Due to the National Lockdown Restrictions in effect from 5 November 2020, there will be no in-person services until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back through our doors when we can.


Joining us online

Our 10.00 am Sunday Service will continue to be available every week for you to watch or listen. This is a service with prayers, hymns, bible readings and sermon.

You can get this week’s service and the services from previous weeks:

  • As streaming video at whitkirkchurch.org.uk/live
  • 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
  • On your Smart TV by searching “St Mary’s Church, Whitkirk” on YouTube

How to attend St Mary’s in person

We are hopeful that we will be able to gather together again from early December when the current lockdown restrictions are expected to end.

To attend a service you will need to book in advance. 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.

Since we must limit the number of people in the church – and to give everyone the opportunity to worship with us – we usually hold two identical services each week in addition to our online worship. We ask that if you join us you only book to attend one service each week, so that as many people as possible are able to attend.

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.


Staying safe

To prevent the spread of Coronavirus we are strictly limiting the capacity of our physical services, have reduced our available seating to enforce 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 if you can, and please follow the instructions of all our stewards.