HUDDERSFIELD-born clergyman the Rev Matthew Pollard is returning to his home town to take up a new post.
He is the new curate at Huddersfield Parish Church and will split his time between there and being chaplain at the university.
Mr Pollard, 36 was ordained in Wakefield Cathedral last month after studying for two years at St John's Theological College in Nottingham.
He was born and bred in Huddersfield and lived in Almondbury with his family. He attended Almondbury Parish Church until he left school and went to Oxford University to study law.
He was a solicitor in Halifax and lived in Rastrick with his wife, Adriane, and three children, Nicholas, seven, Tom, five and Grace, two, before leaving the area to train for the ministry.
He said he was very excited about the challenge of his new post.
He added that he was looking forwards to meeting people in the context of their everyday lives.
The Rev Catherine Ogle, Vicar of Huddersfield, said: "The church is so pleased to welcome Matthew and his family back to Huddersfield.
"We're looking forward to his taking on this new role with the university chaplaincy and developing the ministry of the parish church in the town."