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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.



    Might you be our new vicar?

    St Mary’s is advertising the half time post of vicar, to be held in conjunction with the half time post of Clergy Development Officer in the Ripon Episcopal Area.

    For details of the posts, the Annual Report and the Parish Brochure and Profile:

    Diocese of Leeds


    Closing date for applications 28th October 2019

    What's going on around St Mary's

    Our next vicar: on 25th November we shall be interviewing the candidate selected at the shortlisting. Please pray for all concerned.


    Exploring Faith through ‘Counter Lifestyle in the Beatitudes’ The 8 week series of discussions in the Cavendish Arms continues on Wednesday 20th November at 7pm.


    Today is our Gift Day Service when we ask God to bless the donations which have been made by the people in these villages towards the work of St Mary’s. 


    Edward Scott’s organ recitals this year will take place on Dec. 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th,7.30pm at 5 Brackenley Drive. Phone 01756 792136 to book.


    Giving by Envelope: If you currently give with a weekly numbered envelope and would like to continue to use that method please speak with Sylvia this morning as she is arranging envelopes for the coming year.


    St Mary’s Christmas Fair: Saturday 7th December, 11am to 2pm in the Village Institute.  This is a good social occasion so book the date in your diary. Sign-up sheets for donations and helpers on the day are on the pew by the door.   Liz

    “Pam’s Smarties”: this scheme raised an astonishing £400+. Our thanks to her for organising it and she encourages us all to continue for another round!



    • Wednesday 20th November 7.00pm Beatitudes discussion group 2 at the Cavendish Arms.
    • Saturday 23rd November 10.30 to 11.30am: Craven Refugee Support’s collection of second-hand household goods at St Andrews Church, Skipton


  • A Prayer for Today

    Heavenly Lord,
    you long for the world’s salvation:
    stir us from apathy,
    restrain us from excess
    and revive in us new hope
    that all creation will one day be healed
    in Jesus Christ our Lord,


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