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Wednesday 15th July 2020
Keeping in touch - including:
  • Church Open for Worship
  • Introducing- Steve Parkin
  • Thank you
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Worship in church
Sunday 19th July 2020

Traditional Communion Service

Contemporary Service 
with Sunday School

Thursday 23rd July 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 19th July 2020

Both services will be sent out via e mail on Saturday 18th 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
For more information see here
 The Prayer Course Session 2 
Session 2 - Adoration
You are welcome to join us for the sessions below
(even if you have not made it to the first session)

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
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.
Introducing Steve Parkin
About me
Born in Hull and attended Cottingham Secondary School. I  left to Study for an HND in Applied Biology at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham. Worked at I.C.I. Alderley Park in Cheshire in Toxicology. I felt I was being called to work with people rather than in a laboratory. I came back to Cottingham and worked in mental health at Broadgate hospital before working as an Education Welfare Officer for East Riding of Yorkshire Council for 30 years. Took early retirement and did a counselling qualification and now work for Hull and East Yorkshire MIND in Bridlington. I am widowed with a 29 year old daughter Tanya who lives at home with me at the moment.

Connection to St Mary's Church
Originally attended St Marys Cottingham and Beverley Minster where I trained as a Lay Reader over 10 years ago. After licensing as a Reader I was licensed to David Hoskins as Rural Dean as I was working in the chaplaincy at the Wolds Prison and decided to stay at St Marys. I usually attend the 9.45 am service. I am a Subwarden for Readers in the Beverley and Howden area.

What brings me joy
My daughter and family.  Seeing people change and overcome difficulties.  Exploring spirituality and trying to make it relevant to today. Understanding the original Jesus before the church got hold of him.

What am I passionate about
Conservation/ environmental issues (the church has a poor track record on this area). Bird watching.  How Christian wisdom can help us live our lives and making that wisdom simple to understand and apply to life. The contemplative tradition. How spirituality and science relate and also spirituality and psychotherapy Seeing people grow. Men’s ministry. Spiritual direction. Healing.

What encourages your faith
Church services. Groups I belong to, talking to others and friends. Richard Rohr’s daily meditations. Retreats. Contemplative groups and various author’s and websites. Hero’s in the church/ and outside past and present. CMD programme for Readers.

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 before the service starts.
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 20th 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 Christ Alone Cornerstone

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.


Monday  - Psalm 42 
Psalm 42 talks about us thirsting for God, meeting with him. A love relationship with God. Does that surprise you, shock you even? As you pray today, be listening for God to speak to you and move into a deeper relationship with him.

Tuesday - Ephesians 3 v 14-20
The book of Ephesians tells us of God’s eternal, loving plan. It speaks of Jesus as the creator and sustainer of all things, the focus of history and the head of the church. It speaks of the church as a living body, a family brought near to him. As God’s children we are part of a new society with a new way of living.

Wednesday - Ecclesiastes 3 v 1-8
We are just over halfway through the strangest year I have ever lived through. Who knows what will happen in the next 6 months.  We cannot foretell the future, but the bible shows us that there is a time for everything, a season for all things and God is with us.

Thursday Hebrews 10 v 19-25
It has been difficult to meet and encourage each other but we are reminded of the importance of staying connected as a church family (even if it is not physically)  "let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another". How can you encourage your brothers and sisters and brothers in this time?

Friday - Matthew 6 v 33-34
We are reminded that we should focus God's eternal Kingdom which supersedes all that is temporal. In doing so we can know that whatever we face 'all will be well, and all manner of things will be well'.  

Saturday -  2 Chronicles 6:40-42
As Solomon prayed and dedicated the temple to God, he was praying for the people of Israel that God might teach them the right way to live. We need to know the right way to live in this new season.


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
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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