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During Covid, church leaders joined together to find a way of filling local streets with Jesus’ light in what was a naturally dark but also isolating time. Ovver 150 people across the town registered to decorate a windows in their home, church or office and to include the words from John 1:5. For a period of two weeks, each evening, contributors switched on their lights to create a trail of light across the town.

All houses or buildings taking part were plotted onto various trails and maps, and posted on our website and other social media platforms so that anyone could access and enjoy spotting the varied and unique windows.

In the second year, we added the element of encouraging people to pray for their street. By providing editable prayer cards to send to neighbours.

the light shines trail harrogate
Shine your light the Harrogate Hub
the harrogate hub lights shines window trail

It’s with special thanks to St Thomas Crookes for the sharing of their ‘Streets of Light’ project an inspirational idea running since 2017. Thank you for the opportunity to be united in mission across our nation.

We would also like to thank Oatlands Community group who thought of a window trail long before we did. Thank you for your encouragement and advice.