“Glory to God in the highest”

Our Christmas Services will be:

CHRISTMAS EVE – Friday 24th December 10.00 p.m. Midnight Mass

CHRISTMAS DAY – Saturday 25th December 10.00 a.m. Mass of the Day


8.00 a.m. Said Mass

10.00 a.m. Parish Mass

Following a careful review of the present situation in respect of COVID Guidelines from the Government, the Church of England & the Diocese of Sheffield, we have regrettably decided not to hold our normal Christingle Service on Christmas Eve.

Similarly, there will be no signing of Carols & Hymns during our Services for the time being.

As you will already be aware, the wearing of Masks in Church is now compulsory, unless you are exempt. We would respectfully ask you to follow this requirement.

Hand Sanitizer will be provided on entry to and exit from Church

With All Good Wishes & Every Blessing for Christmas & the New Year

“Peace on Earth”

From Father Andrew Howard & Everyone at St Wilfrid’s




(Updated 12th December 2021)

 Sunday Mass Times 

8.00 a.m. Said Mass
10.00 a.m. Parish Mass 
At the Parish Mass, there will be two Communion Stations; one at the main Altar in the North Nave, and one in front of the Rood Screen in the South Nave.
Regrettably, following the issue of further guidelines by the Government, the Church of England & the Diocese of Sheffield, we have temporarily suspended the signing of Hymns at our Parish Mass.   However, Organ Music will be played during the Service
Weekday Mass Times
In addition to our Sunday Masses, Mass will be celebrated at the following times: 
  • Wednesday mornings at 9.30 a.m.                                                                
  • Friday evenings at 8.00 p.m
  • Saturday mornings at 9.30 a.m. 
‘Invitation to Peace’
The ‘Invitation to Peace’ will be held during the Masses but is to be a personal non-contact, non movement expression within the congregation.
For the time being, at all our Masses, Communion  will only be offered in one kind. It has been decided not to re-introduce the Chalice at this time. Only the Celebrant will partake of the Chalice.
Private Prayer
 As a result of the above, the Church is no longer open for Private Prayer on Wednesday & Friday mornings.
Safety Arrangements

Please continue to observe our Safety Measures (below).  Thank you for your understanding.



Churchwardens & Deputy Churchwardens will be on duty at each Mass, to act as ‘Stewards’, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone present and that we continue to comply with Government & Church of England Guidelines on COVID.

  • The wearing of Face Masks inside Church is now compulsory unless you are exempt on medical grounds
  • Hand sanitising stations will continue to be available on entry in the Porch area. 
  • The Main Church Door will be left wide open so that no-one entering or leaving the Church has to touch the door handle.
  • Everyone, and particularly those who fall into the “Vulnerable Category”, enter Church entirely at their own risk.
  • Children must be properly supervised by their parent(s) or a suitable adult at all times and there will be no provision of toys for the foreseeable future.



Please visit our Facebook page – St Wilfrid’s Cantley – to see:

  • Live-streamed Masses in recent months, including our Patronal Festival Celebration Mass & Confirmation held on Sunday 10th October 2021
  • Up-to-date information on other activities and Church events
  • Video of the progress on the building of our new Sacristy




Fr. Andrew Howard was installed as an Honorary Canon of Sheffield Cathedral by + Pete, Bishop of Sheffield, at a special Eve of Ascension Day Service held in the Cathedral, in the presence of an invited congregation, on Wednesday 12th May 2021.

His appointment was originally announced in Sheffield Cathedral at the end of the Eucharist on Sunday 7th February 2021, by the Acting Dean, the Revd. Canon Geoffrey Harbord, that six new Honorary Canons of Sheffield Cathedral had been appointed, of whom one is our Vicar, Fr. Andrew Howard.

We offer our congratulations to Fr. Andrew on this appointment, which is so very well deserved, not only for all that he has done for St Wilfrid’s but also for the wider community in the Doncaster Deanery & the Diocese of Sheffield and within the Hickleton Chapter.

Here are some extracts from the official announcement by the Diocese:

“The appointment of six new Honorary Canons was announced in Sheffield Cathedral this morning. Honorary Canons (who can be lay or ordained) are appointed by the Bishop, having consulted the Acting Dean, in recognition of distinguished service to the diocese.  Whilst they have no direct part in the governance of the Cathedral, they promote its Mission and Ministry throughout the Diocese.

Commenting on the appointments, Canon Geoffrey Harbord, the Acting Dean said: “I very much welcome the appointment of six new members of the College of Canons. They possess a diverse range of skills and experience and will be excellent ambassadors for the Cathedral across the Diocese.”

Bishop Pete said, ‘Our Diocese is blessed with a wealth of gifted and dedicated Ministers of the Gospel, lay and ordained, and each of these six new Canons illustrates that richness.  It has been a joy for me to invite each of them to become an Honorary Canon, in recognition of the valuable contribution each has made, and continues to make, to the life of our Diocese, and I look forward very much to their installation as soon as that becomes possible.”


We hope that you will find all the information which you require about our Church and the life of our parish but if we can be of any help, do please contact us. Better still, please come and visit us in our beautiful and historic church. To see our Church and the Parish surrounding it, use this Google Earth placemark. (See our links page to get Google Earth).


For enquiries about Baptisms, Marriages or Funerals please contact Fr Andrew


DayTime Comment
Wednesday9.30 a.m.
The Mass will be followed by Tea, Coffee & Scones
Friday8.00 p.m.
Saturday9.30 a.m.