Church Services in Woolley Parish
All public services and all social events are suspended until further notice in line with Church of England’s response to the Coronavirus, see Coronavirus Update link on home page for details.
Find us at –
Sunday Service Times
9.30am 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Sundays – Holy Communion using the Modern Rite (Common Worship)
6pm 4th Sunday – Holy Communion using the Old English Rite (Book of Common Prayer)
Coffee & biscuits each Sunday in the church
Woolley Parish Church and Community Newsletter will not be produced for April. Below is the April letter from our vicar Rev Greaves:
The vicar writes…. April 2020 newsletter:
My Dear Friends,
What challenging days we are living through. Every day we see or hear on the news the number of people with Covid-19 increasing and the measures that our government and world governments are taking to slow down the spread of the virus.
This magazine and future issues will look slightly different to previous issues you will have read. Firstly, you will see that all advertisements for social events have been taken out adhering to government instructions. Sadly, as well all services have been suspended as the doors of the church are now closed. And again, following instructions from our government and The Archbishops of Canterbury and York no services can be undertaken in church. This includes The Eucharist (Holy Communion), Morning Prayers, weddings and funerals (only permitted at the graveside or at the crematorium), and even individuals popping in to church for personal prayers sadly isn’t no longer permitted. Unprecedented days indeed. We are living through days that future historians will look back at first Brexit and now Coronavirus.
I mentioned that we have been instructed that the church is closed even priests cannot undertake a service by themselves in church anymore. However, the Church isn’t really closed, yes, the church building maybe closed but the congregation, YOU and me are the church. In these days of contacting each other by phone to check on someone or simply saying hello, that is the Church demonstrating her pastoral care. Every time you receive one of my daily emails that is the Church reaching out to you. Through our faith and our support networks and through good ‘ole Yorkshire humour we will get through this and we as a Church will become even stronger. Because nothing can separate us from the love of God through His Son our Saviour Jesus Christ.
I would now like to close my additional letter with a prayer, that we can say for those less fortunate than ourselves.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Keep well, please be assured that you as the church are in mine and Kathryn’s daily prayers.
Your friend and priest
N.B. Please remember to keep checking the church website for any updates, especially the links relating to Coronavirus.
Woolley Church and Community News is our monthly news and information sheet. It is delivered to all houses in and around Woolley village and contains details of activities at St Peter’s and in the village.
We also have regular social events in Woolley, and fund-raising events for local, national, and Third World charities.