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Fartown Christian Fellowship is owned by Struthers Memorial Church.

Struthers Memorial Church is a company limited by guarantee incorporated in Scotland.

Company No SC335480. Registered Office: 33 West Stewart Street, Greenock, PA15 1SH.

Struthers Memorial Church is a registered Scottish Charity No. SC 006960

Fartown Christian Fellowship
Carlisle Road, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 8LP England

About Us


Ministers - Chris & Judy Rukin

Secretary  - Harold Wood          

Treasurer - Matthew Swallow  

Brief Church History

Fartown Christian Fellowship is the Pudsey branch of Struthers Memorial Pentecostal Church, an Independent Pentecostal Christian Fellowship with branches throughout the United Kingdom.

In the mid 1960’s the late Mr Hugh Black, who was the leader of Struthers Pentecostal Church, visited the Bradford area to minister, and several people were drawn to the quality of Christian life and teaching which came through him.

As a result of this a group of Christians hungry for God began to meet together in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, resulting in a house conference in August 1970  at which Mr Black ministered. From this the Pudsey Church  came into being in September of that year, as a small house church.

Within three years a former Sunday School building in an ideal location came on the market and ultimately was purchased at a very reasonable price. We held our first service there in  Spring 1974.

When the church was founded one hymn was very special to us. It was, and still is, our aim and  goal.


My Goal is God Himself, not joy, nor peace,

Nor even blessing, but Himself, my God.

‘Tis His to lead me there, not mine but His;

At any cost, dear Lord, by any road.

No matter if the way be sometimes dark,

No matter though the cost be oft-times great,

He knoweth how I best shall reach the mark,

The way that leads to Him must needs be strait.

So faith bounds forward to its goal in God,

And love can trust her Lord to lead her there;

Upheld by Him, my soul is following hard

Till God hath full fulfilled my deepest prayer.

One thing I know, I cannot say Him nay;

One thing I do, I press towards my Lord;

My God my glory here, from day to day,

And in the glory there my great Reward.             

            Frederick Brook