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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  • Well done, St Peter’s Breakfast Club!

    The Breakfast Club held a fundraising Refreshment Day in Church last Saturday 28th July and raised an impressive £610. Thanks to all those who worked so hard to make the day such a success – every penny will be put to good use!

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    A ‘Come and Sing’ Workshop 12:00 – 6:30 pm culminating in an informal concert at 5.30 pm with a unique opportunity to explore a rarely-heard masterpiece based around Tchaikovsky’s iconic Vespers. This promises to be an inspiring and enjoyable day of shared music-making that is not to be missed and is a free event for all to enjoy.  [Read the rest…]

  • Rudy of Harrogate – funeral details

    Official update as follows: Rudy’s funeral will take place at 11.40am at Stonefall Crematorium on 4 July.  All are welcome.  For those wishing to simply light a candle or share a memory there will be the opportunity to do so at St Peter’s Church in the town centre anytime from 12.30 – 3.00pm (same day).

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