FORMER Huddersfield Town footballer Phil Starbuck was the guest speaker at a meal attended by Community Church members, friends and guests in the Jubilee Centre, Paddock.
Recalling his days in Huddersfield, Phil, a committed Christian, was keen to dispel some common misconceptions about the Christian faith.
"Me and my wife and my kids spent 10 years in Huddersfield, eight-and-a-half at this church and it was fantastic.
"People often think going to church is boring but church life doesn't have to be boring.
"There was always something going on here. With its youth groups, trips, evangelism, this is a vibrant church full of life, full of fun and laughter."
Phil, who played for Huddersfield from 1991 to 1994, is now manager of Leigh RMI Football Club. He shared memories of his footballing days, including stories about his manager at Nottingham Forest, Brian "The Gaffer" Clough.
Clough used to kept a bottle of vodka in the medical kit and his favourite saying to Phil was, "Do it or I'll knock your head off!"
Phil said a new Alpha Course, for people interested in finding out more about Christianity, would start at the church on September 29, at 7.30pm. Call 01484 551551 for details.