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Opening for a Ministry Trainee

Are you looking to do some form of short-term church ministry? Wanting to grow as a Christian and to develop a variety of ministry skills? Then maybe we have the right opportunity for you. We’re looking to appoint a full-time ministry trainee from September 2017, initially for a 12 month period but with the possibility of extending to 2 years. Salary would be at the national minimum wage, plus reasonable expenses.

You would be given opportunity to serve and gain experience in a whole range of church ministries, including relational evangelism, children and young people’s work, small groups, practical support, pastoral care and other opportunities as appropriate, as well as the possibility of some website and social media involvement.

You would be working alongside and mentored by experienced ministry workers (Minister and Associate Minister). Additional ministry training might also be available.

Pontefract Congregational Church is a well-established church of some 140+ members in the centre of town. We are keen to reach others with the gospel and have a number of ministries seeking to do so. The church premises are also used by a variety of community groups during the week. There is a wide variety of ages and life experiences in the church and plenty of scope for a trainee to develop skills and abilities in several areas.

if you’re interested we’d love to hear from you. For further details and to express an interest, please email the minister, Richard Myerscough at We’d love to hear from you!

Believe the Bible?

 Come along to the next in our series of talks looking at the case against Christianity, “Believe the Bible? You must be joking!” on Sunday 2nd April in the church hall. We begin with refreshments from 6.15pm.

Religion causes wars. No thanks.

For many people, religion is only ever a cause of wars and conflict. We’ll be looking at this claim in the next part of our series, The Case Against Christianity, on Sunday 26th March, 6.30pm in the church hall. Refreshments served from 6.15pm. It would be great to see you there.

The Big Questions

We’re delighted that the Tap & Barrel in Pontefract will be hosting us for a series of events, The Big Questions. It’s an opportunity for debate and discussion on the big issues of God and life, with no pressure or hassles. Would be great to see you there!

Only fools believe in what can’t be seen

You’re either scientific or you’re religious. Faith is a leap in the dark. We all know dead people don’t rise again. It’s only safe to believe in what can be proved.
If that sounds like you, why not come along to our next talk in The Case Against Christianity series: Only fools believe in what can’t be seen. Sunday 22nd 6.30pm.

Guest weekend: 25th-27th November

roger-carswellWe’re thrilled to have Roger Carswell joining us for a weekend of guest events, 25th-27th November. It would be great if you were able to join us.

Roger will be speaking on the theme of Real Lives: Personal Encounters with Jesus at the following events:

Friday 25th
Coffee morning from 10am.

Saturday 26th
Men’s Breakfast at the Broken Bridge, Pontefact at 8.30am.
An evening with Roger Carswell at 7pm.

Sunday 27th
Guest services at 10.45am and 6.30pm

(Unless indicated, all events will be held at the church).

For more information email