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Welcome

We are a group of five anglican churches nestled in-between Ripon and Harrogate. 

Between our churches we aim to offer a variety of worship opportunities and worship styles.  You can find a bit about what types of service we have where on the Worship page.

We believe the Christian journey is not just constrained to a Sunday morning, so look to offer other ways of engaging with faith - whether through our various home and study groups, or the more practical outworking of our Cafe in All Saints' through the Summer.  Check the Events page for full details of what's on across the benefice.

A great way to stay up-to-date on what's happening, or just to get a sense of what we get up to, is to join our newsletter.

For a printable 3-month summary of what's going on, check out the quarterly bulletin.

Wherever you are in your journey of faith, we would love to have you join with us as we explore together.

Welcome

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The church has always been a movement of people, it just happens to have for a period used certain buildings at certain times.  We are still those people, the people of God, and we are still called to witness to him in how we live, how we speak, and how we act.  We are still a people of faith, hope, and love, and each of us is still very much open, to the Spirit, and to his activity in the world.
 
But whilst we continue to 'be' church, we do need to change how we 'do' church for the time being.  It may even be that the things we discover forced upon us serve us so well that we continue in them when the crisis has passed.
 
We are now open for services in four out of five of our church buildings, and from September it should be all five, with no need to book in.    
You can now download a handy guide to an 'average' month, should such a thing exist...
A great way to stay up to date with exactly what we're up to is to join our newsletter
 
Facemasks and social distancing are no longer mandatory, but we are still encouraging people to wear facemasks for worsihp, and are reserving areas of our churches for those who would still like to socially distance.  Our aim is to make everyone able to feel safe and welcome.
 
We offer online worship alongside our physical worship - which can be found on our facebook page.  That usually includes daily Morning Prayer at 9am, Monday-Friday; Compline at 9pm every day except Thursdays; and one of our Sunday services.  We're taking a small break from our online provision for the first couple of weeks of August, but it will all be back after that!
 
You can also enjoy recordings of our services from your phone - just dial Harrogate 222470.
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Worship

Safeguarding

Promoting a Safer Church

The care and protection of children, young people, and adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the church.

Our Commitments

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please
seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.


Helpline Numbers

  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
  • NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
  • Samaritans: 116 123
  • Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141

Reporting a concern to us

If you have a Safeguarding concern you would like to report to us, you can find our benefice and diocese safeguarding contact details on the poster below.  Please click any of the thumbnails to open the full documents.

Safeguarding poster (with contact details) and policy documents

Promoting a Safer Church Parish Poster with contact detailsPromoting a Safer Church Policy BookletParish Safeguarding HandbookTruth Project Booklet