This Week at St Mary’s

Sunday 18th February – First Sunday of Lent


8.00 Holy Communion

9.15 Parish Communion
Hymns: 190, 259, 527, 674, 212

10.45 Family Tea & Toast Service
Refreshments for both congregations from 10.30


Thursday 15th
10.00 Holy Communion
8.00 Ladies Group, Parish Centre

Monday 19th
9.00 Morning Prayer for Pastoral Work
1.00 Tiny Tots, Parish Centre
8.00 Men’s Group, Garibaldi’s

Wednesday 21st
9.00 Ecumenical Prayers, Burley Methodist Church

Thursday 22nd
10.00 Holy Communion

Saturday 24th
9.30 PCC Coffee Morning, Parish Centre

Sunday 25th
8.00 Holy Communion
9.15 Parish Communion
10.45 Family Tea & Toast Service
Refreshments for both congregations from 10.30
6.00 REV Youth Group, Parish Centre


Collect of the Day

Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

First Reading – Genesis 9, 8-17

Gospel Reading – Mark 1, 9-15

To see the text of these readings, click HERE

Please pray this week for:

RIP: Neville Hawksby

Sick: Paul Child, Michael Corner, Marjorie Naylor

Within Burley: Manse Road & Manse Crescent

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

Please join us for prayers every Monday at 9.00 in Church. It is so important to make time to bring our work and concerns to God and to ask for his blessing and guidance as we try and move forward as a community. Each week we will focus our prayer on a different area of church and parish life and it would be so good to have you with us.
1st Monday – Those on our Prayer List
2nd Monday – Schools and Youth Work
3rd Monday – Pastoral Work
4th Monday – Mission


Ecumenical Lent Groups – 40 Days of Community: There will be several Ecumenical Lent Groups, beginning Monday 19 February and happening at different places and times in Burley and Menston. Please call Wendy Walker on 07482 717810 if you would like to join one of the groups. 

Lent Lunches: Do join us for lunch at the Methodist Church every Friday until March 23rd, 12.00 noon to 1.30 pm. Homemade soup, bread and a hot drink. Donations to Christian Aid.

PCC Coffee Morning: Saturday 24 February, 9.30 in the Parish Centre. Donations of cakes etc. would be most welcome, as would lots of customers!

Fairtrade Fortnight: Coffee morning and sale of Fairtrade goods on Tuesday 27 Feb 9.30 – 12.00 in the Parish Centre. All proceeds towards the building of the new school at St Philips Church in Sudan. Donations of raffle prizes and cakes would be appreciated. See Mary Brooks for further details. Thanks.

This Year’s World Day of Prayer Service will be held on Friday 2 March, 6.30pm at SS John Fisher & Thomas More RC church. Refreshments will be served. All welcome to join this service compiled by women from Suriname who give an insight into their lives and concerns for their beautiful country.

Help needed: Baby Basics in Bradford need Moses Baskets – do you have one that is now surplus to requirements? They also need: Baby wipes, Newborn clothing, Bedding, Towels, Hand soap, Baby soap, Baby shampoo, Mum shampoo, Newborn nappies. Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project to support new mothers and families who are struggling. It provides essentials and equipment to those unable to provide these items themselves, including but not limited to teenage mums, people seeking asylum and women fleeing domestic abuse and trafficking. Baby Basics provide a ‘Moses Basket’ of clothing, toiletries & essential baby equipment as a gift to new mothers, to help them practically and demonstrate the love of God through our care. For more details see or see Mary Brooks.

Message from Gareth: A group of us are going to Keswick this summer, for the Christian convention 21-27 July. If you are interested see Gareth for more information, or look on the website:

Katiyo Primary School: Coffee morning at the Parish Centre on Sat. 17 February from 9.30 to 11.30 in aid of the school in Zimbabwe. Donations of cakes & raffle prizes, and volunteers to help all welcome.

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