St Peter's Church,
St Peter's Church Woodhall Spa north and main entrance
Please see our monthly calendar for service dates:
View on entering our beautiful church
St Peter's was consecrated in 1893 by Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln and ever since, people have gathered here to worship God and to be encouraged to live a Christian life in the community. It was designed by a famous Victorian architect, Hodgson Fowler, and was built because the old parish church of St Andrew, only seating 190, was too small. St Peter's became the parish church in 1915 and has strong links with the local community, and with the RAF.
The church has an interesting history with a selection of fine stained glass, both Victorian and modern, a fine Reredos behind the altar and a rood screen between nave and chancel commemorating soldiers from the first world War. A leaflet about the history and architecture is available at the back of the church.
Services: Usual pattern
Service of prayer held at 9.00am, Fridays only
A quiet service of Holy Communion is said on Tuesdays at 10am
about twice a month, see monthly calendar for dates
Monthly Worship Cycle St Peters Woodhall Spa - from March 2017
My dear friends, part of my role here is to provide you with worship opportunities which are appropriate and engaging, and suitable for everyone; whatever their age or background. Trying to cater for everyone’s particular needs in worship is of course, almost impossible. Some appreciate the opportunity to worship in a formal way, whilst others prefer informality. Some prefer familiar words, whilst others like more variety. Some like to take communion every week, whilst others prefer different types of worship. To take account of the need for diversity, I have devised a new monthly pattern of worship.
After consulting members of the church I have moved the All Age Worship (Non Eucharistic) to a Sunday where there is an 8.00am Holy Communion which means that I am providing Holy Communion in Woodhall each Sunday.
I hope that you will find the monthly variety of worship styles helpful, and I hope that it will help us all to appreciate the various needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
8.00am Holy Communion
10.45 am Formal sung Eucharist with robed choir etc
3.00pm Messy Church
6.00pm United worship in the Methodist Church
10.45am Eucharist. Less formal in style, perhaps using the platform rather than the High Altar that some find less intimate (choir to teach hymns before worship, so no procession)
8.00am Holy Communion
10.45 All Age Worship with children taking part
6.00pm United Informal worship at St Peters
10.45 am Formal Sung Eucharist (robed choir)
On the fifth Sunday there is a United Group Communion service held
at one of the Group churches.
For details of these, residential home communions and
special seasonal services go to the
Monthly Diary page
Children are most welcome here and there is a children's corner for younger ones.
We also started Messy Church in 2013 and these meet each month on the 1st Sunday 3-5pm in St Peters Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, see notice board for these dates & Messy Church web page. - for all families for all ages
Little Fishes meet on Tuesdays in the hall for pre school children. Please have a look at the Little Fishes page in Young Peoples for dates.
For details of all provision for children and youth see Young Peoples page.
Music: There is an excellent organ and organist, a small robed choir affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music and a small group of musicians who play for services. The choir meets every Thursday evening at 6.45-8pm and offer a wide range of traditional and contemporary hymns, anthems and worship songs.
Groups: There are several small groups for prayer and bible study - for details see Study Groups page.
There is also a thriving and active Mothers Union group.
Clergy: Rector - Revd. Richard Major Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 01526 352114
Group Administrator: Mrs Louise Mills - Tel: 07842 202525
St Peter's Church Hall bookings: for booking enquiries, please contact Mr Trevor Clifford, tel 07543 657445 or via email at email@example.com
Church wardens: We do not currently have a Church Warden at St Peter's but we do have a small team of volunteers who carry out the various duties that a Church Warden would undertake. If you are interested in becoming a Church Warden, please do contact the Group Administrator (Louise Mills) either by phone or via email (details above).
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