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 September 2019

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.


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 wardens who will be happy to show you around if available. 



Sunday 1 September            The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

Hebrews 13  1 v 8, 15 -16      Luke 14 v 1, 7 – 14

Sunday 8 September            The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Philemon v 1 - 21                    Luke 14 v 25 - 33

Sunday 15 September          The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

1 Timothy 1 v 12 - 17              Luke 15 v 1 – 10

Sunday 22 September          The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

1 Timothy 1 v 1 - 7                  Luke 16 v 1 – 13

Sunday 29 September          No Service at Holy Trinity

Methodist style joint service at St Mary’s Ambleside

1 Timothy 6: v 6-19                 Luke 16: v 19-31


Sunday 13th October 2019 3.30pm


Followed by Harvest Supper in the Church Hall.

Please sign up on the list in the church hall.



You are most welcome to join us for any of the commumity events taking place. 

Please follow the link: Brathay Church Hall


The Parish of Holy Trinity Brathay 

Calender of events:Brathay Church