Covid & Services:

All services are open for public attendance – and you are assured of a warm welcome. Please though follow the protocols we’ve put in place and the directions of the stewards on duty. Face coverings must be worn, and we advise you to take a Lateral Flow Test before attending. We’d love to see you – but we also want to keep you healthy and well if we can.
If there are any changes, we’ll update them here. Please do check before you come.
Orders of service can be downloaded from the links below, booklets are available for those attending any services in the church. All services continue to be live-streamed to our Facebook page:

Orders of Service:

Sunday 23rd January 2022: Epiphany III Jan 2022


You can find details of how the Coronavirus Pandemic affects attendance and services in the panel to the right of this one. This will be updated in line with which ‘Step’ is in operation, and with regard to the parish plan for emergence.

We are a working parish church, with daily services from Sunday to Friday offered in a distinctive Anglo-Catholic style within the Church of England. As of October 2021 the church is again open daily for private prayer and visitors. Please follow the COVID guidelines in the church to keep all our visitors, volunteers and staff safe.

This is more than just a beautiful building. It is a vibrant, living sign of God’s presence with us and a rich community of people seeking an authentic Christian path through the ups and downs of daily life.

We are a parish which takes Safeguarding seriously. You can read more about this at: or you can download our Safeguarding Poster, with contact details. The poster is also available opposite as an image. We are committed to following the Church of England’s best practice. So for example, all our volunteers who work with children or vulnerable adults undertake the required checks and training. And if your child attends Young Wilf’s – our Sunday school – then we’ll also ask you to complete a registration form so we have the best information at hand to help care for your child.

We invite you to visit us, a warm welcome awaits.

Address: St Wilfrid’s Church, Duchy Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2EY
Telephone: 01423 504 629
Parish Office: By appointment only Monday – Thursday; 9.30am – 1.30pm, Friday 10.30am – 1.30pm

Parish Administrator: Mrs Linda Harrison –
Facilities Manager: Mrs Rebecca Oliver –

Service Times

  • Sunday
    • Parish Mass
      • 10am
  • Monday
    • Mass
      • 6pm
  • Tuesday
    • Mass
      • 6pm
  • Wednesday
    • Mass
      • 11am
      • 6pm
  • Thursday
    • Mass
      • 6pm
  • Friday
    • Mass
      • 6pm

When solemnities and feast days fall on Monday – Friday, the liturgical pattern is replaced by a Solemn Mass at 7pm. Where a solemnity of feast falls on a Saturday, it may be celebrated by a solemn mass on the eve i.e, a Friday evening at 7pm.

About  Services at St Wilfrid Harrogate

Each weekday mass is a service of about 20 minutes in which we approach God to say sorry for what we get wrong. We listen to his purposes for us revealed in bible readings, pray for the needs of the church and the world and then offer to God gifts of bread and wine which we then receive as the body and blood of his Son to strengthen us to be sent out for our life and work as Christians.
The parish mass on Sunday is exactly the same as a weekday mass, but celebrated more richly with music and hymns. The sermon is longer to help us understand the readings we hear. We use incense, candles and movement more at this service as ways of directing us to God and engaging our minds and senses more fully.
  • Thursday
    • 9am – 1pm Toddler sense sessions contact Clair More Info
    • 6.15pm – 7.45pm Cubs More Info
  • Friday
    • 10am – 12noon Age UK Touchstones Bereavement Group for over 55’s More Info

“27 April 1987 – In a break from filming Dinner at Noon at the Crown Hotel, I walk across to St Wilfrid’s, which I cycled over from Leeds to see forty years ago…I find it’s by Temple Moore, Early English cathedral architecture miniaturised – tiny clerestory passages, sweeping steps up to the organ, and lots of Arts & Craft rood-loftery stuff which I just about liked then but which looks much nicer now. Modern I thought this church was once. Now it’s antique, the pewter-coloured door bound in iron and as rutted and heavy as its medieval model…”.Alan Bennett, Writing Home

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“I like to feel part of a friendly community and really enjoy the sense of calm that going to church offers. St Wilfrid’s is the friendliest church we have ever come across – some truly wonderful people in the congregation and they have made us feel very welcome since we started going a couple of years ago.”Dan, age 40

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