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Holy Trinity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Last updated Friday 27 November 2020 at 08:49.

We have put a number of measures in place to keep our staff and visitors safe during worship including physical distancing measures, additional cleaning regimes and limiting touch points.

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Worship times

There are no services of Morning or Evening Prayer on Mondays to Wednesdays. For the foreseeable future, all services will continue to be live-streamed using telephone, Zoom and Facebook. 


To join by calling from your telephone

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’.

Changes to services

Initially our worship will feel different as we follow government and Church of England guidance to ensure everyone is safe. Services will be said, there will be no singing or choir, plate collections or sharing of the peace and guidance relating to Holy Communion will be implemented. Paper orders of service are available to download and print as you need.

Entry and exit

For the time being, a one-way system will be in operation when the church building is open.

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

There will be signage to assist people. During services, the churchwardens will be on hand to ensure people can enter safely and physically distance from people outside of their group.

Physical distancing measures inside

To ensure people can safely physically distance inside the church building we are:

  • Limiting the number of people inside the church during services by 75%.
  • Operating a one-way system.
  • Reducing the spacing to sit in pews so people sit 2m apart.

Face coverings

In line with government guidance, we will require all visitors to wear face coverings during worship or while visiting for private prayer and sightseeing from Saturday 8 August. Visitors are asked to bring their own face covering.

Hand sanitiser

There are hand sanitiser points for public use at the entry and exit – please do make use of these as you enter and leave the church.

NHS Test and Trace – collecting contact details

Holy Trinity has now been asked to take your name and a contact telephone number or e-mail when you attend for worship.  This will only be used if there is a need to contact you due to the Test & Trace programme.  Please complete the consent and details form available at the entrance and deposit this in the collection box by the entrance. We will hold this information securely and will destroy it after 21 days. For full details of how we will collect, hold and use your personal data see our Privacy Notice for Worshippers.

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

We are now accepting new bookings for our medieval church hall, Jacob's Well. To make, query, amend or cancel bookings email us at jacobswell@holytrinityyork or call us on 01904 630518.

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.