The test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its most vulnerable members.
American writer and novelist Pearl Buck (1892-1973)
As we move forward as a nation, local community and church family, the Bishop of Selby and his fellow York bishops are asking us to do so based on the Biblical principle of compassion for others; that we ‘bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ’ (Galatians 6.2), and must not allow our own liberty to be the cause of other’s stumbling
(1 Corinthians 8.9; Romans 14.21).
In other words, whilst there will now be fewer hard and fast rules, it will be a loving service to others if, for the time being, we find ways to act more cautiously than might suit our own personal convenience and preferences.
Here at St Wilfrid’s we are inspired by these words, and believe this church building should be a place where everybody feels safe.
We therefore urge you strongly to continue to wear a mask or other face covering, and maintain socially distancing, if at all possible.
The back pews in the central nave area are reserved for those
who wish to remain socially distanced.
Please ask our welcomers to direct you there.
With grateful thanks
Rev Pete Watson (Rector) and Mrs Pat Jarvis (Churchwarden)