Last updated Friday 23 April 2021 at 14:56.
With the stay-at-home lockdown order ending on 29th March, the Churchwardens and PCC have drawn up a plan around resuming public worship (details below).
Full details of all services can be found in the weekly pew sheet.
Re-opening from 29th March
- From Monday 29th March, the church building will re-open for private prayer. The opening times are 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday. This arrangement will remain in place until 21st June at the earliest.
- Our first service together in the church will be Maundy Thursday at 6.00 pm.
- Sunday morning worship at 11.00 am will resume on Easter Day. From 4th April to 1st July, the service will either be Holy Communion or Morning Prayer. The Bishop of Selby has approved this because of difficulties in cover arrangements on a Sunday during the pandemic.
- To ensure there is at least one Holy Communion service a week, there will be a new Holy Communion service at 6.00 pm on Wednesdays. The initial dates for this are 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th April.
- Jacob’s Well will re-open for bookings from 17th May.
As in December 2020, there will be several restrictions in place as mandated by the Government, namely:
- all visitors (unless exempt) must wear face coverings during worship or while visiting for private prayer and sightseeing.
- There are hand sanitiser points for public use at the entrance – please do use these as you enter and leave the church.
- Congregational singing, the Chalice or Common Cup and refreshments remain suspended.
The monthly magazine will continue to be published. This can be downloaded or sent via post.
- Services – for details of our current service pattern from 1st April 2021, please see the weekly pew sheet or calendar.
There are no services of Morning or Evening Prayer on Mondays to Wednesdays. For the foreseeable future, services of prayer (midday and compline) will continue to be live-streamed using telephone, Zoom and Facebook.
- Order of service - Compline
- Order of service - Midday Prayer (Lent)
- Order of service - Morning Prayer (Lent)
- Order of service - Ash Wednesday Evening Prayer
- Order of service - Palm Sunday
Sources of help and support
- City of York Council
- Volunteering in York during coronavirus
- York Carers Centre
- Older Citizens Advocacy York (OCAY)
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.