Giving

“All things come from you and of your own do we give you.”

Whatever we give – be it in time or money – we do so in response to God’s great gift of himself to us – all we have comes from Him. Giving means taking responsibility for maintaining and developing Christian life at St Peter’s and in the wider world.

The biggest single expense for St Peter’s is the Parish Share, which is used by the diocese to pay the clergy and also to help those churches in very deprived areas as well as those in rural locations with small congregations and beautiful old churches to maintain.  As a thriving church we have a responsibility for helping our “church neighbours”.  If we do not pay our way there will be fewer clergy and as a result churches may have to close.

In the past we have been able to meet our financial commitments, but only with the help of legacies or exceptional donations. As our congregation continues to grow, so too will our Parish Share.

Planned Giving, with the tax recovered from Gift Aid, makes up the largest part  of our income and is the best way to help St Peter’s budget for the future. There are two ways in which you can do this:

•    by a Standing Order to your bank
•    by using the Planned Giving envelopes

If you would like to find out more about Planned Giving, please contact David Fisher (Treasurer) 01423 887507 or Debbie Trantor (Gift Aid Secretary) 01423 872884.

You can also download our Gift Aid Form and Bankers Order.

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  • Faith Pictures – Lent course

    A series of courses are being held at St Peter’s Church or at house groups to mark this season of Lent.  Courses begin from 3rd March for 6 weeks. For more details please contact the parish office on 01423 568218.

  • Fairtrade Fortnight

    Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual campaign to promote awareness of Fairtrade products and issues.  Come to the display in St Peter’s Foyer from Friday 3rd to 10th March and visit the Fairtrade Shop on Cambridge Street.

  • Consultation of the Harrogate Stray Act 1985

    From 9th January to 6th February 2017, as part of a 12-week public consultation, Harrogate Borough Council will be using the Glazed Foyer at St Peter’s in order to obtain views on the relaxation of some of the restrictions on the use of the Stray.  More information can be obtained from www.harrogate.gov.uk/strayact

  • No Wrong Door – NYCC initiative on fostering

    No Wrong Door is a new way of providing support to young people who are with, or on, the edge of the care system, replacing traditional council-run young people’s homes with hubs that combine residential care with fostering. From 29th December to 9th January, in St Peter’s Glazed Foyer, find out how young people are  [Read the rest…]

Current Events

  • Events Calendar

    Fri 24

    St Peter's Cleaning Team


    March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Fri 24

    Food parcel distribution


    March 24 @ 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Fri 24

    Rosary Group


    March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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