St. Peter's Church, Harrogate

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St Peter's Church, Harrogate is a parish church in the Church of England located in Harrogate.HistoryThe church was formed out of the parish of Christ Church, High Harrogate. A subscription for the erection of the church was commenced and the foundation stone was laid in April, 1870. The church is of the decorated style of architecture, from a design by Mr. Hirst, of Bristol, and consists of a nave of five bays, 70 feet in length by 27 feet in breadth, with north and south aisles, each 15 feet 9 inches wide; the last bay at the eastern end of the aisle on each side projects outwards to double its former breadth, in the form of a transept, which is gabled outwardly; the chancel will be about 35 feet in length by 22 feet in breadth, terminating in a circular apse, the interior of which will be arcaded. A tower, bearing a spire, is situate at the west end of the south aisle.The living is a curacy or vicarage, the income of which is £100 a year, paid by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The first incumbent - the Rev. L. F. W. Foote - appointed in 1870.The chancel, with a temporary nave, was consecrated on Sunday 10 September 1871 by Reverend Bishop Ryan, vicar of Bradford.List of Vicars Lundy Edward William Foote 1870 - 1922 John Manstead Cunningham 1922 - 1937 Gascoigne Cecil Clare 1937 - 1947 (formerly vicar of St Edmund's, Roundhay, Leeds) Roger Holford Baines 1947 - 1967 Andrew Neville Burn Sugden 1967 - 1987 Anthony Michael Shepherd 1987 - 2015 Alan Garrow 2016 - presentOrganThe church has a pipe organ which has evolved over a long period of time from an original organ by Edmund Schulze in 1867. This was moved to St Bartholomew's Church, Armley and a smaller organ installed in 1869. There have been restorations by Brindley & Foster, Abbott & Smith, Binns, J. W. Walker & Sons Ltd, and Prested.
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  • We went to the 9.30 Family worship. The vicar picked us out as visitors and came to talk to us before the service. Very impressed. My husband is a retired vicar and we are always impressed when we get...  more »
  • Amidst the hustle and bustle of Harrogate's centre is this haven of quiet and peace. Lovely architecture and check out the stained glass windows one of which commemorates the three sons of a vicar who...  more »
  • Every Monday from 1130 until 130 stonham community cafe is kindly everybody is welcome there is hot food cold food tea coffee and we are the cheapest cafe in town doing everything from bacon sandwiche...  more »
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  • went to St.Peter's today , the setting is lovely and was greeted by one of the church staff at the entrance. The lady was very friendly and helpful . God bless you all .

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