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

May 2022 update. The scaffolding surrounding the church tower is due to be dismantled imminently. Now that the risk of frost has passed the contractors are carrying out some final repairs while high-level access is available before the scaffold is removed. The repaired lime render and limewash will have the full summer to cure, ensuring that by the time winter is upon us, the coating will be sound and able to withstand the winter. ++

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