This Week at St Mary’s

Sunday 16 December – Third Sunday of Advent


8.00 Holy Communion

9.15 Parish Communion
Hymns: 580, 695, 447, 929, 282
Refreshments for all from 10.30

10.45 Family Tea & Toast Service

6.00 Carols by Candlelight


Thursday 13th
10.00 Holy Communion
2.00 Goldies Singalong Group Party, Parish Centre

Friday 14th
6.30 Rev Youth Group Party, Parish Centre

Monday 17th
9.00 Morning Prayer for Pastoral Work
1.00 Burley Babies & Tots, Parish Centre

Tuesday 18th
12.00 Service of thanksgiving for Christine Coutts

Wednesday 19th
9.00 Ecumenical Prayers, Burley URC

Thursday 20th
10.00 Holy Communion
8.00 Ladies Group/MU Carol Service

Friday 21st
1.45 Burley Woodhead School Service in Church

Sunday 23rd
8.00 Holy Communion
9.15 Parish Communion
Refreshments for all from 10.30
10.45 Family Tea & Toast
A short service followed by Christingle making


Collect of the Day

God for whom we watch and wait, you sent John the Baptist to prepare the way of your son: give us courage to speak the truth, to hunger for justice, and to suffer for the cause of right, with Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading – Zephaniah 3, 14-end

Gospel Reading – Luke 3, 7-18

To see the text of these readings, click HERE

Please pray this week for:

RIP: Colin Clarkson, Christine Coutts
Sick: Jean & Wilf Thurlby, Paul Child, Roger Claughton, Ken Holt
Within Burley: Wrexham Road

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


Many thanks to everyone who helped staff Inn Churches at Manningham last week and all who so generously contributed meals and gave money for breakfast food. Everyone who benefitted was really appreciative and grateful. Mary Brooks

Ladies Group/MU Carol Service: A short service on Thursday 20 December at 8pm, followed by seasonal refreshments. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Decorating the Church for Christmas will be done on Saturday 22 December, starting at 9.30am. Please come and help! Pat Emmel

Chox’n’Sox: Only a few more days to help the Bradford Soup Run! Please leave items at the Parish Office before Wednesday 19 December. Thank you. Karen Selby 01943 600843

Christian Aid. There are boards in church for Christmas cards to St Mary’s congregation. Please use the envelopes for a gift to Christian Aid and return them to Janet Squire, Mary Dale, a churchwarden, or place them on the collection plate.

The Tree of Remembrance is in church again this Christmas. If you have lost someone and would like to remember them, please decorate the tree with the names of those you love by writing on one of the card decorations. It will remain in place throughout Advent and Christmas. You may add to it at any time. Janet, Merel and Sally.

Burley-Téréli Friendship Trust Calendars for 2019 (£6) and handmade Christmas cards by Margrit Salter (£2.50 for a pack of 3) are available from Janet Squire (862582) or any trustee. Calendars are also available from the Parish Office.

The Sound of Music: Ladies Group and friends annual theatre trip is on Thursday 7 March at the Kings Hall, Ilkley ay 7.15pm. The price is yet to be confirmed; but if you would like to come, please contact Irene Exley on 863524.

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