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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.


  • '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

    Electoral Roll 2019: Every six years the preparation of a new church electoral roll takes place which means that everyone has to re-apply to be added to the new one.  Joining the electoral roll means that you can vote at the APCM, and that you are able to stand for PCC or be on the sides team.  It is also a way of demonstrating your ongoing commitment to the life and work of St Mary’s.  Application forms are available from Sue Davies. 

    Looking Both Ways – Windows for our Church and Community.  An update on the windows project is being given out today – please take it away and find out more about what is happening with our windows. 

    Malawi 2020:a sign-up sheet is by the church door to allow you to register your interest. 

    Pew Cushions; If you would like to sponsor a cushion for £8 please let Liz, Peter or Louise know.  

    Make a Mint orGrow our Money! We ended last year with our expenditure being rather more than our income, for various reasons.  In order to improve on this we are planning a number of new fundraising initiatives. During February everyone who wants to do so will be given £5 and challenged to triple or quadruple it.  You could join up with someone else or do this on your own – and you can be as imaginative as you like!  See Liz for your £5 note to get you started…

    Fairtrade Fortnight takes place from February 25th– March 10th. On Saturday February 23rdthere is a Fairtrade Breakfast and Brunch in Embsay Village Institute from 9am –12 noon.  There will be lots of food to eat, interesting things to buy, a Fairtrade raffle and children’s activities, so put this date in your diary!

    The Womens’ World Day of Prayer: the annual service takes place on Friday 1st March at 2pm at Holy Trinity, Skipton.

    The Annual St Mary’s Quiz Night: this is taking place on Friday 22ndMarch at 7.30pm at Christ Church Hall, Skipton.   Tickets are available today. 

    The Lent Lunch will take place on Saturday 23rd March from 11.45am to 1.30pm at Embsay Village Institute.  


    • Wednesday 20thFebruary: 7.30pm: ‘Parables of the Kingdom” session at the Cavendish Arms
    • Saturday 23rd: Fairtrade Breakfast & Brunch at Embsay Institute 9am -12 noon. 
    • Tuesday 26thFebruary; PCC meeting 7pm
    • Sunday 3rdMarch:  9.30am All Age Worship for Fairtrade Fortnight. 11.15am BCP Communion 
      12.30pm Baptism Service 
    • Tuesday 5thMarch: Pancake Supper at the Cavendish from 5.30pm – open to everyone.
    • Wednesday 6th:9.30am Ash Wednesday School Service 
    • Saturday 16th: 6pm Farewell Event in Embsay Institute before Louise’s last Sunday (17th)  at St Mary’s
    • Friday 22ndMarch: St Mary’s Annual Quiz Night, at Christ Church Hall, Skipton 7.00 for 7.30pm
    • Saturday 23rd:  Lent Lunch 11.45am-1.30pm, Embsay Institute


  • A Prayer for Today

    Eternal God,
    whose Son went among the crowds
    and brought healing with his touch:
    help us to show his love,
    in your Church as we gather together,
    and by our lives as they are transformed
    into the image of Christ our Lord,


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