St Wilfrid Harrogate is a working parish church, open to the public every day. Daily services from Sunday to Friday are offered in a distinctive Anglo-Catholic style within the Church of England. 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.

The Parish Mass is celebrated at 10am on Sunday and mass is celebrated at 6pm Monday to Friday and also at 11am on Wednesdays. All services are open for public attendance. Orders of service can be downloaded from the links below. All services are also live-streamed at: https://www.facebook.com/SaintWilfrid

Orders of Service

Sunday 28th May 2023: Parish Mass: Pentecost

Stewardship Presentation 2023:

SWH Stewardship Presentation 2023 (Powerpoint Slides)

SWH Stewardship Presentation 2023 (PDF)


We are a parish which takes Safeguarding seriously. You can read more about this at: http://www.stwilfrid.org/support/safeguarding/ or you can download our SWH 2022 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 504629
Parish Office: Monday – Thursday; 10am – 1pm, Friday 11am – 1pm

Parish Administrator: Mrs Alison Povall – office@stwilfrid.org
Facilities Manager: Mrs Rebecca Oliver – bookings@stwilfrid.org


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
    • Hall is available for daytime hire (as of November 2022) enquire at bookings@stwilfrid.org

“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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