Welcome to the official website of Whiston Parish Church. Situated in the heart of the community, St Mary Magdalene is the parish church serving Whiston Village and the surrounding areas.

The church is now open again for public worship services and funerals. For the next few weeks there will be a spoken Eucharist service on a Sunday at 9.45am, with doors open from 9.15am. The services will be led by one of our two Oversight Ministers, either Revd Karen Skidmore or Revd Toby Gibbons.

If you or anyone in your household is showing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to church because of the risk that you pose to others; but remain at home and self-isolate.

These services will be very different from how we worshipped before COVID-19 and so we have drawn up a set of guidelines with the aim of keeping everyone as safe as possible during worship. These guidelines can be found in the section below this article; or on the church Facebook page; and they are available as you enter church. The guidelines are updated whenever the Government issues new guidance.

We hope to resume our previous pattern of worship later in the year as the situation improves, but in the meantime we look forward to welcoming you safely at Whiston Parish Church on a Sunday morning.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself.
There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)

Guidelines for Church Services


PCC Statement: COVID Procedures from 19th July 2021 onwards

The Parochial Church Council met on 13th July 2021 and decided that, in view of the rising number of cases of Covid-19, the current measures for services at Whiston Parish Church will remain in place until September 2021. This means that masks have to be worn, hand sanitizer used, track and trace complied with; and social distancing maintained. We understand that some people may be disappointed but our priority, is to keep everyone as safe as possible

-Whiston Parish Church PCC


Greetings from Whiston Parish Church on the Second Sunday of Epiphany 2022

Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.   John 2:11

Dear Friends Download the latest information:
Prayers for 16th January 2022
Notes on the Readings for January 2022


Today we celebrate the revelation of Christ as the Messiah in the miracle of the water changed into wine. Readings and collect are to be found in the attachments together with remembrance prayers. A suggested hymn is: Ye Servants of God.

1) Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim,
and publish abroad his wonderful name;
the name all-victorious of Jesus extol,
his kingdom is glorious and rules over all.

2) God ruleth on high, almighty to save,
and still he is nigh, his presence we have;
the great congregation his triumph shall sing,
ascribing salvation to Jesus, our King.

3) "Salvation to God, who sits on the throne!"
Let all cry aloud and honour the Son;
the praises of Jesus the angels proclaim,
fall down on their faces and worship the Lamb.

4) Then let us adore and give him his right,
all glory and power, all wisdom and might;
all honour and blessing with angels above,
and thanks never ceasing and infinite love


May Christ perfect in us the image of his glory.


Church Services

Sunday, 16th January 2022   Epiphany 2
9.45am   Parish Eucharist

Wednesday, 19th January 2022  
10.30am   Mid-week Communion

Sunday, 23rd January 2022   Epiphany 3
9.45am   Parish Eucharist

Wednesday, 26th January 2022  
10.30am   Mid-week Communion

Sunday, 30th January 2022   Epiphany 4
9.45am   Parish Eucharist

Wednesday, 2nd February 2022   Candlemas
10.30am   Mid-week Communion


Healing Prayer Group meets on Monday 17th January at 3.00 am {Tel. Janet Vout:   01709 839258}.


Youthzone meets on Sunday evening. Further details from Lucy {07707 863901}.


Please contact any of us if you need to talk or simply to have a chat.

Rev. Karen Skidmore – Oversight Minister:   {tel: 01709 836052}
Rev. Toby Gibbons – Oversight Minister:   {mob: 07507 524699}
Rev. Louise Castle - Associate Priest:   {mob: 07768 527467}

Patrick White:   (Reader)  {tel: 01709 370069}   or   {mob: 07740 941921}
Colette White:  (Churchwarden)   {mob: 07712 674675}
Alan Bradbury:   (Assistant Churchwarden)   {mob: 07711 691594}

Jan Teale:   (Reader)   {mob: 07745 560580}
Alan Teale:   (Churchwarden)   {mob: 07803 021201}

Email: whistonparishchurch@gmail.com
Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhistonParishChurch/

Take care of each other and remember God is good.


We serve the areas of:

  • Whiston Village
  • Grange Estate
  • Duke-of-Norfolk Estate
  • Upper Whiston
  • Morthen
  • Outlying Areas

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