Welcome to St Peter’s Church in the heart of Harrogate.

Our doors are open from 8.00am till 5.15pm, Monday to Saturday, and until immediately after the 6.30pm service on Sunday.  St Mary’s chapel is almost always available for quiet prayer and as a place of peace in the centre of our busy town.

Life at St Peter’s is lively and varied and there is something for all ages. We offer new ways to worship God alongside our traditional services – from cafe to cathedral style.  Our strong musical tradition includes an excellent robed choir and a flourishing music group.

Six days a week we provide a daily hot breakfast for the homeless and every evening we give away food parcels to the hungry. St Peter’s is also a centre for community activities, concerts, exhibitions and civic events. We try to build strong links with local businesses, the voluntary sector and public services, whilst providing a welcome to visitors from throughout the UK and further afield.

Why not come along and see for yourself?

Important notice: weekend of celebration

This summer, our vicar, Tony Shepherd, is due to retire after 27 years of ministry at St Peter’s. To say farewell to Tony and Ann, and to say thank you all that they have done for the church, there will be a weekend of celebration, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June 2015.

Saturday 13th June, 7.00pm in St Peter’s: an evening of entertainment and fun, with wine and nibbles.  All welcome.

Sunday 14th June: all services at the normal times. After Mattins there will a Faith Lunch to which all are invited. (A Faith Lunch is one where we contribute to a meal which is then shared by everyone.) In order to help us plan the occasion, please complete a reply slip which will be found at the back of church. Please place completed slips in the box provided as soon as possible, but no later than 1st June. Thank you.

At 6.30pm there will be a Choral Evensong Spectacular with a presentation, followed by wine and canapes. All welcome.





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  • Christian Aid Week 10 – 16th May

    The focus for this year’s Christian Aid door to door fundraising is climate change, and work in Ethiopia.  To support this endeavour, St Peter’s Church is looking for volunteers to help with door to door collections in the Duchy area, Leeds Road and Oatlands.  If you can help, please make contact with Ian Fraser, Christian  [Read the rest…]

  • VE Day Commemorative Service 10 May at 11.00am

    As part of the countrywide celebrations to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of VE Day, a special Civic service will be held at St Peter’s following a Freedom Parade through the town. All welcome.

  • St Peter’s AGM 28 April at 7.00pm

    You are warmly invited to attend this important meeting which will be Tony Shepherd’s last AGM prior to his retirement.  Elections for Churchwardens and PCC members will take place, so do ensure that if you wish to vote, you have completed and returned an Electoral Roll form to the office.

  • Quiz Night – 17 April at 7.00pm

    Join us for our FUNdraising Quiz Night on Friday 17 April.  Come as a team, or join one when you get here – this is a friendly and fun evening which includes a Pie and Pea supper for £7.00.  If you would like to buy tickets please call the Parish Office (01423 568218)

Current Events

  • Events Calendar

    Sun 24

    Food parcel distribution

    May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 5:50 pm
    Mon 25

    Breakfast Club

    May 25 @ 8:15 am - 8:45 am
    Mon 25

    Community Cafe

    May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Mon 25

    Computer Group

    May 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Mon 25

    Food parcel distribution

    May 25 @ 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Mon 25

    Yoga with Holly

    May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Services

  • Today's Services

    Sun 24

    Family Communion

    May 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Sun 24

    Sung Mattins

    May 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sun 24

    Afternoon Church

    May 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Sun 24

    Choral Evensong

    May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Mon 25

    Morning Prayer

    May 25 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
    Mon 25

    Evening Prayer

    May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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