Window detail at Thornthwaite Church copyright Michael Turner

Places of worship around Derwentwater

Whatever your denomination, there are many places to worship around Derwentwater.

Church of England

St. John's Church, St. John's Street, Keswick

  • Vicar: Canon Stephen Pye.
  • Phone: 017687 72130.
  • Sunday services: 8am Eucharist, 10am Sung Eucharist, 6pm Sung Evensong (first Sunday in the month).
  • Weekday services, Thursday 10.45am Eucharist in Church.

Crosthwaite Parish Church off High Hill and Crosthwaite Parish Rooms, Main Street

  • Vicar: Rev. S. Penny.
  • Phone: 017687 72509.
  • Parish Office: open Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
  • Phone: 017687 71187.
  • Sunday service: 8am Holy Communion (second and fifth Sunday), 10.15am Morning Service (Holy Communion on third Sunday), 6pm Evening Service.


St. John's

  • Sunday services: first, second and fourth in month: 11am Communion, third in month 11am Morning Prayer, fifth in month.
  • Rev. Ian Wright.
  • Phone: 017687 76198
  • The Binsey Team Ministry (opens in new window).

St. Bega's

  • Sunday services, first in month 5.30pm, Communion 3pm in winter.
  • Rev. Ian Wright.
  • Phone: 017687 76198
  • The Binsey Team Ministry (opens in new window).


  • St. Andrew's and Grange-in-Borrowdale.
  • Vicar: Rev. Peter Vivash, phone: 017687 78243.
  • Assistant Priest Rev Carol Ford, phone: 017687 77238.
  • Sunday services, please telephone for details.

Braithwaite, Thornthwaite and Newlands

  • Braithwaite St. Herbert's, Thornthwaite St. Mary's and Newlands Church
  • Vicar: Rev. Peter Vivash.
  • Phone: 017687 78243
  • Sunday services. Please telephone for details.


  • Vicar: Rev. M. Jenkinson.
  • Phone: 01900 85237
  • Sunday services. Please telephone for details.


  • St. Mary's, Threlkeld.
  • Vicar: Rev. Bryan Rothwell.
  • Phone: 017687 79714.
  • Sunday services: first, third and fifth in month 9.30am Holy Communion, second in month 9.30am Family Service, fourth in month 9.30am United Service with Methodist Church.

St. John's-in-the-Vale

  • Sunday services, first, third and fifth in month 11am Family Service, second and fourth in month 11am Holy Communion.


  • Vicar: Rev. Bryan Rothwell.
  • Phone: 017687 79714
  • Sunday service, last Sunday in month (May to September) 3pm Evening Prayer.

Catholic Churches

Keswick - Our Lady of the Lake and St. Charles, High Hill

  • Priest: Father Peter Sharrock.
  • Phone: 017687 72928.
  • Sunday: 9am.
  • Monday to Friday: 9.30am Daily Mass or as announced.
  • Saturday: 5pm vigil for Sunday.

Methodist Churches

Keswick, Southey Street

  • Sunday service:10.45am .
  • Contact Derek Cook.
  • Phone: 017687 78235.


  • Sunday service 11am, second and fourth Sundays.


  • Sunday service 11am.
  • Phone: 017687 72037.

Congregational Church

  • Lake Road, Keswick
  • Preacher: A Wheeler
  • Phone: 017687 75213 or 017687 71452.
  • Sunday service: 10.30am and 4pm
  • Thursday Bible Study: 7.30pm.

King's Church

Rawnsley Hall, Main Street, Keswick 

  • King's Church Keswick (opens in new window).
  • Leader: Angus Wightman.
  • Phone: 017687 75788
  • Sunday service, 10.30am.


  • King's Church Cockermouth (opens in new window).
  • Cockermouth School, Castlegate Drive.
  • Leader: Jonathan Hayward.
  • Phone: 01900 821 100.
  • Sunday service, 10:30am

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

  • Greta Grove, Keswick.
  • Warden: Mr M Evans.
  • Phone: 017687 71261
  • Sunday service, 10.30am and Wednesday service 12.30pm.

Gospel Meeting Hall

  • St John's Street, Keswick (Opposite Cinema).
  • Sunday services: 10.30 am Breaking of Bread, 11.45am Gospel Meeting.
  • Thursday: 7.30 pm Prayer and Bible Study.

The Orthodox Church

  • (Ecumenical Patriarchate) – Community of St Bega, St. Mungo and St. Herbert.
  • Services are held in Keswick - Ring for venue and details of services: 017687 71230.


  • Evangelical Church Broughton.
  • Pastor: AB Aubrey, phone: 01900 825265.
  • Contact: Gordon Taylor, phone: 01900 823374.
  • Sunday service, 11am and 6pm, Tuesday 8pm Prayer Meeting and Bible Study.

Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall

  • Peckelwell Lane, Maryport
  • Contact Mr D Williams.
  • Phone: 01900 823 682
  • Sunday service: 10am
  • Thursday: 7.15pm Bible study

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