“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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  • Leonard Bernstein Concert

    Vocalis, Harrogate’s chamber choir are holding a Bernstein Centenary Celebration concert at 7.30pm on Saturday 24th March in St Peter’s Church Cambridge Street, Harrogate HG1 1PB. Conducted by their talented young Musical Director Alexander Kyle, this celebratory concert will include excerpts from West Side Story and a performance of Bernstein’s energetic and tuneful Chichester Psalms. Also included  [Read the rest…]

  • Performance of Handel’s Messiah

    There will be a performance of Handel’s Messiah with St Peter’s Choir, guest singers and an orchestra on Wednesday 28th March starting at 7:15 pm. Tickets £11.00 from the Parish Office Monday to Friday (01423 568218).

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    Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day with a super-inspiring little video highlighting the gifts, talents & abilities, love & laughter they bring to the world, through the lens of Craft Aid International. A great snapshot of our work with so many differently-able people around the world.  

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    Everyone has questions.  We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith.  Each session looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.  Alpha is  [Read the rest…]


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