St Mary's Notices


Monday 18th September

  2.00 pm Meeting of the Bible study and prayer group at 19 Wyre Mews

Wednesday 20th September

  9.00 am Ecumenical Morning Prayer at St Margaret Clitherow Church

  10.00 am Eucharist at St Mary’s (President: Rev’d David Porter)

2.15 pm Meeting of the Mothers’ Union in St Mary’s church hall. Speaker: Mrs Elizabeth Moran, ‘Poetry for Pleasure’



1.  Thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make last weekend’s St Mary’s Festival such a great event and a fitting tribute to our Patron Saint. Once again, we had generous people giving their time, talents and contributions to the Bible and poetry readings, music, refreshments and children’s activities. The new Hymn Sing-along was particularly noteworthy with so many good hymns packed into the allocated hour. The weather was mixed and the turnout a bit sparse but we had quality rather than quantity.

2.  Chris and Anna Hembury will be at the Harvest service and brunch at St Nicholas on September 24th and collecting for the Breakfast Club.  Then they will be sharing with us at our Harvest service on Sunday October 1st.  Our donations to the Breakfast Club this year will be: Rice Krispies, tea bags, sugar and long life apple juice.  Please leave your contributions at the back of church at any time.  Many thanks for this support. 

3.  Our 6 week course on 'The Commandments', begins on Thursday 5th October 2017 at St Nicholas Church, Wigginton.  The sessions will last from 7.30pm - 9pm.  Please sign the sheet at the entrance to the church if you would like to come along.  One of the course booklets is available to see, and it would be possible to follow the course via the booklet if you are unable to come every week.

4.  Tickets for the Harvest Fish and Chip Supper on 30 September at 6.30 pm in the Church Hall can be obtained from Rev Kathryn Jackson or Ian Strong, at £6 each. The fish chips and peas will be supplied by award winning Millers in Haxby. To ensure a place, please buy your ticket in advance.  Hot drinks will be provided. We are planning “home-grown” entertainment, and if you would like to take part, as a solo act, with a partner or a group, there is a sign-up sheet by the church door. More details are in ‘Talkabout’.

5.  The next, and last, CMS Autumn Event will be on Saturday 7th October 12.15 for 12.30 pm at Christ Church, Stockton Lane.  There will be a light lunch followed by a talk by Mark Berry - ‘The place of CMS in today’s world’.  Cost £4 per person.  Please let Frances Birkinshaw know if you are interested, by Tuesday 3rd October tel: 760972.  Please speak to her too if you need, or can offer, a lift.

NEXT SUNDAY: Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

Readings:     1st Reading: Exodus 16, 2 - 15

    2nd Reading: Philippians 1, 21 - 30

                       Gospel: Matthew 20, 1 - 16


                      8.00 am Holy Communion (Said)

                                     President: Rev’d Ron Smith

                      10.15 am Eucharist for all Ages

                   President: Rev’d Ron Smith

  12.30 pm Baptism

  6.30 pm Evening Service of Wholeness and Healing