Keeping Covid-Safe

Updated  20/11/2021

Although there is no legal requirement to continue with precautions, St Philip's PCC has decided that most of the safety precautions we have been following will remain in place. We want as many people as possible to feel safe attending our services, and there are members of the clergy, lay ministers, and congregation members who are in at-risk categories, and retaining these measures is for the protection of all.


Please do not come to a service if you:

Believe you may have been infected with COVID-19 and/or you have symptoms that may indicate you have COVID-19

You have had a positive result from a home rapid lateral flow test and/or you are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 PCR test 

You have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app



During all our services, we will be continuing with the following precautions:

  • We would strongly encourage you to wear face masks at all times (leaders of services, readers, and intercessors may remove their mask to carry out these parts of the service)

  • Social distancing

  • Hand sanitiser will be available

  • Non-contact sharing of the peace

  • Communion in one kind (i.e. the bread only), administered at your seat

  • Taking steps to avoid overcrowding

  • Ensuring good ventilation

  • Singing will be allowed, but please keep your mask on 

We will continue to offer a range of online and telephone support (see below). We know that some people are not confident with IT and new software. If you would welcome some support with accessing these online resources, please contact the Benefice PA on and we’ll try to put together some information sheets.

Finally, please contact Alan Stanley if you feel in need of spiritual or emotional support and we will do what we can to help.


Online services and events:

  • Weekly online live-streamed/recorded services every Sunday morning at 10am (See the Church Online Sunday Service page, the Christmas Online page or search for 'Elmete Trinity Benefice' on YouTube)

  • Visit the Family Prayer page.

  • Monthly ‘Messy Church’ live video services are available on our Messy Church page.

  • Regular emails with prayer requests and answers. To receive the email sign-up here.

  • You can also post any prayer requests to our Prayer Wall

Keep up to date with the latest NHS guidance and Government advice.