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.
Our neighbouring parish in Wakefield is St James’ Chapelthorpe. View their website here.
Priest in charge:
Revd Canon Stephen Kelly [Until 30th June 2017. A new Vicar will be announced in due course]
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 in Woolley Parish in October
Sunday 1 Harvest Festival
10.30am All-age Communion
Monday 2 No Service of Stillness & Peace
Sunday 8 Trinity 17
10.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
Friday 13 10am Toddler Praise*
Sunday 15, Trinity 18
10.30am Sung Communion
Sunday 22, Trinity 19
9am Holy Communion
10.30am Holy Communion at the Church in West Bretton
Friday 27 10am Toddler Praise
Sunday 29, Trinity 20
10.30am Holy Communion
Sunday Service Times
10.30am 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays – 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 (in abeyance till new Vicar in post)
1st Monday 8pm Service of Stillness & Peace (Currently suspended until new vicar appointed)
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).