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.
Our worship on Sunday 30th July will be shared with the Methodists in Embsay Chapel, followed by a "Jacob's join" lunch. The service will begin at 10.30 (please note, NOT 10.00 as has appeared elsewhere).
We wish Louise well as she begins her three month Sabbatical leave. For her it will be a time to reflect and do some reading and writing in an area she has chosen. For us it will be an opportunity to take on some of the varied tasks and responsibilities which we can too easily take for granted.
We are fortunte to have Revd Tim Calow, our assistant priest in the villages who, together with other local clergy, will provide the spiritual leadership while Louise is away.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has signed off the project
A Roof for Our Future, Discovering the Past.
This was the final stage in the completion of the works on the church roof as well as a range of community initiatives which have involved many of us over the last three years. So here are a few facts:
- our roof is now dry, although there is still some further preventative work needed on the South and North faces,
- the interior of the church looks very smart after being redecorated throughout.
- the churchyard project has amassed a wealth of information about people buried there and their families which is already being accessed by interested parties,
- this has involved some 5000 volunteer hours and 29000 photos (no, those are not typos!),
- we have a newly published history of the church and an information board to introduce visitors to our heritage,
- we have furthered our links with children and teachers at Embsay School,
- and last but not least we have this website up and running.
We want to thank a good number of people who have contributed to this successful outcome:
- our main funders: the Heritage Lottery Fund and Yorkshire Dales National Park,
- our architect Steve McConnell and the main contractor Gordon Beresford,
- many smaller concerns which have contributed in a variety of ways,
Our special thanks, of course, go to the community here in these villages who contributed generously to the Sponsor a Slate appeal which raised almost all of the locally contributed funds. Also, to all the people from Embsay and Eastby who have been involved in so many ways in making the different aspects of the project so successful.
A big Thank You to you all
you made us all in your image:
may we discern you in all that we see,
and serve you in all that we do;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.