St Mary’s News Items

From the Registers

We gave thanks for God’s gift of life at the Funerals of Ian James Richardson, Donald Foulds, Ian Sharman and Paul Child.

We welcomed into the Church through Baptism Sophie Elizabeth and Megan Carolyne Tallant .


Thank You: The Parish Magazine Team would like to express their thanks to Paul Child who passed away recently. Paul had volunteered on the magazine collation team for many years and will be sadly missed.


Visiting Clergy over The Summer

We are excited to announce that we have lots of visiting clergy coming to both our 9:15am and 10:45am services on a Sunday at St Mary’s over the next few months, while Alastair is away on sabbatical. We are extremely lucky to have such fascinating, busy people to join us so please take the opportunity to come and hear their teaching.

The schedule is currently as follows and will only be altered due to unforeseen circumstances that may arise:

9th June: Rev’d Canon Gordon Dey, for our final JSP week.

16th June: Bishop Toby Howarth (Bishop of Bradford)

23rd June: Rev’d Steve Proudlove from St John’s, Menston

14th July: Archdeacon Andy Jolley

21st July: Rev’d Jerry Lepine, Dean of Bradford Cathedral

28th July: Rev’d Diane Rees-Jones

4th August: Bishop Chris Edmonson


Cuppa, Cake & Company

Great news! The Co-op already support Cuppa, Cake & Company and now Waitrose is going to support us too! But that still requires your help. If you didn’t already know, Cuppa, Cake & Company is based at, and run by, the Parish Centre. It is a vitally important group which seeks to tackle the problem of social isolation in the village.

Since Becky Berry founded the group back in 2015 it has attracted a wide range of local support. Last year it received grants from Burley Parish Council and from Ilkley Round Table, as well as support through anonymous donations. This year it is supported through the Co-op Local Community Support Scheme and now we have just had the great news that Cuppa Cake has been accepted for support by the Waitrose Community Support Scheme as well.

So from 1st May whether you shop at the Co-op or Otley Waitrose, you can support Cuppa Cake. Waitrose is for the month of May only. With the Otley Waitrose scheme , if you shop there and are given a token when you pay, on the way out there should be three boxes where you post your token to indicate your community support. From May one of these boxes should be for Cuppa Cake at The Parish Centre.

Under the Co-op scheme, if local Co-op members choose Cuppa Cake from the nominated local charities then 1 per cent of the total they spend on Co-op ‘own brand’ goods up to November 2019 is allocated to Cuppa Cake. NB: would-be supporters must be registered as Co-op members and use their card when purchasing goods.

Your support is vitally important, so please help fund this valued community group as you do your shopping.

Joyce Russell