Keeping Covid-Safe

Updated  26/06/2022

 We want people to feel safe when visiting St Philips and attending our services


Please do not visit St Philip's or attend a service if you:

Have cold-like symptoms that may indicate you have COVID

Believe you may have been infected with COVID and/or have been in recent contact with someone who has COVID or symptoms of COVID

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 

When visiting St Philips for any reason:  

  • Social distancing is now a personal choice, but people are asked to respect other attendees' wishes and choices regarding this. 

  • Face coverings/masks are no longer mandatory but are recommended in enclosed or crowded places, particularly where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet.

  • Hand sanitiser is available, as regular use of hand sanitiser and/or hand washing is still recommended

  • We are taking steps to avoid overcrowding

  • We will be ensuring good ventilation, so if the weather is cold, you are advised to wear warm clothing!

In addition to the above, during church services:

  • Holy Communion is now being administered in both kinds (that is consecrated bread and wine). Wine is administered from a shared chalice. It is your choice if and how you receive communion. For example, you may only wish to receive the consecrated bread.

  • We are continuing to recommend non-contact sharing of the peace.

  • We will be singing, but again, it is advisable to keep a 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 at

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, or search for 'Elmete Trinity Benefice' on YouTube)

  • Visit the Family Prayer 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