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 September & October:
Thursday 1st September, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Sunday 4th September, 10.30am Holy Communion & Baptism of Lucy Beadle
Monday 5th September, Sorry, no Service of Stillness & Peace
Thursday 8th September, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Friday 9th September, 10am Toddler Praise
Sunday 11th September, 10.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Rite)
12.30pm Baptism of Benedict Slater
Thursday 15th September, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Friday 16th September, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, open-air theatre by Illyria
at the Village Recreation Ground. Gates open 6pm.
Performance begins 7pm. Tickets online www.illyria.uk.com
All proceeds to Wakefield Hospice.
Sunday 18th September, 10.30am Holy Communion
Thursday 22nd September, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Sunday 25th September, 9am Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Woolley
10.30am Holy Communion at The Church in West Bretton
Monday 26th September, 7.30pm Church Council at The Village Hall
Wednesday 28th September, 2pm Knit & Natter at The Village Hall
Thursday 29th September, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Saturday 1st October, 6.30pm Family Ceilidh at The Village Hall
Sunday 2nd October, 10.30am HARVEST FESTIVAL Holy Communion
Monday 3rd October, 8pm Service of Stillness & Peace
Thursday 6th October, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
12.30pm Out2Lunch at the Village Hall
Sunday 9th October, 10.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Rite)
5pm Young Adventurers at The Village Hall
7pm Diamondbacks at The Village Hall
Thursday 13th October, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Friday 14th October, 10am Toddler Praise
Sunday 16th October, 10.30am Holy Communion
Thursday 20th October, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Sunday 23rd October, 9am Holy Communion
10.30am Holy Communion at West Bretton
Thursday 27th October, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Sunday 30th October, 10.30am Holy Communion
6.30pm Commemoration Service
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