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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

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* Group News & Events update

* “Week at St. Mary’s” updated

* Diocesan News March 2015

* Clergy Letter March 2015

* C&Y Newsletter Spring 2015

* St Mary’s Mag March 2015

* St Mary’s Mag x 4 added

* “Meet Our People” revised


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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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Sunday 22nd February 2015: [5th of Lent]

8.00am   Benefice Holy Communion at All Saints’ Thorp Arch.

10.00am Holy Communion.

6.00pm   Night Prayer.


Monday 23rd:

9.15am   Morning Prayer.

12 noon  Yoga at St Mary’s.

3.00pm   Memorial Service for Colin Wormald.

3.45pm   Christian Meditation Group, 197 Hi St

6.00pm   Beavers in Parish Room.


Tuesday 24th:

9.15am   Morning Prayer.               [

2.00pm   MU meeting at Methodist Church.

7.30pm   Lent Talk in Parish Room, “Mystery Subject”.


Wednesday 18th:

9.15am   Morning Prayer.

10.00am Benefice Holy Communion, St Mary’s.

10.30am Coffee Morning.

7.00pm   Pop Choir at St Mary’s.


Thursday 19th:

9.15am   Morning Prayer.

7.00pm   Church Choir Practice.


Friday 20th:

9.15am   Morning Prayer.

7.30pm   Holy Mackerel at St Mary’s.


Saturday 21st:

10.00am Benefice Holy Communion, St Mary’s

10.30am Coffee Morning.


Sunday 29th March 2015:

[Palm Sunday]

8.00am  Benefice Holy Communion, St Mary’s

9.45am   Procession from Millennium Gardens to Church, Wetherby Silver Band.

10.00am .Holy Communion for Palm Sunday.  

6.00pm   Night Prayer.

St. Mary’s this week

Clergy Letters

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 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




Stainer’s Crucifixion


St Mary’s Church, Boston Spa


Good Friday 3rd April 2015

at 3.00 p.m.


performed by

Wetherby Choral Society


Conductor and musical director John Dunford


John Dunford - Tenor


David Hall - Bass


Adrian Selway - Organ


Free Entry


Sunday 29th March 1.00am

British Summertime starts!

Clocks go forwards one hour.