Saint Peter's Church,
St Peter's Church Woodhall Spa north and main entrance
St Peter's Church south entrance with bell tower
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 is open every day from 9.30am until 4.00pm (3.00pm on Saturdays) and you are very welcome to come and look around, enjoy the quiet, spend some time in the prayer corner, or help yourself to a walk around guide. There are monthly magazines and prayer cards for sale at the back of the church and boards explaining some of our activities.
The church has an interesting history with a selection of fine stained glass, both Victorian and modern, a fine Reredos (ornamental screen) behind the altar and a rood screen (the wooden partition) between the 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.
Service of prayer held at 09.10am - Fridays only. A quiet service of Holy Communion is said on the second and forth Tuesdays of each month at 10am
Monthly Worship Cycle
8am - Holy Communion
10.45am - Formal sung Holy Communion with robed choir
3pm - 5pm - Messy Church in St. Peter's Hall
6pm - United Worship at the Methodist Church
10.45am - Holy Communion. Less formal in style, perhaps using the platform rather than the High Altar that some find less intimate.
8am - Holy Communion
10.45am - All Age Worship with children taking part
6pm - United Informal Worship at St. Peter's
10.45am Formal Sung Holy Communion (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 in the What's On section.
Children are most welcome here and we have a childrens' corner.
We also started Messy Church in 2013 and these meet each month on the 1st Sunday 3-5pm in St. Peters Church Hall.
Little Fishes usually meet on Tuesdays of the month in St. Peter's Hall between 9.30am and 11am. Little Fishes is aimed at pre-school children. Please see notice boards and website for dates
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.
Facilities: St Peter's has a disabled-friendly toilet at the rear of the church. There is a sound system installed with microphones used by the Ministry Team to ensure everyone can hear the services. As of January 2018, St Peter's also boasts a large projector and screen at the front of the church which hides away when not in use.
Clergy: Rector - Revd. Richard Major. Email:
Tel. 01526 352114
Group Administrator: Mrs. Jo Evison - Tel: 07842 202 525
St Peter's Church Hall bookings: for booking enquiries, please contact Gillian Vernon, telephone 07543 657445 or via email at
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 contact the Group Administrator either by phone or via email (details above).