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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

    This afternoon we are hosting a tea party in the Methodist Schoolroom on Main Street, starting at 3pm.   This is a joint venture between our churches for anyone who lives alone, or is over 80 – but everyone is welcome! 

    Next Saturday our Summer Fete takes place at Holy Trinity, Skipton: sign up sheets are still available by the main church door.  There are a few gaps, so do have a look and sign up to help if you can. 

    A Mothers’ Union Garden Partyis taking place on Wednesday 29thAugust at 5 Brackenley Grove.  Please see the poster in the porch for more details. 

    It’s all change!  Archdeacon Beverley has been appointed as the next Bishop of Warrington. She will be consecrated at York Minster on October 18th.   Revd Simon Cowling, Rector of Bolton Priory, has been appointed as Dean of Wakefield Cathedral.  His last Sunday at the Priory will be on August 19th.   We wish both Beverley and Simon well in their new ministries. 

    There is a farewell servicefor Archdeacon Beverley at Ripon Cathedral on Sunday September 2ndat 3.30pm.  All clergy, readers, and congregations are invited – please let Louise know by the 20thif you would like to go to this service.

    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 talk to Louise if you are interested in finding out more. 

    St Mary’s Churchyard is looking fantastic! Huge thanks to Tony for his hard work mowing and clearing dead flowers so that our churchyard is a pleasure to visit.

    Tuesday Teas:If you can help in the next few weeks please add your name to the sign-up sheet by the main door. 

    Lesley Higson has had her knee operation and is progressing well.  Please continue to hold her in prayer and to keep in touch as she recovers. 

    Monday Prayer Group – the next meeting is on Monday 14thbut there will be NO meetings on the 20thand 27thAugust. 



    • Saturday 18thAugust: Summer Fete 
      at Holy Trinity Churchyard, Skipton.  
    • Tuesday 21st:7pm PCC at St Mary’s 
    • Sunday 26th:12 noon Baptism of Charlie Holmes
    • Wednesday 29th: Garden Party at 5 Brackenley Grove
    • Sunday 2ndSeptember: 9.30am All Age Worship
    • Tuesday September 4th: Mothers’ Union meetings resume after the summer break.  7.30pm at St Mary’s with a special Communion service.  
    • Monday 10th: Deanery Synod 7 for 7.30pm at Church House, Grassington



  • A Prayer for Today

    God of constant mercy,
    who sent your Son to save us:
    remind us of your goodness,
    increase your grace within us,
    that our thankfulness may grow,
    through Jesus Christ our Lord,


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