ST JAMES COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE.
In 1883 Mr Frederick Hartop Holt honorary assistant curate in All Saints’ Church, had the idea of a local mission hall, and personally set about purchasing land and commissioning the work. Thus when the building opened for worship on St James’ Day 1885, it was not as St James’ Parish Church, but as a mission chapel to All Saints’ Church.
St James’ continues to build on its roots as a mission church. Much of our recent activity has been aiming at closer links with the local community through the provision of an Arts Centre and café created 2004 – by major refurbishment of the church Undercroft and next door Parish Hall.
SAMYE DZONG MEDITATION CENTRE
In June 2013 Scarborough Borough Council voted to transfer the beautiful, historic building Londesborough Lodge to our charity, Rokpa Trust, as a Community Asset Transfer.
We are now focused on the regeneration of this site, restoring it to its original splendour and cultural significance, and opening it as a centre for the health and wellbeing of the community.