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Fr Bob Cooper Promoted

It has recently been announced that Fr Bob will be leaving St Giles to become Archdeacon of Sunderland. We would like to congratulate him on this important appointment, although he will be sorely missed in Pontefract. Fr Bob’s last service at St Giles’ is the 10.15 on Sunday June 10th and his collation at Durham […]

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Childrens Society, Schools Carol Singing in the Town.

Local Schools Carol Singing Event raises £617.98 for Charity Organiser Bill Bradley and volunteer Sonia Atkin with the Cherry Tree Academy Choir The Annual Schools Carol Singing event in Pontefract Market Place took place on Wednesday 6th December and raised £617.98 for The Children’s Society. The Cherry Tree Academy choir, accompanied by Melanie Barber Deputy […]

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Clothing Collection January 2017

Clothing Collection for People made Homeless by Conflict in the Middle East – January 2017 Autumn collections of clothing and essential humanitarian supplies made at St Giles’ and Central Methodist Church were successfully delivered to Kirkuk in Iraq to help people fleeing from Mosul and to Syria. This project was undertaken in partnership with St […]

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Bell Tower Repairs

St Giles Church External Fabric Repairs Phase 2 The scaffolding around the church tower is now almost completed, it is an extremely rare sight and will probably not be seen again for at least another century! It is part of the £350,000 final phase of the fabric repair works that are currently being undertaken to […]

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Childrens’ Society Carols

Schools Carol Singing in the Market Place Wednesday 7th December 2016 The annual event, organised by The Pontefract & District Appeals Committee of The Children’s Society, has been taking place in the first week of December for the last 24 years and has been attended by up to 10 local schools each year. During this […]

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