Covid19 Update

What is happening in our three Churches because of the Coronavirus pandemic?


The PCCs of both St Peter’s, Hilton, and St Margaret’s, Brookfield, have decided that it is not possible to open their two churches safely at this time so both Churches will remain closed for the time being. Both PCCs look forward to the time when Covid19 social distancing measures are no longer required and when the two Churches can be re-opened.


After much discussion, careful planning and undertaking a formal Risk Assessment Stainton PCC is now ready to open Stainton Church following the easing of the Covid19 restrictions by the Government. The details are as follows:

On Wednesday afternoons from 2.30-3.30pm starting on 22nd July 2020 the Church will be open for private prayer. This will take place in the Chancel. Entrance to and exit from the Church will be via the Parish Room. To ensure social distancing those coming to pray will be asked to sit in the Chancel Choir Stall seats where there is capacity for 6-7 people at any one time.

Also, on Sunday mornings from 11.00am -12.00 noon the Church will be open for public worship. The service will be one of: either Holy Communion subject to the availability of visiting Clergy arranged by our Area Dean, Revd Canon John Ford; or Morning Prayer led by an authorised member of out laity. Details of the service pattern will be published on the website at this link:

The PCC will keep a list of visitors to the Church - their names and phone numbers - to assist with "NHS Track and Trace" as requested by the Government. The data collected will be kept for 21 day and then securely destoryed. You can find out more about the in the Stainton PCC Covid19 Privacy Notice here.

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All other Stainton Church activities (eg the Tuesday WARM WELCOME Drop-in and the Wednesday Coffee and Kids toddler drop-in) remain suspended for the time being.


Prayers for our village, nation, and beyond will however be said regularly by members of all three Churches.

We assure you of our love and concern at this time.