Church will be open for worship this Sunday  
with special measures to keep people safe.

We will continue to send our virtual worship for those who are unable to attend church

News, stories and information

Wednesday 1st July 2020
Keeping in touch - including:
  • Church Open for Worship
  • Introducing Ray and Rachel
  • Saturday Quiz
  • From our children
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Worship in church

Our pattern of worship will temporarily be different to accommodate people safely in the church building.  At the moment we are offering simple services in the following pattern:
Sunday 5th July 2020
Traditional Reflective Service
11.00-11.40am Contemporary Service with Sunday School

Thursday 9th July 2020
10am Quiet Service for those who are vulnerable or over 70.

All services will take place in the nave and further information about how these services will work can be found below.
  • Church will be thoroughly cleaned after and before services 
  • Everyone will be asked to use hand sanitiser as they arrive
  • The two-metre ‘rule’ applies for public worship 
  • Wearing of face-coverings is voluntary.
  • Government guidance includes a request for names of attendees to be recorded and kept for 21 days to assist ‘track and trace’ if required. Please bring a pen.
  • There will be music but not singing
  • We cannot serve refreshments
  • Further Government advice about use of churches and church halls for non-religious activity is expected.
Virtual Worship this Sunday

Sunday 5th July 2020

The service will be sent out via e mail on Saturday 4th July 2020 
We will  stream on St Mary's Facebook page at 10am on Sunday 

Holy Communion
The Communion service will be sent out via e-mail
and streamed at 6.30pm on Facebook on Sunday evening


Youth group at 6.30pm on zoom
please let us know if you need the code to join in
You can find all the previous services here - Join us for worship
Reminder: Open For Private Prayer
Our church building is open for private prayer.

We are sharing out the midweek church opening with other churches in the town:

Monday 11-1pm St Mary's Church
Tuesday 11-1pm The Minster
Wednesday 11-1pm St Nicholas
Thursday 11-1pm St Mary's Church
Friday  11-1pm The Minster

We will consider weekends over the course of this week
Please keep an eye on the website / noticeboard for more information.
 The Prayer Course Session 1: Why Pray?
Click here to see the first session of the prayer course.
Additional material will be sent to those who have signed up for the course
Why Pray?
The Quiz
St Mary's Big Quiz Night (Quizmaster: Ray Rumkee)
Zoom in for 7.30 - 9 pm
Saturday 4th July 2020
To join the quiz click here and wait to be admitted 
or paste the following link in your search engine
Meeting ID: 832 2170 3643
Password: 204964
Ray and Rachel Rumkee
About us
Ray: I was born in Hull in 1960 and am a teacher of English at Wilberforce College. Having just turned 60, I'm extremely happy in my life and work and I am also delirious that, a few years back, I met my soulmate in Rachy, proof positive that there is a divine plan at work.
Rachel: I was born in Market Harborough in 1970 and am an exam invigilator at the same college. With my Dad being a vicar, I have moved around, living in Leeds, Durham and Hartlepool before moving in 2006 to Hull for love. 

Our connection with St Mary’s,
Ray: After living together for many years, we finally decided that we really wanted to get married but that was a non-starter as I was divorced and all the churches we’d contacted told us that barred us from a church service. So we’d resigned ourselves to a registry office do but we really wanted a church blessing. Rachy contacted St Mary’s and spoke to Becky and that’s where our lives changed forever.
Rachel: I had fallen by the wayside a little when it came to church. Having grown up as a regular churchgoer, in more recent years I had stopped attending and by the time I'd moved in with Ray I was only going to church for worship at Easter and Christmas. Ray hadn't grown up with the church as part of his life at all, so I continued to only worship at these big festivals. It was because of the warm welcome we'd received when we'd visited St Mary's for Midnight Communion, and the Nine Lessons and Christmas carols, that made me think of contacting St Mary's for our wedding blessing, not thinking that we would actually be allowed to get married in such a beautiful building. Because we are not in the parish, we had to attend regularly to establish a connection and that's when the friendliness of the congregation really made its mark. Instead of attending once a month, we started to attend every week. Then Ray said that he'd like to continue to attend regularly after we were married. Six years later and we feel very much part of the church community. The Holy Spirit at work. 

