Drop in to St Giles’ Church in Pontefract for one day only. Tours of the church and bell ringing chamber. Booklets available on stained glass windows. View ceiling bosses.

St Giles’ Church started life as a small Norman chapel, part if which can still be seen, and the site was extended as the town and congregation grew through the middle ages and Georgian period. It did not become the parish church for Pontefract until after the destruction of All Saint’s Church.

St Giles’ is fully accessible with external ramps and an internal lift, with the exception of the Bellringing Chamber. There is a warm welcome waiting for you from church guides and there’s a community café. Bell ringers will explain their role and demonstrate their craft.

NOTE: The bellringing chamber will only be available 10am-12 noon, and is not fully accessible. Please be prepared to wait.

Booking is for information only, and is not essential.

Organised by Pontefract Civic Society.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tuesday : 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesday : 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday : 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Friday : 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday : 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday : Closed

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Market Place, Pontefract, WF8 1AT