St. Martin's Church,


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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

Daily Prayer

Common Worship














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

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All of us at St Martin’s Church, Bowness on Windermere wish you a Joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

You are warmly welcome to our

Sunday, 17 December
     6.00 p.m. Carols and Candlelight

Christmas Eve - Sunday, 24 December
as well as our usual Sunday communion services at 8.00 a.m and 10.00 a.m look out for:

      3.30 p.m. Christingle Service for all the family
    11.30 p.m. Midnight Communion – the First Eucharist of Christmas

Christmas Day – Monday, 25 December
    10.00 a.m. All Age Christmas Communion Service


From the Rector:
I say Morning Prayer in church on most weekday mornings at 9.15 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

Retirement of the Bishop of Penrith
The Diocese of Carlisle has announced the retirement of Bishop Rob Freeman, the Bishop of Penrith at Easter next year. A farewell service will be held on 14th March, 2018 at 7.00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Kendal. For more information pleas. see the full News Release.

Sermons and Services
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

During the out of season months, when the Church Office is open, the church can usually be visited on weekday mornings between 9.30 a.m. and about 1.00 p.m. (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 our 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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