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Welcome to St Giles’ Church

Public worship to resume

The church will now reopen for public worship from Sunday 19 July with two services each week.

Sunday at 10.15am – Parish Eucharist

Wednesday at 9.30am – Weekday Mass

We will continue live streaming the services on our Facebook page.

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

The Sunday service sheets are added to the website each week, together with additional information to support you with praying at home.  Information can be found within the following sections:  News, Ordinary Time and Worship at Home.

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

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

Wednesday 10.30am – 12.00pm

Friday 11.00pm – 1.00pm in July and 12.00pm – 1.00pm from August

Please note there will be no Private Prayer session on Friday, 14 August due to a funeral in church.

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

Canon June Lawson 01977 706803 or vicarofpontefract@gmail.com

Fr Mark Watkins 01977 600207  wattycm@me.com

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 

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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.