The latest news from St. Mary's Church, Cottonstones

Coronavirus update

Our church buildings have been closed for all services, community groups and fundraising events since the current lockdown restrictions have been in place.  Further to the national easing of some restrictions earlier this week, we are continuing to follow advice given by the Bishop of Leeds and will remain closed for the foreseeable future in […]

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Coronavirus precautions

During the current coronavirus outbreak, we are closely following and taking note of updates from the Diocese of Leeds and the Church of England regarding church services and particularly the Eucharist service.  This is however a rapidly changing situation. For the present, all church services are continuing to go ahead with appropriate precautions in place.  […]

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Change of service pattern

Please note that as from 1 January 2020, there will be just one service a month held at St Mary’s Church Cottonstones.  This will be a Eucharist service on the 1st Sunday every month at 11.30am. A Eucharist service is held every Sunday morning within the Parish, at St Peter’s Church Sowerby at 10.00am, to […]

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Christmas Services

Crib Service 6.30pm Christmas Eve A short service during which the traditional Nativity story is told between singing of familiar, well-loved carols while children help to create the stable scene.   Midnight Mass 11.30pm Christmas Eve You are invited to join with our friends at St Peter’s Church Sowerby as we welcome the Christ-child into […]

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Pet Blessing Service

Sunday 6 October sees us celebrate our pets, their love and companionship and all they bring to our lives.  You are welcome to bring your pets along to the service, or bring a photo in remembrance of a beloved pet who has passed on.

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St Mary’s Day – Sunday 18 August

15 August is celebrated widely within the church as the feast day of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  We will be marking the occasion of our patronal festival within our 11.30am Holy Communion service on Sunday 18 August.  To help us celebrate, we will be welcoming our friends from St Luke’s Norland and St Peter’s Sowerby, […]

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Sunday 19 August

We look forward to welcoming our friends from St Luke’s Church Norland and St Peter’s Church Sowerby as we come together as one Benefice of churches to celebrate the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our patronal festival, at our 11.30am service this Sunday.  We invite everyone to stay after the service for refreshments as […]

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Sunday 29 July – No Service

On Sunday 29 July the congregations of all three churches within the Ryburn Benefice are joining together to have a Retreat/Away Day at the Westwood Centre, Huddersfield. This is a chance for us all to take a little time out of the busy-ness of modern living, to calm ourselves, stop and take a breath, to […]

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Mothering Sunday 11 March

We will be joining with our friends at St Peter’s Sowerby as we mark Mothering Sunday with a service recognising and giving thanks for our mothers and all those who have a caring, nurturing role in our lives. All are welcome so please come along and stay for refreshments and chat afterwards.

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