Five years ago, a group of people began outlining a simple but audacious plan which could change lives throughout the Harrogate district. This collection of clergy, leaders and volunteers, had noticed that Harrogate for all of its beauty and abundant spa water was dry of a fundamental need – community. Their desire to investigate and discover what was missing drove ‘Minding the Gaps’, a report looking at the unmet social needs of Harrogate. They knew that Harrogate’s reputation: a place of prosperity, where people thrive, was not matching the reality of many who crossed their paths.
This desire for community was the driving force behind the Harrogate Hub, which developed as a movement. It looked out, connecting and networking churches, organisations and businesses. By facilitating initiatives as one body, the community could benefit from the strength and resources of many. The Hub connects the dots across our community mobilising all those with willing and able hearts to work together.
WHERE we are going
That everyone in Harrogate will know the love of God and love of Community.
In other words, we are here to play our part in fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) by helping to release the potential of Christians in service and mission across town.
The Hub Network is a movement of churches in Harrogate which exists to support one another in equipping God’s people for mission.