Covid 19

During this unprecedented time, the Church of England is taking a lead by ensuring that the safety of everyone is paramount. Consequently, all churches are closed for the time being. However, St Michael the Archangel remains a vibrant and active Christian community. We continue to pray every day for our communities in Malhamdale and beyond, as well as offering practical help to all our neighbours. There is a new church service on-line every week on our Benefice youtube channel. The link is here:


The Church of England has lots of worship resources on its website:, and a new service called 'Daily Hope' allows anyone to access services over the phone (see below).

Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.

A Church of England initiative in partnership with CONNECTIONS at Holy Trinity Claygate, and Faith in Later Life

The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

DailyHope phoneline - 0800 804 8044

“With many in our country on lockdown, it’s important that we support those who are feeling lonely and isolated, whatever age they are."

Archbishop Justin Welby

Options available include materials also available digitally by the Church of England’s Communications team such as Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer updated daily, from Common Worship, and a recording of the Church of England weekly national online service.

A section called Hymn Line offers callers a small selection of hymns, updated daily. An option entitled ‘Hymns We Love’, provides a hymn and reflection and is based on an initiative by the Connections group.


We will be re-opening as soon as our Bishops advise us that it is safe to do so. In the meantime, please do contact us to book your wedding or baptism for later this year or next year. We will be delighted to hear from you.

This is a very challenging time for us all, with many struggling with loneliness, isolation and feeling anxious or down. If you would like to speak to Reverend Andrew in confidence about any matter, please do call on 01756 749275 or 07906554938.


Covid 19
Risk Assessment January2022