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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

    St Mary's Church, Kirk Lane, Embsay, North Yorkshire, BD23 6SF

    Regular services: services


    A wheelchair and ramps are available to assist access. Please ask a member of the congregation.


  • This Week


  • Planning for our new Vicar

    Revd Louise has been in Bamburgh for several months now and we gather that she is being kept busy. No surprise there. In the meantime the plans for filling the vacancy at St Mary's are progressing. The Diocese has decided that there will be a full-time post made up of half time as vicar for St Mary's and half time with responsibilities for clergy training in the area. A similar balance to Louise's.

     The formal steps which need to be followed before the post can be advertised in September are well advanced and the PCC and congregation have been working hard to put together the necessary documentation so that applicants may have a full and accurate a picture of the job, the local community and our view of the priorities. The post will be advertised on the Diocesan website as well as Pathways which is the go-to place online for Church of England jobs. 

     Shortlisting of applicants will take place in October with interviews in November. All being well that would mean a Vicar being in place here for Easter 2020.

    This is a very important process for the future of our communities so please pray for us.


    What's going on around St Mary's

    Open Meeting today at 11am. We will be discussing the Parish Brochure and Christine Jones will be telling us about her role as Parish Safeguarding Officer. Please do stay for this. 

    Turning to Christ. The course continues on Wednesday 17th July at 1.30 at 3 Laurel Close: this week’s theme will be “Do you renounce evil?” – contact Tim for details.

    Evening Contemplation at Christchurch: a series of occasions on Sundays at 6.30pm: further details on the flyer in St Mary’s and on the notice board in the porch, or ask Lesley.

    The return of toilet and vestry windows: do visit the toilet and admire the newly restored window. It’s a shame that it’s hidden from general view but it wouldn’t fit anywhere else. 

    The Village History Walk and BBQ will be on Saturday July 27th.  Tickets are no longer available and a waiting list has been started, deatils from Sue Davies.

    “Smarties into Church Funds”: Pam Shackleton will beintroducing a tasty scheme tomake good use of the small silver in your pocket or purse.

    Forthcoming Fairtrade date: July 20th 9.00am to noon, Breakfast/Coffee at the Village Institute, Further details from Liz.

    Revd Janet Clasper - We are invited to a farewell service for Revd Janet Clasper and Revd Richard Atkinson at 4.00pm on Sunday 21stJuly at St Andrews, Skipton.


    • Wednesday 24thJuly at 7.00pm: PCC business meeting
    • Thursday 25thJuly at 7.00pm: PCC Section 12 meeting
    • Saturday 27thJuly:Embsay History Walk and BBQ
    • Sunday 28thJuly:Bishop Helen-Ann presides and preaches at St Mary’s.
    • Saturday 28 September:Away Day at Scargill House – a joint venture with the Methodists


  • A Prayer for Today

    Gracious Father,
    by the obedience of Jesus
    you brought salvation
    to our wayward world:
    draw us into harmony with your will,
    that we may find all things
    restored in him,
    our Saviour Jesus Christ,


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