This is a collection of things which coronavirus Phone Buddies may find useful.
In an emergency where you believe there is an immediate threat to life always dial 999.
Someone who has symptoms of coronavirus which are not improving or which are a cause for concern should dial 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk.
Safeguarding and data protection
You must be familiar with the Church’s Safeguarding Policy. This page also includes contact details for a number of agencies if you have a safeguarding concern. You must also complete a Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults declaration form and email it to [email protected] if you haven’t already.
Services will be live-streamed every Sunday morning at 10.00 am and can be viewed at whitkirkchurch.org.uk/live. They can also be watched any time after their broadcast, by visiting the same address.
For people without computers or tablets, they may be able to watch the service if they have a Smart TV with the YouTube app which is connected to the internet, by searching for “St Mary’s Church, Whitkirk”.
Orders of service are available also available from whitkirkchurch.org.uk/live, either to download and print or to view online
Over the phone
People without internet access can call 0113 467 6777 to hear the latest service, or choose services from previous weeks. Services will be made available at 10.00 am.
In addition to streaming services from Whitkirk:
- There is a daily service on Radio 4 every morning at 9.45 am.
- Premier Christian Radio broadcasts Bible studies at intervals throughout the day. At noon and at 2.30 pm they have “worship hours” which include worship songs, prayer and Bible readings.
- BBC One broadcasts Songs of Praise every Sunday at 1.15 pm.
- St. Paul’s Cathedral has an excellent YouTube channel.
- Church of England Daily Prayer can be found on the Church of England website or through the App downloadable for Apple and Android devices.
The Church has a virtual ‘coffee space’ which can be found at whitkirkchurch.org.uk/meet/coffee. We encourage people to meet here following services for a chat and a cuppa.
This can be used by most computers and smartphones without downloads or signing in.
If you need a private meeting space for any reason, contact [email protected].
Donations and giving
People who usually give to the Church either using the envelope scheme or via the donations plate should be encouraged to switch to electronic donations via standing order, Direct Debit or card. Instructions can be found at whitkirkchurch.org.uk/donate/switch.
Anyone wishing to make a one-off donation can be encouraged to do so at whitkirkchurch.org.uk/donate.
Our webpage at whitkirkchurch.org.uk/coronavirus is kept up to date as things develop. It provides links to most things we’re doing.
Resources for prayer and further worship are available at whitkirkchurch.org.uk/coronavirus/resources.
We are still sending out weekly notices by email and publishing them on the website. People can see past notices or sign up for future emails at whitkirkchurch.org.uk/notices.
Distribution of the monthly Landmark magazine has been suspended until we can be sure that it won’t place people at unnecessary risk.
People who are able should be encouraged to follow the Church on social media. We can be found at: