• St James, Parish Church of Wetherby with Linton

    'At the Heart of the Community'
    in the historic market town of Wetherby

    A very warm welcome!

    We are...   

    a lively, friendly church with a variety of services to suit all ages and tastes.
    We seek to follow Jesus Christ, to learn from him and be changed by his transforming presence.

    The Church is complemented by the Church Room (large hall) and the very busy Church Centre
    (former school), where a huge range of clubs, events and activities take place.

    We hope...

    that you will come and join us and see for yourself how everyone is important,
    from our tiniest toddlers to our eldest valued members.

    Group photo taken at the family weekend away

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  • Coming soon - our next  Alpha Course!

    Monday evenings: 18 April to 20 June 2016 -  7.00pm - 9.15pm, 
    (With the exception of 2 & 30 May Bank Holidays)
    at St James’ Church Centre, Church Street, Wetherby LS22 6LP

     
    Please click on this link for full details about the Alpha Course, what its all about and how to register your interest in attending one of our popular courses.

    Riding Lights
    CROSSLIGHT PASSION PLAY FOR LENT

    written by Paul Burbridge and Les Ellison, directed by Paul Burbridge, & designed by Anna Gooch

    The disciple chosen to lead, is in pieces.

    Caught in the crosslight of the flickering candles at the last supper, the torches of Gethsemane,
    the firelight in the courtyard, by the searching gaze of his Lord, Simon ‘the rock’ is shattered.

    As he hangs from the cross, Jesus is surrounded by a jeering crowd, laughing at his claim to be the Son of God.
    A small group of family and friends stands by until the agony ends.

    But the great friend who, more than any other, has stood by Jesus throughout the story is
    conspicuous by his absence. One man is missing - one who knows the truth.

     Crosslight draws us into the dramatic events of Christ’s Passion and into the experience of
    one disciple who failed, despite everything he believed so passionately
       Crosslight is a communal experience of theatre and worship for the season leading to Easter.

    THURSDAY 24  MARCH: 7.30pm

    ST JAMES’ CHURCH, CHURCH STREET, WETHERBY, LS22 6LP
    TICKETS: £7.50, accompanied children free.

    PARISH OFFICE: 01937 583074  
    VAL: 584760 / JEAN: 585457 / ANDREW: 573167

    or email: stjames@dsl.pipex.com         www.ridinglights.org/crosslight


    Why not consider a new and addictive pastime...
    become a Bell Ringer for St James Church!

    To find out more  
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    Do you feel 'Called to Lead'?

    The Young Vocations Champions from the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales along with colleagues in the Diocese of York have made a short film designed to encourage under 30s to consider ordained ministry. The production team was made up of younger clergy and film-makers in order toappeal to a younger demographic and it showcases the stories ofyounger clergy from across Yorkshire.

    The film is called ‘Called to Lead’ and is available in both a 1 minute trailer
    and a 13 minute short film on YouTube. 

    Main feature (13 mins): http://youtu.be/3_mGud-60HU

    Trailer (1 min): http://youtu.be/-oSi5KjIJrI

    Bishop Nick has also given the film his endorsement and writes:

    “Every Christian has a vocation - that is, a call from God to live and tell the good news of Jesus Christ. This excellent film encourages young people to consider giving their life to ordained ministry in the church, leading others to be disciples and fulfil their vocation. I strongly commend it.” 

    Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds

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