Two Weeks at St Mary’s


October 15th – Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

8.00 Holy Communion
9:15am Parish Communion
10:45am Family Tea & Toast Service
Refreshments for both congregations from 10:30

October 22nd – Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

8.00 Holy Communion
9:15am Parish Communion
10:45am Family Tea & Toast Service
Refreshments for both congregations from 10:30


Click here to see the October Diary page, which contains the next two week’s events.


October 15th

Collect of the Day

God, our judge and saviour, teach us to be open to your truth and to trust in your love, that we may live each day
with confidence in the salvation which is given through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Philippians 4, 1-9

Matthew 22, 1-14

To see the text of these readings, click HERE

October 22nd

Collect of the Day

Faithful Lord, whose steadfast love never ceases and whose mercies never come to an end: grant us the grace to trust you and to receive the gifts of your love, new every morning, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1, 1-10

Matthew 22, 15-22

To see the text of these readings, click HERE

Please pray this week for:

Sick: Matt Redman
R.I.P: Betty Bentley, Barbara Hargrave
Within Burley: Elm Grove, Oak Avenue & Close

Prayer Chain: If you require prayer, please contact Kelvin Newberry (01943 863752) or Margaret Young (01943 863843)


Burley in Wharfedale Dementia Action Group thank everyone who supported their Coffee Morning on Saturday, 30 September. A fantastic £540 was raised! There are more than 250 Dementia Friends in Burley, all committed to helping local people affected by dementia. Please look at our website and if you are interested in joining the Group, email or phone Susan on 01943 864424.

St John’s Church, Ben Rhydding: Nearly New Children’s Clothes & Toy Sale on Saturday 14 October, 10am-12 noon. Good quality children’s clothes, books, toys, DVDs & equipment.  An opportunity to sell unwanted items & pick up some bargains. Sellers take 50% of the proceeds, the remainder goes to children’s charities in the UK & abroad. Further info. from Jane Wearing on 01943 609743 or

Burley Methodist Church & Wharfedale Refugee Response: On Tuesday 24 October at 7.30pm John Sloan is coming to speak about his work with Refugee Support, and in particular Refugee Support Greece. John has spent the last eighteen months moving around mainland Greece helping to organise camps shops, for which refugees are given “tokens” so that they can “buy” whatever they need – food, clothes, etc. Do come & hear him!

The Mothers’ Union is offering a free downloadable booklet to enhance the story of Victoria and Abdul which is in cinemas now. The booklet explores issues within the film from a Biblical perspective, as relevant today as in Victoria’s reign. To download a free copy visit and follow the link on the home page.

Keighley Women’s Refuge: The goods collected for the Keighley Women;s Refuge will be handed over later this week, so if anyone has more contributions to bring, please leave them at the Parish Office by Wednesday morning, 11th October. Thank you, your help is greatly appreciated.

St Paul’s Church, Manningham will once again be hosting Inn Churches from 4-11 December 2017. It would be fantastic if you could support this initiative. You could prepare an evening meal or breakfast, welcome or befriend in the early evening or volunteer for the late and night shift. If you’re interested please come along to a briefing at Saint Paul’s Church 7.30pm 7th November.

Children’s Society Box Opening: It’s that time of year again! I’d be grateful if boxholders would kindly leave boxes at the Parish Centre. I’ll collect them and return them there when emptied. Alternatively, please ring 01943 863652 for collection of your box. If you don’t have a Children’s Society box and would like to have one, please give me a ring on the above number. Many Thanks, Judith Hird 

Memorial Service: There will be a special act of worship to remember our nearest and dearest, at St Mary’s on Sunday 29 October at 3pm.

For events in the next few weeks click here: Dates for your Diary