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Church Newsletter - Wednesday 17th March 2021
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Worship in church

We have now returned to worship in the building.

In order to facilitate this we will hold short services of the word before returning to offering Holy Communion.

Sunday Services
8.00am Morning Prayer
9.30am Service of the Word
11.15am The 11.15 Service
6.30pm A Simple Evensong

Mid-Week Services
10am Thursday Service

These services can only take place safely under the following conditions:
  1. Face covering are worn (unless your are exempt)
  2. There will be no congregational singing
  3. People do not chat to those outside your household (either inside or outside church)
  4. Hands are sanitised 
  5. People of different households sit 2m apart
  6. You sign in for track and trace. 
  7. There will be no Sunday school at the moment
The church will be fully cleaned between services.

Virtual Worship

Sunday 21st March 2021

The service will be sent out
via email on Saturday 20th February 

Sunday Worship

Jeremiah 31.31-34, John 12.20-33

Please join us over zoom for....
Youth Group

Details will follow on the worship email which will be sent out on Saturday
You can find all the previous services here
 Join us for worship
Further Church Opening 
After April 12th we expect to be able to open up children's activities and groups and the hall

After the 17th May we expect to be able to open church for visitors.

Please keep an eye on the weekly sheet.
Remarkable Women Carvings
Amy Johnson and Helen Sherman - two of the initial designs for the remarkable women who will adorn the South Side of church.
Celebrating women whose work was often overlooked and calling for justice in line with Paul’s teaching in Galatians 3.28 - There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
All the other designs can be seen on a video on our website - 
Initial design for the carving of Helen Sharman
Initial design for the carving of Amy Johnson
Lent Course: Session 5

Featured Bible Passages
Acts 2:4 • Matthew 10:19-20 • Acts: 8:26-40

This session attempts to scratch the surface on the many ways that the holy spirit enables us to share the good news, from miracles, to dreams, to giving us the words to say. By the end of the session, you will have explored some of the ways the holy spirit inspires and releases our evangelism and will be encouraged to step out in faith. 

Featured Passage
One individual who follows where the Spirit leads is Philip. When persecution broke out, we learn that while the Apostles stayed in Jerusalem, many of the early followers of Jesus were scattered but that ‘those who were scattered went from place to place, proclaiming the word’ (Acts 8.4). This is one of those examples where God is mysteriously still at work even through a terrible situation or crisis. I was interested to hear at an online event during the lockdown of one girl who had tuned into an online church service. She commented that she didn’t go to church, but her brother was involved in the service, and because she was missing him she tuned in to watch. This experience had her interested in the Christian faith, which she then wanted to explore. It is incredible how often God works through extraordinary or difficult situations, or times when our plans go awry, to bring new opportunities. One of those who found themselves unintentionally scattered to Samaria was Philip, one of the seven who had been chosen to wait upon tables as the church started to grow. The Spirit prompts Philip to go to the desert road to Gaza where he meets the Ethiopian eunuch. Luke tells us that this individual was a person of great influence, ‘a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury’ (Acts 8.27). As Philip is told by the Spirit to travel alongside this man’s chariot, he heard him reading out loud (as would have been normal practice) a pas-sage of Scripture from Isaiah. I suppose having a conversation with a stranger on public transport is the modern-day equivalent, although I have to say that in many years of such conversations, I have never met someone who ‘just happened’ to be reading Isaiah 53! Philip finds that the Spirit is at work in him enabling him to explain the Scriptures so that that this Ethiopian Chancellor of the Exchequer can hear and understand the good news of the risen Jesus. In fact the response is so immediate that the Ethiopian eunuch commands the chariot to be stopped so that he can be instantly baptized in a nearby pool of water. We don’t hear of this man again, but Luke tells us that he ‘went on his way rejoicing’ (Acts 8.39) and we presume he then returned to Ethiopia as the first Christian disciple in that great continent of Africa. When we stumble across a chance conversation with someone on the train or the bus, we cannot know the impact our words may have or the seeds sown that will bear fruit in places and locations other than our own. Stories like Philip’s should encourage us to seize every opportunity that comes our way and trust the Spirit to be at work.


Living His Story - Session 5 with Rev Canon Yemi Adedeji

In the fifth session we will be exploring the following:

1.This session encourages us to think globally. How can you perceive the Holy Spirit at work during the COVID-19 pandemic?
2. The Spirit often ‘propels us out of our comfort zones’. Have you ever surprised yourself by speaking boldly, or can you think of someone else doing this with remarkable results?
3. The work of the Holy Spirit is mysterious . . . Can you think of a situation which has been transformed beyond imagining by the work of the Holy Spirit?

If you would like to join a group (meeting over zoom) please contact Becky at or call 881437.

Groups are meeting at different times and on different days so we hope to find a time which suits you.

The book is not essential but if you would like to buy it - it can be found here at a discounted rate:
Electoral Roll
It is more important than ever to keep in touch and the easiest way to allow us to keep in touch with you is by signing up for the electoral roll which is revised every year before the annual meeting in April.

Please sign up by clicking this link
Please note there was an error on the previous link which has been corrected
(or asking for a paper electoral roll form from the office)
The BIG church quiz
Saturday 20th March 2021
Zoom in for 7.30 - 9 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 874 5335 0286
Passcode: questions
Wednesday 17th March - Friday 26th March 2021
(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 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 17th March - Matthew 7.15-20
Thursday 18th March - Matthew 7.21-23
Friday 19th March - Matthew 7.24-29
Saturday 20th March - Luke 11.9-13

Monday 22nd March - Luke 7. 1-10
Tuesday 23rd March - Luke 7. 11-17
Wednesday 24th March - Luke 7. 18-23
Thursday 25th March - Luke 7. 24-30
Friday 26th March - Luke 7. 30-35

Lantern Tower Lights
lit this week in memory of Stuart Warren
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.
 Our contact details are:
St Mary's Church
Northbar Within
HU17 8DL

Telephone:  07598 518426

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