Faith in Knaresborough

Knaresborough has a rich history when it comes to its spirituality dating back to our very own St. Robert (St Robert of Knaresborough) in the 11th Century. 

Faith is an important aspect of life for many Knaresborough residents; here are links to some of the more established local faith Communities.

St John’s and Holy Trinity

In the Anglican Ministry(CofE) Team, there are two Church of England churches in Knaresborough: St John’s which is the much photographed ancient parish church situated west of the town centre near the railway station, and Holy Trinity church with its iconic spire, just off Briggate.

For information on the many clubs, groups, schools and community initiatives they engage with please visit the website:

Gracious Street Methodist Church

There is always something going on at Gracious Street Methodist Church including toddler groups, family film night, Messy Church and Noah’s Ark Pre-school. They also have support groups, such as Lunch Link and Project Bob: Mental Health. At the centre of Gracious Street is a Cafe that works in partnership with Resurrected Bites and Henshaws. Gracious Street is a musical community that enjoys both traditional and vibrant songs. For more information please see the website and Facebook page.

01423 860166

Knaresborough United Reformed Church

Knaresborough United Reformed Church is a child friendly, community church in the centre of the market town of Knaresborough. They would love to see you there!

Park Grove Methodist Church

Park Grove Methodist Church   – A friendly family church in the Scriven area of the Knaresborough community. 

St Mary’s Knaresborough

St Mary’s Knaresborough is the town’s Roman Catholic Church, situated at Bond End on the main A59 on the edge of the town centre. If you would like to get in touch they would be pleased to hear from you.


Quakers in Knaresborough meet in the town and welcome people of all ages. If you are a newcomer, we would be happy to give you some brief information before you join us in the meeting room.

Knaresborough Meeting | Quakers in Britain

The Harrogate Islamic Association

The Harrogate Islamic Association aims to provide support and a social network for Muslims residing in the Harrogate district.  HIA host regular prayers in Knaresborough, please have a look at the HIA website for contact details.

Other major religions

Whilst other major religions are not represented as communities in Knaresborough, here are the nearest active communities:

The nearest Jewish community is the Harrogate Hebrew Congregation in Harrogate

The nearest Buddhist Temple is the Kadampa Meditation Centre in Leeds 

The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha is the nearest Hindu community to us in Knaresborough, also based in Leeds

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Leeds