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

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About this site

Welcome to this 'plain vanilla' website for St. Martin's Church, Bowness-on-Windermere. We hope it will meet your needs for information about the church.


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

Farewell to Chris and Pauline
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On Sunday 10th May we said farewell to the Revd Chris and Pauline Jones. Chris has been our curate for the last four years and we wish him well as he moves to become Rector of Newchurch Culcheth and Christ Church Croft in Cheshire, about six miles north east of Warrington and in Liverpool Diocese. Chris is due to be licensed to his new ministry on 16th June.

Music at St. Martin’s
On Friday 4th September at 7.00 p.m. we are once again staging a sing-along concert of “Songs from the Shows” which has always proved to be a lively and enjoyable evening.

Saturday 12th September at 7.30 p.m. We are looking forward to welcoming the Canton RFC Male Voice Choir for a wonderful musical evening.

Please enquire at the Church Office for further information about either of these concerts.

Church Opening
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 6th April to the end of September. You will be very welcome. See more below about visiting St. Martin's

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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