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 December 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 December, First Sunday of Advent

There will be no Service at Brathay

Members of our choir will be singing in the community choir at Hawkshead Parish Church at the 11.00am. Service.  All are most welcome

Sunday 8 December, Second Sunday of Advent

Romans 15 v 4 - 13                 Matthew 3 v 1 - 12

Sunday 15 December, Third Sunday of Advent

James 5 v 7 - 10                     Matthew 11 v 2 - 11

Friday 20 December

Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols at 6.30pm

Sunday 22 December, Fourth Sunday of Advent

Romans 1 v 1 - 7                     Matthew 1 v 18 - 25

Wednesday 25 December, Christmas Day          

Titus 3: v 4 - 7                         Luke 2: v 8 - 20

Sunday 29 December First Sunday of Christmas

There will be no Service at Brathay




Holy Trinity Church Brathay

Friday 20th December 2019 at 6.30pm

You are warmly invited to join us for  

Traditional Readings and Carols

For the coming of the Christ Child

Followed by light refreshments in Brathay 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