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

from the beginning of 2020 we are becoming a single benefice with St. Anne's Ings, St. Cuthbert's Kentmere, St. Mary's Windermere, Jesus Church Troutbeck & St. James' Staveley.

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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

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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.



From the Rector:
I am currently live-streaming Morning (9.00 am), Midday and Evening (5.30* pm) Prayer from Monday to Friday on our Facebook page using the format of the Church of England's daily prayer feed see below left (also available as an App)or for midday prayer using Prayer During the Day which is available in an App, or on this Church of England webpage."

James Richards

*NB changed time.

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Can you help us?

This year we have lost approximately one third of our income due to the absence of visitors and wedding bookings. Our costs have changed very little. Members of St. Martin's have made significant efforts to help overcome that shortfall, but we are still facing not being able to pay our bills in the coming year. Would you consider a donation to help us in our mission of sharing God's love and our responsibility for the costly upkeep of our building.


Click the 'Give a Little' button to donate   Click to donate via 'Give a little'

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Advent Sunday - 29th November at St. Martin's
This Sunday public worship will take place online with all the six parishes in our prospective benefice. The service will be streamed at 11.00 am on our public Facebook page. This  can be viewed from any browser without being signed up to Facebook by clicking this Facebook page link. Or you can view its timeline (including live streams) below. (To hear sound on live streams don't forget to click the speaker symbol at the bottom right of the video picture to unmute the sound.) If you wish to follow the service on Zoom, please email the Rector, or the Revd Canon Shanthi Thompson for the meeting details. A PDF order of service to help you take part can be downloaded here.

                            Contact phone number for Daily Hope
Private Prayer
St. Martin's is now open for private prayer most weekdays between 9.45 and 12.30. If you are making a special trip to come and pray, please phone the office on 015394 44176 (between 9.30 am and 1.00 pm) to check that the church will be open.

Annual Church Meeting
Our Annual Meeting for the year ended 31st December, 2019 took place on Sunday 18th October. A full set of papers is available at this link.

If you have immediate queries please email me at or telephone 015394 44176 (church office) or 015394 43063 (Rectory) - messages can be left at either number.

Information from the Church of England
and from Carlisle Diocese

For local information you could consider asking to join the Windermere and Bowness Town Council Facebook Group or see South Lakeland District Council's Corona virus support page

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