Our Breakfast Club

sp_071Some years ago, one of our regular friends, Joe, who had been homeless for seven years, came into St Peter’s one weekday morning. He was offered a cup of coffee, to which his reply was: “I’d love one. I haven’t had one for three weeks.” Today, in spite of all Christ’s teaching, there are still people living in Harrogate, who have no bed, no home and no access to a cup of coffee.

Joe was given a cup of coffee that morning, and every morning after that there was a cup of coffee available for anyone who wanted one, immediately after Morning Prayer. There soon developed a regular small group of people who had been sleeping out, joining in fellowship, and warming themselves with a hot drink. After a time, we started making cheese and ham rolls as well and occasionally some cup-a-soup.

We have approximately 14 volunteers, working on a rota basis, serving hot drinks, fruit juice, cereals, home made broth, and our speciality, poached egg on a cheese and ham toastie. Bread is provided by Betty’s and we also receive food from Sainsbury’s. On Christmas Eve we provide a full Christmas dinner at 8.15 in the morning, including presents for everyone. Our members, who change all the time, can number up to 24 on any morning, and the fellowship, discussion, fun and laughter are as important as the food. We have had a Breakfast Club wedding, sp_027baptism and confirmation, as well as funerals. Many of our members have wonderful success stories which they share with us – they are all part of St Peter’s family.

As poverty in Harrogate continues, we carry on giving out bags of food every evening before Evening Prayer to anyone who comes in, in the hope that there is no-one who has to go hungry.  Just as St Peter was told by Christ after the Resurrection: “Feed my sheep”, so too do we try to follow Christ’s command.

Breakfast Club

8.15am-9.00am every day except Sundays and Christmas Day. Last orders taken at 8.45am.

Evening food parcels

4.45 – 5.00pm daily, Monday – Saturday and 5.45 – 6.00pm on Sunday in the main church.

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  • St Peter’s Church AGM

    The annual general meeting will be held in the church at 7.00pm on Tuesday 25 April.  Hear about developments that have taken place in the past year, and more importantly, our plans for the future.  If you are entered on the church’s Electoral Roll, you are also entitled to vote at the meeting.

  • Art Exhibition 24 April – 1 May

    Studio 6, a small group of amateur artists from Boston Spa will be holding an exhibition of their work in the Glass Foyer at St Peter’s Church.  The exhibition will be open daily from 10.00 until 4.30pm daily. Free entry, all welcome.

  • Tour de Yorkshire – St Peter’s SpecialFundraising Day

    The Tour de Yorkshire arrives in Harrogate on Saturday 29 April for the final stage of the women’s race and the end of the second stage of the men’s race. If you are in town then please come and celebrate ‘All things Yorkshire‘ and help us raise funds for St Peter’s.  We will be serving  [Read the rest…]

  • The Nail – A trilogy for Holy Week

    A dramatised inquisition into who was to blame for the death of Jesus will be performed by St Peter’s Players over three nights shown from Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th April at 7.00pm.  A full performance will be held at 12 noon on Good Friday with musical interludes between each part. Free entry, all welcome.

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    Breakfast Club


    April 26 @ 8:15 am - 8:45 am
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    Food parcel distribution


    April 26 @ 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Wed 26

    NA Meeting


    April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    The Hour

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