June 2022 – These are our current procedures for regular worship. Any larger events with high numbers will be individually risk assessed with infection control as a key consideration.  We continue to keep a vigilant eye on local figures and take advice from Kirklees Public Health team. 

Current Covid Procedures

Refreshments  Coffee/tea are served after church and our regular monthly Coffee Morning event has returned to the first Saturday of each month.

Masks Mask wearing is optional in church. We will continue to keep a supply of masks in church for anyone who would like to use one. If you arrive at an event and it is busier than you expected and you would like to mask, please just ask.

Distance We encourage people to continue to be aware of how close they are to others and to be particularly aware of those continuing to wear masks. Please don’t sit or stand directly behind others from outside your household – we are a large building and there is no need to do so.  Giving people space is still more important than sitting in our favourite spot.

Hand Sanitiser We will continue to offer hand sanitiser at the entrance to church.

Communion We are now receiving bread and wine, with the minister distributing communion intincting the bread with wine at the moment of distribution.  Gluten free bread and bread without wine is also available. We delayed the return of the option of the common cup due to a spike in local infection rates, but this remains under review and the common cup will return.  We will continue to offer the current communion arrangement alongside this. No-one will be obliged to drink from a common cup, but it will sit alongside current arrangements for those who wish to receive in this way.

Sharing the Peace You may wish to return to sharing the peace with a handshake, but please be sensitive to one another.  A sign of peace is always welcome, but a handshake or hug may not be.

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

Full details of weekly services can be found here

Please contact the Vicar or the Parish Office if you have any questions or concerns:

Parish Office:
Revd Canon Rachel Firth:

Telephone us: 01484 427964

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