Town centre role

sp_156St Peter’s plays an important civic role in the centre of Harrogate has many links with the business, commercial and political life of the town. As well as offering St Peter’s as an imaginative venue for worship and as an exhibition centre, we are pleased to lay on events such as photographic and art exhibitions to draw in visitors and tourists. On the second Thursday of each month between 12 noon and 2pm Amnesty International makes use of the central venue to encourage passers-by to sign letters and postcards to governments around the world. Occasionally we hold services specifically for those attending conferences in the town.

sp_087Part of our town centre work is to help the homeless and marginalised; each morning we offer breakfast and every evening we give away food parcels to all who come for them. In addition, St Peter’s is used by many charities in the town to provide refreshments on Saturdays, thereby raising much-needed funds to support their work.

We keep the doors open every day and encourage everyone to feel at home in the building so that it really can be a church for all.

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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.

Current Events

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    Sat 22

    Food parcel distribution


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