Saturday 23rd April, 9.30 - 4.30, Harrogate International Centre

Events coming up...

posted 31 Jan 2015, 09:17 by Vicar Dore

Mark Russell at joint Service

posted 28 Apr 2014, 04:34 by Vicar Dore   [ updated 28 Apr 2014, 22:19 by Dore Church ]

On 13th April, Palm Sunday, the Churches in the S17 postcode area met together at King Ecgbert's School for joint worship.  We were pleased to welcome Mark Russell (CEO of Church Army) to reflect on Palm Sunday.  He was challenging and dynamic!  You can listen again to his talk, which we were able to record.

Mark Russell Talk

Lent Boxes!

posted 3 Mar 2014, 11:46 by Vicar Dore

Lent Boxes 2014, how to use in 3 easy steps:

1. Pick one up from the back of church
2. Put money in it
3. Bring it back on Easter Sunday
Simples! Part 2 suggestions - half of your pocket money; 10% of your shopping bill; walk rather than drive and put your fuel cost savings in the box; give up TV for Lent & put one month of TV License in the box....

Other ideas...?

Building Project

posted 2 Mar 2014, 07:17 by Vicar Dore   [ updated 3 Apr 2014, 14:48 ]

Building Project at Christ Church Dore

In February this year, the PCC and I announced that a development project was to go ahead.  Since then there has been necessary preparation and further planning behind the scenes. PCC took the view that we should explain the decision taken and the process we intend to adopt over the next few months.


Having spread the ideas net widely, and over many years of discussions, through 2012 and 2013, members of the church family looked at details of 2 plans: ‘option 4a’ and simple refurbishment. When the Building Development Group met in December 2013 it was clear that neither option really addressed the current legal requirements of public buildings, (Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Equalities Act 2010) and the Church of England Guidelines written in response to these Acts. Taking account of these, a discussion took place which led to a modification of our original ‘4a’ plan. The Group also referred to feedback from the church family about the options and our Purposes Statement. At the conclusion of this meeting there was a feeling that in addition to complying with current Law, the modified proposal would reflect our theology of equality and human value and give us greater flexibility of space. The PCC, with a clear majority, agreed with the Building Development Group at a prayerful meeting of 6th February 2014, and formally voted through a Development Plan which will be taken ahead to the Diocesan Advisory Committee. 


In brief summary the PCC approved Plan is a modification of ‘4a,’: there is no balcony, the nave floor will be on one level, all of the furniture will be replaced with flexible seating, the entrance will be lighter and more welcoming, the meeting room and toilets will be improved.  Sound, light and heating will all be enhanced.  The Plan keeps the digital organ we have bought, releasing the pipe organ for possible use by another church. The detail of this will be seen in church once the full drawings, and the walk-through computer presentation, have been produced by our architect.


PCC are forming four subgroups of the new Building Development Group:

  • Building design group led by Richard Knights
  • Fundraising led by Paul Archer
  • Communication and publicity led by Anita Campbell
  • Green issues/use of renewable energy options led by Jackie Butcher


If you have an interest or specific expertise in any of these areas, the convenor of that group would like to hear from you.


The PCC and I are very pleased and excited by the opportunity to develop the building in response to the needs of our church family and our community, and future generations, in a way that is inclusive of all God’s people.



Katie Tupling, Vicar

31 March 2014


New Parish Office

posted 3 Feb 2014, 13:14 by Vicar Dore

Sarah cutting the ribbon on the new Parish Office

On Sunday 2nd February we officially opened the new Parish Office on Townhead Road, a purpose built space for Sarah, our Administrator,  to work in.  Bubbly (well, Schloer! ), chocolates and sunshine added to the occasion as Sarah cut the ribbon, and we got a 'guided tour' of the Office.  Big thanks to Sarah for surviving the winter in the portacabin,  and Peter B who project managed the build. 

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