Sunday Mass Times 

From Sunday 19th September 2021, there will be one Full Sung Mass  which will be celebrated at 10.00 a.m., up to and including our Patronal Festival on Sunday 10th October 2021 

The Mass at 10.00 a.m. will include 5 hymns, sung from the hymn books, given out with service sheets and Mass books.

The ‘Invitation to Peace’ will be held during the Mass but is to be a personal non-contact, non movement expression within the congregation.

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.   For the time being, communion will be offered only in one kind.  It has been decided not to re-introduce the Chalice at this time. Only the Celebrant will partake of the Chalice.

Our 8.00 a.m. Said Mass will recommence on Sunday 17th October 2021.

Thereafter the two Masses will be held each Sunday at 8.00 a.m. & 10.00 a.m. as per our pre-pandemic timetable.

Live Streaming of Mass:  The Mass at 10.00 a.m. will be live-streamed each Sunday on our Facebook page – St Wilfrid’s Cantley – up to and including our Patronal festival on Sunday 10th October 2021.

Safety Arrangements – Please note the arrangements below.   Thank you.

Opening Times for Private Prayer
The Church will also be open for Private Prayer at the following times:

Wednesdays – from 9.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

Fridays – from 9.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.



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 an optional personal choice. 
  • 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.




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.

It is necessary for Honorary Canons to be installed in the Cathedral and it is only after the installation that the honorary title of ‘Canon’ is taken.  Since the installation cannot be done remotely, it must wait until the current restrictions are eased.  A date for that service will be announced in due course.

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.”


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WednesdayNo Services until further notice
FridayNo Services until further notice
SaturdayNo Services until further notice