Sneak view inside Harrogate's stunning new-look iconic building

One of Harrogate's most iconic and towering buildings is launching a new era in spectacular fashion.

Tuesday, 3rd April 2018, 10:39 am
Updated Tuesday, 3rd April 2018, 10:41 am
Spectacular - Harrogate's new-look St Wilfrid's Church.
Spectacular - Harrogate's new-look St Wilfrid's Church.

The town’s only Grade 1 listed building - and one of the UK’s biggest churches - St Wilfrid’s stunning interiors on Duchy Road have been hampered by a lack of venue-style lighting for the regular events it holds.

And an absence of central heating hasn’t exactly helped concert-goers either.

But, in an exciting new development, this gem of a building designed by one of England’s greatest architects Temple Lushington Moore can now boast both facilities.

The results are truly spectacular.

First opened in 1904, the 38th largest parish church in the entire country has also gained a premises licences in order to launch this important Harrogate church as a venue for concerts, wedding receptions and charity events.

The new lighting is something that can be installed specifically for event, (ie it isn’t in situ).

This magnificent church is offering this as part of a hire package in partnership with independent Harrogate firm Allan Smyth Audio Visual Ltd.

Also on offer is catering and drinks packages in partnership with selected catering companies.

As part of the next stage in the historic church’s extensive restoration project o transform its facilities and safeguard its very future, it is currently in the process of drawing up plans for a new sound system in the church.

2018 will also see St Wilfrid’s fundraising for the restoration of the Darlington Panels and for repairs to the St Wilfrid Chapel.