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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


* “Week at St. Mary’s” updated

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* Resources -  July 2014 Mag

* Diocesan News Aug2014

* Clergy letter for July 2014

* Diocesan news July 2014

* Resources C&Y news Sum 14


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Welcome to the website 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


Contact the Webmaster  E-mail: Click for link

Contact the Magazine Editor E-mail: Click for link



The Challenge of Prayer:

The Renewal of Politics.

Fr. Peter’s clergy letter (More)


Le Grand Départ

Are we prepared for our spiritual journey, asks Revd Trish (More)



The Worship of Self

Our worship must be God-centred, says Revd Andy, and not directed at material things or self  More..

St. Mary’s this week
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The Parish Office


will be closed to the public this week for the Annual Audit.


August newsletters available in Church on Saturday August 2nd.


The Parish Office will be closed during August and will reopen at 11.00am on 2nd September.


Telephone messages will be dealt with on a regular basis while the office is closed.



Sunday 31st August: [11th after Trinity]

8.00am   Benefice Holy Communion.

10.00am  Benefice Holy Communion at St Peter’s.

12 noon  Holy Baptism of Samuel Edward Thickbroom.


Monday 1st September: [Giles]


9.15am   Morning Prayer.

3.45pm   Christian Meditation Group, 197 Hi St.


Tuesday 2nd: [Martyrs of Papua New Guinea]



9.15am   Morning Prayer.

7.20 for 7.30pm Pilgrim Course at St Mary’s.


Wednesday 3rd: [Gregory the Great]

9.15am   Morning Prayer.

10.00am  Benefice Holy Communion, St Mary’s

10.30am  Coffee Morning.


Thursday 4th: [Birinus]

9.00am   Celtic Morning Prayer, St Mary’s Sch

9.15am   Morning Prayer at St Mary’s.

1.45pm   St Mary’s Ark.

7.00pm   Choir Practice.


Friday 5th:

9.15am   Morning Prayer.

10.00am  Benefice Holy Communion at All Saints’ Bramham.

5.00pm   Discoverers (for Reception to yr 5) at St Mary’s. Details 07709 252579

7.00pm   X-Odus at St Mary’s.


Saturday 6th: [Allen Gardiner]

10.00am  Benefice Holy Communion, St Mary’s

10.30am  Coffee Morning.

10.45am  Clergy Open Hour at St Mary’s.


Sunday 7th September : [12th after Trinity]

8.00am   Benefice Holy Communion, St Mary’s

10.00am  All Age Worship.

6.00pm   Night Prayer.