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Welcome to St Giles’ Church

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, all services have now been suspended.

The church is now open for Private Prayer and the lighting of candles, generally at the following times:

Wednesday 10.30am – 12.00pm

Friday 11.00am – 1.00pm

Sunday 11.00am – 1.00pm. 

Service sheets are being added to the website, together with information to support you with praying at home.  Information can be found within the following sections:  News, Ordinary Time and Worship at Home.

If you need to contact a priest during this time please ring or email:  

Canon June Lawson 01977 706803 or

Fr Mark Watkins 01977 600207

We will continue to live streaming the following services on our Facebook page going forward:

  • Sunday mass at 10.00am
  • Wednesday Mass at 9.30am
  • Occasional Night prayer or Mid day Worship

Why not join in with the service whilst you are watching it? Just download a copy of the service sheet and join in!

Unable to watch the service live? All the videos remain on our Facebook page so you can watch them at any time.

Watch Our Services on Facebook

Thinking of visiting St Giles’ Church for the first time? In normal times, we are an open, welcoming and inclusive church and we encourage you to come along and visit our lively and growing congregation in Pontefract.

We hold services at different times throughout the week so please do come along for a very warm welcome to our family here at the church. Information on our Service times can be found here 

St Giles' Centre Logo

Looking for information on the St Giles' Centre? If so, we have a separate website dedicated to the Centre.

Visit the website.

Daily Prayer

Click any of the following links to join us in daily prayer.