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Christmas with the churches of Wetherby
As you would expect, all the churches in Wetherby, Linton and Collingham have plenty of special services over the Christmas period, and everyone will be warmly welcome at any of them.
We are distributing a Christmas Card across the town which contains details of all these services but, just in case you don't get one, you can download it by clicking on the image. Alternatively you can see a list of all our Christmas services.
On behalf of all the churches we wish you a very happy, peaceful Christmas, and a good new year.
Christmas Gift Appeal
Now until December 15
Wetherby Baptist Church, in partnership with Wetherby Salvation Army Community Church, are once again organising an appeal for gifts for children and young people who might otherwise have very little to celebrate this Christmas.
Full details are available on the Christmas Gift Appeal pages.
Town Nativity Scene
If anyone is wondering whatever happened to the Town's Nativity scene, fear not - it is on show in the Horsefair Centre. And here's a photo to prove it...
Christmas Day Dinner
12noon to 3.30pm, Christmas Day at Wetherby Methodist Church Hall
Churches Together will be serving a traditional Christmas Dinner, particularly for those who might otherwise be spending Christmas alone.
There'll be a warm welcome, friendly faces, a lovely turkey meal with all the trimmings, plus quizzes and carols. The cost is £5. Transport can be provided if required.
If you would like a ticket, or know someone who might, or just need more information, contact John (01937 584657) or Lesley (01937 587265).
7.30pm, Wednesday, December 20, outside the Town Hall
Organised by Wetherby Business Association, this annual event is always an enjoyable community occasion.
Featuring the Wetherby Silver Band, mulled wine and mince pies, it would be good if as many as possible came along to help swell the joy - and volume! - of the carol singing.
(Click on the image to download the poster)
Carols in Horsefair
10.30am, Saturday December 23, in the Horsefair Centre
Christmas Eve comes a day early this year!
Traditionally, Churches Together have organised a programme of carols and readings to remind shoppers of the 'reason for the season' on Christmas Eve, but that falls on a Sunday this year, which poses difficulties. Hence the time-shift.
We do hope plenty of people will turn up to sing heartily and retell the Christmas Story - it's a great witness to the love of God in sending His Son to earth for our salvation. Do make a date to join us.
We usually give away biscuits, mince pies and chocolate coins to passers-by, so if you can contribute any suitable comestibles, that would be great, too.
Churches Together Community Prayers
9.15am, Wednesday, January 3 in the Quiet Room at Wetherby Methodist Church, Bank Street
These monthly meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month.
This is a great opportunity to meet with other Christians from around the town to pray for our community, and to enjoy a coffee and fellowship afterwards in the coffee lounge.