Welcome to St Mary's,
in the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales
Our main Sunday service is Communion at 9.30 am and on the first Sunday of the month we have All Age Worship at 9.30 am followed by a Communion Service at 11.15 am.
Morning Prayer is said in the church every weekday at 8.30 am and there is a short service of Holy Communion on Tuesdays at 10.30 am.
Tuesday Teas takes place between 2 and 4 pm 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.
What's on at St Mary's: view this week's news-sheet.
Who's who at St Mary's: contact
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Regular services: services
A wheelchair and ramps are available to assist access. Please ask a member of the congregation.
A response to the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13th from a member of St Mary's congregation
CANDLELIT SERVICE 15TH NOVEMBER 2015
Following the recent tragic events in Paris it seemed almost appropriate that there was no electric when we got to church this morning – power lines cut by the current atrocious weather of course.
The lighting from candles only provided an aura and oasis of serenity in a world where we have seen massacres and destruction played on our television screens incessantly since the dastardly attacks on humanity in Paris on 13th November.
Louise invited us all to go to the front and light candles individually and incorporate in our thoughts as we did so that dark will never overcome light. What could have been more appropriate for us to manifest in our little village church this morning as we all prayed that good will overcome evil.
As we sat in the candlelight silence my eyes were drawn to the main window at the head of the church and suddenly a beam of light shone through the darkness illuminating the face of our Lord Jesus Christ at the top of the window. It was to me a clear manifestation of what we were seeking, light, peace and confirmation that evil forces will never prevail.
It also brought to mind the well known poem which King George VI read during his Christmas Speech in 1939 when were at war for the second time during the last century.
The Gate of the Year
And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
"Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown"
And he replied:
"Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way."
So, I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night
Minnie Louise Haskins 1876 – 1957
God the Father,
help us to hear the call
of Christ the King and to follow in his service,
whose kingdom has no end;
for he reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, one glory, Amen