Gifts for the homeless in Harrogate


  David Randall from the Harrogate Homeless Project, received gift bags, made up by the women of the Relief Society organisation in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes nicknamed “Mormons”). Also in attendance was Mrs Lynn Purser, the current President of the Relief Society in Harrogate and Mr Greg Carson, one of the local Church leaders. In ...

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Harrogate resident chosen again to be a Bishop


A young man has accepted a mission to serve his local community as Bishop for the second time. Spencer McKeown  is a young man with his hands full – he works full time as a portfolio manager for American Express, his wife just gave birth to their sixth child and he has been called as the Bishop of his local ...

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Wesley Chapel to celebrate a 150th anniversary


  The Wesley Chapel in Harrogate is celebrating its 150 year anniversary this year. Before that the chapel had been at the corner of Beulah Street and Oxford Street. It was one of only two chapels in the Harrogate circuit which was constituted in 1858. Wesley Chapel is a Grade II listed building in the traditional ‘meeting house’ style. It ...

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September marks “new dawn” for local Methodists


Fourteen churches from across Harrogate and Knaresborough are joining forces in September to create a new Methodist Circuit. The newly-created Nidd Valley Circuit, will be officially launched at a service being held at Knaresborough’s Gracious Street Church, at 7.30pm on Tuesday, September 4. Stretching from Hampsthwaite to Kirk Hammerton, the new group will bring together five village chapels and six ...

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Scouts get ready for the St George’s day parade this Sunday


Hundreds of Scouts and Guides, Cubs and Brownies, Rainbows and Beavers will take to the streets of Harrogate this weekend for a parade to celebrate the youth movement founded by Baden Powell. Numbers have grown in North Yorkshire, with 160 more young people now enrolled in the county than at the same time last year – half of them from ...

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King James Bible Trust celebrate 400th anniversary

King James Bible

The King James Bible Trust has been established to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible which was completed in 1611. Frank Field, Chairman: There have been few more important single publications and its impact through history has been colossal. Our aim is to celebrate its impact in history and on language, particularly in this country, but also ...

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135th anniversary for St Peter’s Church


On Monday 3rd October on the 135th anniversary of the Consecration of St Peter’s the foundation stone of the new building was laid by the Mayor of Harrogate. The Church is expected to reopen before Christmas with the new parts of the building expected to be in full use in the new year. In 2007 they decided to redevelop the ...

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Ashville Brownies Set Up Shop For Save The Children

A local Brownie group will be manning the tills of their own shop this Saturday (March 5) as they aim to raise an impressive amount of money for a charity close to their hearts. The Brownies, from Ashville Junior School in Harrogate, are opening a one-day-only-shop in the Lower Hall of the town’s Wesley Chapel, where they will be offering ...

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