St. Martin's Church,
Bowness-on-Windermere

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Our Mission:
As people at St. Martin's by God's grace we strive to live by his values, worship together, reveal the Good News, and see God's kingdom grow

Our Vision:
To see a thriving, growing Christian community


If you would like to support us financially in our mission and the upkeep of our ancient building (for which we receive no state funding), please use the JustGiving donate button below


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Daily Prayer provided by the official Church of England web site © The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2002-2004.

 

Prayer

From the Rector:
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I say Morning Prayer in church on most weekday mornings at 9.00 am (details on each week’s Keep in Touch sheet). You are very welcome to join me at church. If you can't join me in person, but would like to pray with the wider church, why not use the Church of England's daily prayer feed see below left." James Richards

Latest Updates & Announcements

Holy Week and Easter at St. Martin’s

Sunday 14th April – Palm Sunday
10.00 a.m. Palm Sunday service with Procession of Palms (in Church) and dramatised (multi-voice) reading of the Passion Gospel

15th-16th April – Monday and Tuesday in Holy Week
7.30 p.m. Holy Week Reflection and Night Prayer
An evening reflection for Holy Week followed by Night Prayer (Compline)

Wednesday 17th April
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion (Ord 1)
7.30 p.m. Holy Week Reflection and Night Prayer
An evening reflection for Holy Week followed by Night Prayer (Compline)

Thursday 18th April
7.30 p.m. Holy Communion for Maundy Thursday, Stripping of the Altars Vigil (for those who wish to remain) and at 9.00 p.m.Night Prayer

Friday 19th April
12 noon All Age Worship for Good Friday
A service for all ages to engage with the events of Good Friday
1.00 p.m. Reflection and Worship for Good Friday
Structured but informal reflective worship focussed on our Lord’s passion on the Cross. The church will remain open to visitors during this service. There will be natural break-points at each half hour for those who need to leave.

Sunday 21st April Easter Day
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion (Ord 1)
10.00 a.m. All Age Easter Communion
A joyful celebration of the resurrection for all ages, including renewal of baptismal vows and Holy Communion.

Lost Property Earlier in the year a visitor left a camera bag containing valuable equipment in the church. We had been expecting it to be claimed, but no-one has contacted us. We believe it may have been left by a Chinese or a Japanese visitor. If anyone can help us re-unite it with its owner, we will be grateful.

Sermons and Services **Updated 15/2/19** We are working on providing recordings of our Sunday worship. Some recent recordings can be found on our Sermons and Services page

Visiting St. Martin's

Once again our wonderful team of volunteer welcomers are on duty for our 'open' season. We aim to keep our church building open to visitors seven days a week between 10.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. from Sunday 1
st April to the end of September. You will be very welcome. (Please respect the communion service that takes place in the chapel on Wednesdays between 10.30 and 11.15 am). On Thursday mornings you are likely to meet our band of valued volunteer cleaners. (These times are subject to other services which may be held from time to time.)

St. Martin's is fortunate to have in its East Window what an expert has described as 'the finest collection of medieval glass in the North-West of England'. We also have a unique 'Arts and Crafts' inspired decorative scheme from the 1870 restoration by Henry Hughes of the renowned stained glass makers, Ward and Hughes of Frith Street, London. Henry Hughes also carried out a very sensitive restoration of the East Window. For more information follow the Our Building link on the left.

On your visit to the Lakes why not spend half an hour enjoying the peace and beauty of this ancient building as part of your visit to our community.

The churchyard is always open to visitors and includes the listed gravestone of Rasselas Belfield (at the east end of the church) which is one of English Heritage's Sites of Memory. Ironically a tombstone at the West end of the church commemorates John Bolton the owner of Storrs Hall and a local benefactor much of whose wealth was founded on the "triangular trade".

We are also on the Blackwell Arts & Crafts trail.

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