New church in Harrogate

A NEW church committed to serving Harrogate and its residents has launched in the town.

The Hope church, founded by John and Kate Payne, has 50 regular members.

John said: “It’s our belief Harrogate needs more churches. Over the last 50 years the town has grown substantially and so the challenge for the church is to match this growth.

“We’re not here to step on other churches’ toes but we are here to join them in serving and engaging with Harrogate.”

For more information about the Hope church, visit