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All our churches are holding in-person services, while retaining some precautions to reassure worshippers and ensure continuing protection for congregants and staff.

In some cases, the services are available online, too.

Click the buttons below for a list our church services.

Church Services

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Christian Aid Week 2022

15-21 May 2022

Christian Aid Week is nearly here, and there are plenty of opportunities to help people who are suffering from drought and poverty.



Some of our churches will be holding special collections, but everyone can donate using our 'e-envelope' online giving page. It couldn't be simpler: just click on the image on the right and follow the instructions.

More information, including details of a couple of fundraising coffee mornings, is available on our Christian Aid 2022 page .

Ascension Day service

7:00pm Thursday, May 26 in St James' Church churchyard

Everyone is invited to join in with this early evening celebration of our Lord's ascent into heaven.

Church & Community Fete

10am—2pm, Saturday, June 4, around St James Church Centre

Billed as "A Right Royal Celebration", this event is for the whole community. It encompasses the 'Queen's Jubilee Cake Festival', which should get our mouths watering.

More details are available from St James' Parish Office.

Platinum Jubilee Pentecost service

4:00pm, Sunday, June 5 at St James Parish Church

As a fitting end to the town's celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, there will be a special service at St James Church, to which all are invited. This coincides with Pentecost Sunday, so it's a great time for people of all Christian denominations to get together to celebrate the birth of the Church.

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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.

People fleeing Ukraine

Ukraine Crisis - our response

The increasingly desperate plight of the citizens of Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression has brought widespread condemnation from around the world.

But words are not enough. Urgent prayer and other practical assistance is needed, and our churches are responding, mostly through their national organisations.

Other churches will be contributing to the relief effort via their own denomination, or via the Disaster Emergency Committee's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

If you would like to donate, please use any of these links and make your donation online or by post. Most of the websites contain links to prayer resources; please use them to Pray for Ukraine and the surrounding countries—not forgetting the people of Russia, too.

Better Wetherby News

Better Wetherby April Newsletter

This month's news from the Better Wetherby group is available to read and/or download. It contains updates on the Racecourse Approach (Swinnow Park) development, particularly concerning road safety on York Road. There is also positive news about the rebuilding of the High School.

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

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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.

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 summer 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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