Welcome to North Ullswater Churches

Services in the benefice on December 9th

  • 10:00am Morning prayer at St Michael's, Barton
  • 10:30am Holy Communion at All Saints, Watermillock

Christmas services in the benefice

Please join us at any of the Christmas events listed

Tuesday, December 18

  • Carol singing in Tirril Village Hall, 7:00pm

Sunday, December 23

  • Carol service at All Saints, Watermillock, 2:00pm
  • Carol service at St Peter's, Martindale, 5:00pm

Monday, December 24

  • Crib service at St Michael's, Barton, 3:00pm
  • Communion service at St Michael's, Barton, 5:30pm

Tuesday, December 25

  • Church4All service at St Paul's, Pooley Bridge, 10:00am
  • Communion by extension at St Peter's, Martindale, 11:15am

Sunday, December 30

  • Communion at All Saints, Watermillock, 10:30am
  • Carols, Christingles and Cakes at St Paul's, Pooley Bridge, 3:30pm

Please use the contact page if you would like more information

Christmas coffee morning

Thanks to all who helped with or attended our 1st December coffee morning. Total raised has exceeded £700.

Vicar's retirement peregrination

September 30th, Rev David Wood's last services in the benefice. A super day for Rev Wood and various others to walk to each of the 5 churches starting at 9am in Watermillock and ending up with a Harvest Evensong in Martindale. After the evensong everyone returned to the Parkin Hall in Pooley Bridge for a supper celebrating harvest as well as David's retirement after 13 years in the parishes.

Setting off from All Saints, Watermillock 

Retirement gift - a painting of the 5 churches done by local artist S Vind

Retirement gift - painted by S Vind

St Michael's Barton - Re-pointing work and new website

If you have passed St Michael's recently you will have noticed the scaffolding. The amazing new website explains what is going on : https://barton-church-ullswater.uk/

St Paul's Pooley Bridge - Celebrating 150 years

Thank you to everyone who attended and / or helped with the various events held in July to mark the 150th anniversary of St Paul's Church in Pooley Bridge; keep praying that the church can play a useful and active role in the community for another 150 years!

St Paul's 150th Anniversary


Uganda fundraiser

Flyer about Uganda supper

Church4All August 26

Wrapped up - Why?

St Paul's Anniversary

Confirmed and Clergy

July 29 - Celebration Service; confirmation

More pictures



St Michael, Barton

St Peter, Martindale

St Martin, Martindale

St Paul, Pooley Bridge

All Saints, Watermillock

Our Parishes ...

.. the four parishes of Barton, Pooley Bridge, Martindale and Watermillock lie South-West of Penrith within easy reach of the M6 and A66 at Junction 40 as well as the West Coast main line and are grouped around the northern end of Ullswater.

We welcome ...

... everyone; special provision is made for children and young people within our monthly cycle of services and we particularly invite visitors to the area to come and join us during their holiday time in Cumbria.

We want ...

... to grow as the Lord’s people in this place, recognizing the privileges and responsibilities we have in Jesus the Messiah. We are working to recognize God’s gifts in one another and to utilize and develop these gifts. We believe  that by His grace, God has called us to be part of the ‘new heaven, new earth’ plan that he has for his creation and we try to work out our part in that project.

Map of Churches around Ullswater