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Wednesday 29th July  & Wednesday 5th August 2020
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Unfortunately there will be no service on Thursday 30th July 2020 
as the scaffolding is being removed
Week beginning 2nd August 2020
Worship in church
Sunday 2nd August 2020

Traditional Communion Service

Contemporary Service 
with Sunday School

Thursday 6th August 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 2nd August 2020

Both services will be sent out via e mail on Saturday 1st August 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
You can find all the previous services here - Join us for worship
Week beginning 9th August 2020
Worship in church
Sunday 9th August 2020

Traditional Communion Service

Contemporary Service 
with Sunday School

Thursday 13th August 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 9th August 2020

Both services will be sent out via e mail on Saturday 8th August 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
You can find all the previous services here - Join us for worship
Introducing The Mattocks 
About us
Hi, we are Richard and René and our children, Caitlin and James.  We usually attend The 11.15 Service at St. Mary’s and have really enjoyed taking part in the church Zoom quiz on Saturday nights through lockdown.  We live in Leven, but we met at the Chaplaincy Centre at Lancaster University a long time ago and were confirmed at the same service back in 1994.  We have been married 19 years.  Richard teaches Computer Science at Holderness Academy.  René is a Teaching Assistant at Hutton Cranswick Primary and was a Methodist Local Preacher before moving to St. Mary’s.

Our connection with St Mary's Church
We have attended St. Mary’s for just over four years now having searched for a church with children, it was completely the right move as Caitlin was baptised and confirmed last year and James loves Sunday School.  We love the relaxed nature of the 11.15 service and particularly appreciate the style of worship.  We have both sat on many church and circuit meetings within the Methodist Church and Richard is now a member of St. Mary’s PCC.  

What are you passionate about?
We love spending time as a family (and with extended family) and enjoy getting outdoors when possible and we love a good board game - James particularly likes to bankrupt the rest of us playing Monopoly.  We love music, both listening to and singing along with, Caitlin plays flute and James is learning the piano.  We are passionate about looking after the environment and caring for God’s world.

What encourages our faith?
Sometimes, it is the small things like taking time to notice the beauty of nature or a building.  Mainly, it is the love and support of friends.  Being able to attend a church where we are all welcome and feel completely at home and part of St. Mary’s family while still being challenged from our comfort zone in our journey with God.
New Narnia Characters on Display
Please look out for the following characters:

From 31st July 2020
  • Glenstorm - the Centaur from Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
  • Maugrim  - the wolf who is the head of the White Witches secret police - The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe. 
  •  Trufflehunter - the talking badger from Prince Caspian
From 14th August 2020
  • Aslan will be in sight
The Bishop of Hull will bless our carvings on Monday 17th August and we will share this with you via video.
Celebrating our Furry Friends
(and the feathery, scaly and prickly ones too)
We are putting together a 'virtual' pet service in celebration of God's creatures.

If you would like to thank God for your animal friends (whether living or departed) please e mail a photo ( or share a short video with us on facebook. Please include your name and a short 
description of your pet and why you love them and we will create a service of celebration.

We need the information by the Sunday 30th August and the service will be broadcast on Sunday 6th September.

 The Prayer Course Session 4
Session 4 Intercession
You are welcome to join us for the sessions below
(even if you have not made it to the first session)

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
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.
Preparing Church for Worship
Thank you to the wardens and volunteers who have helped prepare church for worship by cleaning before each service.  If anyone is willing to help spray some disinfectant and help wipe the surfaces down before the service starts please let us know. You will need to arrive 1/2 hour before the service starts. Please let us know if you can help -  07598 518426
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
Church Opening


We are hoping to extend the opening times of the church building in August
The new opening times will be:
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. 
Breakfast for children
St John's Church Bransholme are offering breakfast to children in their community who otherwise may not receive the nourishment they need over the summer.  If you can help either by donating healthy cereals or cash (in an envelope placed in the plinth marked 'breakfast') we would be very grateful. Anything that is not used for the children's breakfast will go to the foodbank which the church is also running.  There is a container at the back of church for the cereals.
The Lantern Towers are lit in memory of Bryan Husband and Lydia in July 
Prayers for the 2 weeks beginning Monday 3rd August 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 10,000 Reasons 

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.

The readings for this week are followed by a short reflection from '50/50 Creative Daily Bible Reflections' by Dave Hopwood.

Monday 3rd - Hebrews 13 vv 1-2
She sits at the back, far right-hand corner and waits. A few notice her but most don’t. She’s there every week, watching, waiting. Looking for those moments when she can step in with a kind word and an encouraging smile. Waiting to be welcomed, and offered that cup of tea. Read Hebrews 13 vv 1-2. Remember to show hospitality, for you never know when the visitor will be an angel.

