Alpha is a relaxed and informal course over 10 weeks with time for food, discussion and debate about the big issues in life. It is for anyone who is curious about the Christian faith, who has difficulties with the faith or who just wants to be challenged about what life is all about. Courses are held periodically here at Mowbray Community Church.
Course leader – Pete Ingham
You can find more details about the Alpha programme nationally on the Alpha Harrogate website: http://alphaharrogate.org
To enquire about a course or to join the next one please use the contact form
CAP Debt Counselling
Christians Against Poverty is a national charity to help people in debt crisis. They provide poverty relief through debt counselling, advice and practical help.
To see stories of people becoming debt-free and how CAP can help you go to https://capuk.org
Mowbray Community Church is the CAP debt centre for the Harrogate district.
Debt centre manager – Ruth Nabi
Please ring 0800 328 0006 to book an appointment
Emmaus House (Pilgrims’ Friend Society)
Emmaus House in Harrogate is a care home which was establised by members of Mowbray Communnity Church more than 25 years ago.
Now in the Pilgrims’ Friend Society family, it provides Christian care for the elderly who require support in day-to-day living. Volunteers can go in and do activities with residents such as reading, singing and befriending.
For more information visit www.pilgrimsfriend.org.uk
Harrogate district Foodbank is an interchurch resource in conjunction with the Trussell Trust.
The Foodbank provides three days’ emergency food for people experiencing crisis.
It is open here at Mowbray Community Church on Tuesdays and Fridays 10:30am–12:30pm. Access is through the car park to the side door where there is an intercom buzzer.
Clients need to obtain a voucher from Professional Agencies in order to receive food.
For more information go to http://harrogatedistrict.foodbank.org.uk/
Horizon Life Training
Horizon Life Training, Killinghall, is linked to Mowbray Community Church and exists to enable men who have come through rehabilitation from addiction. The centre enables the residents to achieve valuable work experience and qualifications so they can be restored back into the community with employable skills.
For more information go to www.horizonlifetraining.org.uk
Signed services for deaf people
Mowbray Community Church believes in strengthening and encouraging the participation of deaf people in the life and witness of the church community. We are fortunate enough to have BSL trained members of our church family.
Deaf people come and enjoy a lunch at 1pm every 2nd Sunday of the month in the Side Hall followed by a church service from 2–3pm.
This ministry is led by Sue Oliver
The Warehouse redistributes donated houshold items and clothing to those in serious need locally and in Eastern Europe. Several shipments a year are sent to refuges and orphanages in Hungary.The recipients are generally the homeless, those escaping domestic abuse or in a housing crisis.
We accept donations of furniture, clothing, shoes, household items, sporting gear, medical items, toys and scrap metal. Anything other than knick-knacks can be used or recycled to help someone.
Anyone can donate items to the Warehouse on open days on the last Saturday of each month from 10am-4pm. If it is too big please use the contact form to let us know and we will gladly collect it. You could also volunteer to help sort goods at the warehouse, all help is greatly appreciated.
This outreach is led by Brian Anderson
Harrogate Women’s Project
Mowbray Community Church partners with the local community to provide a fun, safe and life-enhancing women’s drop-in centre, run by women for women. Talks, crafts, advice and friendship. No need to book – just turn up on the day and join in!
Thursdays 10:00am–12:00 noon in the Side Hall at Mowbray Community Church.
The drop-in is led by Kate Green