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Following the retirement of Rev John A Campbell as Minister, the Elders continue to meet regularly to ensure that the spiritual life of the Church is maintained and that special items for discussion and ratification are brought to the Church Meeting of members held quarterly.
The Reverend Jason McCullagh, Minister at the Bridge Church at Otley is our Interim Moderator during the time that we are without our own minister. We are fortunate to be able to call on a wide range of ministers who reside in the area to lead our worship each Sunday and their different styles are welcomed.
Stray View Coffee Shop is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings 10.30am to 12 noon to provide coffee, tea and light refreshments and is an ideal opportunity to catch up on the news and to meet and greet the many visitors. Our location makes it a welcome stopping-off point for those visiting the town to shop. When we are blessed with warm, calm and sunny weather tables outside enable us to enjoy the beautiful gardens at the front more closely.
All proceeds are donated to a charity chosen by members of the congregation, usually one which is dear to their heart for personal reasons. In the past we have supported (2005 - 2017) Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes UK, McMillan Nursing care, Parkinson's Society, Martin House Children's Hospice, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Mercy Ships, Motivation, Open Country, Women's Refuge, St Michael's Hospice, Harrogate Women's Aid, Harrogate Homeless Project, Horticap, Horizon, Harrogate Hospital Radio, Harrogate Child Contact Centre, Barnados, Harrogate Easier Living Project, Talking Newspapers, PPR Foundation, Speakability, Talking Spaces, St Michael's Hospice, Dementia Forward, McMillan Nurses and the Hospital's MRI scanner appeal, Christmas Lunch at Wesley for those spending the day alone, Skills 4 Living, Aqua Boxes, Just 'B', Jennyruth Workshops, Horizon Life Training, Caring for Life, Claro Enterprises. Church Renovations, Baby-basics, Open Country.