Coronavirus Covid-19

During the Coronavirus outbreak, St James' will follow the advice given by the Church of England. We are receiving regular updates from the CofE to ensure that we have the latest guidance to inform our actions.  https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

 

Welcome News

You will have heard that church buildings can re-open for private prayer from Monday 15th June.  It was also announced that funerals can be held in church buildings once again.  This is great news.  As very welcome this is, it is far from business as usual, many restrictions apply and there are precautions which we must adhere to.  New guidance has been published to ensure this can be done safely and in line with social distancing guidelines.  It covers such things as: displaying notices to remind visitors of hygiene and physical distancing measures, providing hand sanitising facilities, marking places where people can sit and and cleaning the church regularly. 

We are working to put the relevant measures in place and hope to open St James soon.  

 

Our worship of God and our care for each other continue. 


During this time our usual weekly news letter has been suspended, but there are other ways to find out our latest news. 

Firstly, look out for emails sent from Brendan via Church Suite – you will receive these if you are on our database and signed up to receive emails.  If you are not currently receiving these email messages and would like to do so please email: brendan.giblin@leeds.anglican.org and we will be able to set this up.

Service and Events - All services and events at St James are cancelled or postponed.  We are using our Facebook page to live stream Sunday services and also posting them and Family services on our YouTube page.  There is also a daily Morning Prayer service via Zoom and a virtual coffee morning every Thursday morning.  For details of all our online services, events and links to our Facebook and YouTube pages and Zoom please see our Online Worship page:  Online Worship 

Our Web Pages Generally - We have left our web pages open for the time being.  We appreciate that you may be a new visitor to our webpage and want to see what we usually have running in terms of services, events and activities.  Once this situation is over we will continue to reach out to the community of Wetherby.  We hope and pray that this will not be long in coming.

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all you strength....Love your neighbour as yourself.  Thers is no commandment greater than these."

To protect the vulnerable amougst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.

If you need any help or support I can be contracted by telephone: 01937 520951 or by email: brendan.giblin@leeds.anglican.org

Best wishes

Brendan