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Welcome to St Wilfrid Harrogate

The Parish Church of St Wilfrid, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

The parish church of St Wilfrid Harrogate is one of the finest Grade 1 listed buildings in the country (and the only Grade 1 listed building in the town of Harrogate). St Wilfrid Harrogate is also one of the 40 largest parish churches in England and the 2nd largest in the Diocese of Leeds.

But more importantly we are a working parish church, with over one thousand services and events each year offered in a distinctive Anglo-Catholic style within the Church of England.

A wide range of ages and people come here to pray, to worship, to attend a concert or event, or just to visit. This is more than just an outstanding 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.

This website provides details of our regular pattern of services as well as information to help those preparing for christenings, weddings and funerals. You can also discover how our buildings serve the community and are available for hire.

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

For full details of services this week, download our notice sheet Pew sheet 17th June 2018

Address: St Wilfrid’s Church, Duchy Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2EY
Telephone: 01423 504 629
Parish Office: Monday – Thursday; 9.30am – 2.30pm, Friday 10.30am – 2.30pm

Parish Administrator: Mrs Linda Harrison – office@stwilfrid.org
Facilities Manager: Mrs Rebecca Oliver – bookings@stwilfrid.org

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Services

The Parish Church of St Wilfrid, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
  • Sunday
    • Said Mass
      • 8am
    • Parish Mass
      • 10am
    • Occasional monthly service
      • 5pm (see weekly schedule for more information)
  • Monday
    • Mass
      • 6pm
    • Evening Prayer
      • 6.30pm
  • Tuesday
    • Evening Prayer
      • 6.30pm
    • Mass
      • 7pm
  • Wednesday
    • Mass
      • 11am
    • Evening Prayer
      • 6.30pm
  • Thursday
    • Evening Prayer
      • 6.30pm
    • Mass
      • 7pm
  • Friday
    • Mass
      • 12.00
    • Evening Prayer
      • 6.30pm
  • Saturday
    • Morning Prayer
      • 9am

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

Weekday evening prayer is a short ten minute service where we quietly pray the psalms set for the day, listen to a bible reading, recall the song of Mary who praises God for his goodness and pray for the various needs of the world.
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.
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Church Hall Timetable

The Parish Church of St Wilfrid, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
  • Monday
    • Seated Pilates
      • 11.30 -12.30pm contact Sally Trask
      • More Info
    • Pilates
      • 6pm – 7pm with Susan Clarke 07899961591
    • Vocalis Choir rehearsal
  • Tuesday
    • Baby Sensory sessions
      • from 9am – 4pm contact Clare on 07970 122 187
      • More Info
    • Beavers (ages 6- 8)
      • 6pm -7pm
    • Scouts (ages 10-14)
      • 7.30pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday
    • *New* High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
      • 9.30am – 10.15am – contact Claire on 07976 240 255
    • Cubs (ages 8-10)
      • 6pm -7.30pm (plenty of spaces at this session)
  • Thursday
    • Toddler sense sessions
      • From 9am – 2pm contact Eleanor on 07771 982 412
      • More Info
    • Cubs
      • 6.15pm – 7.45pm
  • Friday
    • Pilates with Claire Eccles 07976240255
    • Zumba with Sadie Davy
  • Saturday 
    • Children’s parties
      • 10am – 1pm or 2pm -5pm
  • Sunday 
    • Young Wilf’s Sunday School
      • At 10am, ages 3-11.
    • Children’s parties
      • 2pm – 5pm
    • Evening and weekend hire also available

“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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WHERE TO FIND US

Come and join us for worship, everyone is welcome, always.
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LATEST NEWS

The latest news from the Parish Church of St Wilfrid, Harrogate
St Wilfrid Harrogate offers all day car parking
Great value car parking in central Harrogate at St Wilfrid's.
Spring Lunch Fundraiser with Sister Agatha
Join us for lunch with Sister Agatha, who will be talking about her new book and amazing life story (Unfortunately Graham Norton is unavailable to join Sister Agatha on this [...]
Event Lighting Schemes in the Church
We've been experimenting with lighting schemes in the church. Make your event one to remember by hiring the church with LED lighting.

“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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UPCOMING EVENTS

The latest events at the Parish Church of St Wilfrid, Harrogate
9th Jun, 2018
Harrogate Choral Society Concert “A Nightingale Sang”
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • St Wilfrid Harrogate
19th May, 2018
Harrogate Male Voice choir singing in church
Harrogate Male Voice Choir “Sing Up” Concert
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • St Wilfrid Harrogate
16th May, 2018
Spring Lunch in the Parish Hall
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • The Parish Hall, St Wilfrid Harrogate, HG1 2EY