Welcome to St Peter’s Church, Woolhampton
St Peter's is the Anglican Church for Woolhampton. We follow an unbroken tradition of worship in the village dating back to the 13th century. Today we have a variety of services from a Family service to Holy Communion and offer a warm welcome to all, whether regular members of the congregation, new residents in the village or visitors. We have coffee and biscuits after the service every Sunday which provides an opportunity to get to know one another better. We welcome children at every service, and can provide toys, but at present there are no specific facilities for children such as a crèche or play area.
We have a service every Sunday and they follow a regular pattern. On the 1st and 2nd Sundays we have Morning Worship and Family Communion respectively. On the 3rd Sunday we have Holy Communion and on the 4th Sunday we have our Family Service. Services on the 5th Sunday usually start at 10.00am and rotate around the Benefice. This pattern may change from time to time, especially around Christmas and Easter; details of the services for the current month are shown on the Benefice services page. You can find more information about the form of these services here.
We have close ties with two schools which are next to the church: Elstree School and Woolhampton C of E Primary School. We have two joint services each term with Elstree: at the start of term they join our 11:00am service and at the end of term we join their 9:45am service. We also welcome the primary school into church six times a year for special services.
The church is normally open from approximately 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and offers a place for private prayer or reflection. For access outside these times, or if the church is locked, please contact one of the churchwardens (see below). There is a prayer request book in front of the font and all requests are offered to God during the Sunday service. The church has some interesting architectural features and stained glass.
St Peter's is one of six churches in the Benefice of Aldermaston and Woolhampton. For information about the Benefice, including who's who in the ministry team, Benefice news, services in our other churches, and events and activities, please click here.
If you wish to enquire about the history of the church, genealogy or the churchyard please contact one of the churchwardens. For weddings please contact Samantha Cave, . For all other contact details while we have no Rector, please click here.
You can read about St Peter's Church and its rectors, here.
Notes for your diary:
This year's quiz, in aid of St Peter’s Church, will take place from 7:00pm on Friday 16th November in the village hall. Previous year’s events have been a great success and oversubscribed so it would be a good idea to get your teams (up to 6 in a team) together as soon as possible.
There will be a licensed bar and tickets at £10 each, which includes a ploughman’s supper, need to be purchased in advance. They are available from:- David Nicholls 01635 874088; Gillian Sitch 0118 971 3172 or Charles Davison 0118 971 2810
Monthly Benefice Communion
This short, quiet service of Holy Communion (without hymns) takes place on the second Thursday of each month at 11.30am at St Matthew’s Church, Midgham and will include prayers for all the Benefice. All welcome. Please note the change to the second Thursday from 2018.
Weekly Benefice Prayers
This 30-minute service, which includes the readings for the coming Sunday, a Psalm and intercessions, takes place on every Thursday – except second Thursdays – at 11:30am and moves around the Benefice as follows:
|Aldermaston:||March, April, May|
|Beenham:||June, July, August|
|Brimpton:||September, October, November|