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

Following the 2021 re-work the scaffolding has now been removed, having remained in place over the winter to afford protection from frost. The contractors are now carrying out final remedial work and tidying up the site to leave it in good condition.  Chloe Granger  Crosby Granger Architects

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