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 Sunday 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.
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.
'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: firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 01756799356
What's going on around St Mary's
The Vicarage Garden Party: Despite the dreadful forecast the Garden Party went ahead as planned yesterday, and even though it rained heavily later in the afternoon everyone was having a great time! Many thanks to Liz and Sue Davies who masterminded the afternoon, and to everyone who helped in so many ways. The final amount raised (so far) is £626.90, a fantastic total!
‘War and Peace: Embsay & Eastby in the Great War’. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a tour of the churchyard
with our amazing Churchyard History team on Saturday 23rdJune, 11am and 2pm. Tours must be booked in advance: Tel 790771. Book stall & refreshments in church from 10.30am. Look North came to St Mary’s last week to film the team at work. Hopefully the finished product will feature on Tuesday this week.
You may have noticed the chair with arms that has appeared in church recently. One of the outcomes from the ‘Vision 2030’ process was an emphasis on comfort in church. If we have 3 or 4 of these chairs we can be more hospitable to people who need a bit of extra help in getting up from their seats – this one is for anyone to try,
Refugee Awareness Weektakes place from the 17th– 24thJune, and the final service will be here on Sunday 24thJune at 4pm. There is a talk and book signing on Thursday 21stJune at 7pm at Christ Church, Skipton by Gulwari Passarlay, an Afghan refugee. Look out too for the event on July 8th‘Share the Journey’, starting from St Stephen’s at 11am.
Ordinations: Brian Greenfield and Tony Cantlow,both of whom have been on placement here, are being ordained Deacon on Saturday 30thJune at Ripon Cathedral. Please pray for them in these weeks before they start a whole new chapter in their lives, also for Alex Wheatley, curate at Christ Church and St Mary’s, Carleton who will be ordained priest on Saturday 23rdJune.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
- Thursday 21st: 7pm Talk and book signing at Christ Church by Gulwari Passarlay
- Saturday 23rd: 11am and 2pm Churchyard Tours etc
- Sunday 24th: 4pm Refugee Week Final Service
- Saturday 30thJune: Deacons’ Ordinations at Ripon Cathedral. Quiet Day at The Briery 10.30am – 4pm
- Sunday 1stJuly 9.30am: All Age Worship, 11.15am BCP Communion
- Wednesday 4thJuly 7pm: PCC meeting
- Sunday 8thJuly: ‘Share the Journey’,
11am from St Stephen’s, Skipton.
- Wednesday 18thJuly:
7pm Year Six Leavers’ Service at St Mary’s
- Sunday 29thJuly:
10am Shared Service at Embsay Chapel.
- Saturday 18thAugust:
Summer Fete at Holy Trinity Churchyard, Skipton.