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THE WENT VALLEY PARISHES

Contacting the vicar

Enquiries for baptisms, weddings and funerals should be made to the vicar in the first instance.


By email to revjudd at gmail dot com

If you do not get a reply within a week, try phoning or resend the email.


Via a third party

Please don’t send messages via third parties, they rarely arrive and are often garbled, like Chinese whispers.


By phone to 01977 704744

Please speak loudly after the tone to leave a message.


In person

Come to the door in an emergency, or by appointment. Most in person appointments take place in Church so that social distancing is possible.


At Church

Please let the vicar know in advance if you are making a special journey. He is usually available either before the service at Kirk Smeaton or after the service at Darrington and Wentbridge.


Genealogy and Family History.

The records of the various churches are held by the West Yorkshire Archive Service in Wakefield, and can be accessed online. http://www.archives.wyjs.org.uk/archives-ancestry.asp


Please consult the Pontefract and District Historical Society who produce booklets of grave inscriptions, and baptism registers for the various churches. http://www.pontefractfhs.org.uk/publications.htm


If you would like to visit the churches and look inside please phone or email a couple of weeks in advance.


The Churchwardens can be contacted in person at Church, as can the PCC Secretaries. Details of the Parish Safeguarding Officers are on the Safeguarding page of this website.


The organist at Darrington can be seen there after most Sunday services. For details of the florists please email the vicar.

St John the Evangelist, Wentbridge

A Chapel of Ease within the Parish of Darrington

Contacting the Church Council