Welcome to Ullswater Churches


We continue to work at keeping services Covid-safe and according to the latest national guidelines. If you are getting frustrated, need a chat or a little practical help as we keep working through the pandemic click here to get in touch.

Next Sunday - January 30

Holy Communion - 10:00am - St Paul's, Pooley Bridge Communion service with Rev David Wood as preacher and celebrant. Visitors welcome as usual.

Bible study

Our Bible study group is starting a new series this Wednesday evening from the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity called Fruitfulness on the Frontline. The format is : chat, watch video talk, discuss the questions, pray. It lasts a little over an hour. Everyone is welcome even if you have not joined us previously.

There are online and broadcast service options listed below - scroll down to see them. Stay safe and keep praying!

Please make use of the contact page if you would like pastoral support from the churches at this difficult time or have enquiries on local church matters. You may also want to visit www.barton-church-ullswater.uk.

And you can even use our online giving platform to make your offering.

Click here to give to St Michael's, Barton.
Click here to give to St Peter's / St Martin's, Martindale.
Click here to give to St Paul's, Pooley Bridge.

Other service options and resources available online :

Facebook users - follow the : Church of England Facebook Page  

The Church of England online has a weekly broadcast and you can listen to previous services. Click below :

Church of England - video services
Audio services and prayers

For Sunday services, on television BBC1 broadcasts a service each week and Songs of Praise at 1:15pm.
On radio, BBC Radio 4 has Sunday worship at 8:10am. Radio Cumbria (1.458MHz) and Eden FM (107.5 FM) have been broadcasting a service at 8am and 10am respectively. To listen online, click here:


There are a large number of churches streaming services live over the internet.
Jesmond Parish Church broadcasts two services on ClaytonTV online. Click on the service below.



You can download a copy of a simple morning and evening prayer liturgy with different prayers for each day of the week :


Please keep praying for our community, country and world. The prayer below is from Bishop David of the Diocese of Europe.

Almighty and All-loving God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we pray to you through Christ the Healer for those who suffer from the Coronavirus Covid-19 across the world. We pray too for all who reach out to those who mourn the loss of each and every person who has died as a result of contracting the disease.

Give wisdom to policymakers, skill to healthcare professionals and researchers, comfort to everyone in distress and a sense of calm to us all in these days of uncertainty and distress.

This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord who showed compassion to the outcast, acceptance to the rejected and love to those to whom no love was shown.


And this prayer has been composed for Cumbria :

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day.
Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘Do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day.
Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

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Our Parishes ...
  • St Michael, Barton
    St Michael, Barton
  • St Peter, Martindale
    St Peter, Martindale
  • St Martin, Martindale
    St Martin, Martindale
  • St Paul, Pooley Bridge
    St Paul, Pooley Bridge

.. the three parishes of Barton, Pooley Bridge and Martindale 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