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    St Mary's is open every day from 9.30am - 4pm,
    and everyone is invited to come and light a candle in prayer.


     Our main Sunday service is Communion at 9.30am.  

    On the first Sunda
    of the month we have All Age Worship at 9.30am followed by a Communion Service at 11.15am. 

    Morning Prayer is said every weekday at 8.30am. 

    There is a short service of Holy Communion on Tuesdays at 10.30am. We call this Quiet Communion as there are no hymns.

    Tuesday Teas takes place between 2 and 4pm  every Tuesday, when tea, coffee and cake are served.

    Smiley Faces, our Toddler Praise group, takes place on Fridays in term time between 1.45 and 3.15pm.

    Coffee, tea, juice and biscuits are served after the 9.30am service every Sunday, and after Quiet Communion (10.30am) on Tuesdays. 


    What's on at St Mary's:   view this week's news-sheet.

    Who's who at St Mary's: contact

    How to find us: map

    Regular services: services


    A wheelchair and ramps are available to assist access. Please ask a member of the congregation.


  • This Week



    'Looking Both Ways - Windows for all our Community'

    St Mary’s plays an important part in the life of people in Embsay and Eastby, and our church is much more than just a building; it is a place where people of all generations: individuals, families and couples come to worship, to be quiet, to celebrate, to learn and to have fun.

    In order to continue with all this, we need to keep St Mary’s in good shape. We have done a lot, recently, with the roof and the interior decoration, but the windows now need some attention.   

    Our beautiful East window, by the famous Belgian maker Capronnier, needs an overhaul and repairs; the colourful West window is in danger of collapse and the metalwork in the clear windows on the south side is badly corroded and letting in the weather.

    To achieve this, we aim to raise around £47,000 from grants and events and have already secured a quarter of that amount locally. We would love your help, too.  For more information contact:  Peter Edwards: edwards@fullacott.plus.com  tel. 01756799356


    What's going on around St Mary's

    Sea Sunday- we celebrated Sea Sunday last weekend, but if you missed the collection for the Mission to Seafarers you can still make a donation today in the envelopes provided. 

    Glenn Meakin would like to thank everyone who has been so thoughtful during the last few months.  Please continue to hold him in prayer and to keep in touch.

    The NHS at 70– there is a special service at Ripon Cathedral on Sunday 29thJuly at 3.30pm, led by Bishop Nick Baines, to give thanks for 70 years of the NHS.  All are invited, especially people who work for, or have worked for, the NHS.

    Tuesday Teasraises money both for St Mary’s and for the Mothers’ Union but more people are needed to help or to bake.  If you can help between 1.45 and 4pm on any Tuesday please have a look at the sign up sheet by the main door and add your name to it if possible. 

    A new Hymns and Songs bookfor St Mary’s is in preparation – 50 copies will cost around £160.  If you would like to make a donation towards this please talk to Louise, Liz or Peter.

    Fairtrade Pop-Up Event:There will be another Fairtrade event at the Village Hall on Saturday July 21st10.30am -12.30pm.  A free Fairtrade cup of tea or coffee and a chance to browse and buy gifts and food.  

    More Brass at St Mary’s: after the very successful concert on June 9th, a chamber group of brass band players from Gispersleben in Germany will be playing at St Mary’s at 7.30pm on Wednesday July 25th.  The repertoire will range from traditional German music to more modern songs.  Free entry, donations invited to cover costs.

    Monday Prayer Group – the next meeting is on Monday, July 16that 2pm.  Ask Daphne Jepps or Mary Dibb for more details. 

    Advance Notice:When there is a fifth Sunday in the month we share our Sunday morning service with Embsay Methodists.  The 29thJuly is the next 5thSunday, and we will be at Embsay Chapel for our service, starting at 10am. 



    • Wednesday 18thJuly: 
      12 noon, funeral for Hazell Wallbank

    Go Global, 3.30- 4.45pm
    7pm Year Six Leavers’ Service at St Mary’s 

    • Friday 20th: 2.30-5pm, tea party at the Vicarage
    • Saturday 21st: 10.30-12.30, Fairtrade event
       in Embsay Village Hall
    • Wednesday 25thJuly: More Brass at St Mary’s 7.30pm
    • Sunday 29thJuly: 10am Shared Service
       at Embsay Chapel. 
    • 3.30pm Ripon Cathedral: NHS celebration service
    • Sunday 12thAugust: 9.30am: Patronal Festival Service
    • Saturday 18thAugust: Summer Fete 
      at Holy Trinity Churchyard, Skipton.   


  • A Prayer for Today

    Generous God,
    you give us gifts and make them grow:
    though our faith is small as mustard seed,
    make it grow to your glory
    and the flourishing of your kingdom;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord,


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