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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

    Regular services: services


    A wheelchair and ramps are available to assist access. Please ask a member of the congregation.


  • This Week



    'Looking Both Ways - Windows for all our Community'

    St Mary’s plays an important part in the life of people in Embsay and Eastby, and our church is much more than just a building; it is a place where people of all generations: individuals, families and couples come to worship, to be quiet, to celebrate, to learn and to have fun.

    In order to continue with all this, we need to keep St Mary’s in good shape. We have done a lot, recently, with the roof and the interior decoration, but the windows now need some attention.   

    Our beautiful East window, by the famous Belgian maker Capronnier, needs an overhaul and repairs; the colourful West window is in danger of collapse and the metalwork in the clear windows on the south side is badly corroded and letting in the weather.

    To achieve this, we aim to raise around £47,000 from grants and events and have already secured a quarter of that amount locally. We would love your help, too.  For more information contact:  Peter Edwards: edwards@fullacott.plus.com  tel. 01756799356


    What's going on around St Mary's

    The Remembrance weekend was amazing!  Many people from St Mary’s took part in the different Remembrance events – thank you for all your help. 

    Exploring Faith: Every Tuesday in November at 7.30pm in the Elm Tree.  These will be informal discussions to look at faith through the lives of four different people, and to think about what really matters to us.  There is no need to book and all are welcome, whatever your experience of church and faith. 

    Wisdom for Living in the Seasons of Life:the last of the seasonal sessions at Summerscales Quiet Garden at 11 Regent Road BD23 1AT on Thursday 22nd November from 10.00 am - 12.00 noon.  The theme is Winter: Shorter Days and Longer Nights,  led by Revd Janet Clasper. Music, input, quiet time, fellowship and refreshments.  In the house if cold or wet. No need to book - just come along.

    Santa Fun Run, Sunday 25th November.  Ann Shaw is taking part in this to raise funds for Embsay and Eastby Good Neighbours Scheme.  She is going to walk the route as she is unable to run – what a star!  Sponsorship would be very much appreciated, so if you would like to do so please email Anne at eegn@btinternet.com  or alternatively see her on Sunday 2nd December.

    Christmas Bazaar and Brunch: our last fundraising event of the year takes place at the Village Institute on Saturday December 1stbetween 11am and 2pm.  Sign up sheets are by the church door – please sign up to help and put this date in your diary. 

    Advent Space:Wednesday 12thDecember: St Mary’s will be open from 7- 8pm for quiet reflection – expect candles, quiet music and some silence. 

    Knitting needed!  This year’s Travelling Crib will feature a host of angels as well as a flock of sheep!  If you have an easy knitting pattern for angels please let Louise have a copy, so that people can be recruited to get knitting. 

    Have you remembered
     ‘One more thing – to Change the World?’ 



    • Thursday 22nd10am – 12 noon, ‘Wisdom for Living’ at Summerscales Quiet Garden, Skipton. 
    • Saturday 1stDecember: St Mary’s Christmas Bazaar and Brunch in the Village Institute from 11am – 2pm
    • Sunday 2ndDecember: Advent Sunday
      9.30am All Age Worship
      11.15am Communion Service using the Book of Common Prayer, 6pm Advent Carol Service
    • Tuesday 4th: Mothers’ Union meets at St Mary’s
    • Tuesday 18th: 4pm Christingle Service 
    • Thursday 20th: 6pm Carol Service 
    • Monday 24th: Christmas Eve: 4pm Crib Service 

    11.30pm Midnight Mass

    • Tuesday 25th:: 9.30am Christmas Day Communion
    • Sunday 30thDecember: 10am Shared Service at Embsay Methodist Chapel, with a shared lunch.  


  • 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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