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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

    St Mary's Church, Kirk Lane, Embsay, North Yorkshire, BD23 6SF

    Regular services: services


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



    Might you be our new vicar?

    St Mary’s is advertising the half time post of vicar, to be held in conjunction with the half time post of Clergy Development Officer in the Ripon Episcopal Area.

    For details of the posts, the Annual Report and the Parish Brochure and Profile:

    Diocese of Leeds


    Closing date for applications 28th October 2019

    What's going on around St Mary's

    Our services in October will visit the theme of “Giving” – what we feel is right to offer back to God from our resources of time, money and skill.

    The Monday Prayer Group will not meet this week on account of the coinciding Quiet Day at Parcevall Hall.

    Embsay School Service to celebrate the Bible Screens: on Monday 14th October Bishop Helen-Ann will join children and staff for a service at St Mary’s.

    Will you be “Dancing in the Aisles” when Swing City bring their music to St Mary’s on October 19th? If you cannot join us, please sell a ticket for us to somebody else. Tickets from Peter

    Open Meeting, Sunday 20th Oct at 11.00am:  we shall be holding another open meeting after the service when we can bring each other up to date with what is happening around St Mary’s. In particular, the Standing Committee of the PCC has been doing work on Church finances which we need to check out with everybody. So please put it in your diary.

    One World Week this year will be October 20th-27thThere will be plenty going on in Skipton. 

    Liz can help you with details.

    There will be a Feast at Skipton Fairtrade Live Fair, 30th Oct. 7.00pm,  details from Liz.



    • Monday October 14th at 1.30pm Bishop Helen-Ann joins Embsay School for a service at St Mary’s.
    • Tuesday October 15th at 7.00pm: PCC at Elm Croft.
    • Saturday October 19th: Skipton Refugee Support Coffee Morning at Trinity Methodist Church.
    • Saturday October 19th. 7.30pm: Swing City Concert in St Mary’s
    • Sunday 20th October 11.00am: Open Meeting after Family Communion.
    • Wednesday 30th October 7.00pm, Live Fair, Fairtrade Feast


  • A Prayer for Today

    Gracious God,
    you call us to fullness of life:
    deliver us from unbelief
    and banish our anxieties
    with the liberating love
    of Jesus Christ our Lord,


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