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 January/February 2018

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 January

Sunday 28th January 2018 Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Septuagesima

                 Revelation 12 v 1 – 5a            Mark 1 v 21 - 28



Sunday 4th February 2018        Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Colossians 1: v 15-20            John 1: v 1-14

 Sunday 11th February 2018      Last Sunday after the Epiphany

                2 Corinthians 4: v 3-6            Mark 9: v 2-9

 Wednesday 14th February             Ash Wednesday

 Sunday 18th February 2018           First Sunday in Lent

                1 Peter 3: v 18-22                Mark 1: v 9-15

 Sunday 25th February 2018           Second Sunday in Lent

 Romans 4: v 13-25              Mark 8: v 31-38

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 22 February 2018

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 2018

Sunday 11th February 2018

Lois Sparling from Manna House, Kendal will be attending the church service today

and will speak to us about the work of Manna House and the night shelter

who we support through our mission giving.


Friday 9th March 2018

You are all warmly invited you to join us for a

Community Coffee Morning

in Brathay Church Hall from 10.00am until 12 noon as part of the

Central Lakes Mission Community Moving Mountains Mission events

Twice in two days – you are being spoiled!

Calender of events:Brathay Church