What sort of church are we?

We are a welcoming and eclectic church, drawing from the best of all Christian traditions and seeking to build good relationships and strengthen family and community life. We try to help each person discern his or her individual calling and so express God’s love through the spiritual and practical gifts He has given them.

St Peter's interior during a serviceSt Peter’s church works hard and prayerfully at being a loving community. Everyone is valued and, wherever possible, we are here to help. We recognise that it is often in our weakness that God is able to transform our lives and use us most powerfully.  We strive to be as eco-friendly as possible and have an active Eco Group with a challenging agenda.

More recently through our Animal Welfare group, we are now members of the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals and are recognised by them as an Animal Friendly Church.

We are a very diverse bunch of people from a range of different backgrounds who worship in contrasting ways and for whom St Peter’s provides a spiritual home.  All of us are welcomed here despite coming from differing Christian traditions or indeed from no faith at all. It is this variety which makes our life together both exciting and challenging, but which also makes us continually aware of our dependence on God. There is a place for you!

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  • Welcome back, everyone!

    Many of our groups and clubs return this week after their Summer break.  Sunday Club starts next Sunday 10th September.  Bible RefleXions is an informal study group that meets in the Undercroft on Wednesdays from 9:30 – 10:30 am, this term they are studying Bible Characters, starting with Adam on 6th September.  Lunchtime RefleXions is held  [Read the rest…]

  • A Fundraising Refreshment Day

    To coincide with the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, there is a St Peter’s Fundraising Refreshment Day to raise funds for our Church on Saturday 16th September from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.   If you are in town on that Saturday, please come in and support this fundraising event in Church.  Thank you so much!

  • A Celebration for Canon Tony Shepherd MBE

    We are holding a celebration evening for Tony Shepherd, retired Vicar of St Peter’s, who was recently awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. It will be held at St Peter’s School in Belford Road on Saturday 23rd September from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, with people bringing food to share.

  • The Richard Eaton Singers – Harrogate Music Festival

    As part of Harrogate Music Festival, the Richard Eaton Choir from Edmonton, Canada will be performing at St Peter’s Church at 7:30 pm on Thursday 13th July. The programme will feature many Canadian folk songs as well as sacred and classical music, accompanied by Leanne Regehr on piano and our own John Longstaff on the  [Read the rest…]

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