This Week at St Mary’s

Sunday 22nd April – Fourth Sunday of Easter


8.00 Holy Communion

9.15 Parish Communion
Hymns: 6, 16, 23, 200, 617

Refreshments for both congregations from 10.30

10.45 Family Tea & Toast Service

6.00 Annual Parochial Church Meeting at Church


Thursday 19th
10.00 Holy Communion
8.00 Ladies Group, Parish Centre

Monday 23rd
9.00 Morning Prayers for Pastoral Work
1.00 Tiny Tots, Parish Centre

Wednesday 25th
9.00 Ecumenical Prayers, Menston Methodist Church

Thursday 26th
10.00 Holy Communion

Saturday 28th
9.30 PCC Coffee Morning, Parish Centre

Sunday 29th
8.00 Holy Communion
9.15 Parish Communion
Refreshments for both congregations from 10.30
10.45 Family Tea & Toast Service
6.00 REV Youth Group, Parish Centre


Collect of the Day

Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life: raise us, who trust in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, that we may seek those things which are above, where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

First Reading – Acts 4, 5-12

Gospel Reading – John 10, 11-18

To see the text of these readings, click HERE

Please pray this week for:

RIP: Ken McKenzie, John Harrison
Sick: Richard Benham, Paul Child, Donald Oliver, Angela Pickard
Within Burley: Tanfield Drive

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


PCC coffee morning: Janet Squire and Catherine Killan would welcome cakes, raffle prizes and your presence at the next coffee morning on Saturday 28 April, 9.30 to 11.30 at the Parish Centre. Thank you!

Gift Day for St Martin’s, Heaton: If you would like to support the purchase of a digital data projector for St Martin’s Church, Heaton, it’s not too late!  Gift envelopes are still available; please ask the helpers at the back of the church if you can’t find one.

Open the Book – Join the Team! If you would like to help with Open the Book assemblies at Burley Woodhead School as an actor, narrator, or both, please contact Lizzie Reynolds (01943 863946) or Paul Fowler (01943 862377). The commitment would be the occasional Tuesday morning from 8.45 until 9.30.

Christian Aid Week starts on May 13th and we have already received generous offers of help with the house to house collection. Thank you! If anyone else feels able to volunteer we have a number of roads without collectors. These include Hag Farm Road, 1/2 of Holme Grove and Jill Kilner Drive. Any help, even if you can only manage a few houses, would be welcomed. Thanks again, Janet Squire 862582 and Mary Dale 862662.

Duck Race: Burley Community Trust has given the Scout and Guide Group 2000 duck tickets. Annette will be selling some of these at church, please buy as many as you can to help the Scout and Guide Group. Thank you for your support.

St John’s Church, Ben Rhydding are running their bi-annual Nearly New Children’s clothing and toy Sale on Saturday 28 April from 10am-12 noon. They will have good quality children’s summer clothing, books, toys, DVDs and equipment. You can sell unwanted items, and pick up some bargains. Sellers take 50% of the proceeds, with the remainder going to various children’s charities in the UK and abroad. If you would like further information, or are interested in selling, call Jane Wearing on 01943 609743 or visit

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