Weekly News Letter - 20th January 2019


St James



     Sunday 20 January 2019

                      The Third Sunday of Epiphany

  “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit” 1 Corinthians 12.4


8.00 am                      Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Uell Kennedy

Preaching                 Uell Kennedy


9.30 am                     Parish Communion

Presiding:                Stroma McDermott

Preaching:               David York

Assisting:                 Val Lumsden

          Hymns:                    331(*omit), Restore O Lord,170, Jesus is Lord

                                           Anthem: The Secret of Christ - Shephard

                                           Voluntary: Toccata ‘Nu La Oss Takke Gud’ - Hovland


          11.00 am                      Worship @ 11 – Holy Communion

           Presiding:                   Brendan Giblin

           Preaching:                  David York


          6.30 pm                        Evensong (BCP)

          Leading:                      Marilyn Smith

           Preaching:                  Lorna Johnson

           Hymns:                      118, 465, 10. Psalm 33 v1-11 (Chant 147)

                                             Anthem: O Most Merciful – Wood

                                             Voluntary: Offertoire sur Les Grands Jeux - Couperin



A very warm welcome to everyone

If you are new to St James’ we would like to get to know you. Please fill in a contact card, which you will find in the back of the pews, and hand to one of the people leading the Service. Large print service books and gluten free wafers are available.



Diary for the Week



  21 January

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James


  7.00 pm

Alpha Course - Centre


  22 January


  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  2.00 pm

Church on the Corner –Service of the Word

  3.00 pm

Funeral – Mrs Maureen Burley – Stonefall Crematorium


  23 January

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James

  12 noon

Funeral – Mrs Enid Carling – St James


  24 January


  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  9.30 am

Coffee Morning – Centre

  1.30 pm

Time for Tots - Centre

  7.30 pm

Worship Group – St James

25 January

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  6.30 pm

Choir Practice – St James


  26 January

  9.30 am

Scouts Coffee Morning - Centre


  27 January

The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Parish Communion

  11.00 am

Worship @ 11

  6.30 pm



Planned Giving – We are very grateful to all those who give so generously, both in time and finance, to help us carry out our mission here in Wetherby. If anyone, who is not currently doing so, would like to assist us plan our finances by giving via standing order or envelope, then please contact the Parish Office 01937 583074 or email stjames@dsl.pipex.com

You can now give by text to St James’. Text STJW11 £10 to 70070 to donate to St James’, Wetherby and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone. 


Suggestions for Prayer

18 to 25 January is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, providing  the opportunity to thank God for the tremendous improvement that now exists between Christians of the various denominations. We seek to recognise, and believe, that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus and are called to respect the fact that some of the ways we worship are different and that we can support and learn from one another.  

Pray for people in the Hallfield area of Wetherby: Hallfield Lane, Freemans Way, Montagu Road, Gunter Road, Sykes Road, The Chase, St James School, Wetherby High School, the Salvation Army, Church on the Corner, Mason House, Hallfield Court.

Wetherby Churches will be praying for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.


The flowers at the front of the Church are in loving memory of Will Fawcett.


Church/Parish Administrator Vacancy– Knaresborough Anglican Team Ministry have a vacancy for an Administrator to work in the Parish Office. If you are interested, please send a CV to jackwilson@ntlworld.comor for further information ring Jack Wilson 07889 274596.


Scouts Coffee Morning and Cake Salefrom 9.30am to 1.00pm on Saturday26 Januaryin the Centre. There will be bacon and sausage baps, cakes, bric-a-brac and more to raise money for the Wetherby Scout Jamboree fund. Thank you. Steve Taylor


Honorary Canon of Ripon Cathedral– Bishop Nick has invited Brendan to become an Honorary Canon of Ripon Cathedral. The Service of Installation will be at 3.30pm on Sunday 27 January, followed by a reception for everyone. All are warmly invited, indeed Brendan would greatly value your support. The Cathedral have asked that we supply approximate numbers of those attending, so if you would like to attend, please put your name on the sheet in church. Thank you.


Churches Together United Service and AGM on Tuesday 29 Januaryat 7.30pm in Wetherby Methodist Church. The Very Reverend Derek Taylor will give a talk on Christians from different traditions working together. Refreshments will be available. Thank you. Chris Bishop, Chairman of CTiW.


Hidden Treasures – We have begun a month of exploring the treasures of the church! We would be grateful if you could please help us by completing the questionnaire and returning to the box at the back of church. Thank you. Brendan


Electoral Roll Review– To ensure that you are included in the New Electoral Roll, please complete the application form, now available in Church and the Parish Office. The deadline for submission of applications is 28 March. Thank you. Susan Armstrong


Oberammergau 2020– Several people have asked if we intend to visit Oberammergau Passion Play combining it with a Pilgrimage themed holiday in Austria. If you are interested in making up a party, please let me know by the end of January. Thank you. Derek Taylor 01937 918534


Hosts/Leaders for 2019 Lent Home Groups– We are starting to plan the Lent Home Groups for 2019. If you can help either by hosting or leading a group, then please speak to either Marilyn Smith or David Bewell or add your name to the list at the back of Church. Thank you. David Bewell


Refreshments 2018 -A big thank you to everyone who gave donations for refreshments after the 8am and 9.30am services and the monthly Mothers’ Union Communion Service. After expenses, a total of £1,077.60 was raised during the year and this will be used to purchase items used during services, including The Elements (Communion Wine and Wafers), candles, etc. Thanks also to the volunteers who prepare and serve the refreshments, new helpers, always welcome, just speak to me. Thank you. Sheila Guest.


Church Family Weekend– 22 to 24 March at Scargill House, Kettlewell. The costs, to include accommodation and food, are £110 for adults, children over 5 years £25.00, children under 5 are free. We try to make the weekend financially accessible for all. None of the rates we charge represents the full cost of weekend. On average each place is subsidised by £58.62. If, and I must stress only if you are able, and would like to, donations can be made (and Gift Aided) to the Access Fund which makes the weekend possible. Booking forms are available in Church or from the Parish Office.  There are a limited number of places remaining so please do book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Brendan


Tel: 01937 583074 email: stjames@dsl.pipex.com