Keeping Covid-Safe

Updated  23/04/2022

St Philip's PCC has decided that the existing safety precautions we have been following will largely 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:

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:  

  • You are strongly advised to wear a mask 

  • Hand sanitiser will be available

  • Non-contact sharing of the peace

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

  • 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!

  • 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 on

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

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