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.  

Love Lunch Monday’s fortnightly Love Lunch pop in café (waitress service) brings people together to share food and enjoy fellowship. Join us in the Coffee Lounge anytime between 12 noon and 2 pm, last orders 1.30pm, where you will receive a warm welcome and be looked after by our team of friendly volunteers. Next dates 15th and 22nd May.

Calling all Esther’s – Save the date! – Our next ‘get-together’ will be on Friday 12 May from 7.30pm, where we will be having a ceramic café party in the Centre. Expect creative fun, great conversations, drinks and nibbles. Great opportunity to invite friends too. More details to follow. Stroma

Coffee Morning Saturday 27 May at 10am at 9 Lazenby Drive, Wetherby. We are having a coffee morning to raise money for the young people to travel to Nepal to support the Tearfund Nepal project. Tea/coffee, cake stall, raffle, water and wine.

Do you like gardening? – To raise money for the Nepal Tearfund Project, we joint support with the Methodist Church, could you open your garden for an Open Gardens’ event on Sunday 9 July, organised by the Methodist Church. If you would like your garden to be included, please could you ring Mary Bentham on 587694 or Sheila Hollaway on 585505. Gardens do not have to be large or of NGS standard, but should show some TLC! There will be teas and plants sales. It is good to work together. Brendan

Confirmation 2017 – The Bishop of Richmond is coming to lead our Confirmation Service at 10.00am on Sunday 18 June. Confirmation is an excellent opportunity to explore the meaning of the Christian faith. We will be beginning preparation groups for adults and for young people (Y6 or above) shortly. If you would like to explore confirmation further, please contact Brendan 520951 or Stroma 520512.