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 Flower Festival, due to have been held August 1st – 5th, has been cancelled.

Think when we’re finally allowed to leave our enforced isolation – Easter is a day of being un-tombed…  A Day of Resurrection! ….

After much discussion and deliberation, we have come to the decision to postpone Rushbearing.

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