COVID-19 Advice and Resources

This page will be regularly updated with Information and Guidance during the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Public services remain suspended at this present time to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The church is now open for private prayer: Monday to Friday, 11am-1pm when stewards are available.

  • Our ‘Emergence Plan’ can be found here: SWH-Coronavirus-SD-Plan-2.0

  • We are working in co-operation with local groups to provide support to the vulnerable and those in need. More details and a contact number can be either found by following this link to our Facebook Page:  or by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

  • Fr Gary is livestreaming a daily mass via the parish facebook page at 6pm Monday – Friday and at 10am on Sundays:

  • An Order of service to join in with a live-streamed mass is available here: SWH Mass for livestreaming

  • Whilst public services are suspended, if you cannot join in with the livestream mass, please use this Service at home: An act of Spiritual Communion   This sheet also contains links to a number of online resources for Morning and Evening Prayer.

  • Update (May 2020) of Advice for couples due to be married here in 2020/21 is available here: Letter to Wedding Couples May 2020



    Who are we?
    We are a group of local residents, called the “Duchy Helpers”. We are working in collaboration with the Duchy Residents’ Association and St Wilfrid’s church to help our neighbours. Below are the key contact details, but we also have 20 + local volunteers to mobilise if necessary.
    What can we do?
    It is difficult to say what help people will need, but it could be shopping/medicine collection for those who are housebound (for whatever reason, including lack of childcare), key workers and other people in need of any kind of support, even if you are just worried and need a chat. If we can help, we will-whatever the problem – but we will need to prioritise the most serious requests.
    How it works:
    1. Call or text us on 07377 231699 or email between the hours of
    9am and 5pm , 7 days a week
    2. One of our volunteers will pick up your call or email
    3. They will then either deal with your request themselves, or identify a volunteer near you from our list (ideally on your street) to help.


    • We are taking the safety of our volunteers and recipients of help seriously. In the event that a volunteer is required to do shopping, the volunteer will discuss the most appropriate method of payment for those items, depending on the circumstances.

    • All volunteers will carry ID.

    • Due to social distancing volunteers are not permitted into recipients’ homes or within 2 metres of people. If for example we are asked to collect shopping, this will then be left on the doorstep.

    • All personal data of recipients of help (name, age, address, phone number etc) will be kept confidentially in line with GDPR. By providing that information to the volunteer you are agreeing to the sharing of that information, if necessary, with other volunteers so that the right help can be provided.