St Mary’s News

From the Registers

We gave thanks for God’s gift of life at the Funerals of:
George Newby
Norma Appleton
Ted Clough
Marjorie Naylor
David Chary
Doreen Paginton
Nellie Thornton

We celebrated the Marriage of Emily Whelan and Tim Barker

Sad News: It is with great sadness that we note the death of retired Priest Malcolm Emmel. Malcolm who lived in Burley with his wife Pat, died on the 3rd of February. Our prayers are with Pat and their family at this sad time. A Zoom funeral will take place on February 25th.


St Mary’s Lent course – everybody welcome
Given that we cannot get together at the moment, I would love to invite you to our Lent Course which this year is going to follow Pete Greig’s prayer course. Every Wednesday, starting on the 24th February, I invite you to join me on zoom – detail below. We will have an opportunity to chat and then we will watch a 20-minute video and then break out into smaller groups for a conversation about what you have watched with a facilitator and some questions to guide you. Prayer is a wonderful thing to focus on during Lent and Pete Greig helps us to delve deeper into prayer. Come along and enjoy some connection as well as some spiritual encouragement!

Join the Lent Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 844 1302 6827
Passcode: 251830


Job Vacancy

St Mary’s Church, Burley in Wharfedale, are seeking someone to work 24 hrs/week to initiate projects that will draw families into the church community, develop children’s spirituality through different expressions of Sunday School and help build commitment and discipleship amongst the families already engaged in Church.
We are looking for a person with a strong Christian commitment and a desire to care for families and see them flourish. The proposed salary is £16,224 p.a.
For more information, please contact Becky Berry at
Closing date for applications 26/02/21


Electoral Roll: Before the A.P.C.M. on the 25th April, we need to update our Electoral Roll. If you have been attending St. Mary’s for more than six months you can join it. It is not a complete revision this year. If you are already listed on the Roll, no action is needed, unless you have changed your address. If you would like to be included, please pick up an application form from the Church porch (after the 12th March) and return it to the Parish Office before the 28th March. You must be on the Roll to vote at the A.P.C.M. or to stand for election onto the P.C.C. A copy of the revised Roll will be displayed in the Church porch from the 11th April. If you have any queries, please contact me via the Parish Office: 01943 864405.
Merel Wood (Electoral Roll Officer)


A Message From The Magazine Team: The Prish Magazine team hope to produce the next magazine in time for Easter. If you would like to contribute to this magazine, then please could you send it to by Monday March 15th. It would be really lovely to hear about what you have been up to during the lockdowns, your thoughts on the future and what has got you through this unprecedented year so far. So please put “pen to paper”, we very much look forward to hearing from you.
Many thanks
The Parish Mag Team