Tuesday 4th - 1 Corinthians 3 vv 4-6, Ezekiel 33 vv 30-32
They’ve been looking forward to his visit for a while now. The place will be packed. It’ll be a good night, there’s a real buzz about it. Some think him controversial but others find him a breath of fresh air. Either way they’ll be at that place of worship. Read 1 Corinthians 3 vv 4-6, Ezekiel 33 vv 30-32
Someone might say ‘I’m a fan of Paul’, someone else, ‘I’m a fan of Apollos’. Isn’t that missing the point? 

Wednesday 5th - Luke 2 vv 8-14 Psalm 23
He first encountered God out in the fields. He comes to church because he feels he should, but out there, in his workplace, amongst the crops and animals, that’s where he keeps bumping into the face of the Almighty. Church calms his anxieties, but nature breathes life into his faith. Read  Luke 2 vv 8-14 Psalm 23
As he sits near the sheep he contemplates the shepherd’s psalm. Suddenly his thoughts are interrupted by a choir in the sky.

Thursday 6th - Psalm 102 vv 1-7
He’s been in some dark places, lived through some terrible trials. And he’s seen God’s hand, God’s deliverance. Now he’s hanging on for it again. Waiting for the light to dawn. For the night, with its panic attacks and soul-corroding fear, to disappear in the Light of God’s dawn.  Read Psalm 102 vv 1-7 Lord wake up! Take notice of me down here and do something. I am falling apart and without your help my life will crash.

Friday 7th - Ecclesiastes 11 vv 7-9
He’s been going around the block since before there ever was a block. Seen it all, a wise head on those drooping shoulders. Still has a twinkle in his eye and a smile. But he’s a realist, he knows life is tough for the young. He chats, prays and listens. Read Ecclesiastes 11 vv 7-9. Life is sweet, yet whether young or old it’s not easy to appreciate it. Too many dark days can cloud your vision.  

Saturday 8th - Genesis 15 vv 1-8
A while ago they took to living their dream. Walking into the unknown with their God. The problem is, a few years on, it still feels like they’re off the map. Still limping into the unknown. Living their dream continually leads them into uncharted territory. Perhaps it’ll always be so. Read Genesis 15 vv 1-8. Abraham threw back his head and whispered to the night sky. He muttered of his longings for an heir and a son.
Monday 10th - Genesis 6 vv 13-15
He's never thought of himself as that spiritual really. He’s always there when a drain needs fixing or a fuse has blown. Now suddenly he’s in great demand. The biggest project he’s ever attempted but he seems to be the best man for the job. Where’s his Black and Decker?
Genesis 6 vv 13-15
God said to Noah, ‘Make a boat for me, here are the details and dimensions.’  We all have a part to play.

Tuesday 11th - 2 Kings 5 vv 1-12 
He doesn’t want to talk about it. Feels an idiot. Can’t appear weak. Doesn’t want to have to ask for help. And he knows if he does someone’ll make embar- rassing suggestions about taking the issue to God. Doing something that’ll mark him out as a useless fool. Men don’t do that.
2 Kings 5 vv 1-12 
Naaman was highly respected and a fine soldier. But he had a problem, a weakness. Something he found hard to face. 

Wednesday 12th - Matthew 20 vv 20-21
She wants to see the vicar. Has been on at him for weeks. When will her boys get to do something up front? When can they play in the band? They’re gifted lads. People should know about it. Hasn’t considered other jobs they might do. Lower profile activities. Oh no.
Matthew 20 vv 20-21
The mother of James and John went to Jesus to set things straight. ‘When you’re in power, give my boys top jobs.’ she said.

Thursday 13th - Genesis 45 vv 3-8 
We never discover what happened to the coat, but we know the dreamer hit on hard times – slavery – wrongful arrest – prison – forgotten. He may have been impetuous, spoilt and naïve… but his hard times changed him: ‘What you meant for harm – God used for good,’ he told his brothers later. 
Genesis 45 vv 3-8
Joseph’s brothers were speechless to see him there alive. But he kept telling them, ‘This is God’s doing, I’m here today for a reason.’ 

Friday 14th -Exodus 4 vv 10-12 
He was in training and never knew it. Born into one social class, rescued into another. Zealous for justice he lashed out and killed, well-meaning but murderous. He ran and took up leading sheep across a desert. Forty tough years later he was tired, disappointed - and ready. Trained up. 
Exodus 4 vv 10-12 
‘Lord, I’m no good at speaking, don’t ask me to do this,’ Moses said. ‘You’ll be fine,’ said the Lord, ‘I’ll help you speak well.’

Saturday 15th - Deuteronomy 6 vv 4-6
The foundation stone. Before everything else, above everything else, upholding everything else. When everything else fails, return to this moment, this telling of truth. And the One of Love calls us to share his image. Wholeheartedly, unreservedly. Avoiding the substandard, a tough call. Easy to settle for less. 
Deuteronomy 6 vv 4-6
The Lord our God is one, and we are called to love him with all we have - heart, soul, mind, strength.
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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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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