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The Minister and Elders 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 which is held quarterly.
Designated groups meet regularly in an informal setting, to offer all members and friends the opportunity to bring forward ideas and suggestions for the future of the Church,
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, sunny weather tables outside enable us to enjoy the beautiful gardens at the front more closely. On the first Thursday of the month the minister leads Prayers @ Noon which lasts for around 15 minutes.
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 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 (2005 - 2014). In 2015 the four planned for January to December are St Michaels'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. 2016 - Aqua Boxes, Just 'B', Jennyruth Workshops, Horizon Life Training