After attending an excellent diocesan training session we now have a Facebook page – search for woolley church. It’s early days so why not take a look on a daily basis. The aim is to have something relevant for young and old, those of little or no faith and those who are hungry for more of God in their lives. There will be news from the local area, words of encouragement, hope and reflection. Don’t forget to click on “like” and let us know what you think.
We also have a website on A Church Near You.
The Bible reflects the issues that people struggle with in everyday life and tells the story of God’s desire and purpose to free his people. Bible in a year at https://www.bibleinoneyear.org/ makes reading the Bible easy and enjoyable. Why not give it a go?
Inspirational Talk by Paul Whittaker OBE
Keep the date free – March 24th in Church at 7pm. See our Facebook page and monthly newsletter for further details and to get tickets.
Thank you to all those who have invited us to visit them and to those who have stopped to talk to us as we have been out and about. We have been greatly encouraged by the things that have been said and look forward to getting know more people. If you would like a visit, please get in touch – 01226 382550.
We (Rev’d John and Jane) are exploring ideas that would make worship accessible to children and young families. With this in mind, we attended a messy church training day in Wakefield Cathedral on 03 Feb 2018. It was well attended with about 150 Christians from other parishes taking part. We came away with some ideas and intend going to an actual session of Messy Church somewhere in the Wakefield area.
Follow me (01 Feb 2018)
A group of 5 of us attended the session at Wakefield Cathedral. The theme was “seven whole days not one in seven”, presented by Bishop Chris Edmondson. It was an excellent evening – encouraging us to take our everyday lives into our Sunday worship and our Christian lives in our everyday.
The next session is on April 12th.
Out to Lunch
Out to Lunch is for anyone who lives alone. The Lunch Club is organised by Woolley Village Residents’ Association and Church members for residents who usually eat alone.
In 2018, the Lunch Club will be held at Woolley Golf Club
Thursday 1st March – meet at noon to eat at 12.30 pm
If you would like to join us, please contact Ian Senior on 07986 854106. Please leave a text or a voice mail leaving your full name.
Do you buy online from well-known retailers? If so, please access their online stores through www.easyfundraising.org.uk
Hundreds of major retailers donate to charity for online orders placed through this site. St Peter’s Church is registered as Woolley Church. So, if you decide to buy anything online from any of the 500 UK retailers, first you simply find Woolley Church (under Find a Cause – W), register yourself as a purchaser, and Woolley Church will be identified as the cause you want to support by your purchases. Why not visit the site now and see what they have to offer?
Church land for Songa Mbele
Our link parish of St Luke in Tarime, Tanzania, has a thriving church-plant in the nearby village of Songa Mbele, but they worship out in the open as they have no church building. For a while the Tarime church council has been looking to buy a piece of land and build a church there for its church-plant congregation, and here in Woolley we have been fund-raising to help them. Recently the Vicar of Tarime, Canon Yohana Yakobo, informed us that a piece of land had come available, costing £3750. The church in Tarime has raised exactly half, and they wondered if we in Woolley might now send the funds we have already raised. The motto of our link is bega-kwa-bega, shoulder-to-shoulder. So, in the spirit of bega-kwa-bega our church council has sent the full £1875 they need to secure the land, and will continue to raise funds.
Sunday Service Times
10.30am 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays – Sung Communion using the Modern Rite (Common Worship)
2nd Sunday – Said 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 (suspended until further notice)
1st Monday 8pm Service of Stillness & Peace(suspended until further notice)
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).