Community involvement

As a church we engage with the local community in many ways. The clergy and our lay members maintain strong links with the business community, the local authorities, and the health, education and voluntary sectors. Our aim is to play an active and positive role alongside others to enrich the life of our town, serving those in particular need and building bridges between groups and individuals who might otherwise have little contact with each other.

We want the people of Harrogate to feel that St Peter’s can be their church and that it does not belong only to those who choose to be regular worshippers with us. We are here to support all those who seek to strengthen the life of our community and, in particular, to highlight spiritual principles which bring healing and hope in a world that is so often broken, and where many people are fearful about the future. Our prayer is that God’s kingdom will come in Harrogate “as it is in heaven” and that we may show the love of Christ in the marketplace and the world of work, as well as in the church.

There is a Community Cafe on Mondays from 12.00noon until 1.30pm serving light food and drinks which is run in partnership with Stonham Homestay, a local charity which aims to prevent homelessness.

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  • Leonard Bernstein Concert

    Vocalis, Harrogate’s chamber choir are holding a Bernstein Centenary Celebration concert at 7.30pm on Saturday 24th March in St Peter’s Church Cambridge Street, Harrogate HG1 1PB. Conducted by their talented young Musical Director Alexander Kyle, this celebratory concert will include excerpts from West Side Story and a performance of Bernstein’s energetic and tuneful Chichester Psalms. Also included  [Read the rest…]

  • Performance of Handel’s Messiah

    There will be a performance of Handel’s Messiah with St Peter’s Choir, guest singers and an orchestra on Wednesday 28th March starting at 7:15 pm. Tickets £11.00 from the Parish Office Monday to Friday (01423 568218).

  • Craft Aid International, Celebrating Downs Syndrome

    Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day with a super-inspiring little video highlighting the gifts, talents & abilities, love & laughter they bring to the world, through the lens of Craft Aid International. A great snapshot of our work with so many differently-able people around the world.  

  • Alpha is running here – Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00pm

    Everyone has questions.  We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith.  Each session looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.  Alpha is  [Read the rest…]


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