Weekly News Letter - 13th September

St James


A Very Warm Welcome to Everyone


The fragility of hope

This week it was announced that the government is introducing new restrictions on social gatherings. The regulations for church worship remain unchanged. Clearly the government is concerned about the rise in the number of infections. We all should be concerned. We are committed to doing everything as safely as possible in church, the change in legislation underscores the need for this, and for us all to be careful.

It was good for St James' to be able to develop our Sunday worship offering last week. Thank you to everyone who worked incredibly hard to make this happen. Our worship together, both in person and online, radiated hope. The fragility inherent in our careful, socially distanced worship made this hope all the more poignant and real.

The full re-opening of schools has felt like a very significant hopeful moment. Please pray for children and young people, teachers and school staff beginning a new school year: for those who are joyful, and for the anxious, for the hopeful and those who are apprehensive.


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

Worship - Sunday 13th September - Racial Justice Sunday - Racial Justice Sunday carries a special poignancy this year, as we have all been made more aware of the effects of racism upon individuals and society. 

8.00am BCP Holy Communion in Church 

9.00am Kids' Service - Bible teaching, songs and crafts for all the family available on St James YouTube channel

10.00am Parish Communion in Church and live on Facebook and posted on YouTube later.  Numbers in church are limited so pre-booking is essential please see our Daily & Sunday Services page for details


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


Alpha online is coming to St James Wetherby

The Alpha Course is a great space to ask the big questions of life.  Why am I here?  Why is there suffering in the world?  What is the purpose of life?  How can I have faith?  No question is too simple or too hostile.  Starting on Wednesday 30th September St James' will be hosting an Alpha course.  Each session will run from 7.30 - 8.45pm.  No matter whether you are new to church, or have been part of church for many years, the Alpha course is a way to engage with the important issues of life and faith.  For a taster please watch the 2.43 minute video:  https://player.vimeo.com/video/181494383

To book a place please contact Val Lumsden 01937 584760


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