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.

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.
(adapted from a prayer published by the Exeter Diocese)

Church Services and Events @ St Peter’s Woolley
in July & August:

Sunday 10th July, 10.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Rite)
12.30pm  Baptism of Thea Malley
Thursday 14th July, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Saturday 16th July, 1pm Marriage of Nathan Brook & Charlotte Denison

Sunday 17th July, 10.30am Holy Communion

Sunday 24th July9am Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Woolley
10.30am Holy Communion at The Church in West Bretton
12.30pm Baptism of Finley Hartley
Wednesday 27th July, 2pm Knit & Natter at The Village Hall
Thursday 28th July10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Saturday 30th July, Woolley Horse Show
1pm Marriage of Will Best & Nina Rollinson

Sunday 31st July, 10.30am Holy Communion
1.30pm, Baptism of Tobias Richardson
Monday 1st August,   8pm Service of Stillness & Peace
Tuesday 2nd August,  Danny the Champion of the World, open-air theatre by Illyria
at the Village Recreation Ground.  Gates open 5.30pm.
Performance begins 6.30pm.  Tickets online www.illyria.uk.com
All proceeds to Wakefield Hospice.
Thursday 4th August,  10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
12.30pm Out2Lunch at the Village Hall
Saturday 6th August, 1pm Marriage of Nick Wilkes & Ros Childs

Sunday 7th August, 10.30am Holy Communion
12.30pm Baptism of Oliver Marshall, Karah Ogley & Arley Exley
Thursday 11th August, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)

Sunday 14th August, 10.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Rite)
Thursday 18th August, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)

Sunday 21st August, 10.30am Holy Communion
12.30pm Baptism of Douglas Medforth
Thursday 25th August, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Saturday 27th August, 12.30pm Marriage of Kevin McConnell & Vanessa Masheder

Sunday 28th August, 9am Holy Communion
10.30am Holy Communion at West Bretton
12.30pm Baptism of Georgia Brown







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

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