We are a welcoming church of all ages and backgrounds - a place of faith, hope, and love.
We are part of the Church of England.
If you have any questions or would like more information about St Luke’s then please get in touch.
“The whole point of the church is to create space in which people can find that they have been found by God”.
Nick Baines (Bishop of Leeds)
We want St Luke’s to be a place where you can come as you are - where you can feel at home, and where no questions are stupid, or too big or too small.
Our aim is to be a Community with Spirit seeking to grow in faith, hope, and love.
Whether you are full of these or lack any of them – you are welcome.
‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens,
and I will give you rest’.
Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever you are, there is good news for you – you are loved by God.
what to expect
Walking into a church for the first time can be scary, but you really need not worry - there will be nothing weird or unexpected asked of you!
We love having new people join us - you can sit wherever you like, and feel free to join in with as much or as little as you wish. There is no expectation that you should know any of the words, or songs, just come as you are. You'll be able to follow the service on a service sheet or with the words projected on the screens.
Quotes from people about St Luke’s:
'St Luke's for me is a little gem hidden in the heart of Harrogate. It is a warm and welcoming place where people from all walks of life come together as a family in fellowship.'
I'd describe St Luke's as very welcoming, and not what I expected on my first visit. Friendly and relaxed, and brilliant for our children.'
'I really enjoy the informality of St Luke’s – we all come just as we are, to gather together to enjoy the company of one another and worship God. I always leave with a sense of family, that we’re all children of God. That’s partly because our age range is so wide – from 0 to 80+. We have all kinds of worship, from quiet and contemplative to all age events with toddlers rushing round – I enjoy it all and love the sense of everyone joined in praising God.'
'We decided to try St Luke's church around 2 years ago when our little one was born. Church had been something I attended as a child and I had enjoyed the clubs and feeling part of a bigger group of genuinely lovely people and wanted to try it again as an adult and it has been an absolute pleasure.
We were initially anxious and thought we wouldn't know what to do but everyone was so friendly and we realised there wasn't anything to do, we can just sit or join in a bit more. The kids LOVE it and feel comfortable there and I don't worry about them being 'kids'- no one expects them to be silent and they like having a biscuit at end while we have a coffee!
We go when we can as family and enjoy having some time out to think about what's really important in life, I'd recommend giving it a try to see how you feel'
St John's Church
We're proud to be in partnership with St John's Church, sharing and doing much together, and serving our community as a joint parish.
We'd really encourage you to visit both churches, to see which one feels like the right fit for you. Both churches have their own special atmosphere and ethos, and it just really depends on where you feel most at home. Some members of our congregation love to alternate between the two churches, appreciating the diversity of worship styles and traditions, while others have a special affinity to one of the churches in particular, and rarely go to the other.
The main thing to know is that you are very much welcome at both churches, and that St John's and St Luke's together are here for you.