|Steve Wild couldn't resist an opportunity in this magnificent pulpit|
The challenge is how to use this treasure in the heart of the town, to share Jesus with people who no longer know him. I was delighted to meet with a group to explore how their faith story might connect with people who will be drawn to this place through its history.
The inspiring story of this building and the people who built it and sustained it, is a story of faith and trust in Jesus. I was delighted to learn that Mary Bosanquet, one of the first women preachers, visited Harrogate in 1773, and preached at the White Hart.
|Judith Yeates has written a book on the history of Wesley Chapel|
Today, its location in the Civic area of the city, is both an opportunity and a challenge. The vast building is home to charities and organisations working with LGBT asylum seekers, street women, the unemployed and the abused.
|The café is run by No Going Back, a charity helping LGBT asylum seekers|
The future for Oxford Place is uncertain, and prayers are needed to discern the way forward. I thank God for the incredible efforts of Deacon Jenny Jones and Revd Peter Whittaker, to make this a resource for sharing faith with the community.
|Steve and I met with District leaders George Lovell, Richard Lowe, Rob Hilton, Lesley Taylor, Robert Creamer, Liz Smith, and David Quick|