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Wednesday 21st October 2020
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Worship in church
Sunday 25th October 2020
8am -8.40am

Said BCP Communion

Holy Communion Service with choir

Morning worship
with Sunday School

12.00 noon-1.00pm
Annual Parochial Church Meeting in Church

Thursday 29th October 2020
10am Quiet Service of Holy Communion 

For further information about how these services will work click here

Virtual Worship

Sunday 25th October 2020

Virtual services will be sent out via e mail on Saturday 17th Oct 2020 

10am Worship and Word
will stream on St Mary's Facebook page at 10am on Sunday 

You can find all the previous services here - Join us for worship
Clocks go back
Don't forget the clocks go back this Sunday 25th October 2020 at 2am so you can have an extra hour in bed on Sunday morning (unless you have small children!!)
New Sunday Service Times
Sunday Service times will be changing slightly from Sunday 1st November 2020 onwards to: 

8am (Said BCP Communion)
9.30am (Holy Communion Service with choir)
11.15am (Morning Worship with Sunday School)

Click here for the latest information about service times and themes
Sermon Series - 1 Thessalonians
We are really enjoying the new teaching series in church based on 1 Thessalonians. This video is a wonderful summary of the book
Please do use it as part of your preparations
Introducing Lynn Pratt
About me: I was brought up in a village in West Hull in a loving and happy family.  My brother is two years younger, and we enjoyed our early years on family walks with our dog, at Bridlington, or in the Hessle woods.  Our grandparents and cousins all lived nearby in the same street, and Christmas parties singing around the piano are fabulous memories.  I think I was about eight years old when mum bought me a coloured picture bible and as an avid reader, I read it from cover to cover and thought “wow that is interesting”.  It continued to be my favourite book and when at the age of twelve my cousin wanted to go to church to see a boy in the choir she liked, I went along.  I thought the people were so kind and friendly and I loved the singing, so there I started my faith journey.

When attending an Alpha course in the early 90’s I began to better understand God’s word, but I seemed to have more questions than answers, so I began my quest for more knowledge.  I remember going to a large Christian concert in Manchester with about 25,000 people and seeing a different type of worship which I loved, and knew I wanted more and more of this amazing life with Jesus.  I have enjoyed being a part of several churches and am now pleased to be part of the kind and caring church family at St. Mary’s. 

What brings me joy:  My husband Dave and I love living at the seaside, and spending time in our garden.  There are few weeds as every space is crammed with plants at all times of the year.  I can’t say it is greatly organised, I just throw as much in as possible and hope for the best.  God’s array of colours and detail gives me such pleasure.

What am I passionate about: I love music of all types, meeting up with friends for a coffee and cake, and dancing for exercise. 

What encourages my faith: Being part of bible study groups has always been great fun. It is so good to listen to others and hear a different point of view, and I am always greatly encouraged to see new people coming to faith, finding their way a bit at a time.  The knowledge that Jesus has been by my side through many difficult times, and promises to be there always is just the best.

Electoral Roll
Please bear in mind that the church electoral roll has to be revised in advance of the APCM meeting on Sunday.
The Electoral Roll is a way of saying 'I belong...' to St Mary's Church Beverley.
In order to qualify to be on the electoral roll you need to be baptised, over 16 years old and
EITHER have worshipped with us for 6 months
OR live in the parish of St. Mary Beverley and declare yourself a member of the Church of England

To sign up for electoral roll
Annual Report
Please click here to see the Annual Report for 2019
Unfortunately the Annual meeting and this report were delayed due to Covid.
For more information about the Annual Meeting please see below
With thanks to Susan, Catherine and Anne for putting this together and thanks to all who contributed.
Annual Church Meeting
The annual church meeting will take place on  
Sunday 25th October at 12.00 noon in Church.

The allowed numbers for attendees follows our current guidelines of safe seating for up to 60 people sitting separately (70 people with those sitting in bubbles) We will therefore ask people to sign a list if they wish to attend in person.

We will try to enable the meeting to be attended via Zoom as well please let us know if you would like to attend by zoom.

1. The APCM is a meeting for all those on the church electoral roll. The purpose of this meeting is to receive the reports and to make elections and appointments.

2. The annual meeting of parishioners is a meeting for all those on the church’s electoral roll and all those resident in the parish whose names are on the civil electoral roll of the parish. The purpose of this meeting is to elect the churchwardens. The provisions concerning nomination in section 4 of the Churchwardens Measure 2001 continue to apply and some thought will need to be given as to how the nomination paperwork can be coordinated in advance of the virtual meeting.

3. New arrangements permit the meeting to take place in a virtual ‘location’ (for example, on an interactive video-conferencing platform such as Zoom) and for voting to take place electronically rather than ‘in person’. It does not change the procedural requirements for the convening of the meeting and notices of it.

New Paths Music Festival - Oktoberfest
Church will be closed to the general public for New Paths Music Concerts on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th (next week).
The Thursday 10am Service will take place as usual.
For more information about the concerts visit
Study Course - Goliath must fall 
Session 4 - Goliath must fall
You are welcome to join us for the sessions below
(even if you have not made it to other sessions)

Put aside what you may think about the classic David vs. Goliath story.

In Goliath Must Fall, Giglio shows us how to dwell on the size of our God, not the height of our giants. Once we understand the source of our giants, we can ensure that whatever our affliction is, it will fall before the power of Jesus.


Thursday 22nd October (7.30-8.30pm) -Comfort Must Fall

A week's break

Thursday 5th November  (7.30-8.30pm) - Anger Must Fall

Thursday 12th November (7.30-8.30pm) - Addiction Must Fall

Thursday 19th November (7.30-8.30pm) - A Table in the Presence

Thursday 26th November (7.30-8.30pm) - Fuel for the Fight

Those who are joining us for the discussion group can do so over zoom. Don’t worry if you cannot make every session. These discussion groups will take place on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm using the following link:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 886 3328 2147

Passcode: 744468

Please e-mail us at if you would like to join.
Prayers for the week beginning
Wednesday 21st October 2020

(broadcast each evening 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 Who shall I send

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.


Wednesday 21st October - Luke 12.32-40
Thursday 22nd October - Luke 12.41-48
Friday 23rd October - Luke 12.49-end
Saturday 24th October - Luke 13. 1-5

Monday 26th October - Luke 13. 6-9
Tuesday 27th October - Luke 13. 10-17
Wednesday 28th October - Luke 13. 18-21
Thursday 29th October - Luke 13. 22-30
Friday 30th October - Luke 13. 31-34

Lantern Tower Lights
are lit in memory of William Hutchinson
Please let us know if you would like the tower lights lit in memory of someone you love. You can leave a donation in a pink envelope in church.
Write on the back
  1. Your name
  2. Your contact details
  3. The person you would like to remember
  4. The date you would like the towers lit 
Alternatively e mail us at
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
Keeping in touch
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.
Church Opening
Monday-Saturday 11am-3pm
Sunday 2-4pm
We are still recruiting volunteers to welcome visitors.
 There may be times when we cannot open church but we will do our very best.
If you would like to volunteer please do get in touch. 
 Our contact details are:
St Mary's Church
Northbar Within
HU17 8DL

Telephone:  07598 518426

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