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.
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.
Discovering the Past
Our churchyard is rich in local history and members of the local history society have carried out substantial research into these villages and their people. If you have an interest in finding out about someone from Embay or Eastby, we may be able to help.
On Saturday 19th September we have a special History Open Day from 10am - 4pm. If you have family connections with St Mary's, or family photographs of weddings, baptisms or funerals whch show the church or people from the past we would love you to come along!
We are inviting everyone to visit, to bring photographs, to talk about their memories of the past, to look at some of our historic artefacts on display.
As part of our ongoing Heritage Lottery project a small team is digitally recording every gravestone and inscription in the churchyard, using a technique called RTI which deciphers inscriptions which are too worn to be read visually. You can get a taste of what they have been doing by joining a churchyard tour.
Tours will celebrate the lives of past residents of Embsay with Eastby. The earliest graves date from 1853 and the tour will end at the WW1 memorial in the church.
Tour Times ; 11 am and 2.30pm
Duration; 90 minutes.
To book a place contact Sue on 01756 790771. Places are limited and must be booked in advance.
SAVE THE DATE. TELL YOUR FRIENDS. START FINDING THOSE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS. COME AND TALK ABOUT THEM, AND HAVE YOUR MEMORIES RECORDED FOR POSTERITY. HELP US FIND OUT MORE OF THE HISTORY OF ST MARY’S & EMBSAY WITH EASTBY.
Contact Revd. Louise: email
you search us and know us:
may we rely on you in strength
and rest on you in weakness,
now and in all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen