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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


  • What's going on at St Mary's?

    Revd Marion Russell

    Licensing date: Monday 30th March 7.00pm

    at St Mary’s.

    “Exploring Faith through the Beatitudes” Group: this discussion group will begin the second half of the programme on Wednesday January 22nd 7.30pm at the Cavendish Arms. You are welcome to join in whether or not you attended the first part. More information is available from Bob or Tim.

    Monday Prayer Group: the group will not meet on 27th January as people will be attending the Quiet Day at Parcevall Hall.

    St Mary’s Plan for the Year: this plan is used by the PCC to guide them about priorities and when things need to happen. On 26th Jan, at the Open Meeting, we shall be inviting comments and suggestions for inclusion as our planning goes forward.

    Remove the February Blues - Come Pig Racing! This specialized Embsay pastime returns on Saturday 8thFebruary in the Village Institute. You may sponsor a race, own your own pig for a race or merely speculate on a likely winner. There is food and a bar and a good deal of riotous entertainment for people of all ages. Sue Davies has tickets and more details.

    There are a few printed copies at the entrance today and you are welcome to take one away. Or, if you wish, Peter will email you a copy. Just ask. 


    • Wednesday January 22nd, 7.30pm: Exploring Faith through the Beatitudes.
    • January 26th 11.00: Open Meeting after morning worship. A chance to update on parish matters and to air your views.
    • January 29th 7.00pm in the Village Institute. Clothes Swap: £5 entry includes Fairtrade wine and nibbles.
    • Saturday 8th Feb. PIG RACING. The sporting event of the year – get it in your diary, now!


  • A Prayer for Today

    God of all mercy,
    your Son proclaimed good news to the poor,
    release to the captives, and freedom to the oppressed:
    anoint us with your Holy Spirit
    and set all your people free
    to praise you in Christ our Lord,


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