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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

    Congratulations to Tom Smith, our organist, who will be starting at Warwick University next month to study French and German. We will be very sorry to lose you, Tom, but are delighted for you as well. Tom’s last Sunday playing for us is today.

    The 90kg rice challenge:in Malawi less than I in 3 families can afford secondary education for their children. It takes just 90kg of rice to enable a farmer to pay school fees for one year. Come to Musafir’s restaurant on the Keighley Road in Skipton on Tuesday September 18that 7.30pm to find out more, meet Howard and Webster, farmers from Karonga in Malawi.  The meeting is free, the meal (optional) costs £10 per head, for which booking is now closed. Arranged by Skipton Fairtrade group

    Refugees – How can we help?  Skipton Refugee Support Groupmeet on Wednesday 19thSeptember from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the Friend’s Meeting House, The Ginnel, Newmarket Street, Skipton. Sepideh Mojabi and Duncan Wells will talk of their experience and there will then be an open discussion about future directions for the group.

    An Invitation to swap, reuse, renew and refresh your wardrobe Wednesday 26 September in the Village Institute Hall, 7pm to 9pm. Any clothes and accessories you are tired of, or don’t fit, please drop off during the afternoon of Sunday 23 September either in St Mary’s Church porch or Barbara Kipling’s house, 5 East Lane, Embsay. They MUST be in good condition. It’s free apart from £5 entry charge to cover costs, i.e. hire of hall and a glass of wine or juice.

    Foundation Governor:There is a vacancy for a Foundation Governor at Embsay School. This is a really rewarding voluntary activity, no previous experience necessary except for an interest in education and a willingness to represent St Mary’s on the Governing Body.  Please contact Louise if you are interested in finding out more. 

    Monday Prayer Group – the next meeting is this Monday, September 17th at 2pm.  Please ask Daphne, Mary Dibb or one of the churchwardens for more details. 


    • Tuesday 18th: 7pm Fair Trade Event at Musafir’s, Skipton.
    • Wednesday 19th: 6-8pm Skipton Refugee Support Group at the Friend’s Meeting House, Skipton
    • Wednesday 26th: 7pm Swishing Evening in the Village Institute Hall
    • Wednesday 3rd October, Global Voices event with Robert Cohen, one of the leading dissident Jewish voices on Israel-Palestine in Britain, 7.30pm Christ Church, Skipton
    • Sunday 7thOctober: All Age Worship for Harvest 
    • Wednesday 10thOctober: 7pm PCC meeting 
    • Saturday 13thOctober: An Autumn Event of Music and Entertainment at St Mary’s 


  • A Prayer for Today

    Lord of creation,
    whose glory is around
    and within us:
    open our eyes to your wonders,
    that we may serve you with reverence
    and know your peace at our lives’ end,
    through Jesus Christ our Lord,


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