Weekly News Letter - 3rd February 2019


St James



Sunday 3 February 2019


                            “A light for revelation to the Gentiles”. Luke 2.32


8.00 am                      Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Brendan Giblin

Preaching                 Brendan Giblin


9.30 am                     Parish Communion

Presiding:                Stroma McDermott

Preaching:               Brendan Giblin

Assisting:                 Val Lumsden

          Hymns:                    194, 453, Longing for Light, 117

                                          Anthem: Nunc Dimittis in Bb - Stanford

                                          Voluntary: Scherzo (Sonata) - Bairstow


          11.00 am                      Worship @ 11.00

           Leading:                     Val Lumsden

           Preaching:                  Brendan Giblin


           2.00 pm                        Holy Baptism– Isabella Lewis, Riley Santi & Monty Taylor


          6.30 pm                        Evensong (BCP)

          Leading:                       Stroma McDermott

          Preaching:                  Marilyn Smith

          Hymns:                      4, 33, 161, Psalm 122 (Chant: Garrett)

                                              Anthem: When to the Temple Mary Went – Eccard

                                              Voluntary: Variations sur ‘Lucis Creator’ - Alain


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



  4 February

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James


  7.00 pm

Alpha Course - Centre

  7.30 pm

Called to Prayer – St James


  5 February


  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  11.00 am

Funeral – Mr Fred Bingham – St James

  2.00 pm

Church on the Corner –The Service of the Word

  7.30 pm

Novel Conversations Book Club – Curate’s Office


  6 February

  9.15 am

WCT Prayer Group – Methodist Church

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James

  2.00 pm

Mothers’ Union AGM - Centre


  7 February


  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  9.30 am

Coffee Morning – Centre

  7.30 pm

Music Group – St James

8 February

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  6.30 pm

Choir Practice – St James


  9 February




  10 February

Marriage Sunday The Fourth Sunday before Lent

  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Parish Communion

  11.00 am

Family Service

  6.00 pm

Youth Group - Centre

  6.30 pm

Wind Down Worship


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

Pray for Christians and others, living in countries where there is violence, ethnic cleansing and wars; where harvests frequently fail due to drought or flooding. Also countries that experience hurricanes, those who suffer from poor, or lack of sanitation leading to high infant mortality rates and where education is too expensive for many. We give thanks and pray for those charities who are dedicated to bringing improvements and hope.

People living in the Kings Meadow area of Wetherby: Kings Meadow Drive, Kings Meadow View, Kings Meadow Close, Kings Meadow Mews, Kings Meadow Grove.

Churches in Wetherby pray for:  the work and ministry of CTiW.


Thank you– A very big thank you to all who were able to attend the Installation of Canons last Sunday. It was lovely to feel surrounded by friends. I am deeply appreciative that so many were able to make the journey to Ripon and for the prayers and wishes of others. In case anyone is wondering which seat I was given, it was St Romald. Yes, I will have to look him up too! Thank you. Brendan


Novel Conversations Book Club – Tuesday 5 February at 7.30pmin the Curate’s Office. We will be discussing ‘The Dig’ by John Preston. All are very welcome. Thank you. Dave and Sandra York 01937 579596


Scouts Family Bingo – Saturday 9 February– Josh, Lucy and Alex would like to invite you to their Family Bingo event at 5pm to 8pm at CollinghamMemorial Hall. Tickets are £5 pp and include a chilli or hot dog supper. They would also like to thank all those who supported their recent Coffee Morning, which raised just over £400 for their Jamboree Fund. Many thanks. Steve Taylor


The Children’s Society Coffee Morningin the Town Hallon Thursday 21February from 9.00am. Please do join us, there will be bacon butties, teas, coffee, cakes, books, crafts, bric-a-brac and tombola. Any donations of cakes, bric-a-brac or books are all very gratefully received and I can arrange to collect any donated items. Thank you. Jill Rose 01937 586640


Tools with a Mission (TWAM)– Churches Together are organising another collection of tools on Saturday 16 March from 10.00am to 4.00pmin the Church Roomfor TWAM. The donated tools will be sorted into trade kits and sent to countries in the Developing World for ‘livelihood creation’. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Derek Taylor 01937 918534


Innersense Car Parking Spaces– Please could we remind people that the ‘Reserved Parking Spaces’ for Innersense are for their clients’ sole use from Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm. Also, please do notpark in front of their premises at any time. Thank you.


Church Family Weekend– 22 to 24 March at Scargill House, Kettlewell.  

There are a handful of places remaining, so please do book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 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 the 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. Thank you. Brendan


Quiz – The quiz for February is entitled ‘Flags of the World’.  The quiz costs £1.00 and all proceeds go to support the mission of the Church.  Thank you. Susan Armstrong 520763.


The St James’ Email Prayer Chain– for email prayer chain requests, please email Rosie Rooke mail@rosierooke.plus.comor telephone 01937 580673



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