Weekly News Letter - 11th October 2020

St James


A Very Warm Welcome to Everyone


Harvest Festival

Giving thanks isn't an optional chore it is something necessary and good for us. Yes, life is tough at the moment, but there is a lot to thankful for, not least our food and those who work to produce it. 

This year, as usual, we will be collecting tinned and dried food for St George's Crypt in Leeds. This is used to provide meals for people who are homeless. The work done by the Crypt enabling people who are homeless to get back on their feet is amazing.,https://www.stgeorgescrypt.org.uk

Please do support this if you can.  Bring produce to our services or call into church when it is open 10.00-11.00  Monday - Thursday.

If you can't be at one of the services do please take part on-line.


Whether in Church or at home please join us for worship this Sunday.  You are most welcome.

Worship - Sunday 11th October - Harvest Festival - Please bring tins and dried food for St George's Crypt: We are delighted that the Reverend Uell Kennedy will be our preacher at the 9.30am and 11am services.  Also at these services we will be saying a sad goodbye to Sarah Sharp .  

8.00am BCP Holy Communion in Church 

9.30am Parish Communion in Church 

11.00am Morning Worship in Church and live on Facebook and posted on YouTube later. 

For the 9.30am and 11am services booking is essential please see our Daily & Sunday Services page for details


Sarah Sharp
Sadly lockdown meant that we were not able to say a proper goodbye to Sarah Sharp (Youth and Community Outreach Worker) and her family. I am delighted that Sarah will be joining us this Sunday for Harvest at 09.30 and 11.00. It will be lovely to see Sarah again, say a big thank you and how much we miss her.


St James' Open for Private Prayer

St James' is open for individual private prayer 10.00 -11.00am  Monday - Thursday.


Morning Prayer 9.00am via Zoom

This is a great way to start the day, listening to God's word and praying for his world.  Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71631904008?pwd=enl5VjdLZ3JtUlFaY2NQYUl5WEZDUT09

Meeting ID: 716 3190 4008  Password: 8QcDqV


Flu Vaccination Event

Cllr Norma Harrington has asked churches for volunteers to be marshals for a flu vaccination event (!) at Bramham Park. Details are below.

Norma writes….

Venue: Bramham Park   -   Date: 12th to 18th October   -   Practices:  Crossley Street, Collingham, Boston Spa and Bramham.

Session Times: (4 hours each – a full day in the cold and stood may be a bit too much!)  AM (08.00 – 1.00) and PM (12.30-5.00pm)

We are hoping to get as many marshals to line the route at Bramham (3.3) miles.  Each marshal will be given a marshalling pack containing everything you may need for the session (mask, gloves, map, walkie talkie, bottle of water, a sweet treat and hi-vis).  The route is one way and starts at the top of the site feeding through the estate/fields and into the farm yard/vaccination zone.  Marshals will not be required to have any patient identifiable job, their main job will be directing traffic, giving patient's information and checking they have an appointment. 

We are looking for people who aren't shielding or at risk (as we don't wish to cause further harm).  If people could do more than one session that also would be great. There are limited facilities on site (1 port-a-loo at the main zone but not at the marshalling points). It may also be cold, those plotted in the fields and woods can take their car to the marshalling point and seek shelter if weather is terrible.

Sessions we are in particular need of volunteers are:

Monday AM (1 needed), Tuesday AM (2 needed), Tuesday PM (3 needed), Wednesday AM (4 needed), Wednesday PM (2 needed), Thursday AM (1 needed), Thursday PM (1 needed), Friday AM (5 needed), Saturday AM (5 needed), Sunday AM (5 needed)

If you require any further information or would like to discuss how you can help please do give the organiser a call:

Wetherby Primary Care Network  Manager - Sophie Dawson Tel: 07860 792083


Amazon Smile

Thank you to all who have registered with Amazon Smile to support St James.  If you shop with Amazon please do consider making us your registered charity.  Shop on Amazon Smile at Amazon Smile St James and Amazon donates to St James Wetherby, at no cost to you.  


Food Bank - Food needed

Many thanks to everryone who has kindly donated items to the Food Bank, this is a great help as there is a growing need for food.  Please do continue to support this. 


Tel: 01937 583074 

email: stjames.wetherby@gmail.com