There’s a Welcome Here – here at St James’ Church there is a welcome, not just on Sundays, but also during the summer months on most week days, when the Church is open for a few hours. When open, a “Welcomer” will be on duty to assist visitors. We will be open from April through to early November.  

  • Time for Tots - 1.30pm on the 2nd Thursday in the month during term-time in the Church Centre. Time for Tots is a lively time of craft, songs, bible stories and refreshments for pre-school children and carers. Just turn up you will be made very welcome.
  • Children’s Sunday Club at - 9.30 Parish Communion.  At Sunday Club children leave church during the first hymn to make their way to the Church Centre where they engage in their own fun learning. The children come back into church for communion.
  • Children’ Activities during Worship @ 11am.The children leave church during the first hymn to make their way to the Crypt or in fine weather the outdoors where they take part in imaginative activities. For younger children the back of the church is used for children’s learning/play during the service and they are free to flow between the back of the church and their parents during the service. 
  • Youth Group Meets 6pm on Sunday. For more information, please contact Sarah Sharp on 07500 262306

Quiz – The June quiz is entitled ‘Anagrams’ and is available at the back of Church and costs £1.00. All proceeds go to support the mission of the Church.

Love LunchMonday’s fortnightly Love Lunch pop in café (waitress service) brings people together to share food and enjoy companionship. Do drop in to the Church Centre Coffee Lounge any time between 12 noon and 2pm, last orders 1.30pm. You will receive a warm welcome and be looked after by our team of friendly volunteers. Closed for the Bank Holiday, the next lunch will be on 25th September and 9th October

Friends Coffee Morning & Car WashThe Friends of Wetherby Parish Church Music are holding a Coffee Morning and Car Wash on Saturday 23 September from 9.30am to 12 noon in the Church Centre.

An Evening with Eddie Gray – Footballing legend, Eddie Gray, of Leeds United and Scotland fame, will be coming to Wetherby on Friday 29 September at 7.30pm at Wetherby Sports Association. Eddie Gray was a ‘superstar’ of the 70’s. Tickets for a meal, talk and question time will be £15 each and on sale from the Parish Office from 4 September. Proceeds go to the Nepal Project.

MacMillan World’s Largest Coffee Morning – will be held from 9.00am to 12 noon on Saturday 30 September in the Church Centre. Tombola and handmade cards will be also available. All very welcome.

The Children’s Society – Talk and Afternoon Tea - We are holding a talk by Martin & Jill Fish and afternoon tea on Thursday 5 October at Kirk Deighton Village Hall at 2.30pm. Martin Fish is a RHS Advisor, columnist and broadcaster and, together with his wife, Jill, have produced their first book entitled ‘Gardening on the Menu’. Tickets are £10 each and are available from Carol Keenlyside 01937 581332 or Jill Rose on 01937 586640.

House Groups - House groups are a good way of increasing your knowledge of the Christian faith and strengthening your friendships with other members of the church community. There are both day time and evening groups which meet at different locations throughout the parish, most on a fortnightly basis. Please look at the notice board at the back of church for further information or speak to any of the group leaders. Thank you. Marilyn Smith

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018 - Monday 26 November to Monday 3 December. - A pilgrimage to the Holy Land offers the opportunity to ‘walk in the steps of Jesus’, visiting some of the various places and sites associated with His life and ministry. It also provides time for worship and hopefully encouragement to consider one’s own faith. Of course you may well have made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land already, this will be our sixth, but there are always new discoveries being made. At the moment 15 of us are going and, if you wish to join us, or want further details, please let me know as soon as you are able. Further details from Derek Taylor 01937 918534 or

Wetherby and District Foodbank are looking for people who would like to regularly pray for the charity. If you are interested, please contact Claire at or 07947 059720. Many thanks Claire Tapp, Project Manager, Wetherby and District Foodbank.

Start Course – Would you like to make a Start in exploring the Christian faith? There will be chance to do that over 6 weeks. Start is a down-to-earth and interactive course with plenty of discussion, looking at God, Jesus and the journey of life. Let us know if you would like to join us – tel 581508, email Thank you Colin and Audrey Spivey

Confirmation 2018 – The confirmation course is slightly different this year, being for adults and young people across the Deanery, and will include interactive worship, stories, teaching and guest speakers on lots of exciting topics to help people learn about faith and how to live a lifetime in faith. There will also be a weekend residential stay in November. The course starts on Sunday 15 October at St Aidan’s School. For more information, please contact Brendan or Stroma and take a leaflet from the back of Church.