Holy Trinity Church Brathay


Because of rugged and limited area at the top of the hill, the church had to be orientated North/South instead of the customary East/West but the churchyard burials are correctly orientated. On October 1st 1836 the church was consecrated by the Bishop of Chester.

Early in 1883 the popular wedding hymn ‘O perfect love’ was sung here for the first time – using the music from ‘Strength and Stay’. The words were changed by Dorothy F Gurney on the occasion of the marriage of her sister.

If you relish the Book of Common Prayer, thought provoking preaching and marvellous woodland surroundings then this is the church for you! A friendly rural church where you will be made most welcome

Ample parking and accessible toilet facilities 

Sunday Services

Sundays at 9.30am

Holy Communion1662 Book of Common Prayer

1st Sunday Matins

5th Sunday  No service at Holy Trinity.  (When there are five Sundays in the month a United Anglican / Baptist  / Methodist service is held at 11.00am in the Parish Church of St Mary’s, Ambleside)

Notice Sheet for November 2017

A warm welcome to

Holy Trinity Brathay

and Brathay Church Hall

Welcome to our church this morning.  We pray that you will meet with God through the worship. 

Please join us for refreshments after the service in the Church Hall.

Readings for November

Readings for November

Sunday 5th November   Revelations 7 v 9 – end     Matthew 5 v 1 – 12


Sunday 12th November 1 Thessalonians 4 v13 – end Matthew 25 v 1–13

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 19th November 1 Thessalonians 5 v 1 - 11  Matthew 25 v 14 – 30

Sunday 26th November  Ephesians 1 v 15 - end  Matthew 25 v 31 - end

The Church is open on Sunday morning from 9.00am for the 9.30am Service and afterwards until around 11.30am.

The Church will also be open on Thursday mornings from 10.00 until noon for anyone wishing to have a look around at this time. 

Please call in at the Church Hall to enquire

Outside these times please ring the church warden who will be happy to show you around if available. 

Alan Cookson Tel. 07751 191628


You are most welcome to join us for any of the following:

Every Thursday Morning 10.00am until noon

Coffee and Scones and a chance to chat and catch up with locals and visitors alike.


Please note new day and time.  This will now take place on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 12.15pm to 12.45pm.


The next film will be at 1.00pm on Thursday 23 November 2017

Food Bank There is a collection point in the Church Hall and donations of non-perishable tinned and dried goods are gratefully received.


Everyone welcome

The Parish of Holy Trinity Brathay 


Future Events at Brathay for 2017

Thursday 1st June 2017 at 6.00pm

Blessing of the Lambs at Skelwith Fold Farm

Nick Hallam and Paul Gregson

Sunday 11th June 2017 at 6.30pm

Trinity Sunday Patronal Service

Light refreshments in the church hall

Saturday 15 July 2017 at 7.30pm

Martin Roscoe Piano Recital - admission by ticket only

(arranged by Brathay, Colton, Rusland and Satterthwaite churches)

Thursday 3rd August 2017 at 5.00pm 

Churches Together ‘Songs of Praise’ at Skelwith Fold Caravan Site

Saturday 26 August 2017 at 3.30pm

BBQ in support of Mission Partner Shirley Heywood’s work in Nepal

Sunday 8th October 2017 at 3.30pm

Harvest Festival Evensong followed by Harvest Supper in the church hall

Sunday 12th November 2017 at 9.30am

Remembrance Day Service

Friday 15th December 2017 at 6.30pm

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols followed by refreshments in the Church Hall

Skelwith and District Community Centre

Social Events for 2017

Please speak to Janet or Tricia for further information

27th May – Brathay Church Coffee morning

17th June - Summer Social inc. licensed bar

5th August - BBQ inc. licensed bar

24th August - Craft Day



Calender of events:Brathay Church