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Wednesday 23rd September 2020
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Worship in church will continue
Worship in church
Sunday 27th September 2020

Communion Service

Morning worship
with Sunday School

Thursday 24th September 2020
10am Quiet Service of Communion for those who are vulnerable or over 70.

For further information about how these services will work click here

Virtual Worship

Sunday 27th September 2020

Virtual services will be sent out via e mail on Saturday 26th Sep 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
BIG Church Quiz

The BIG church quiz
Saturday 26th September 2020
Zoom in for 7.30 - 9 pm

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or use the following codes

Meeting ID: 830 3854 5801

Passcode: 036329

Quiz master: Jamie Newsom-Smith
Introducing: Daphne Adcock
I  was born into a large farming family in Melbourne (nr Pocklington ) and after living away from Yorkshire for over thirty years returned in 1999, moving to my original county town of Beverley in 2010. Being a practising Christian I was delighted to find St Mary's church so close to my home.

For many years I was a volunteer with the Red Cross providing therapeutic massage to seriously ill people but when this department closed I had my dog trained as a PAT dog (Pets As Therapy). Before the necessary restrictions were imposed due to the Coronavirus we visited two care homes and a day centre for adults with learning difficulties.

I also enjoyed being part of the team which ran Allsorts (St Mary's Group for babies, parents and carers).

This normally hyperactive, excitable cockapoo is so calm and gentle when we visit giving the people so much pleasure and is very popular with the staff especially when they give him treats!

Although I lost my wonderful partner over three years ago I feel blessed to have such a loving family, sincere friends and of course God's love gives me my strength always
Parochial Church Council
Notice of forthcoming PCC Meeting
 The next socially distanced PCC meeting of St Mary’s church, Beverley,
will be held on Tuesday 29th September 2020
at 7.30pm
in the Church Hall.
All PCC members are invited to attend the meeting

Please send apologies to:     
Vivienne Cooling, PCC Secretary.
Thinking Aloud

Our commitment to be a people of hope

We must face these difficult days with hope. That is not easy: if we are not worried about our health, we are worried about our economy, and if we are not worried about mixing with others we are worried about becoming isolated. We have to strike a careful balance and pray for God's wisdom as we not only live in the world but also work to serve and protect others.

It is easy to feel warn down by all the new announcements and changes, the concerns and the anxiety, and it is important to be honest about that.  Yet, these can and should be days of renewed worship, rededicated service, care, friendship, work, and love. We must be alert to the stranger among us, and we must love one another and be kind to one another as God in Christ has been merciful to us  (Ephesians 4:32-5:2).

To follow Christ is to be a people of hope. And our hope is not in vain, because it is invested in the creator God of the universe, who has given up heaven for us . He is worthy of our trust, and He can aid us in conquering our fears. “Take courage,” our Jesus said, just before going to the cross on our behalf, “I have overcome” (John 16:33). The darkness is conquered and the light has dawned.

Harvest Festival - 4th October 2020
We will be celebrating Harvest Festival on Sunday 4th October 2020.

We would like to contribute to the work food bank but it is difficult to deal with food in the present climate so we would like you collect cash in clean jar / margarine pot / 
smarties tube and bring it to church for harvest.  We will give the cash to the food ban who can then distribute to those most in need.

If you are not able to attend the service you can drop your donation into church on Sunday afternoon (4th October) between 2-4pm
Welcoming a new member to our team
We are welcoming Anne Almond to St Mary's to serve her curacy.  She will be with us for the next 3/4 years as part time assistant curate. Her licensing will take place on Monday 28 September at 7.30pm and will be shared by video to the church family.
Study Groups
Fellowship / Bible Study groups are starting up again after a summer break. If you would like to be part of a group (on zoom) please get in touch -
New Study Course - Goliath must fall 
Session 1- 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 us that whatever our affliction is, it will fall before the power of Jesus.


Thursday 24th September  (7.30-8.30pm) - Bigger Than Your Giant

Thursday 1st October (7.30-8.30pm) - Dead but Still Deadly

Thursday 8th October (7.30-8.30pm) Must Fall

Thursday 15th October (7.30-8.30pm) - Rejection Must Fall

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.
Lantern Tower Lights
are lit in memory of Paul Raynor
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. 
Prayers for the week beginning
Wednesday 23rd September 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 All my hope on God is founded - Kings College Cambridge  

The reading for the day (see below)**

The candle is lit and the following prayer is said
nly 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 23rd September (Mark 11.27-end)
Again they came to Jerusalem. As he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to him and said, ‘By what authority are you doing these things? Who gave you this authority to do them?’ Jesus said to them, ‘I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin? Answer me.’ They argued with one another, ‘If we say, “From heaven”, he will say, “Why then did you not believe him?” But shall we say, “Of human origin”?’—they were afraid of the crowd, for all regarded John as truly a prophet. So they answered Jesus, ‘We do not know.’ And Jesus said to them, ‘Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.’

Thursday 24th (Mark 12.1-12)
Jesus then began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. But they seized him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed. Then he sent another servant to them; they struck this man on the head and treated him shamefully. He sent still another, and that one they killed. He sent many others; some of them they beat, others they killed.

“He had one left to send, a son, whom he loved. He sent him last of all, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’

“But the tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they took him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.

“What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others. Haven’t you read this passage of Scripture:

“‘The stone the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;
the Lord has done this,
    and it is marvelous in our eyes’?”

Then the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders looked for a way to arrest him because they knew he had spoken the parable against them. But they were afraid of the crowd; so they left him and went away

Friday 25th (Mark 12.13-17)

Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not? Should we pay or shouldn’t we?”

But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. “Why are you trying to trap me?” he asked. “Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.” They brought the coin, and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?”

“Caesar’s,” they replied.

Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”

And they were amazed at him

Saturday 26th (Mark 12.18-27)
Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.“Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died without leaving any children. The second one married the widow, but he also died, leaving no child. It was the same with the third. In fact, none of the seven left any children. Last of all, the woman died too. At the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?”
Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God? When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. Now about the dead rising—have you not read in the Book of Moses, in the account of the burning bush, how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!

Monday 28th (Matthew 18.1-6)

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

Tuesday 27th (Hebrews 1.5-end)


The Son superior to the angels
For to which of the angels did God ever say,

“You are my Son;
    today I have become your Father”?

Or again,

“I will be his Father,
    and he will be my Son”?

And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says,

“Let all God’s angels worship him.”

In speaking of the angels he says,

“He makes his angels spirits,
    and his servants flames of fire.”

But about the Son he says,

“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;
    a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
    therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
    by anointing you with the oil of joy.”

He also says,

“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
    and the heavens are the work of your hands.
They will perish, but you remain;
    they will all wear out like a garment.
You will roll them up like a robe;
    like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,
    and your years will never end.”

To which of the angels did God ever say,

“Sit at my right hand
    until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet”?

Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

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
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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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