Welcome back…

In the six months since we last gathered together to worship in person, the world around us has changed and we have all had to adapt to new circumstances. As a result, our worship will look a little different.

How to attend St Mary’s in person

You can now attend a short service of Holy Communion in person at St Mary’s. This will include prayers and readings, but will not have any hymns or sermon.

To attend a service you must 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 are holding three identical services each week. We ask that 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.

Upcoming in-person services

Wednesday 23 September

Sunday 27 September

Wednesday 30 September

Sunday 4 October

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.

Joining us online

We will continue to make our 10.00 am Sunday Service available every week for people 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