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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

    We meetthis morning at Embsay Methodist Chapel for Remembrance Sunday. After this service there is a short ceremony of Remembrance and Commitment at the War Memorial.   Refreshments will then be served in the Village Institute.

    This afternoon at 4pm there will be Reflective Space for Remembrance here in the Chapel, ending in time for the Dusk ceremony at the War Memorial at 5pm. 

    Also today from 2pm – 4.30pm there is an afternoon tea party provided by WI in the Village Institute with community entertainment, and at Embsay Stationthere are re-enactments of soldiers returning home at 1pm and 2.30pm, plus a free vintage bus running between Skipton and Embsay. 

    Exploring Faith: Every Tuesday in November at 7.30pm in the Elm Tree.  These will be informal discussions to look at faith through the lives of four different people, and to think about what really matters to us.  There is no need to book and all are welcome, whatever your experience of church and faith. The first session last week was excellent. 

    A Fairtrade Breakfast and Coffee Morningwill be taking place in the Methodist Schoolroom on November 17thfrom 9am to 12 noon. Have a lazy morning and come here for breakfast, then do some shopping at local and Fairtrade gift stalls. 

    Christmas Bazaar and Brunch: our last fundraising event of the year takes place at the Village Institute on Saturday December 1stbetween 11am and 2pm.  Sign up sheets will be in church next week – make sure you put this date in your diary. 

    Knitting needed!  This year’s Travelling Crib will feature a host of angels as well as a flock of sheep!  If you have an easy knitting pattern for angels please let Louise have a copy, so that people can be recruited to get knitting. 

    Wisdom for Living in the Seasons of Life:the last of the seasonal sessions at Summerscales Quiet Garden at 11 Regent Road BD23 1AT on Thursday 22nd November from 10.00 am - 12.00 noon.  The theme is Winter: Shorter Days and Longer Nights,  led by Revd Janet Clasper. Music, input, quiet time, fellowship and refreshments.  In the house if cold or wet. No need to book - just come along.



    • Saturday 17thNovember: Fairtrade Breakfast and Coffee Morning in the Methodist Schoolroom, 9am – 12 noon. 
    • Sunday 18thNovember: Gift Day
    • Saturday 1stDecember: St Mary’s Christmas Bazaar and Brunch in the Village Institute from 11am – 2pm
    • Sunday 2ndDecember: Advent Sunday
      9.30am All Age Worship
      11.15am Communion Service using the Book of Common Prayer, 6pm Advent Carol Service
    • Tuesday 4th: Mothers’ Union meets at St Mary’s
    • Tuesday 18th: 4pm Christingle Service 
    • Thursday 20th: 6pm Carol Service 


  • A Prayer for Today

    our refuge and strength,
    bring near the day when wars shall cease
    and poverty and pain shall end,
    that earth may know the peace of heaven
    through Jesus Christ our Lord,


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