This Week at St Mary’s

Sunday 21 April – Easter Sunday


8.00 Holy Communion

9.00 A light Easter Breakfast will be served

10.00 Family Festival Communion Service
Hymns: 348, 475, 97, 332, 754
Refreshments after the service


Wednesday 24th
9.00 Ecumenical Prayers, Menston Methodist Church

Thursday 25th
10.00 Holy Communion

Saturday 27th
9.30 PCC Coffee Morning

Sunday 28th
8.00 Holy Communion
9.15 Parish Communion
Refreshments for all from 10.30
10.45 Tea & Toast Service


Collect of the Day

Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity.

First Reading – Isaiah 65, 17-25

Gospel Reading – Luke 24, 1-12

To see the text of these readings, click HERE

Please pray this week for:

RIP: Paul Child, Ian Richardson
Sick: Monica Richardson, Ann Clough, Liz Wilson, Tom Powell, Jean Thurlby, Roger Claughton, Jason Atkinson
Within Burley: Holme Grove & Holme Park

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

Overseas Prayer Points:
Please pray:
– To thank God for Ros’s recent visit and safe travels, and to pray for her book writing, and her local community, as well as the local situation in Turkey
– for the difficult security situations in countries where we have links (e.g. Mali, Sudan and South Sudan)
– to thank God for the Musalaha organisation working for reconciliation in Israel and Palestine, and pray for those individuals who have committed their lives to building bridges and links with others


Easter Flowers: We will be decorating the church for Easter on Holy Saturday, 20 April, from 9.30am. I would be grateful for lots of help! Pat Emmel

PCC Coffee Morning: Saturday 27 April, 9.30 at the Parish Centre. Donations of cakes etc. would be much appreciated, also lots of customers! 

Lent Lunches: £932.35 was raised for Christian Aid from the Lent Lunches. Thank you to all the soup makers, those who provided bread and helped to serve as well as the many who supported the lunches. Janet Squire and Mary Dale.

JSP Review & Reflect Day: We have had to change the date of this. Gordon can no longer come on Saturday 21 September, so we will have the JSP review & feedback in a 10am service on Sunday 22 September. Gordon and Dawn will join us, and after the service we will have a bring & share lunch and (weather permitting), a bouncy castle for the children.

WNDT Curry Night: Please join us for a Charity Curry Night at the Moghul Restaurant, Main Street, Burley-in- Wharfedale, on Tuesday 30 April. Phone 01943 864403 to book for either the 6.30 or 8.00 sitting. The cost is £20 per person (cash please), and all proceeds go towards supporting disability projects in Nepal. There will also be a raffle. 

The Brainstrust Charity send every child diagnosed with a brain tumour  a box of things, one of which is a knitted elephant. If you can knit one please contact Annette on 862090 to get a pattern. The elephant is to keep the child company. It does not matter what colour wool you use.

Parish Centre: We are looking for a new volunteer Manager to oversee the day to day running of the Centre. We expect this vital role to take 10 hours a week, of which 4 will be agreed core hours. The post is available now; for more information, please speak to Rev. Alastair Kirk.

Open Door: We need some volunteers regularly on a monthly basis for Tuesdays & Fridays; also ‘supply staff’ to stand in on any day at short notice.
If you can help, please contact the Parish Office on 01943 864405.

Paul Child’s Funeral will be on Friday 26 April at 11.40 at Rawdon Crematorium, and afterwards at Rawdon Conservative Club. No flowers please, but donations to CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England).