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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  • VIA NOVA vocal ensemble Saturday 4th August

    A ‘Come and Sing’ Workshop 12:00 – 18:30 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).

  • Helen Harrison’s Parish Walk Challenge

    The Parish Walk is a walking race that takes place on the Isle of Man each year around the Summer Solstice. It is a unique endurance challenge where competitors have 24 hours to complete the 85 mile route which takes in all 17 of the island’s Parishes – only 127 walkers completed the full distance in  [Read the rest…]

  • Please pray for all our new deacons

    Eighteen men and women enter ordained ministry as deacons at two services in Ripon Cathedral on Saturday 30th June led by the Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines.  Alongside our new Curate, Chris Clayton, two others from the Ripon Episcopal area will be ordained at the 11:00 am service – Tony Carlton, who will serve at  [Read the rest…]

Current Events

  • Events Calendar

    Thu 19

    Breakfast Club


    July 19 @ 8:15 am - 8:45 am
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    Choir


    July 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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  • Today's Services

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    Morning Prayer

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    July 19 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
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    Holy Communion


    July 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    Evening Prayer

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    July 19 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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