This Sunday's service (October 22)

10.30am in Deighton Gates School

Claire and Arthur are leading/preaching at this service.

Everyone is welcome to come along and we hope you will join us.

Syria and Iraq Clothing Appeal

1-6pm, Friday October 20
10am-5pm, Saturday October 21

Almost 26.8 million people in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon are in need of humanitarian assistance. These are people displaced from their homes by war and conflict. Many live in makeshift camps, or in abandoned buildings with little to keep them warm. Babies, children and vulnerable adults are dying each winter because they cannot keep warm.

As we have done in the past two years, Churches Together are arranging a clothing collection in partnership with Samara's Appeal.

We are asking for donations of:

  • all season clothing
  • underwear (new only, please)
  • shoes and boots
  • ...for babies, children, women and men

All items must be clean and in excellent condition, without holes, tears, stains, and with working zips and buttons intact. Shoes and boots must be clean and polished. We are NOT looking for cast-offs.

(If these strictures seem draconian, it is because Samara's Appeal want all items to be gifts of love, not hand-me-downs, to show our concern and respect for those in need. Many of them were successful people, with homes, families and jobs, who have found themselves displaced and in need through no fault of their own.)

Donations should be brought to St James' Church Room (aka the Scout Hut) at the following times:

  • Friday, October 20th, 1 - 6pm
  • Saturday, October 21st, 10am - 5pm

Donations are also invited towards the shipping costs: £5 is recommended for each filled banana box.

We also need help to staff the collection point: please contact Very Revd Derek Taylor (01937 918534, email) or Chris Bishop (01937 520424, email) if you are able to help, even if it's only for a short time.

Last year we collected 149 boxes - help us do better in 2017!

Dates for your diary...

Churches Together Prayers for the Community

9.15-10.00am on Wednesday November 1
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.

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!

Other news and events

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.