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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

    A HUGE thankyou to Pam, Sylvia and Daphne who decorated the church so beautifully for Harvest last week and to everyone who delivered Harvest baskets on Monday; over 30 baskets were given out and several boxes of food went to Skipton Food Bank.  AND to Bridget and Yvonnefor masterminding an amazing evening of music and readings on Saturday evening.  We are incredibly fortunate to have such energetic and talented people who help St Mary’s connect with the community around us. 

    Sunday 21stOctober:Roger Walton, Chair of the Methodist District, will be preaching and leading worship at Embsay Methodist Chapel at 10.30am on the 21st.  You are cordially invited to come to the Chapel on that day for Sunday worship. 

    Sunday 4thNovember– All Age Worship at 9.30am will celebrate All Saints, and our annual Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance will take place at 3pm.  Everyone is invited to this service, which gives us a chance to remember and give thanks for the lives of people we have loved.  If you wish to have someone remembered by name there is a list to add names to by the church door, and if you can help with refreshments afterwards please let Louise know. 

    Monday Prayer Group – there will notbe a meeting this Monday, 15thOctober.  Please ask Daphne, Mary Dibb or one of the churchwardens for more details about this regular group. 

    CMS Collection Boxes:At the recent collection, the amount received was £111. Mary Dibb has now taken on this role of CMS Advocate so please have a word with Mary if you are wanting to support this worthwhile Christian charity.

    Archdeacon of Richmond & Craven: the Revd Canon Jonathan Gough, currently serving as Assistant Chaplain General to the British Army has been appointed as our new Archdeacon: an installation date will be announced soon.

    ‘Looking Both Ways’.  In the last few weeks we have received confirmation of grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Joseph Priestman Trust, which means that we are well on track to start the work needed on our windows in March 2019.  Peter has spent hours of work on this project so far – thank you! 

    Remembrance Weekend 10thand 11thNovember: there is a wide range of events taking place in Embsay – keep an eye open for information.  After the Ceremony of Remembrance at 11am at the War Memorial refreshments will be served in the Village Institute, and we have been asked to provide some helpers for this.  Please let Louise, Liz or Peter know if you can help. 


    • Friday 19thOctober:
      11am Funeral of Kathleen Cowgill, Embsay Chapel
    • Sunday 4thNovember: 9.30am AAW for All Saints

    11.15am Communion Service

    3pm Thanksgiving and Remembrance Service  

    • Saturday 10thand Sunday 11th: A weekend of events to commemorate the 100thanniversary of the end of the First World War
    • Sunday 11th: 10am Service at Embsay Methodist Chapel followed at 11am by the Remembrance Ceremony at the War Memorial
    • Sunday 18thNovember: Gift Day


  • A Prayer for Today

    Lord God,
    our light and our salvation:
    illuminate our lives,
    that we may see your goodness
    in the land of the living,
    and looking on your beauty
    may be changed into the likeness
    of Jesus Christ our Lord,


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