From the Rev. Peter E Bristow, Vicar of St. Mary’s Church.
2012 was an exciting year! The world celebrated the Olympics, the Queen celebrated
her Diamond Jubilee and St Mary’s Church is celebrating its Bicentenary. All these
celebrations come together at Boston Spa because on the 3rd June our two deacons,
Andy Grant and Trish Anslow, celebrated their priestly ordination at York Minster
as the nation celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee. Then on the 19th June the Olympic torch
passed through the village.
In 2011 St Mary’s joined with two other parishes, All Saint’s Bramham (from which
it was originally founded) and St Peters Walton to form a new single parish and together
they are the Parish of Lower Wharfe.
St Mary’s is the largest of the five local Anglican churches which work together
and is particularly known for the warmth of its welcome. Through its worship and
large range of ministries it links with several schools and other institutions. It
seeks to be a place where Jesus’ love is shared and His gospel is proclaimed.
Boston Spa is a large Georgian village on the River Wharfe close to the A1(M) immediately
south of Wetherby. The weekly newsletter and the monthly magazine are also available
on this website.
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).