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St. Mary The Virgin

The Parish Church Of

High Street, Boston Spa

Wetherby, West Yorkshire

An Anglican Church in the Diocese of York

St. Mary’s Church, Boston Spa

The Parish Church of St. Mary The Virgin, Boston Spa Mary’s home page


* Group News & Events update

* “Week at St. Mary’s” updated

* Clergy Letter February 2015

* Clergy Letter January 2015

* “Meet Our People” revised

* Diocesan News Jan 2015

* St Mary’s Mag November 14


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Welcome to the web-site of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Boston Spa. Boston Spa is a large Georgian village on the river Wharfe, close to the A1M immediately south of Wetherby, and just within the metropolitan area of Leeds. St Mary’s and its sister Churches All Saints’ Bramham and St. Peter’s Walton form the Parish of Lower Wharfe, which with the parish of All Saints’ Thorp Arch comprises the Benefice of Bramham, in the Diocese of York. St. Mary's is the largest church in the benefice and is especially known for the warmth of its welcome.


Through varied Sunday and weekday worship, large range of ministries, community activities and links we seeks to provide a firm spiritual foundation in the Christian faith, and to be a place where Jesus' love is shared and His gospel is proclaimed.


We have our own church school and there are a number of organizations within the church for our younger members.


Revd Canon Peter E Bristow


How  to find us

St. Mary’s Church is situated on Boston Spa High Street (A659) at the western end of the shopping centre, and one mile east of Jct 45 of the A1(M).


Contact us

Administration Office

Benefices of Bramham and Clifford

High Street, Boston Spa, Wetherby

West Yorkshire LS23 6DR


Office hours: Monday-Friday, 11.00am - 1.00pm


Telephone:  01937 844402

E-mail: (all enquiries): Click for link


Vicar: The Revd. Canon Peter E Bristow

Telephone:  01937 842454

E-mail  Click for link


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Contact the Magazine Editor E-mail: Click for link




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Sunday 22nd February 2015:

[First Sunday of Lent]

8.00am   Benefice Holy Communion at All Saints’ Bramham.

10.00am Holy Communion.

6.00pm   Night Prayer.


Monday 23rd:

9.15am   Morning Prayer.

12 noon  Beginners Yoga at St Mary’s.

12.30pm Funeral of William Herrington.

3.45pm   Christian Meditation Group, 197 Hi St

6.00pm   Beavers in Parish Room.


Tuesday 24th:

9.15am   Morning Prayer.

11.30am Funeral of David Caygill.

7.30pm   Lent Talk (Parish Room), Self Enquiry


Wednesday 25th:

9.15am   Morning Prayer.

10.00am Benefice Holy Communion St Mary’s.

10.30am Coffee Morning.

7.00pm   Stephanie Baker’s Pop Choir.


Thursday 26th:

Office Closed for Audit

9.15am   Morning Prayer.

6.00pm   Church Choir Practice.


Friday 27th:

Office Closed for Audit

9.15am   Morning Prayer at St Mary’s.

7.30pm   Holy Mackerel in Parish Room.


Saturday 28th:

10.00am Benefice Holy Communion at St Mary’s.

10.30am Coffee Morning.


Sunday 1st March 2015:

8.00am   Benefice Holy Communion, St Mary’s

4.pm      All Age Worship.

6.00pm   Night Prayer.



St. Mary’s this week

Clergy Letters

Cartoon Fun

Lent Talks


Churches Together have invited Rev. Martin Nathanael to give a series of talks on ‘ELEMENTS OF MYSTICAL CHRISTIANITY’.

Rev. Martin is a retired Anglican Priest and a well known speaker on the subject of spirituality.


Tuesday February 24th

Self Enquiry


Tuesday 3rd March



Tuesday 10th March

Mystical Prayer


Tuesday 17th March



Tuesday 24th March

Mystery Topic


All Welcome!

7.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Room


Contribution of £1 per session

Mystery Topic



All Welcome !


These will all be held in St Mary’s

Parish Room, Boston Spa at 7.30pm


Contribution of £1 per session









Saturday 7th March, 6.30pm

Hot supper at 7.00pm followed by the Quiz (teams of up to 8)


£10 adults, £5 children (11 - 18)

Tickets from Parish Office, Penny Stables, Kate Kennedy or the Churchwardens.


Raffle and Bar.