The Rev Alison Micklem is our minister and she along with the 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 held quarterly.
Alison also has responsibility for St Columba's URC in York and we are fortunate to be able to call on a wide range of ministers who reside in the area to assist her in the leading of our worship each Sunday and their different styles are welcomed.
Stray View Coffee Shop has in the past raised considerable amounts for local and national charities as well as providing a crucially important interface with those who might be passing and want to call in for refreshments and a chat. Organisations supported include:-
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.