St George’s Walk, Standbridge Lane, Wakefield WF2 7NR Tel: 01924 240240
Welcome to the parish of St Peter and St Paul’s
We are the Catholic Parish for South Wakefield, south of the river. The parish extends from Heath Common in the east, through Crofton and Walton to Sandal, Kettlethorpe and the areas around Crigglestone and Durkar- up to West Bretton- and then follows the southern boundary of both West Yorkshire and our diocese of Leeds. To the north, the River Calder forms the parish boundary. About 500 people attend Sunday Mass every week and Mass is celebrated here every day.
The church was built in 1992, replacing St Peter & St Paul’s on Barnsley Road which was built as a war memorial in 1926 and served from St Austin’s until 1954 when the parish was founded, and St George’s Kettlethorpe, built in 1957. The chapel of ease of St Joseph at Crofton, finally closed in 2008. Special features of the church are the stone altar and ambo (lectern) and font, with running water, and the bronze tabernacle, aumbry and paschal candle holder. A triptych depicts a local martyr, Blessed John Bretton, of Sandal.
There is level access to the whole ground floor but stairs to the “Upper Room” only : hearing loop in church. There are WC facilities for people with disabilities. A ramp is available to access the church sanctuary area, when needed.
If you have a disability and need other facilities, please enquire.
Where are we?
At the junction of Asdale Road and Standbridge Lane, south of Wakefield: from the south- M1 (J39) take the A636 to
Wakefield and turn right at the second roundabout (signposted Sandal): drive past the lakes (look out for geese and
swans) then on the left, a big Asda- we’re opposite: you can clearly see our orb and cross on top of the church:
turn right at the mini-roundabout, and right again to the car park. This route is probably easiest approaching from
the north or west via M1/M62, too.
Satnav: WF2 7NR is unique to us.
Parish Priest and contact details
Parish Priest, Father Simon Bradbury
If you are new here, please make yourself known and register your name & address.
Parish Phone: 01924 240240; E-mail: email@example.com; Twitter @peterpaulsandal
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