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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  October 2014

* St Mary’s Mag October 2014

* “Meet Our People” revised

* St Mary’s Mag Sept 2014

* Diocesan News Oct 2014

The Parish Church Of St Mary The Virgin, Boston Spa
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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.


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. Peter E Bristow

Telephone:  01937 842454

E-mail  Click for link


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Sunday 14th December 2014

[3rd of Advent]

8.00am   Benefice Holy Communion, St Peter’s

10.00am  Parish Nativity, All Saints’ Bramham.

6.00pm   Night Prayer.


Monday 15th:

9.15am   Morning Prayer.

3.45pm   Christian Meditation Group - the Prayer of the Heart. Experience  Life Giving Silence at 197 High  Street, Boston Spa Contact 843962


Tuesday 16th:

9.15am   Morning Prayer at St Mary’s.

2.00pm   St Mary’s School Christmas Service.

7.30pm   Adult Confirmation course, Bramham


Wednesday 17th: [O Sapientia]

9.15am   Morning Prayer at St Mary’s.

9.45am   St Mary’s M U Prayer Group.

10.00am  Benefice Holy Communion, St Mary’s

10.30am  Coffee Morning at St Mary’s.

2.00pm   Primrose Lane Christmas Service.


Thursday 18th:

9.15am   Morning Prayer at St Mary’s

1.30pm   St Mary’s Ark at St Mary’s


Friday 19th:

9.15am   Morning Prayer at St Mary’s.

5.00pm   Discoverers at St Mary’s.

7.00pm   X-Odus at St Mary’s.


Saturday 20th:

10.00am  Benefice Holy Communion, St Mary’s

10.30am  Coffee Morning at St Mary’s.


Sunday 21st December 2014:

[4th of Advent]


8.00am   Benefice Holy Communion.

10.00am  Holy Communion.

4.00pm   Parish Carol Service.



St. Mary’s this week

Clergy Letters

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It is a great pleasure to announce that The Rev. Andy Grant has been appointed Vicar of the Benefice of Marton-in-Cleveland.

Andy’s new parish is in the Cleveland Archdeaconry, close to Middlesborough.


His final service with Thorp Arch will be on 30th November at All Saint’s at 9.30am and his final service with Lower Wharfe will be on 14th December at All Saint’s, Bramham at 10am.


He will be collated at St. Cuthbert’s on Saturday 17th January 2015.


Our congratulations to Andy and we wish him, Alison and the family every blessing as they prepare for this move.”


Fr Peter.

Rev Andy Grant
Confirmation Groups


Young People: in St Mary’s Parish Room at 4.15pm on Sunday 7th december.


Adults: Meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 2nd December in Bramham.