Founded in 642AD by St Oswald

Final resting place of the poet William Wordsworth

In the heart of the Lake District

St Oswald’s Church warmly welcomes you

Situated by the banks of the River Rothay in the centre of Grasmere village, St Oswald’s is a historic place of worship, much loved by local people and over 100,000 visitors each year. Its services are attended by a faithful, local congregation as well as many who come to stay in Grasmere. St Oswald’s has a fine musical reputation and is home to the annual Grasmere Rushbearing.

News and Events

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Sunday 3rd April at 12.15pm in the Church. Do come along and hear about all that has been going on in the life of our Parish Church during the past year and of our plans for the future. Copies of the Minutes of last year’s meeting, the Reports and Agenda will be available in Church on the preceding Sunday.

This will take place during February. If you would like to add your name to our Church Electoral Roll, please complete one of the forms available at Church.

November 2021 update. With the recent heavy rainfall, drying out is taking longer than expected. To avoid saturation during the gales and the risk of frost damage, it has been decided to leave the scaffolding with its protective sheeting in place during the worst of the winter weather. ++

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