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.
Be there if you can!
Vision 2030 – The next stage - Sunday 21st January
We have been analysing the many responses which were recorded from the discussions which took place before Christmas. You have been outspoken and positive and your suggestions are wide-ranging, helpful and exciting. Louise and the co-ordinators have sorted them into similar groups and now it is your turn again as we need to decide which ones should be taken forward and in what order.
On Sunday 21st January, after church, there will be a chance to look at what has emerged and to take part in an exercise to decide on the priorities. It is intended that this will take no more than an hour so please come and take part in what will guide our planning for the coming years.
Louise, Tim, Liz, Shirley, Sylvia and Peter.
What's going on around St Mary's
Skipton Churches’ Mothers’ Union: Edward and Sheila Scott thank everyone who supported Edward’s organ concerts in December. Thanks to your generosity £340 was raised: £250 has been sent to the South Sudan and £90 has been sent to the Literacy Fund. Skipton Churches’ Mothers’ Union is proud to be a part of an organisation of over 4 million members working to support families throughout the world.
Marriage Week 7th to 14th February.
The Mother’s Union are preparing an exhibition and would be very grateful if members of the congregation would lend a wedding photograph to be displayed. Please put it in an envelope with your name and address on the front. Envelopes can be handed to Jane Eastwood.
The Peace Quilt. If you have time, take a look at the Peace Quilt hanging in the North Aisle, made by a group of local women to commemorate the centenary of the International Congress of Women. It is a thought provoking reminder of what ‘Peace on Earth’ might look like. Postcards are free, booklets are available for a small donation.
Vision 2030 Conversations. There will be an open meeting after church at 11am on Sunday 21st January so that the team who have been hosting and leading the groups can give an update on where we are so far with collating all the amazing responses. There is a reminder slip to take away today.
Open Meeting 28th January 11am. This is an opportunity for everyone associated with St Mary’s to ask questions about anything! It is not a formal meeting, but is intended to be a chance to share information about all aspects of our church life.
Mary’s Meals: We gave ourselves an Advent Challenge to raise enough money for 100 Mary’s Meals, and thanks to your generosity and awareness raising we are approaching 120! Thankyou to everyone who has made this happen.
Situations Vacant!! We will be needing a new Treasurer next spring, as Sue is standing down after doing this job incredibly well for a long time. We also need a new Church Warden to stand for election as Tony Stearn is stepping down after a very busy seven years. Please consider prayerfully whether either of these roles is something you could do.