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St Peter’s is regularly used for baptisms, weddings and funerals. It is also used for school services and provides an essential meeting place to celebrate religious festivals such as Christmas and Easter. It also acts as a focal point for those wishing to remember the passing of loved ones and the sacrifice made by local residents in wartime, holding an annual Armistice Day service and act of remembrance at the cenotaph opposite the church.
Other activities that happen within the village are:
- Prayer visiting approximately three times per year. This culminates in prayers requested from either prayer cards or verbal requests when the prayer team call.
- Clergy and the Minster’s Youth and Children’s Minister carry out activities in Woodmansey C of E Primary School.
- Carol singing throughout the village on the run-up to Christmas.
- Carol event in the Warton Arms Pub.
St Peter’s Churchyard is recognised as a designated Commonwealth War Grave site, containing graves of members of the armed forces, a number of whom are remembered within the church.
St Peter’s Church Woodmansey, Needs You!
Our Organist has moved to another role leaving the church without live music for Sunday Services. To sustain music at our 10.30am Sunday Services we are looking for anyone who can play the piano or organ and is willing to commit to playing Hymns routinely or on a ad hoc basis each month. If Interested please contact Dawn Pollard Tel: 07711 759503 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Poyser Director of Music at Beverley Minster introducing the “Music for a Summer afternoon” organ recital which featured music by Hayden, Zipoli, Handel, Bach and Boyce. The recital was well received by the audience and raised £161 for St Peter Church funds.
A fun evening was enjoyed by the carol singers from St Peter’s Woodmansey whose singing around the village raised £59.34 on behalf of the Emmaus Charity.
St Peter’s celebrated 120 years since its consecration on 9th December 1898 with an open church on 8th December where people could view photographs and memorabilia from St Peter’s history. The celebrations continued with a special All Age communion service on 9th December.
A “Big Sing” evening was held on 29 June at the Warton Arms Woodmansey
A collection was made on behalf of Hull HARP and a total of £130 was raised.
The Cantus Choir from Rutland delighted the audience at their well attended “We Want to Sing” concert held at St Peter’s Church on 18th August. The choir performed a varied programme including works by John Fornsete, Joseph Haydn, Alexander Borodin, Norman Luboff, Bob Chilcott, Arthur Sullivan, Edward Elgar, Cole Porter and John Rutter. Of particular merit was a work by Oliphant Chuckerbutty – “The Queen’s Procession” performed on the church organ by Tom Keogh. Light refreshments were enjoyed by all after the concert and donations of £234 were received for church funds.