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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  • Introducing Sanctuary – St Peter’s Youth Group

    Sanctuary is a youth group, led by Chris Clayton, that welcomes all children from the local area who attend secondary school. We aim to offer a sanctuary away from the pressures of school, exams and social media. A place for friendship, fun and spiritual feeding. Sanctuary will have a relaxed atmosphere so that everyone can slow down, chill out  [Read the rest…]

  • St Peter’s Animal Service

    Our annual Animal Service is next Sunday 30th September at 4:30 pm (refreshments will be served from 4:15 pm). All animals are welcome, or just bring a photo of your pet, for a blessing.

  • A message from Tim Hurren

    A huge thank you to all those who were involved with my retirement party on Sunday. The cards, gifts, catering, kind words, good wishes and generous cheque are greatly appreciated. No doubt Caroline and I will see you around town from time to time. It has been good to play a part in the St Peter’s journey  [Read the rest…]

  • Farewell Lunch for Caroline and Tim Hurren

    Our Associate Vicar, Tim Hurren will be retiring from St Peter’s Church after almost 20 years of service. To mark Tim’s retirement and, of course, to say farewell, there will be a bring and share Parish Lunch on Sunday 16th September starting at 1 o’clock. Please contact Hannah Beck (07503 186455) for more details.

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    September 22 @ 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
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