Welcome to Wesley Chapel

Our building is not open at the present time, but our church is very much alive and well

Lift up our souls, O God, to the glory of your presence; our minds to the beauty of your being and our hearts to the purity of your love; now and for ever. Amen. 

Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882)

What's On This Week


Sunday 17 January



10.30am Service: Clowes / McDermott (Stroma from St John’s) (pulpit swap)






Tuesdays at 10.30am


Join us at our virutal coffee morning 

Contact  us for a link


Morning Prayer

8am daily

with our Circuit Staff.

Join us



Also this week

Coming Soon

17 January 2021 – Ordinary 2
9.00am Love Feast: please contact Grace (grace.niddvalley@gmail.com) for the Zoom connection details,
room open at 8:55am
10.30am Service: Clowes / McDermott (Stroma from St John’s) & Service Sheet: Colin Lake
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (pulpit swap)
8.00pm Sunday Night Live: Hosted by Gracious Street, it is a Facebook live interactive service with guests
including Rev Leslie Newton (chair of District), Graham Taylor & Simon Pringle.
The link for this is: www.facebook.com/graciousstreetmethodist


24 January 2021 – Ordinary 3
9.00am Love Feast: please contact Grace (grace.niddvalley@gmail.com) for the Zoom connection details,
room open at 8:55am

10.30am Service: District Service on the 24th January to conclude the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the
preacher will be the Bishop of Hull. Service Sheet: Eric Robertson
31st January – Ben Clowes preaching, Moses John Co-ordinating

Methodist Church Dial-a-Prayer FREE phone lines for prayers and news, updated Thursdays Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514 Listen to news: 0808 281 2478

There are two very special dial a thoughts over the Christmas period, the first, available from 24th Dec (Christmas Eve) is our circuit superintendent Ben Clowes, and

 available from 31st December you can hear our Chair of District Leslie Newton. It’s a local rate call to 01423 648644. Do tell your friends and family who aren’t online, so they can hear Good News this Christmas time too.

Harrogate Homeless Project to move into the Lower Hall as numbers seeking help continue to grow during Covid

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January 2021 – Methodist Homes (MHA) press release communication:


Local MHA Communities Scheme Helps Connect Older People in Harrogate

Older people in Harrogate will soon have an enhanced network of support and friendship at hand thanks to national charity MHA.

MHA Communities Harrogate will offer new forms of activities and support for those who would like more social contact and to expand their interests, including a digital programme. During the ongoing Covid restrictions, this will initially focus on providing members with telephone or video befriending by volunteers as well as digital support to help them get online and stay connected with their family, friends and local community.  They are also looking into building into their programme for Harrogate members the highly successful Music Therapy for dementia care, which is already provided for some of our MHA residents across the country.


The new scheme will be working in an innovative partnership with Wesley Centre in the heart of Harrogate to grow and enrich their existing social groups and provide additional digital activities and befriending for the congregations of Wesley Chapel and other churches across the Nidd Valley Methodist Circuit.

MHA Communities Harrogate manager Sue Oliver said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Wesley Centre to help more people make new friendships and reduce loneliness and social isolation.


MHA has been supporting older people in Harrogate since 1946 when it opened its second care home Berwick Grange and this was followed by the opening of Martin Grange retirement apartments in 2006.  The addition of a new MHA Community in Harrogate offers a complete and exciting service for people in later life in the local community, our residents in care and retirement living, as well as church members in the Nidd Valley Methodist Circuit, enabling them to keep active, engaged and enjoying social contact. 

We expect our membership across Harrogate and Knaresborough to grow quickly in the coming months, friendships to be forged and new activities to be decided on so that older people have something motivating to look forward to which enables them to live later life well.”

Reverend Ben Clowes, Superintendent Minister, Nidd Valley Circuit, added “I'm very pleased to see our strong connections with MHA developing through this partnership with the Wesley Centre. Working together, there is huge potential to expand what’s on offer and grow relationships with our older friends.”

For over 30 years, MHA has been running Communities (formerly Live at Home schemes) across the country, which have helped tackle loneliness and isolation for over 12,000 older people who live independently in their own home.  The local schemes offer a wide variety of services for their members ranging from exercise classes, craft activities, lunch clubs and men’s groups to support with shopping trips, days out, short holidays and befriending, depending on what members would like to do.

To find out about becoming a member or volunteering for MHA Communities Harrogate, please contact Sue Oliver at harrogate@mha.org.uk or on 07340 745140.

As the UK's largest charity care provider, MHA enables people to live later life well.

Through specialist care homes, thriving retirement living and vibrant community groups and befriending, MHA inspires the best care and wellbeing at every stage of later life.

With over 75 years’ experience MHA puts people at the heart of everything they do in all of their homes, schemes and community services across Britain.





A Request from Compassion UK to view Carols with Compassion please visit https://vimeo.com/user/4664793/folder/2943076 to download the full episode of Carols with Compassion. Also included in the playlist is the teaser trailer and 60 second promo. You can sponsor a child for £28 per month. Visit compassionuk.org/hope/NIDDVALLEY or text SPONSOR NIDDVALLEY to 88802 Texts cost your standard network text charge A confirmation will be sent by text with a link to complete your sponsorship. For more information about how we process your personal information, visit www.compassionuk.org/privacy.

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  All We Can Extraordinary Gifts  www.allwecan.org.uk/shop/ Help some of the world’s poorest communities by buying a gift from as little as £10..  For each gift you will receive a card to pass onto the recipient featuring a picture and explanation of how it can help to change lives.

The Harrogate District Foodbank is always looking for donations of food and other items.  Visit the website to find out how to help.

We rely heavily on donations to keep our services running. We are in particular need of regular funding from individuals and businesses to help us expand our day centre to offer wider health, wellbeing and skills training services.

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If anyone is feeling called to train to deliver safeguarding training, there is an online training session coming up, we would particularly welcome trainers who might be confident to deliver the sessions online as well as those who would like to do it offline, as the more trainers we have across the circuit the easier it is to share the load, and we are keen to make training as easily accessible to as many people as possible in many formats. (This course needs to be done before the course explaining the online delivery which will happen in the new year!) If so, please contact Juliana in the Circuit Office who will liaise with Katy (District Safeguarding officer)


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Telephone 01423 509917

Charity Registration No.  1134055


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