Holy Trinity Church Brathay


A warm welcome to 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 toilet facilities. 

Further services for Brathay and the Parish are as follows:

We have four services a month at Holy Trinity Brathay all commencing at 9.30am

1st Sunday BCP Holy Communion

2nd Sunday BCP Matins

3rd Sunday BCP Holy Communion

4th Sunday BCP Holy Communion

The Readings for May 2023 are:

 7th Acts 7 v 55 to end John 14 v 1 - 14

14th Acts 17 v 22 - 31 John 14 v 15 - 21

21st Acts 1 v 6 - 14 John 17 v 1 - 11

28th Acts 2 v 1 - 21 John 20 v 19 - 23


The pattern of services for churches in the community from January 2023 is as follows:


St Mary's Ambleside 11.00am Service

2nd Sunday Clergy led Holy Communion

1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays Service of the Word

Holy Trinity Langdale  -  2nd Sunday Holy Communion and 4th Sunday Service of the Word at 11am.

5th Sunday Zoom service with the Methodist church. 


  Please follow the link: Brathay Church Hall

If you have any enquiries regarding bookings at the Church Hall please go to the Church Hall web page for contact details.




 The Parish of Holy Trinity Brathay 

Calender of events:Brathay Church