All Saints, Featherstone

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Recorded in the Doomsday survey of 1086, the oldest remaining part of the church is the 12th century, North wall of the Nave. Robert de Lacey of Pontefract Castle gave the living to Augustinian monks of of St Oswalds Priory, Nostell and the Prior appointed the Vicar of Featherstone until the Reformation in 1540, when Robert Ferrer, the last Prior of Nostell surrendered the Priory, and with it the Church of All Saints Featherstone. The church then passed into the hands of the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church Oxford. Other parts of the church date from the 15th and 16th centuries and a small booklet is available with more detail of the history of the church.

A fire ravaged the interior of the chuch in 1998, destroying the pipe organ and vestries in the South Aisle. Redevelopment work, which had already been planned,was amended and brought forward allowing the church, which has no church hall, to be restored in a manner which provided two rooms for community use within the body of the church itself. The re-building was completed by August 2000.

Various groups make use of the accommodation on a regular basis. There is a flourishing Art group and also a Flower arranging group which meet on a weekly basis.  The accommodation is also used on a monthly basis for meetings of the North Featherstone Ladies Circle, and, less frequently at the moment, a Men's Group.  More formally, the PCC meets on a monthly basis.

The rooms are available for hire and are used on a less regular basis for meetings and other activities of groups from outside the church, for which a small fee is payable.

The church is a small community church which welcomes visitors to its many activities and, of course to its services. There are, of course, some restrictions on the size of groups which can be accommodated, and some activities prove more popular than others. The group leaders, however, are happy to compile waiting lists where this proves necessary.

Any visitors will be warmly received during times when the church is open.


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Fr Iosif Grosu
St Thomas's House
32 Victoria Street
(01977) 792288

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Sung Eucharist
Every Sunday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Incense


Said Mass
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Incense
Coffee Pot Cafe
The cafe is staffed by volunteers and, although open on most occasions following unsung Mass, sometimes does not open owing to circumstances outside the control of the church.
Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Art Group
The Art Group is a self help group which meets broadly on a termly basis
Every Wednesday at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments


Flower Arranging Club
Dates for 2011will be announced in the New Year
The frequency is decided by the members of the group and often does not follow a regular pattern.
Every Thursday at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings

Church Open 9.00 am Sunday 9.30 am Wednesday. 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Wednesday. 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm when Art Group meet, usually every two weeks. Hall for Hire Mrs S Kirkham. Telephone 01977 703113Rates for groups £5 per hour plus caretaker fee of £5.Corporate bookings: Charges on request.
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Incumbent: The Revd Iosif GROSU
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18163
Built: 12th Century
Style of worship: Conservative Evangelical
Our Patron: Christchurch Oxford/Bishop of Wakefield
Archdeaconry: PONTEFRACT (464)
Deanery: PONTEFRACT (46402)
Parish Legal Name: All Saints Featherstone (460160 )
CofE Church Info: (646229 40/234)
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The current editor is: Malcolm Marsh

This page was last updated on Monday 14th November 2016
All Saints : Ackton Lane, Featherstone, West Yorkshire, WF7 6AR

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