This Week at St Mary’s

Sunday 24 February – Second Sunday before Lent

Week 4 of our JSP journey: Capturing Hearts


8.00 Holy Communion

9.15 Parish Communion
Hymns: 337, 629, 347, 484, 205
Refreshments for all from 10.30

10.45 Family Tea & Toast Service


Thursday 21st
10.00 Holy Communion
8.00 Ladies Group, Parish Centre
Speaker – Veronica Bird: ‘Mothers & Babies in Prison’

Saturday 23rd
9.30 PCC Coffee Morning, Parish Centre

Monday 25th
9.00 Morning Prayer for Growth and Mission
1.00 Burley Babies & Tots, Parish Centre

Wednesday 27th
9.00 Ecumenical Prayers, Burley Methodist Church

Thursday 28th
10.00 Holy Communion

Friday 1st March
2.00 Cuppa, Cake & Company, Parish Centre
6.30 World Day of Prayer, Menston Methodist Church

Sunday 3rd
8.00 Holy Communion
9.15 Parish Communion
Refreshments for all from 10.30
10.45 Family Tea & Toast Service


Collect of the Day

Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

First Reading – Colossians 1, 15-26

Gospel Reading – Mark 1, 14-22 

To see the text of these readings, click HERE

Please pray this week for:

RIP: Kathleen Grass, Donald Hill
Sick: Ian Sharman,Tom Powell, Jean Thurlby, Paul Child, Roger Claughton, Ken Holt, Rachel Hill, Ian Sharman
Within Burley: John Gilmour Way

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


WDP Service: Friday 1 March, 6.30 at Menston Methodist Church. Refreshments from 6.00. All welcome, if you need transport contact Margaret Young on 863843.

Final Call: If you lent some photos for our 175th Anniversary last June, and would like them back, please call into the office to collect them. Any that remain after next week will be archived. Thank you.

Lent Lunches: Meet people and raise money for Christian Aid! We are looking for volunteers to make soup for 12 to 16 people for lunches on 8 & 15 March and 12 April, also for offers of rolls or bread to accompany the soup, and help to serve on the day. Thank you, Janet Squire 862582 and Mary Dale 862662.

Save the Date: The Ladies Group summer meal will be on Thursday 27 June at The Hopper Lane, Blubberhouses. Details later from Kathryn Bennett 863672 or Angela Pickard 07800596841. Mothers Union members are very welcome to join us.

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting: Our Annual meeting will be held on Sunday 7 April at 6.00. We will elect our churchwardens, receive the annual accounts, and receive reports on church activities, the electoral roll and the church fabric. There will be an “Open Microphone” when anyone can add a report, ask a question or raise a concern, and the Vicar will give his report on Parish life and look forward to the next year. If you feel led to join the PCC, nomination forms are available in church. If you have any questions please see Alastair. Please pray for our annual meeting, attend it, and consider standing for PCC.

At the APCM we would like to pray for those within our Parish who died in 2018. If you know of someone please let a member of the Centre staff or a Churchwarden know, as this will help us to make sure we have included everyone.

Electoral Roll: Under Church rules, we have to prepare a new Electoral Roll every six years. This year all who wish to remain on the Roll, or join it, must complete an application form. If you have been attending St Mary’s regularly for more than six months you may join; pick up an application form from the Parish Office or church, and return it to the Office, Alastair or Christine by 10 March at the latest. You must be on the Roll to vote at the APCM or stand for election to the PCC. Applications received after 17 March will not be considered until after the APCM.  The new Roll will be displayed in the church porch from 24 March. If you have any queries please contact the Electoral Roll Officer, Christine Clark on 863632.