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

 

We are part of the Diocese of West Yorkshire and The Dales, 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.

Priest in charge:
Revd Canon Stephen Kelly

Follow us on Twitter: @woolleychurch

 

A Prayer for Refugees

Merciful God,
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.
Amen.
(adapted from a prayer published by the Exeter Diocese)

Church Services and Events @ St Peter’s Woolley
in February & March:


Monday 1st February,  SORRY, no
 Service of Stillness & Peace
Thursday 4th February,
 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
12.30pm Out to Lunch at the Village Hall

Sunday 7th February, 10.30am Holy Communion
Wednesday 10th February, Ash Wednesday, 7.30pm Holy Communion & Imposition of Ashes
Thursday 11th February, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Friday 12th February, 10am Toddler Praise

Sunday 14th February, 10.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Rite)
No Young Adventurers
Thursday 18th February, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)

Sunday 21st February, 10.30am Holy Communion
Diamondbacks visit to Ice Cube
Tuesday 23rd February, 2pm Knit & Natter at the Village Hall
Thursday 25th February, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Saturday 27th February, 10am to 1pm Marriage Preparation Day in church

Sunday 28th February, 9am Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Woolley
10.30am Holy Communion at The Church in West Bretton
12.30pm Out to Lunch at the Village Hall (please note, this is a week early because Mothering Sunday is 6th March)
Thursday 3rd March, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Friday 4th March, 10am Toddler Praise (please note, this is a week early because Mothering Sunday is 6th March)

Sunday 6th March, Mothering Sunday, 10.30am All-age Communion
Monday 7th January, 8pm Service of Stillness & Peace
Thursday 10th March, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)

Sunday 13th March, 10.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Rite)
5pm  Young Adventurers at the Village Hall, followed at 6pm by pizza & fruit
7pm  Diamondbacks at the Village Hall
Thursday 17th March, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)

Sunday 20th March, Palm Sunday, 10.30am Holy Communion
Monday 21st March, Monday of Holy Week, 7.30pm Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Woolley
Tuesday 22nd March, Tuesday of Holy Week, 7.30pm Holy Communion at The Church in West Bretton
Wednesday 23rd March, Wednesday of Holy Week, 7.30pm Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Woolley
2pm, Knit & Natter at the Village Hall
Thursday 24th March, Maundy Thursday, 7.30pm Holy Communion & Footwashing at The Church in West Bretton
Friday 25th March, Good Friday, 7.30pm Evening Devotional Service at St Peter’s, Woolley
Saturday 26th March, Easter Eve, 8pm Service of New Light & Renewal of Baptism Vows at The Church in West Bretton
Sunday 27th March, Easter Day9am Holy Communion at The Church in West Bretton
10.30am Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Woolley
Thursday 31st March10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)

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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

Links
Diocese of West Yorkshire and The Dales
CVMA website