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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



    '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

    Thanksgiving for Holy Baptism:the service this morning includes an additional section so that we as we recall the Baptism of Christ we can also give thanks for our own baptism.   

    The Beetle Drive!  We raised over £252 and equally important, it was a brilliant social occasion! A big THANKYOU to Liz for organising it and to her team of helpers. 

    The Monday Prayer Group: the next meeting will be on Monday January 14h2019.  There will not be a meeting on Monday January 28th.  Please talk to Louise, Daphne or Mary Dibb for more information. 

    “Exploring Faith through Parables of the Kingdom”.  This new series of six study sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings at the Cavendish Arms, led by Bob and Jill Mitchell at 7.30pm, starting on January 16th.  Come along for some lively conversation and good discussion, as we continue to explore our faith together.  Everyone is welcome to come and join in – you do not need to have done anything like this before to take part.  If you want to eat at the Cavendish beforehand supper can be booked by contacting Leigh on 793980.

    Parish Open Meeting:This will take place on Sunday 27thJanuary at 11am after the service – this is an opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting about anything and everything to do with St Mary’s.

    On Sunday 30thDecember  some really interesting conversations took place after the Covenant Service at the Methodist Chapel.  Janet and Louise are in the process of collating the notes from these, which will be shared with everyone and will help us plan how we might work more closely together in the future.  At a time when there are a lot of negative news stories about the Church and about Christianity it is good to be able to show that we can work together positively without losing our unique identities. 

    Morning Prayer, Tuesday Communion, Tuesday Teas and Smiley Faces have all started up after the holiday. Please remember to sign up to help with Tuesday Teas if you are able to do so.   


    • Tuesday 15th: 7 for 7.30pm. Deanery Synod
    • Wednesday 16th: ‘Parables of the Kingdom” sessions begin at the Cavendish, 7.30pm
    • Sunday 27th: Open Parish Meeting 11am
    • Monday 28th: Skipton & District Christian Aid AGM
    • Sunday February 3rd: 9.30am All Age Worship for Candlemas.  11.15am BCP Communion
    • Monday 25thFebruary: Fairtrade Fortnight begins. 
    • Tuesday 26thFebruary; PCC meeting 
    • Sunday 3rdMarch: 9.30am All Age Worship for Candlemas. 11.15am BCP Communion 
    • Tuesday 5thMarch: Pancake Super at the Canvendish from 5.30pm
    • Wednesday 6thMarch: Ash Wednesday 


  • A Prayer for Today

    Eternal Lord,
    our beginning and our end:
    bring us with the whole creation to your glory,
    hidden through past ages
    and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord,


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