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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



    Vision 2030

    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

    The Lent Lunch will take place on Saturday 24th March in the Methodist Schoolroom from 11.30am. Please put this date in your diary.

    Shirley Moorhouse would like to thank everyone for giving her Christmas cards for future children’s activities.

    A Weekly Prayer Group will be starting on Monday afternoons – please let Louise or Daphne know if you are interested in attending this or want to know more.

    APCM April 8th: the Electoral Roll will be revised starting today.  If you are not on the Electoral Roll have a look at the notice on the door to see if you are eligible and ask Liz for an application form if you wish your name to be included.  If you are on the Roll, please check to see that the information is correct.

    Fundraising is crucial to our income.  The next event is the Town Hall Café on March 10th – please sign up to help on the lists by the church door.

    NEXT SUNDAY 11th March is Mothering Sunday, and we have invited the congregation from Embsay Chapel to join us for an All Age Communion Service will starting at the the later time of 10am.  There are Mothers’ Union ‘Make a Mother’s Day’ catalogues available today or online – you can buy a gift for your mother, or make gift in memory of her to help other mothers live a better life.

    Mother’s Union Lent Meditation: Tuesday 6th March, 7.30 pm at St. Mary’s, Embsay.  You are invited to join a Lent Meditation led by Lesley Higson. If possible, please let Lesley know that you intend to come so that she can prepare enough materials. Tel. 07896 264450

    An Evening with Epiphany!  Friday 9th March.7pm, at Christ Church, Skipton. An evening of light classics, and a time of innovation and improvisation, by Epiphany, an ensemble of professional musicians from across the UK and Europe.  This is part of the #doyouknowHim? initiative.

    The Yew trees by the path are getting a trim!  They will look bare and brown for a while but they will grow back. 


  • A Prayer for Today

    Gracious Father,
    you gave up your Son
    out of love for the world:
    lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion, that we may know eternal peace
    through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.


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