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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

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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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Contact the Magazine Editor E-mail: Click for link



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Sunday 23rd November 2014:

[Christ the King]

8.00am   Benefice Holy Communion at All Saints’ Bramham..

10.00am Holy Communion.

4.00pm   Young Peoples Confirmation Class.

6.00pm   Night Prayer.


Monday 24th:

9.15am   Morning Prayer.

12.00pm Beginners Iyengar Yoga in St Mary’s Parish Room - please call Helen if you are  interested in attending 07823442358 or 845653

3.45pm   Christian Meditation Group, 197 Hi St

6.00pm   Boston Spa Beavers at St Mary’s.


Tuesday 25th: [Catherine]

9.15am   Morning Prayer.

7.30pm   Adult Confirmation Course at B’ham


Wednesday 26th:

9.15am   Morning Prayer.

10.00am Benefice Holy Communion, St Mary’s

10.30am Coffee Morning.

7.30pm   Churches Together Committee at St Mary’s Boston Spa


Thursday 27th:

9.15am   Morning Prayer.


Friday 28th:

9.15am   Morning Prayer.

7.30pm   Holy Mackerel at St. Mary’s.


Saturday 29th:

10.00am Benefice Holy Communion, St Mary’s

10.30am Coffee Morning.


Sunday 23rd November 2014:

[1st before Advent]

8.00am   Benefice Holy Communion, St Mary’s

10.00am Holy Communion.

6.00pm   No Night Prayer.

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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 23rd November.


Adults: Meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 25th November in Bramham.