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Holy Trinity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Last updated Wednesday 8 July at 22.34.

From 22 June 2020, Holy Trinity will begin a gradual re-opening for private prayer which will initially be on Mondays and Thursdays from 11am to 2pm. The church will remain closed for sightseeing and public worship - our services will continue online and by telephone. These opening periods are because we need to follow guidelines and recommendations laid down by the Government and Church of England.

Please note that public worship remains suspended until further notice. Sadly this means we will not be meeting in person at church or Jacob's Well. All other events and gatherings are cancelled, this includes the Saturday breakfast, lunch, coffee mornings, the Festival of Ideas and Bloom! York. This new webpage aims to keep people updated and to provide useful links to information, resources and support. Sign up for email updates. For those who do not have internet access; we will provide updates by telephone and post.

Weekly e-news

View our latest weekly newsletter. Sign up for email uodates if you wish to recieve a weekly email.

The monthly magazine will continue to be published. This can be downloaded or sent via post.

Opening for private prayer

The church will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 11am to 2pm for private prayer. During this time, only the west end and St Nicholas Chapel will be accessible. A one way system will be in operation as follows:

  • Entrance: from Micklegate through the churchyard
  • Exit: through the West Door onto Priory Street

If you wish to visit for prayer and reflection, we ask that you:

  • on arrival use the hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • observe the required social distancing requirements (currently 2m/6ft) at all times from those outside of your household group. To help with this, we have placed chairs around the west end.
  • follow all directions and markers set out and avoid contact with items as far as possible, including hymn books and printed material.

Services of prayer

During this time we will broadcast prayer services on Facebook and via telephone. All are welcome to join in. The services are:

  • Sunday 12 July - Morning Prayer at 11am
  • Wednesday 15 July - Midday Prayer at 12.15pm

We have two ways you can join in these services from home – see below. You can join from 5 minutes before the start time. For those at home or no internet access, the weekly pew sheet and service book will be sent in the post.


To join by calling from your telephone

To help with audio/sound quality we are changing how you join by telephone. We hope this will address feedback we have received.

Please see the details under each service on the pew sheet (above). Dial the number and when asked the meeting ID. Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number and must count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls. 

To join if you have internet access

Go to our Facebook page Holy Trinity York and watch the video. Once you are on the page, click on ‘live video’.

Coffee mornings on Zoom

Join us via Zoom or telephone from 10am to 11am on Wednesdays for a coffee morning in our own homes. To join by telephone dial 0330 088 5830 and enter the meeting ID 788 838 668 when asked.

To join from your computuer, smartphone or tablet go to:

Phone tree and community support

To keep in touch during this time we have a new phone tree system in place. People are paired with volunteers who will telephone them regularly and help with shopping, posting letters, and collecting medicines.

If you would like to be part of this, for someone to call you regularly or you need help with shopping, or to call others in our community email us at mark@holytrinityyork or call us on 01904 630518. Please also contact us if you would like to volunteer and support people in the community.

Jacob's Well

Our medieval church hall, Jacob's Well, remains closed until further notice. To query, amend or cancel bookings email us at jacobswell@holytrinityyork or call us on 01904 630518.

Other ways to worship at home

There are many other ways to worship at home. Download a pdf listing what is available on television and radio.

Sources of help and support

Keep in touch

A great way to keep in touch is to follow our social media accounts below. You can email us at info@holytrinityyork and call us on 01904 630518.