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 statement is released on behalf of the Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev James Newcome, following the announcement of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

With the easing of restrictions we plan to re-open for worship on Sunday 18th April.

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