In response to the current coronavirus, St Francis Church Thorpe Willoughby together with St Wilfrid’s Brayton church are setting up a telephone supportive system.

This is to coordinate support for the elderly and/or those who have health issues, to help alleviate isolation within our local community during the coronovirus situation. They are asking for volunteers to support with this. Volunteers will have to sign a Confidential Declaration Form and give 2 references (Details below).

The police are aware of this supportive system. Volunteers will be teamed with adults and will keep in contact them via telephone during this time.

Anyone offering help to at-risk neighbors needs to use the above service so that we have a coordinated approach.

Below are the forms that you as  a volunteer will need to complete and return as detailed on the form.

Volunteer job role form

Reference form-JT

New Conf Dec Form

Please return the completed forms to the Deputy Parish Safeguarding Representative.

For Thorpe Willoughby this will be:

Jan Tetley   (Deputy Parish Safeguarding Representative)

5 Foxdale Ave

Thorpe Willoughby


 YO8 9NN



Cathy Rogers   (Parish Safeguarding Representative)


Tel: 01757 704303


If you require any further help or details on the above then please call one of the below contacts:

Rev Pete Watson Tel:  01757 704 707

Rev Christine Gillespie Tel:  01977 682 695


Please don’t forget the simple rules which can make such a difference – Make sure you’re washing your hands regularly and maintaining a personal separation of 2 metres to minimize the risk to your community. If you’ve had any flu-like symptoms, then the most helpful thing you can do for your at-risk neighbors is to self-isolate, rather than risk passing on your infection.