Welcome to North Ullswater Churches

In the benefice on Sunday, June 23

  • Holy Communion, St Michael's, Barton, 10:00am

Bible study is at Barton House on Wednesday, June 19, 7:30pm

And on Sunday, June 30

  • Evensong, St Martin's, Martindale, 5:30pm

Please use the contact page if you would like more information about the bible study or any of our services.

Please note that for those unable to come to church, communion at home can be arranged. Please contact Alan Wright.

Previous events

Easter Monday - World Church coffee morning

Over £2000 raised for our mission link partner in South Sudan. Thanks to everyone who supported the event.

Good Friday

A short service of hymns and readings and making an Easter banner.

Sunday before Lent - Church4All

Sunday before the start of Lent


Christmas carol singing at Tirril raised £282 for TEAR Fund and the Crib Service at Barton and Christingle at Pooley Bridge generated £854 for the Children's Society. Many thanks to all who supported these event and sincere appreciation to all who provided and arranged the wonderful Christmas flowers and decorations in all of our churches.

Carols, Christingles and Cakes - December 30

Christingles made and lit

more Christingle pictures

Christmas Day 2018 - Church4All in Pooley Bridge

Opening the service with an action prayer  

An action opening prayer led by the young people. Then they unwrapped the huge box to reveal a set of 26 Christmas crackers. The congregation pulled the crackers to reveal the letters A to Z as well as the usual cracker contents. We found Christmas words starting with each letter that lead us through the key points of Jesus' birth.

more Christmas pictures

Christmas coffee morning

Thanks to all who helped with or attended our 1st December coffee morning. Total raised was £870.

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 

more pictures

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

If you have passed St Michael's recently you will have noticed that the scaffolding has been removed. The new website explains the work that was carried out : 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

 more anniversary celebration pictures

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  • 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
  • All Saints, Watermillock
    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