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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  • VaCO Summer Concert at St Peter’s

    VaCO is a UK Registered Charity that runs residential chamber orchestra courses for advanced young musicians. At the heart of VaCO courses is the drive to present outstanding live concerts and recitals in a variety of locations and settings. They will be performing at St Peter’s Church on Saturday 25th August at 7:30 pm. Tickets cost  [Read the rest…]

  • Well done, St Peter’s Breakfast Club!

    The Breakfast Club held a fundraising Refreshment Day in Church last Saturday 28th July and raised an impressive £610. Thanks to all those who worked so hard to make the day such a success – every penny will be put to good use!

  • VIA NOVA vocal ensemble Saturday 4th August

    A ‘Come and Sing’ Workshop 12:00 – 6:30 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).

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