Church Redevelopment

Building Project Update   

More good news! The Christmas Tree Festival will take place in Church from Wednesday 7 until Sunday 11 December 2016. Our chapel will be completed by then. We shall have access to the kitchen so that we can provide refreshments to visitors to the Christmas Tree Festival. The first service of worship will take place on Sunday 11 December 2016.

The new entrance may not be in use by then but we will still be able to enter by the present entrance which, by December, will be updated with new glass doors. After months of waiting, we are nearly ready to have our newly enhanced church back in use.

We are really looking forward to holding our “Open Weekend” from Friday 20 – Sunday 22 January 2017. The weekend will open on the Friday evening with a concert by Rick Wakeman. Indeed, posters have already gone up advertising “An Intimate Evening with Rick Wakeman” which will be the start of the Grand Open Weekend. An open day for people to have a look around the building will take place on the Saturday and a Circuit, Civic and Ecumenical Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving on the Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

To celebrate the 170th Anniversary of the Church, Rev Roger Walton, the President of Conference has been invited to lead worship on Sunday 30 April 2017 at 10:30am.

We are drawing ever nearer to the completion of the building enhancement, and excitement is rising as we contemplate being back in our chapel once more. Maybe not so much an end to the project as a new beginning on the horizon. Even though I have been involved in this project since its beginning, I still find it absolutely amazing that plans were drawn from our ideas, and that those plans were transformed into a work schedule to be carried out by workmen and that all that work has now been translated into reality to be seen in our “new” church. We are indeed blessed.

The Fundraising Team are continuing their excellent work in raising funds for the Building Project and also for the refurbishing of the cottage and general upkeep of the Church and we are most grateful  to them for all the work they are doing.

The list of events planned so far is printed below.


  • Wednesday 7 – Sunday 11 December 2016 – Christmas Tree Festival
  •  Friday 20 January 2017 7:30pm  - An Evening with Rick Wakeman
  • Saturday 28 January 2017 - Burns Supper
  • Saturday 25 February 2017 7:30pm  - Evening Concert  – Knottingley Concert Brass Band 
  • Saturday 3 June 2017 – Spring Fair  - Wetherby Town Hall
  • Ongoing – Pauline O’Melia’s Church feature cards


Further details for each event will be available nearer the time. If you would like to organise a fundraising event – or would like help from the fundraising team to carry out your idea – do get in touch. If you can help at any of the events, please let the team know.

There are many exciting functions planned for the Spring and early Summer and the Fundraising Team will be letting you know all about them nearer the time.


As always we ask you continue to support our building project  with your prayers. Your ongoing support and prayers are invaluable as we look ahead with eagerness to the completion of our project.

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