This Sunday, June 23

10.30am at Deighton Gates School

We shall celebrate Communion during this service, at which Chris will be leading and speaking.

Do come along and join us in worship and prayer.

Prayer Encounter

8.45 - 9.15am, Saturday, June 29 at Margins

Praying together is - or certainly should be - a vital aspect of the life of our church, as we bring our concerns to God and listen for his response and leading.

Do join us if you possibly can. A possible incentive (not that you need one, of course), is that coffee and doughnuts are available afterwards for those who would like them.

Christian Aid Week - excellent result!

We are delighted to report that the total we raised across the town from all sources, including Gift Aid, was £5,632, a terrific result. This is almost 10% up on last year's total.

Once again, thanks to you all for helping to ensure that "No mum should die in childbirth" and continuing the valuable work of Christian Aid among the world's poorest communities.

Church Family Sunday Lunch

After morning service on July 7 at Chris and John Baugh's house

This is another opportunity to gather for food and fellowship - and hopefully sit in the garden, too. Everyone is welcome.

As well as enjoying one another's company, we will also be having an informal discussion about our mission as a church: what we currently do, and what we might do in the future.

Please make a note of the date, and be there if you can.

Deighton Gates School Summer Fair

3 - 6pm, Saturday, July 6

As is customary, we shall be helping out at the School Summer Fair by welcoming people and selling raffle tickets, so we need plenty of people to help spread the load.

This is always an enjoyable event, so please put the date in your diary and firmly resolve to tell Chris that you intend to come along and help. An early indication of your likely attendance would be most welcome!

Dates for your diary...

To get advanced warning of other church and Churches Together events, keep a close eye on our church calendar - and avoid those embarrassing clashes of dates!

Church Meeting

After the morning service on Sunday, August 18

Please make a note of the date. It's ages yet, but will soon be upon us...

Other news and events

An evening with York Military Wives' Choir

7.30pm, Friday, July 5 at St Helen's Church, Bilton in Ainsty, YO26 7NN

You are invited to join in this summer's evening concert, which will commemorate the Battle of Marston Moor 375 years ago, when St Helen's was used as a military hospital. The choir will be singing some of their favourite songs.

Tickets are £10, and can be obtained from Susie Pilling (01423 358340) or by emailing

For more information and details of the Open Day with members of the Sealed Knot, click on the poster above.

Churches Together Prayers for the Community

9.15-10.00am on Wednesday July 3
in the Quiet Room at Wetherby Methodist Church

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. These monthly meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month.

The Beacon

This is a monthly programme broadcast every fourth Sunday in the month at 8.00am on Tempo FM 107.4, Wetherby's own community radio station. It's presented by Eric Ovenden, and aims to spread the Christian message to everyone in the Wetherby area.

Eric is keen to set up a Listeners' Panel to give him feedback and ideas for the programme. If you think you might be interested, give him a call on 01423 869841.