From Archbishops of Canterbury & York

17 March 2020


Bishop of Leeds 18 March 2020


Archbishops of 

Canterbury & York

19 March 2020


Bishop of Leeds 

20 March 2020


Archbishops of Canterbury & York

24 March 2020


Bishop of Leeds

24 March 2020

From Archbishops and Bishops

27 March 2020

A prayer for those affected by coronavirus,

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.




A prayer for the Coronavirus Situation


Merciful God, we pray for the many people who have contracted the coronavirus in the United Kingdom, in China, in Europe and in other parts of the world.  

Bring comfort to those grieving loved ones have died and peace to those worried, fearful and uncertain as the virus spreads.  

We also pray for governments and authorities who are developing strategies to contain and deal with the virus and those in the health services who may be risking their own lives to care for sick patients.     

Help us all to be responsible in the things that we do in our lives to prevent the spread of the virus by taking heed of the recommended precautions and avoiding situations which may make things worse.

We pray for the gift of courage to face up to and cope with all illness. We pray for it for ourselves, and for those who we remember at this difficult time. Amen


Priest in charge:

Position Vacant

The Benefice of the Wiske comprises of 5 churches:

Diocese of Leeds

St Eloy, Great Smeaton

St Mary, Appleton Wiske

St Peter, Birkby

All Saints, East Cowton

Danby Wiske

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