St Mary’s Church is serious in its responsibilities to help stop the spread of coronavirus and to support those affected. We’re regularly reviewing what we’re doing in line with the latest guidance from the Government, Public Health England and the Diocese of Leeds.

Please follow all official advice around self-isolation, wearing a mask in public places and hygiene best-practices.

Please get in touch if you would like the Church to offer what support it can during this time.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 then do not visit your GP or attend hospital unless told to do so. Remain at home and follow the NHS self-isolation advice. If symptoms persist or become serious, use the NHS 111 Online service for more help, or call 111.

Last updated Friday 12 June at 9.30 pm.


What we’re doing

  • You can join us online for an act of worship every Sunday at 10.00 am, as well as see all our previous services, at whitkirkchurch.org.uk/live.
  • We’re publishing a short Midweek Musing every Wednesday, offering thoughts on various aspects of worship and spirituality you may not often get the chance to explore. You can find these on our YouTube playlist.
  • You can keep up with what we’re doing on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
  • We’re publishing a weekly email newsletter which covers items of interest in the Church and local area, as well as important updates as things change.
  • For people who can’t easily get online, our phone number 0113 467 6777 will let them listen to audio recordings of the past few weeks of our services.
  • We’ve put together a collection of prayers and resources to help you continue your worship.
  • Our church is closed for all services and prayer, including public worship and services such as weddings and funerals, until further notice.
  • Our Community Centre is closed to all users until further notice.
  • We’re providing additional outreach and pastoral care to members of the community who need it.
  • The Church’s Coronavirus Management Team is meeting regularly to discuss matters, share updates and make decisions which do not need the approval of the full PCC.

What you can do

The best way you can help is to follow all official advice, and limit your contact with others wherever possible. Always follow hygiene best-practice by regularly washing your hands with soap – especially after going outdoors – and consider wearing a face mask whenever you are leaving your home.

If you are in a low-risk group and are healthy, you can volunteer to offer help with Voluntary Action Leeds in partnership with Leeds City Council.


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