Welcome back…

As restrictions are gradually loosened we are once again able to meet together for worship, although there are restrictions in place to keep everyone safe.


How to attend St Mary’s in person

Every Sunday we are holding a service of Holy Communion in person at St Mary’s. The Sunday service will include prayers, Bible readings, and a sermon, with music provided by our singers, although there will be no congregational singing until further notice.

To attend a service you must book in advance (see below). This is to help us maintain physical distancing measures and keep everyone safe. You can do this by choosing a service below and providing a few details, or if you prefer you can call us on 0113 450 8554. Only one person per household needs to book and give their details.

To reduce the risk of transmission, communion will be in one kind (bread) only. This is still considered to be complete communion by the Church of England.


Upcoming in-person services

Sunday 25 April

Sunday 2 May

Sunday 9 May

Sunday 16 May

Sunday 23 May


Staying safe

To prevent the spread of Coronavirus we are strictly limiting the capacity of our physical services, have reduced our available seating to enable physical distancing, and have increased our cleaning of the church.

We ask that you follow all of our rules for being in the church, including wearing a face covering, and please follow the instructions of all our stewards.


Joining us online

We have committed to streaming our services in the future, even after lockdown restrictions have been eased. You can view this week’s service and the services from previous weeks:

  • As streaming video at whitkirkchurch.org.uk/services
  • Via your Smart TV by searching for ‘St Mary’s Church, Whitkirk’ on YouTube
  • By calling 0113 467 6777 to listen over the phone (calls charged at your usual rate)
  • By listening to the “St Mary’s Church, Whitkirk” podcast