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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

    Communion will be received at the High altar: anyone who is used to receiving Communion in any church is invited to do so here. The service will be followed by Fairtrade tea and coffee served at the hatch in the North Aisle: everyone is invited to stay.  

    Christian Aid Week, 13-19th May. Thankyou, everyone, who has collected for Christian Aid Week, and those who have contributed.

    Heroes and Villains visit St Mary’s!! Emley Brass Band is playing here at St Mary’s on Saturday 9th June at 7.30pm to raise funds for the restoration of our major stained glass windows.  Tickets for £10 from Nigel Osborn for a magnificent evening, including wine and nibbles.  You will have received information about the windows project ‘Looking Both Ways’ – come and support us on the 9th, bring people with you, and watch out for more events!

    The Mother’s Union Meeting on June 5th hosts Miss Jane Rennie from Embsay Primary School and our PCSO Ruth Pearson who will be speaking about internet safety and monitoring.  Everyone is welcome to come to this event.

    The Vicarage Garden Party takes place in the afternoon of Saturday June 16th.  Helpers will be needed with teas and with stalls, with baking, plants, books and gifts – so please put this date in your diary and start planning how you can help.

    Monday Prayer Group: The Prayer Group is taking a break during May – the next meeting will be on June 4th at 2pm.  Ask Daphne or Mary Dibb for more details.

    Ordinations: Brian Greenfield and Tony Cantlow, both of whom have been on placement here, are being ordained Deacon on Saturday 30th June at Ripon Cathedral.  Please pray for them in these weeks before they start a whole new chapter in their lives.  Brian will be serving his curacy in Sutton, Cowling and Lothersdale and Tony will be at Christ Church, Skipton and St Mary’s, Carleton.

    Data Protection.  As you probably know, new Data Privacy Regulations came into effect on Friday – and we are not exempt.  Please complete the contact form you have been given, today if possible, so that we can comply with the law.




    1. Sunday 3rd June: 9.30am All Age Worship. 

           10.50am PCC meeting
           11.15 am Communion using the Book of Common Prayer

    1. Tuesday 5th June: Mothers’ Union meeting at 7.30pm
    2. Saturday 9th June: Diocesan Lay Conference in Harrogate, and Emley Brass Band concert here at St Mary’s in the evening at 7.30pm
    3. Saturday 16th June: St Mary’s Vicarage Garden Party
    4. Saturday 30th June: Deacons’ Ordinations at Ripon Cathedral
    5. Sunday 1st July 9.30am: All Age Worship
    6. Wednesday 4th July 7pm: PCC meeting
    7. Wednesday 18th July: 7pm Year Six Leavers’ Service at St Mary’s
    8. Sunday 29th July: 10am Shared Service at Embsay Chapel.
    9. Saturday 18th August: Summer Fete at Holy Trinity Churchyard, Skipton.



  • A Prayer for Today

    Holy God,
    faithful and unchanging:
    enlarge our minds
    with the knowledge of your truth,
    and draw us more deeply
    into the mystery of your love,
    that we may truly worship you,
    Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and for ever,


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