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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.


  • What's going on around St Mary's


    Our next vicar. Thank you all for your patience. The outcome of the interviews will be released by the diocese and will be announced in St Mary’s next Sunday, 15th December


    Welcome to our Advent Communion this morning, Fairtrade coffee and tea will be served after the service, so do stay and chat if you can.

    Food Bank: please add Christmas food, especially gluten-free items, to the box by 10th Dec. See the list on the lid for details.

    ‘Exploring Faith through Counter Lifestyle in the Beatitudes’ This popular series of discussions continues at the Cavendish Arms on December 11th at 7.30pm.

    Edward Scott’s organ recitals in aid of the Mothers’ Union work in Sudan  this year will take place on Dec. 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th,7.30pm at 5 Brackenley Drive. Phone 01756 792136 to book.


    A Message from Louise

    Sylvia and Jim bring back Louise’s best wishes and blessings for Advent to all at St Mary’s. 

    St Mary’s Stained Glass – our own researchers’ publication will be coming out in January. Not to be missed. Reserve a copy from Sue or Tony Stearn.


    • Wednesday 11th December 7.30pm: Beatitudes Discussion Group.
    •   Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th December: Embsay School Nativity Service in St Mary’s.
    •   Sunday 22nd December 6.00pm: Joint Carol Service at the Methodist Church.
    •   Tuesday 24th December 4.00pm: Crib service at St Mary’s.
    •   Tuesday 24th December 6.00pm: Carols in Elm Tree Square.
    •   Tuesday 24th December 11.30pm: Midnight mass at St Mary’s.


  • A Prayer for Today

    Almighty God,
    purify our hearts and minds,
    that when your Son Jesus Christ
    comes again as judge and saviour
    we may be ready to receive him,
    who is our Lord and our God,


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