LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1940s
PONTEFRACT IN 1944
28 April 1944
national day of prayer was observed at the Horsefair Methodist Church,
Pontefract, on Sunday when there were normal congregations. The preacher
in the morning was the Resident Minister, Reverend R.E. Parker, who
spoke on the "Church and War Aims". Special prayers were offered
and appropriate hymns sung. In the evening a similar service was
conducted by the Reverend G.E. Kemp. Mr. Howdle was the organist.
George's Day was also observed at the Pontefract Parish Church, where
there was a parade, which included the Mayor of Pontefract, Councillor
F.W. Lane. The Vicar, Reverend A.P. Morley, conducted the service,
and spoke about St. George and the necessity for maintaining the same
devotion to discipline in peace as in war.