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
BCP Service of Holy Communion 1662 (1st Sunday Matins)
Notice Sheet for November 2016
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 February
Sunday 5 February - Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
1 Corinthians 2 v1 - 12 [13 - end] Matthew 5 v13 - 20
Sunday 12 February - Third Sunday before Lent
1 Corinthians 3 v1 - 9 Matthew 5 v21 - 37
Sunday 19 February - Second Sunday before Lent
Romans 8 v18 - 25 Matthew 6 v25 - end
Sunday 26 February - First Sunday before Lent
2 Peter 1 v16 - end Matthew 17 v1 - 9
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 they are available.
Sheila Ogden Tel. 015394 32341 or Alan Cookson Tel. 07751 191628
BRATHAY CHURCH HALL
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.
PARISH PRAYER MEETING
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 23rd February 2017 in Brathay Church Hall or 12.30 to include a light lunch.
The duration of the films is approx 2 hours
As places are limited early booking is advisable.
Please notify Dave Smith if you wish to attend and whether or not you will require lunch. Tel. 015394 33800
Food Bank There is a collection point in the Church Hall and donations of non-perishable tinned and dried goods are gratefully received.
Skelwith and District Community Centre
Social Events for 2017
Calender of events: Brathay Church