Welcome to the website of St Peter’s Church, Woolley
St Peter’s is a medieval church with some good late medieval stained glass. We are the only church serving the village of Woolley, just off the M1 motorway at junction 38 and 7 miles south of Wakefield. Click here to view map.
If you are thinking about having your wedding at St Peter’s, we offer Marriage Preparation to help you make it the best of beginnings.
Our sister church is in the neighbouring village of West Bretton, home of the world-renowned Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The Church in West Bretton is an Anglican-Methodist Local Ecumenical Partnership. Sunday services there are at 10.30am each week. Anglican Holy Communion is on the 4th Sunday, and usually we have Holy Communion there on Tuesdays at 10.30am.
Priest in charge:
Revd Canon Stephen Kelly
Follow us on Twitter: @woolleychurch
A Prayer for Refugees
your son was a refugee and shared the suffering of people fleeing from danger in fear and repression.
You know what it is like to be hungry and afraid and have nowhere to call home.
God of the displaced,
we pray for the safety of the refugees and ask that they will find a place of security.
Protect them from those who would seek to exploit them and from other dangers.
God of hope,
we thank you for those organisations in our region and more widely who are working to bring relief and comfort to those displaced, showing glimpses of grace in the darkness of despair. God, give them strength.
God of justice,
guide the nations and the leaders of the world towards peace and justice;
stir all of our hearts to be generous and compassionate.
God, help us to play our part in bringing about the change that we want to see.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(adapted from a prayer published by the Exeter Diocese)
Church Services and Events @ St Peter’s Woolley
in November & December:
Sunday 1st November, 10.30am Holy Communion & Baptism of Alexander John Jones
12noon Baptism of George Edward Lloyd
12.30pm Out to Lunch at the Village Hall
6.30pm Commemoration Service
Thursday 5th November, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Sunday 8th November, 10am Holy Communion (Traditional Rite)
11am Act of Remembrance at the Village War Memorial
5pm Young Adventurers at the Village Hall, followed at 6pm by pizza & fruit
7pm Diamondbacks at the Village Hall
Monday 9th November, 7.30pm Church Council at the Village Hall
Thursday 12th November, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Friday 13th November, 10am Toddler Praise
Sunday 15th November, 10.30am Holy Communion
Thursday 19th November, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Sunday 22nd November, 9am Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Woolley
10.30am Holy Communion at The Church in West Bretton
Wednesday 25th November, 2pm Knit & Natter at the Village Hall
Thursday 26th November, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Sunday 29th November, 10.30am Holy Communion
Thursday 3rd December, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
12.30pm Out to Lunch at the Village Hall
Saturday 5th December, 6.30pm Christmas Tree Lights Switch-on & Silent Auction
at the Village Hall
Sunday 6th December, 10.30am Holy Communion
Monday 7th December, 8pm Service of Stillness & Peace
Thursday 10th December, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Friday 11th December, 10am Toddler Praise
Sunday 20th December, 10.30am Holy Communion
6.30pm Carol Service
Wednesday 23rd December, 10.30am Nativity Rehearsal
Christmas Eve, 4pm Nativity, Crib & Christingle Service
11.30pm First Eucharist of the Nativity
Christmas Day. 10.30am Holy Communion at The Church in West Bretton
Sunday Service Times
10.30am 1st Sunday – Sung Communion using the Modern Rite (Common Worship)
2nd Sunday – Sung Communion using the Old English Rite (Book of Common Prayer)
Young Adventurers meet in the Village Hall at 5pm, followed by food at 6pm (during School Term Time)
Diamondbacks meet in the Village Hall at 7pm, following food at 6pm (during School Term Time)
9am 4th Sunday CW Sung Communion
Coffee & biscuits each Sunday in the church
Midweek Service Times
Thursday 10am Holy Communion using the Old English Rite (BCP) with Prayer for Healing
1st Monday 8pm Service of Stillness & Peace
The aim of the service is to provide a space to be still and quiet in God’s presence.
It is relaxed and informal. The service lasts 45 minutes.
2nd Friday 10am Toddler Praise half an hour of songs, story, actions, for toddlers and their carers (during School Term Time). Download pdf Toddler Praise Flyer 2015-16