Welcome

*Please note – during Autumn 2020 the church is open for services at 6pm Monday to Friday, and 10am Sunday. The church is open for private prayer and visits Wednesday 11am – 1pm.

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 than being ‘just’ custodians of a glorious building, 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. You can contact us, and we’ll do our best to respond to your enquiries. Please see the advice above regarding coronavirus and the suspension of public worship.

We are also a parish which takes Safeguarding seriously. You can read more about this at: http://www.stwilfrid.org/support/safeguarding/ 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 during COVID-19 Monday – Thursday; 9.30am – 1.30pm, Friday 10.30am – 1.30pm

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

Useful Links

All services are live-streamed on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SaintWilfrid

Pew Sheet for this week: Print Parish Mass in TUC Last After Trinity 25th October 2020

Annual reports (2019) for the 2020 APCM: Annual Reports 2020

Mass booklet for Ordinary Time: SWH Mass for livestreaming

LATEST NEWSLETTER: https://mailchi.mp/7e2745907b57/michaelmas-covid19-where-now

Download our harvest parish magazine Harvest Parish Magazine 2020

All COVID-19 documents, including emergence plans, can be found under the ‘resources’ tab at the top of the page.

Revised service times due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020:

  • Sunday
    • Parish Mass
      • 10am
  • Monday
    • Mass
      • 6pm
  • Tuesday
    • Mass
      • 6pm
  • Wednesday
    • Mass
      • 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

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.
  • Monday
    • 9.30am – 10.15am Pilates with Claire Eccles 07976 240 255
    • 6pm – 8pm Police Cadets
  • Tuesday
    • 9am – 3pm Baby Sensory sessions contact Natalie More Info
  • Wednesday
    • 10am – 11am Flora Yoga florayoga101@gmail.com
    • 7pm – 9pm Art Buddy – imogen@imogendesign.co.uk
  • Thursday
    • 9am – 1pm Toddler sense sessions contact Clair More Info
  • Friday
    • 9.30-10.30 Pilates with Claire Eccles 0797624025

“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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LATEST NEWS

The latest news from the Parish Church of St Wilfrid, Harrogate
Parish Hall Activities September 2020
We are glad to see some socially distanced activities return in the hall, which we have worked hard to make COVID secure as a venue.
August Email Newsletter
Read the latest news at St Wilfrid Harrogate from Fr Gary Waddington.

“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
28th Aug, 2021
World Class Brass with the Black Dyke Band
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • St Wilfrids Church
17th Apr, 2021
Requiem in a Day
  • 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • St Wilfrids Church
6th Feb, 2021
Charity Fundraiser Ladies Night
  • 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • St Wilfrids Parish Hall