What brings us joy.
Ray: What brings me joy is, in order, Rachy, our son and grandchildren, extended family and friends, Hammer films, British Progressive Rock of the 1970s, fried eggs and snowy days. 
Rachel: I actually found this a difficult question to answer, and then I got it. I find joy in things that we're not supposed to enjoy as an adult. Getting caught in a torrential downpour, an excited dog with his head out of a car window that sort of thing. I also find the simple things joyous like walking with my lovely husband when we go to places like Bridlington or Withernsea or sitting opposite him and having a nice meal out. 

What are we passionate about.
Ray: We are passionate about being alive and being together.
Rachel: We are!

What encourages our faith.
Ray: Our friends and fellow worshippers at St Mary’s with its inspirational vicar and her team, and the sure knowledge (that has come to me relatively late in life) that there is life and love and hope for us all.
Rachel: I often worry that I don't feel what others do, that I don't have the depth of faith that others have, and then something will happen like a verse of a hymn will make me cry, or I'll notice an image in a stained glass window or a member of the clergy team will say something in a sermon which speaks to me and I'm reminded that I am loved, that I am enough and I am one of God's children. 
Going Deeper
We will be looking at the person of the Holy Spirit in 'Going Deeper'
Thursday 2nd July 7.30pm
To join the zoom meeting click here

or paste the link in your search engine

Meeting ID: 890 5599 1659
Password: 210400
Thank you to those who have sent through their weekly offering

We would be grateful if you are able to help us either by setting up a standing order through your bank (details below) or by sending a cheque addressed to 'St Mary's PCC' (preferably a lump sum rather than weekly amounts as this avoids multiple trips to the bank) to the vicarage - 15 Molescroft Road Beverley HU17 7DX

Please do let us know if you are setting up a standing we can allocate gift aid accordingly - St Mary’s P.C.C. account 90775800, sort code 20-43-47

Alternatively you can give online by clicking here
My gift to church
Prayers for the week beginning Monday 6th July 2020
Our readings are about creation
(also broadcast on Facebook)

A simple form of evening prayer and candle lighting *

At St Mary's we would like to invite you to join us in a short time of prayer every day at 7pm. It involves lighting a candle and placing it in the window and then saying the following prayers as individuals or as households.  You can join with others in these prayers on our Facebook page.

The Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.

Our help is in the name of the Lord
who made heaven and earth.

A period of silence for reflection on the past day may follow.

O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

The following may be listened to Creation Sings the Father's Song 

The reading for the day (see below)**

The candle is lit and the following prayer is said
Heavenly Father, accept this burning candle as a sign of faith and love.
Like this candle, bring light into our world
Even as this candle is lit may we know your presence
and be consumed in the warmth of your love.
In your mercy, Lord hear our prayer.

In peace we will lie down and sleep;
for you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety.

Abide with us, Lord Jesus
for the night is at hand and the day is now past.

As the night watch looks for the morning
so do we look for you, O Christ.


The Lord bless us and watch over us;
the Lord make his face shine upon us and be gracious to us;
the Lord look kindly on us and give us peace.Amen.




All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. — John 1:3 (KJV)


This is what God the Lord says—
the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out,
    who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it,
    who gives breath to its people,
    and life to those who walk on it: — Isaiah 42:5 (NIV)


Let heaven celebrate! Let the earth rejoice!
    Let the sea and everything in it roar!
    Let the countryside and everything in it celebrate!
    Then all the trees of the forest too
        will shout out joyfully — Psalm 96:11-12 (CEB)


“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you;
    the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;
or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you;
    and the fish of the sea will declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
    that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In his hand is the life of every living thing
    and the breath of all mankind. — Job 12:7-10 (ESV)


For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. — Romans 1:20 (NLT)


In His hand are the deep places of the earth;
The heights of the hills are His also.
The sea is His, for He made it;
And His hands formed the dry land. — Psalm 95:4-5 (NKJV)


More news and information
If there is anyway you think we can help please do not hesitate to get in touch:-  07598 518426
A number of healthy and mobile church members are offering their services to help with food deliveries etc.  If you need practical help please do not hesitate to call.
 Our contact details are:
St Mary's Church
Northbar Within
HU17 8DL

Telephone:  07598 518426

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