Two Weeks at St Mary’s


Sunday 18 August – Ninth Sunday after Trinity

8.00 Holy Communion

10.00 Praise in the Park, Grange Park
An ecumenical service for Burley Festival Week

Sunday 25 August – Tenth Sunday after Trinity

8.00 Holy Communion

10.00 Parish Communion and baptism of Jacob Andrews

12.30 Baptism of Oliver Emery


Thursday 15th
10.00 Holy Communion

Monday 19th
9.00 Morning Prayer
1.00 Burley Babies & Tots, Parish Centre

Wednesday 21st
9.00 Ecumenical Prayers, Burley Methodist Church

Thursday 22nd
10.00 Holy Communion
2.00 Goldies Singalong Group, Parish Centre

Wednesday 28th
9.00 Ecumenical Prayers, Burley Methodist Church

Thursday 29th
10.00 Holy Communion

Sunday 1st
8.00 Holy Communion
10.00 Parish Communion
12.30 Baptisms of Milo Arthur Watson and Roscoe James Treco


Sunday 18 August

Collect of the Day: Gracious Father, revive your Church in our day, and make her holy, strong and faithful, for your glory’s sake in Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading – Hebrews 11.29 – 12.2

Gospel Reading – Luke 12. 49 – 56

Sunday 25 August

Collect of the Day: Lord of heaven and earth, as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer, give us patience and courage never to lose hope, but always to bring our prayers before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading – Isaiah 58, 9b-end

Gospel Reading – Luke 13, 10-17

To see the text of these readings, click HERE

Please pray this week for:

Sick: Stan Richards, Monica Richardson, Tom Powell, Roger Claughton,  Lis Dey (Gordon’s wife)
Within Burley: Smithy Lane

If you require prayer, please contact Kelvin Newberry (863752) or Margaret Young (863843)


Churches Together Art Attack – Help Required! The clergy from our churches have agreed that we can work together and create an art attack for the village around the Love Burley theme for Burley Festival, with chalk hearts on pavements flowing from our churches and round the village – well, the park and the parish centre and some of the main street area at least!  It is in the festival programme and we have their permission to do this.  We need some art ninjas from all churches who are able to help draw these hearts on the evening before the Praise in the Park service. Everyone is welcome to help, all you need to be able to do is draw a heart shape in chalk (provided) on a pavement and write in a Bible reference (provided!) about love.  To get involved email or text me on 07553820799.  We will meet at the Parish Centre on the Saturday 17 August at 6.30pm, and it ought to take half an hour to an hour once we divide into small teams.  Kids welcome too. Thank you, Lizzie 

Burley Dementia Action Group raised a fantastic £525 at the Coffee Morning last week. Thank you so much to everyone who made this possible by attending or helping on the day, or by donating generously before and after the event.  Susan Collins

Goldies Singalong Group: Please note that the Festival week session of Goldies will be on Thursday 22 August at 2pm in the Parish Centre, not Wednesday 21st as shown in the festival programme.

Burley-Téréli Friendship Trust is hosting the Ladies Please choir at the Methodist Church at 7.30 on Thursday 22 August during the festival. Tickets from Mary Wood 864404, and Janet Squire 862582  

Auction of Promises: At the Flying Duck, 16 Church Street, Ilkley from 7.30 pm on Friday 20 September, to raise funds to re-paint the interior of our Church. There will be a Pie & Pea Supper at a cost of £ 5, payable in advance, but for those who prefer to eat earlier at home there will be no charge for the evening. The Auctioneer will be David Chary and the choice of Promise is entirely at your discretion and may be dependent on the time and/or talent you have at your disposal. In the past this has included: baby sitting, ironing, dog walking, baking, gardening, and car excursions to name but a few. Please participate by making a Promise and/or joining us for this enjoyable evening. Application forms can be obtained from Karen Selby or Duncan Watts and we plan to put the details of Pledges on the notice boards in Church & Parish Centre on 10 September so that anyone unable to attend the Auction can place their bid in advance. 

Open Garden – Raising money for Burley Scout & Guide New Headquarters.  Sunday 1 September, 1-5pm at 19 Menston Old Lane, Burley in Wharfedale. Sue & Gordon Vint’s garden is a delight for plant lovers with borders of rare & unusual perennials & shrubs. There is a pond & streamside walk, plus many unusual features. Adults £3, U16 free Home-made teas, Plants for sale, Children’s Garden Quiz. Guide Dogs only please.


JSP Review and Reflect Service: 10.00 on Sunday 22 September. Come with all the family for a celebration service, bring & share lunch and bouncy castle.

Chris Hayward has a sack to be filled with old mobile phones, cameras, MP3 players, laptops, games consoles, sat navs etc.; and unwanted or obsolete currency, jewellery, even postcards! The money raised will go to Traidcraft, to help impoverished communities overseas to produce items in order to benefit their villages.