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Wednesday 8th July 2020
Keeping in touch - including:
  • Church Open for Worship
  • Introducing Fiona Jenkinson
  • Saturday Quiz
  • From our children
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Worship in church
Sunday 12th July 2020

Traditional Communion Service

Contemporary Service 
with Sunday School

Thursday 16th July 2020
10am Quiet Service of Communion solely for those who are vulnerable or over 70.

For further information about how these services will work click here

Virtual Worship

Sunday 12th July 2020

Both services will be sent out via e mail on Saturday 11th July 2020 

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

6.30pm Holy Communion
will stream on St Mary's Facebook page 
at 6.30pm on Sunday

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
 The Prayer Course
The course is split into 8 sessions which cover:
9th July      Why Pray? - unpacking the importance of prayer and the different topics covered during the course
16th July    Adoration - exploring how we can enjoy God's presence in praise and worship
23rd July    Petition - recognising the importance of asking God in prayer
30th July    Intercession - thinking about the importance and power of praying on behalf of others
Short break for summer
20th Aug    Unanswered Prayer - tackling the challenges and realities of prayers not being answered
27th Aug    Contemplation - discovering how to spend time with God in silence to enrich our relationship with Him
3rd Sep       Listening - unpacking the practical ways that we can tune into hearing God's voice
10th Sep     Spiritual Warfare - looking closely at the ways we can pray God's kingdom come in the midst of a spiritual battle

Here is the first session-
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 using the following link:
Join Zoom Meeting

Please e-mail us at if you would like to join.
The fascinating connection between St Mary's and some of our nation's greatest buildings.
Click here for the latest Pilgrim Rabbit
The Quiz
St Mary's Big Quiz Night (Quizmaster: Claire-Louise Raynor)
Zoom in for 7.30 - 9 pm
Saturday 11th 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
Fiona Jenkinson
About me
I was born in Surrey and various jobs eventually brought me to live in Walkington. I have had a fairly diverse career, starting with a degree in Zoology but working through peatland ecology then saltmarsh ecology with the Nature Conservancy Council. I came to this area when I was head-hunted for a coastal ecology consultancy job at Hull University.

I met my husband Paul through Beverley Operatic Society (now Beverley Musical Theatre where our whole family are still active), and we celebrated our silver wedding anniversary last September. When our two daughters, Zoë and Emma, were born I had a very short career break and then started volunteering at the Beverley Guildhall, where I am now the Curator. I am now also doing an MSc in Zoo Management, possibly in an attempt to re-capture my lost youth.

My connection with St Mary’s Church
It was really the music that brought me to the church. I met Alan Binnington (former organist and choir master) many years ago when I auditioned to join Beverley Chamber Choir. I sang with the Chamber Choir for seven years before deciding to leave and come, with Zoë and Emma, to St Mary’s choir in January 2010. I now also produce The Pilgrim Rabbit newsletter because I wanted to do something useful for the church community and the heritage of the church.

What brings me joy
My children, and everything they do! They are both wonderful musicians and two of my most joyful moments were when Zoë sang the solo of O Holy Night at the Beverley High School carol concert in the Minster, and when Emma played the Victorian Kitchen Garden suite on the clarinet at one of the High School’s musical soirees. I also love sunsets, and little contrasts like drinking champagne with fish and chips.

What I am passionate about
I am passionate about conservation (I originally wanted to save an animal species, now I am conserving a building), everything to do with animals, music, and being a considerate person.

What encourages my faith
It was music that brought me to the church, and it is mostly the music that keeps me there. But in St Mary's I have also found the community that I think I have been missing for most of the rest of my life. Although I would not say I have a strong faith as such, I do find that Becky’s sermons often encourage me to think more about faith than I have done before, and it was with Becky that I felt able to take the step to Confirmation.
Going Deeper
We will be looking at the person of the Holy Spirit in 'Going Deeper'
Thursday 6th August 7.30pm
To join the zoom meeting click here

or paste the link in your search engine

Meeting ID: 890 5599 1659
Password: 210400
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.
Prayers for the week beginning Monday 13th July 2020
(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 You are centre 

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.



"What about you?"  Jesus asked. "Who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
Matthew 16:15-16


Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Matthew 19:14


Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice.
Psalms 112:5


I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
Psalms 119:60


Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1


I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14


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
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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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