Welcome to the website of St Peter’s Church, Woolley


We are part of the Diocese of Leeds, and the Church of England.

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.

Our neighbouring parish in Wakefield is St James’ Chapelthorpe.  View their website here.

Priest in charge:
Revd John Harris

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God of mission

Who alone brings growth to your Church,

Send your Holy Spirit to give

Vision to our planning,

Wisdom to our actions,

And power to our witness.

Help our church to grow in numbers,

In spiritual commitment to you,

And in service to our local community,

Through Jesus Christ our Lord




Church Services & Events in Woolley Parish in May 2018

Services & Events in May

Thursday 3rd – 10.30am Coffee morning in aid of Christian Aid

Sunday 6th – 10.30am Holy Communion

Monday 7th – Out to Lunch at the Golf Club

Thursday 10th – Deanery Ascension Day Service at St Anne’s Wrenthorpe

Sunday 13th – 10.30am Holy Communion

Sunday 20th – 10.30am Informal Holy Communion for Pentecost & 12.30pm Frugal Lunch in the Village Hall in aid of Christian Aid

Thursday 24th – 7pm Wakefield Cathedral The Archdeacon’s Visitation for the swearing in of Churchwardens

Friday 25th – 10am Toddler Praise

Sunday 27th – 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) & 10.30am Holy Communion at The Church in West Bretton















Sunday Service Times
10.30am 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Sundays – Holy Communion using the Modern Rite (Common Worship)
9am 4th Sunday – Holy Communion using the Old English Rite (Book of Common Prayer)
Coffee & biscuits each Sunday in the church


The Youth Alpha course is currently being run at the vicarage on the 4th Sunday of the month  6 – 8pm.  The course provides a chance to explore life, faith and meaning in a relaxed and fun way.


Midweek Service Times
Thursday 10am Holy Communion using the Old English Rite (BCP) with Prayer for Healing (suspended until further notice)
1st Monday 8pm Service of Stillness & Peace (Currently suspended until further notice)
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 & 4th Fridays 10am Toddler Praise half an hour of songs, story, actions, for toddlers and their carers (during School Term Time).

Diocese of Leeds
CVMA website