all have physical disabilities.

They are looking for people who are friendly, have good communication skills, and are reliable, organised and enthusiastic. Volunteers would normally be able to give a few hours each week.

For more information, click on the image on the right, or contact helen.whitelam@leonardcheshire.org, or call her on 07562 157889.

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 up and running for the autumn term.. If you've got toddlers to look after, why not come along and try it?

For more information, see the Wednesday Toddlers webpage.

Prayer for the Nation

6:00pm Monday to Friday evenings via Zoom

Following on from the Archbishops' Call to Prayer in November, Revd Janet Cox is hosting 10 minute prayer time on Zoom. every weekday evening at 6:00pm. Anyone who would like to join in is warmly welcome.

Please join the Meeting via this link just before 6:00pm.

Community Care Volunteers

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response in the Wetherby Ward

One of the encouraging things about the current Covid-19 pandemic is that many people are volunteering their services to help those who are in need.

It is important that this co-ordinated wisely, both to protect those in need and those that volunteer. Our three ward councillors (Cllrs. Alan Lamb, Norma Harrington and Linda Richards) have drawn attention to the dedicated volunteer network that has been established by Leeds City Council.

Please note that volunteers should be healthy and low risk.

There are two tiers of volunteers:

  • Tier 1: DBS-checked assistance
  • Volunteers who have a current DBS and would be willing to volunteer to carry out non-personal care tasks to assist people with care and support needs. Such tasks might include: shopping, collecting prescriptions, preparing a meal, assistance with laundry, just checking/reassurance by visit or phone call, sitting with someone for a while. This list is not exhaustive. We would support volunteers with training where appropriate and they would be issued with an identification badge.

  • Tier 2: Neighbourly assistance
  • People looking out for their neighbours who may be in some way or another vulnerable but not in receipt of formal care whether self-funded or state supported. This might be about supporting people who choose to self-isolate. It will also include the deployment of volunteer community leaders to support community cohesion related activities.

If you would like to volunteer, please sign up at www.doinggoodleeds.org.uk.

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