MEET OUR TEAM
These are the people who work tirelessly to ensure Longcauseway Church is running smoothly.
Rev. Janine Atkinson
I came to join the team as Minister at Longcauseway Church in August 2015 and I divide my time between the 5 Churches in the SPACE Group of Churches.
Before training to be a Minister I worked for many years as a Church Community Worker, and in the voluntary, charity and community sector, as well as a networking role within the South Western Synod of the United Reformed Church as Synod Pastoral Advisor.
I’m enthusiastic about Longcauseway’s work of sharing faith, hope and love in the heart of Dewsbury and for enabling people to find ways to encounter God through Jesus Christ in ways that are creative and inclusive of all.
I am Secretary here and have been since 2018.
Longcauseway Church is my spiritual home, not because of the building, though it is stunning but because of the people, my church family who are a loving and caring bunch.
I believe that God has a mission for us here in Dewsbury and this church family at Longcauseway will make it happen.
I have worshipped at Longcauseway since being baptised here in 1946.
My faith has been a slow burn, fed and upheld by some wonderful ministers and church members, but we are not exclusive, and new comers are welcomed, valued and supported.
I cherish the outreach work our church is undertaking and look forwards to more ambitious community work in the future.
We have nurtured our faith by several courses over the years and I value the present bible study we are undertaking.
I have been a regular attendee at Longcauseway Church for over 50 years, starting in Sunday School.
After a reduction in Church attendance during my teenage years, my faith brought me back to regular worship where I continue to be a committed part of the Church congregation.
I married in Church in 1980, and as my own children went through Junior Church became a Junior Church leader.
Both of my Children & my 3 grandchildren were baptised here, and I feel privileged that my grandchildren now have the opportunity to sample church life.
I have been a church member for a many years, and in 2018 accepted the responsibility of becoming a church Leader and trustee serving on the Leadership team.