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 Sunday 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.
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.
Last Sunday's review of the Vision 2030 responses was very positive. There were many suggestions for development on display; some relatively minor and others which would take more time and resources to implement. A large number of people became engaged in the job of deciding where to begin and which items had the most support. The next stage will be a working lunch after the service on Sunday 25th February where we will be working out how to put the first selected items into practice. These will involve all of us in different ways and so we hope that as many people as possible will join us for the lunch. Once again, it will not be a long drawn-out session.
Louise, Tim, Liz, Shirley, Sylvia and Peter.
What's going on around St Mary's
Marriage Week 7th to 14th February: The Mother’s Union are preparing an exhibition which will be set up in the church for the next three weeks – come and have a look at it any time when St Mary’s is open.
Skipton Churches Mothers’ Union: Members invite you to join them at St. Mary’s Tuesday 6th February 7.30 pm for the MU AGM followed by a talk – Semana Santa Torrevieja & Tea (Easter in Spain) by Mrs Shirley Moorhouse. Come and find out what Mothers’ Union has done this last year and enjoy the talk by Shirley ending with tea/coffee and chat.
#doyouknowHim? This is a very exciting ecumenical initiative taking place in Skipton and the surrounding villages between Sunday 28th January and Easter. Watch out for the weekly activities in Skipton every Saturday morning.
Shrove Tuesday, 13th February. Pancakes will be served at the Cavendish Arms from 5.45pm: come and join the party!!
During his sermon Tim has talked about the Bach Cantata ‘Ich habe genug’ (BWV82) which is a wonderful piece to use for reflection at home. A recent BBC radio 4 programme ‘Soul Music’ explored this piece which can be found at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09l07ly . The piece can be found in many recordings including at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XopQG0Gjgmo on You Tube. Tim’s Kierkegaard quotation comes from ‘The Sickness unto Death’. This is a fascinating exploration of what it means to be human – in relation with God. It is not, however, an easy read!
The Yew trees by the path are getting a trim! They will look bare and brown for a while but they will grow back. This is taking place at the same time as other necessary work on trees in the churchyard.
Fundraising is crucial to our income. The next event is the Town Hall Café on March 10th but we really need two or three people to take charge as Sue Davies, who usually masterminds it, is away. Talk to Sue or Louise if you can help.
Stanley Boothman’s funeral will take place at Embsay Methodist Chapel on Monday 12th at 11.45. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.