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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



    Looking Both Ways

    And what a super view it is!

    The East window has been re-installed and timed perfectly for Easter. Alleluia indeed! Capronnier’s work looks stunning and for the first time in a generation we can see its full glory. Our thanks go to Jonathan and Ruth Cooke whose skilled craftsmanship and meticulous organisation have achieved this. Their attention now moves to the West window at the base of the tower and to the remaining windows which are in need of attention. All works should be completed by the end of the summer.

    During the recent months the children and teachers at Embsay school have been working on designs for seven panels of painted silk which represent familiar scenes from the Bible. We were fortunate to have Noah, the Nativity and the Good Samaritan holding our attention in front of the scaffolding which covered the East window. These panels have attracted a wealth of praise and they add richly to the interest and diversity of St Mary’s. We plan to share the seven panels in rotation with the school so that they can become more permanent features of our church. We owe a big “Thank You” to all at the school, as well as members of St Mary’s, whose hard work and attention to detail have made these so successful.

     For more information contact:  Peter Edwards: edwards@fullacott.plus.com  tel. 01756799356


    What's going on around St Mary's

    The Monday Prayer Group:  Please talk to Daphne for more information. The next meeting will be on Monday 13 May.

    Christian Aid - Count Your Blessings Please let Liz have any donations or send your donation directly to Christian Aid, using the form at the back of the leaflet.

    Stall at Burnsall Fete. Despite some evil weather, the stall raised £155 which is more than last year when the sun shone. Our thanks are due to those who braved cold and rain. 

    Freedom – Life of the Church in Sudan:  Monday 10thJune 7.30pm. St George’s Leeds. Details from Liz or Tim.

    How are Stained Glass windows made?Wednesday June 12th am, there are 20 places available for the morning workshop @ £10 each. Contact Peter for details.

    ‘Hope of our Calling’There’s an opportunity to attend a celebratory Eucharist on Sunday 16thJune to mark the Silver Anniversary of the ordination of women. Bishop Helen-Anne will be preaching. Places are limited and if you’d like to go please have a word with Liz asap.


    • Sunday 12 May– Christian Aid week begins
    • Tuesday 14thMay 7.00pm – PCC meeting in St Mary’s.
    • Wednesday 15thMay 7.30pm-All Age Worship Planning Group meeting.
    • Saturday 18thMay 10.00-11.30– Fairtrade Coffee Morning at Trinity Methodist Church, Skipton.
    • Sunday 19 May– Informal meeting after coffee with Liz and Peter to give an update on the vacancy.
    • Tuesday 21 May, 7pm– Swishing into Summer, Embsay Village Institute.
    • Tuesday June 4th, 7.00pm.  PCC pre-section 11 meeting with Archdeacon Jonathan.
    • Thursday 6 June– Traditional afternoon tea
    • in the Methodist Church Hall from 2.30pm. 
    • Sunday 9 June, 2pmJoint Pilgrimage walk from St Mary’s to Bolton Priory and tea.
    • Monday 10thJune 7.30: Life of the Church in Sudan.
    • Wednesday June 12thStained glass workshops.


  • A Prayer for Today

    Risen Christ,
    your wounds declare your love for the world
    and the wonder of your risen life:
    give us compassion and courage
    to risk ourselves for those we serve,
    to the glory of God the Father,


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