The clergy team are here for you if you would like to talk to someone in confidence. However, you may want to talk to someone other than a member of the clergy team. The Samaritans is a non-religious organisation, despite the connection with the parable that Jesus told about 'The Good Samaritan' (Luke 10:25-37). The Knaresborough Anglican Team fully support the outstanding work that this organisation offers and would ask you to pray for the volunteers and the work that they do.

You can talk to the Samaritans any time day or night.

Phone: (01423) 525352 or the national phone number is (08457) 90 90 90

Common reasons to call Samaritans are:

  • Relationship and family problems
  • Loss, including loss of a job, a friend or a family member through bereavement
  • Financial worries
  • Job-related stress or overwork
  • College or study related stress
  • Body image issues

Volunteers offer support by responding to phone calls, e-mails and letters. Alternatively, you can often drop into a branch to have a face to face meeting. Your local Samaritans can be found at:

5 Mount Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Phone: (01423) 525352 or the national phone number is (08457) 90 90 90

Facilities for visitors with disabilities: Wheelchair accessible

Usual hours open to receive callers: 8am - 10pm

"There's very few places you can go to in the world where you can pick up a telephone and another human being, no matter why they're doing it, will listen to you unconditionally. If you want to pour out in a phonecall, they will listen for hours, for as long as you need them to."

Samaritans caller