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    A warm welcome always awaits all who come to our churches.

    We are a Church of England Benefice in the Anglican Diocese of Leeds.

    There are three Parishes in the Benefice: St Mary the Less Allerton Bywater, St Mary’s Kippax and St Mary's Swillington. They serve the communities of Allerton Bywater, Kippax, Great Preston, Little Preston and Swillington.

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    Covid update from July 19th 2021

    While all the government’s legal restrictions have been lifted, rising rates of Covid and the number of vulnerable parishioners and volunteers means we are continuing with some protective measures in our church buildings to help keep everyone safe. Sunday worship will look very similar to what it has been over the last few months but with the addition of singing. Numbers at Occasional Offices will increase depending on whether singing is taking place. Measures will be reviewed at regular intervals.

    In summary…

    Sunday and midweek worship services with singing up to 45 people: • Masks worn inside. • Gel hands on entry and exit. • Track and Trace/bubbles. • 2m social distancing. • 45 people (excluding children under 5). • Singing while mask wearing. • Contactless Peace. • Continue current arrangements with not sharing a common cup and the distribution of Holy Communion. • Additional area and spacing for those who are exempt from mask wearing. • Continued stewarding and cleaning arrangements.

    Weddings, funerals and baptisms without singing up to 70 people: • Masks worn inside. • Gel hands on entry and exit. • Track and Trace/bubbles. • 1m social distancing. • 70 people (excluding children under 5 and those working, e.g. stewards, organists and photographers). • No singing. • Additional area and spacing for those who are exempt from mask wearing. • Continued stewarding and cleaning arrangements.

    Weddings, funerals and baptisms with singing up to 45 people only: • Masks worn inside. • Gel hands on entry and exit of the building. • 2m social distancing. • 45 people (excluding children under 5 and those working e.g. stewards, organists and photographers). • Singing while wearing a mask. • Additional area and spacing for those who are exempt from mask wearing. • Continued stewarding and cleaning arrangements. 

     

     

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    There are some exemptions to the wearing of masks. Please click on the link to the full guidance from the church
    which contains useful information about exemptions and how to wear and store a mask safely.
     
    Please keep looking here for updates on our Facebook Pages:
    St Mary the Less - Allerton Bywater
    St Mary's Church - Kippax
    St Mary's Church - Swillington
     
     For queries please speak to the Church Wardens:
    
    Allerton Bywater
    Mrs Lisa Fawcett - 20 St Aidan's Road, Great Preston, Leeds 
    LS26 8AZ; Telephone: 0113-286 2730 
    Mrs Lynne Tomlinson - 39 Leeds Road, Allerton Bywater 
    WF10 2ES  Telephone: 01977-554285 
    Kippax
    Mrs Janet Holland - 23 Whitehouse Crescent, Great Preston,
    Leeds LS26 8BL; Telephone: 0113-286 4768
    Mr John Speller - Fiora, 4 Weetlands Close, Kippax,
    Leeds LS25 7PH Telephone: 0113-286 7846
     
    Swillington
    Mrs Dawn Marshall - 22 Neville Grove, Swillington, Leeds
     LS26 8QN Telephone: 0113-286 2314
    Mrs Diana Puxty - 21 Lowther Drive, Swillington Leeds
    LS26 8QG Phone: 0113 2864465

      

      
     
     

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  • This Week

    Monday 27th September

    09:30  Morning Prayer at Kippax

    19:30 - 21:30 Country Dancing at Allerton Bywater

    Tuesday 28th September

    09:30  Morning Prayer at Kippax

    10:00 - 12:00 Net Coffee Morning at Allerton Bywater

    18:00 - 19:00 Woodcraft Youth group at Allerton Bywater

    19:30 - 20:30 Pilates at Allerton Bywater

    Wednesday 29th September

    09:30 - 10:30 Pilates at Allerton Bywater

    09:30  Morning Prayer at Kippax

    19:00 - 19:40 Evening prayer at Allerton Bywater

    Thursday 30th September

    09:30  Morning Prayer at Kippax

    13:15 - 15:15 Community creative team at Allerton BYwater

    18:00 - 19:00 Slimming support group

    Friday 1st October

    09:30  Morning Prayer at Kippax

    Saturday 2nd October

    10:00 - 12:00 Monthly Coffee Morning at Allerton Bywater

    13:00 - 16:00 World War 1 Society at St Mary's Allerton Bywater

    Sunday 3rd October

    09:00  Sung Eucharist at St Mary the Less Allerton Bywater

    10:30  Sung Parish Eucharist at St Mary’s Church Kippax

    10:30   Holy Communion at St Mary’s Church, Swillington

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