"Pray. Prayer works!" said Canon Peter Winstone, a former Vicar of Fewston with Blubberhouses.

"That is one of my deepest convictions. Of course it only works if we pray according to God’s will. Prayer brought in the money to repair the Washburn Valley churches, but prayer was accompanied by generosity, hard work, careful assessments.
"Prayer will not always convert the unconverted, for prayer cannot overrule other people’s freedom to choose the highway to disaster. And prayer for healing is answered in many ways: sometimes by healing in this life, sometimes by healing of the mind but not the body, often by healing in the next life. Jesus’ miracles were the breaking in of the next life into this life, and that still sometimes happens."

Prayer requests for Sunday worship can be made by choosing the Prayer Topics option on the Contact Us page

At both Fewston and Blubberhouses there is a PRAYER BOOK where visitors can write prayer requests which are prayed for at the next service.


Our Discussion Group meets every first and third Wednesday in the month at 10.30am in Fewston Parochial Hall. Refreshments are offered before the study starts at 11am. Do join us, you'd be most welcome. For more information call Peter Wood on 01943 880558.

In addition to the regular Bible Study,  Advent and Lent Meetings are held each year with members of both Anglican and Methodist churches taking part. See Calendar for more details.

Resources for Prayer and Study

These links give valuable resource material for prayer and study:


   Bible Gateway
    An online searchable Bible providing over fifty different translations

   SPCK bookshop
    Online Christian bookshop giving recommendations

   The Arthur Rank Centre
    A collaborative unit supported by the National Churches, the Royal Agricultural Society of England and the Rank Foundation serving the rural community and its churches.


    Prayers for Today's World
    This Church of England website offers prayers on many topics including:

personal circumstances
topical crises
global situations