Bells and bell-ringing

St Peter’s is one of two churches in Harrogate to have a full ring of bells, and we are the only church in Yorkshire to ring for three services on Sunday. There are 8 bells in F# major, with a 121/2  cwt tenor – a Taylor ring, hung in 1963. Practice night is on Friday from 7pm till 9pm, with a break for tea or coffee at 8.00pm.
“…we are the only church in Yorkshire to ring for three services on Sunday.”
Sunday service ringing is at 9.05am, 10.30am and 5.45pm. There are 56 steps to the ringing chamber, including a spiral staircase and open stairs. Access to the bells is by ladders, and then by wrought-iron spiral staircase to the top of the tower. From the top there is the best view for miles around – on a fine morning we can see York Minster.

sp_103We are fortunate in being able to welcome many visitors who come to the town for conferences or holidays, and who join us for practice and Sunday ringing.  For more information contact Hannah Beck on 01423 564942 or send her an email.

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  • Vicarage Garden Party

    Sunday 10th June 1:00 – 4:00 pm at St Peter’s Vicarage, 13 Beech Grove, Harrogate. BBQ – Tombolas – Bouncy Castle Ice Cream – Crafts -Afternoon Teas Cakes and Preserves Music provided by Harrogate Harmony Barbershop Chorus Entrance £1:50

  • St Peter’s Breakfast Club receives £200 from ASDA

    On Monday Asda invited Breakfast Club’s Hannah Beck and her deputy, Steve Gibb, to the store to receive a cheque for £200 from their Green Token Giving Programme.  Angela Smith, the Community Champion at the Harrogate store, put our name forward and has organised this rather splendid trolley to collect food donations for us.  She also  [Read the rest…]

  • News from the Annual General Meeting

    We are delighted to announce that Paul Medforth was elected as a Churchwarden – for the first time -alongside Sian Lockwood who was re-elected. We also welcome four returners to the Parochial Church Council (PCC): Rachel Fell, David Fisher, Oliver Longstaff and Stella Pilling.

  • St Peter’s Ladies who Lunch

    The Ladies who Lunch are meeting again at 12:15 pm on Wednesday 23rd May at the Palm Court Café at the bottom of Montpellier Hill. There they serve a good selection of sandwiches, wraps and toasties, as well as home-made cakes and sweets – they also cater for those avoiding gluten, wheat or dairy. If you are  [Read the rest…]

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