• 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.

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  • Explore & make more of Lent at St James!
    The season of Lent is time to pause and reflect on our relationship with God. 
    We have many diverse and interesting ways to explore this, study groups,
    a prayer course, meditation lunches, special Lent Lectures...

    And on Wednesday 1 April at 7.30pm the Riding Lights Theatre Group
    will perform a
     superb retelling of the passion for Holy Week.
    Be sure to get your tickets in good time for this!

    click on the links to find out more about Lent and Easter at St James
    Lent: /courses/lent/
    For details of services for Holy Week and Easter:


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

    To find out more  

    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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