Wherever you are in your journey of faith, we would love to have you join with us as we explore together.
Across our five churches we aim to offer a variety of different styles of worship, so hopefully you will find a place amongst us that enables you to draw closer to God. The upcoming calendar is below, but here's the sorts of things you'll find:
At the heart of our identity as a Christian Community is the communion service; a disparate people coming together around the table to receive the hospitality of God - not because we deserve it, but because he invites us. If you regularly receive communion (bread and wine) in any trinitarian church, you are very welcome to do so with us. (At the moment, for covid reasons, we're only offering bread to the congregation, with the Priest receiving wine on behalf of all those gathered).
We enjoy a regular pattern of prayer together. Morning Prayer is said every weekday at 9am: on Mondays that happens at St. John's, Bishop Thornton; and on the 2nd,3rd, and 4th Wednesday of the month at All Saints' Ripley. Mon-Fri the service is also available online at fb.com/ourfivechurches.
Compline (night prayer) is usually offerend online Monday-Thursday, at 9pm, on our facebook page: fb.com/ourfivechurches.
We believe faith grows as it's explored in community, so we have a number of services in our calendar designed to let you join in the conversation. We have an online Saturday morning discussion service, a celtic morning prayer and discussion service, and a breakfast fellowship service - at which you get to eat and talk!
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 Monday to Thursday; and one of our Sunday services.
Daily prayer services are streamed live to our facebook page; and Sunday services to our youtube channel. The Sunday service is later made available on facebook. This allows us the greatest degree of interactivity with the daily prayer services, and the highest quality stream for the Sunday ones - we apologise that it makes it more confusing!
Worship over the 'phone
You can also enjoy recordings of our services from your phone - just dial Harrogate 222470.
COVID: We are now allowing people to manage their own risk in our services. Masks are no longer required, and neither is social distancing, but both are allowed! Communion is being distributed as bread only, and that received by the congregation is kept covered at all times until distribution. Hand sanitiser is available in all our buildings.