Coronavirus guidance from the Church of England

In light of the Government guidance, the Church of England has said that all churches are to close to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Read the statement in full here. You can find a live stream service or event to watch from home here.

Church of England Diocese of Lichfield Stoke-upon-Trent and Fenton

Stoke Minster

While the Minster is closed, we're making available prayers, reflections and worship material for Sundays.

At this time of heightened anxiety, in face of COVID-19, please join with us in praying for our nation and our world.

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

There is a support network in Stoke-on-Trent for all who are looking for help and for all who want to volunteer to help. Click here for details.


The parish of Stoke upon Trent & Fenton is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Lichfield’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Get in touch

The Revd Canon Andrew Wickens

Stoke Rectory 172 Smithpool Road Stoke-on-Trent

Our website

The Sunday Service

Every Sunday at 10 a.m. for 1hr

Join with Christians across Stoke-on-Trent to share in worship on Sundays - a different church is featured each week. You can listen to the Sunday Service by tuning in locally to Cross Rhythms Radio on 101.8FM. Or you can listen online at on Sundays from 10 am.
To aid your worship, the words to all the songs in the service will also be available online at

The Church of England closes all church buildings until further notice in response to COVID-19.

25 Mar 2020, 10 a.m.