Reverend Peter Sutcliffe, the vicar of St Mary's at Burley-in-Wharfedale, Yorkshire, has decided to keep his regular Sunday slot because he will only miss 15 minutes of the match.
Rev Sutcliffe, a keen Bradford City fan, told BBC Sport Online: "We haven't changed our Sunday morning service because it will finish a quarter of an hour after the England game kicks off.
"We will just be hoping that Michael Owen can restrain himself before we get out!"
But Rev Sutcliffe confessed that he had once asked a couple to bring their wedding forward half an hour so he could get to a Bradford game. Unfortunately they couldn't oblige!
He added: "I think England have a chance of doing well in the World Cup - anything's possible."
Other vicars are planning to put big screens up in church halls and vicarage lawns, while some have written hymns celebrating their love of the beautiful game.
Unfortunately, the Archbishop will not be able to take advantage himself because he is already booked in to conduct a special Jubilee service for the Queen at Windsor.
Royal Princes William and Harry will also miss the game for the same reason, although they are thought to be making arrangements to have it videoed.