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

The following announcement was posted on the Church of England website on 24/03/2020

All churches are closed to limit the effects of the coronavirus. More..

Sunday 28th March 2020

Dear Friends,

The Peace of the Lord be with you…. Greetings from Margaret and me.

Special Greetings to John and Sonia Rickman on their recent 55th Wedding Anniversary!

I do hope this finds you all in good form. I’m hearing so many good things about the way people are keeping in touch and looking after one another. The resilience and good humour throughout the community is very heartening. As of yesterday, the Archbishops instructed the clergy to remain at home, in line with the Government’s guidance. Extraordinary times indeed!

Worship and Prayer

You will be very much aware by now that Worship in Church has been suspended. This is a cause of much sorrow; but nonetheless, there are significant blessings too. More…

St. Oswald’s Flower Festival, August 1st – 5th.

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