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 April & May:

 

Sunday 3rd April, 10.30am Holy Communion
Monday 4th April, SORRY, NO Service of Stillness & Peace this month
Thursday 7th April,
 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
12.30pm Out to Lunch at the Village Hall
Friday 8th April, SORRY, NO Toddler Praise this month

Sunday 10th April, 10.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Rite)
SORRY, NO Young Adventurers this month
6pm  Diamondbacks Film Night at Anna Woolhouse’s
Thursday 14th April, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)

Sunday 17th April, 10.30am Holy Communion
11.45am Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Thursday 21st April, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Friday 22nd April, 6.30pm Family Fun Night & Beetle Drive at the Village Hall
Saturday 23rd April, 11.30am Marriage of Jason Wright & Rachael Panther
2pm – 5pm Church Open Afternoon, and Christening Exhibition

Sunday 24th April, 9am Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Woolley
10.30am Holy Communion at The Church in West Bretton
2pm – 5pm Church Open Afternoon, and Christening Exhibition
Thursday 28th April, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)

Sunday 1st May, 10.30am Holy Communion & Baptism of Anais Lancaster
12.30pm Out to Lunch at the Village Hall
Monday 2nd May, 8pm Service of Stillness & Peace
Thursday 5th May, Ascension Day, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
7.30pm Deanery Eucharist at St James’, Chapelthorpe

Sunday 8th May, 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 12th May, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)
Friday 13th May, 10am Toddler Praise

Sunday 15th May, Pentecost, 10.30am Holy Communion
12.30pm Picnic Lunch at the Cathedral Academy, Thornes Road WF2 8QF
followed by walk to Cathedral Precinct, then …
2.30pm – 4pm  Celebraton of the Gifts of God’s Spirit.  Come & See 2016.
Thursday 19th May, 10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)

Sunday 22nd May, Trinity Sunday9am Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Woolley
10.30am Holy Communion at The Church in West Bretton
Thursday 26th May10am Holy Communion (said, Traditional Rite)

Sunday 29th May, 10.30am Holy Communion

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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