Holy Trinity Church Brathay


Because of rugged and limited area at the top of the hill, the church had to be orientated North/South instead of the customary East/West but the churchyard burials are correctly orientated. On October 1st 1836 the church was consecrated by the Bishop of Chester.

Early in 1883 the popular wedding hymn ‘O perfect love’ was sung here for the first time – using the music from ‘Strength and Stay’. The words were changed by Dorothy F Gurney on the occasion of the marriage of her sister.

If you relish the Book of Common Prayer, thought provoking preaching and marvellous woodland surroundings then this is the church for you! A friendly rural church where you will be made most welcome.

Ample parking and accessible toilet facilities 

Sunday Services


BCP Service of Holy Communion 1662 (1st Sunday Matins) 

Notice Sheet for November 2016

A warm welcome to

Holy Trinity Brathay

and Brathay Church Hall

Welcome to our church this morning.  We pray that you will meet with God through the worship. 

Please join us for refreshments after the service in the Church Hall.

Readings for November

Sunday 6th November    2 Thessalonians 2 v 1 - 5, 13-end    Luke 20 v 27 - 38

Sunday 13th November  2 Thessaloniians 3 v 6 – 13             Luke 21 v 5 - 19

Sunday 20th November  Colossians 1 v 11 – 20                    Luke 23 v 33 - 43

Sunday 27th November

1st Sunday of Advent      Romans 13 v 11 to end                  Matthew 24 v 36 – 44

The Church is open on Sunday morning from 9.00am for the 9.30am Service and afterwards until around 11.30am.

The Church will also be open on Thursday mornings from 10.00 until noon for anyone wishing to have a look around at this time. 

Please call in at the Church Hall to enquire

Outside these times please ring the church wardens who will be happy to show you around if they are available. 

Sheila Ogden Tel. 015394 32341 or Alan Cookson Tel. 07751 191628

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

The Bishop, later Archbishop, Benson’s original festival of carols and readings compiled for Truro Cathedral.  Carols for all to sing, carols by the choir to be enjoyed and readings leading us up to the joy of Christmas.  Please join with our choir and congregation for this traditional celebration on Friday 16th December at 6.30pm, followed by refreshments in the church hall - all welcome.


You are most welcome to join us for any of the following:

Every Thursday Morning 10.00am until noon

Coffee and Fresh Scones and a chance to chat and catch up with locals and visitors alike.


The next film will be at 1.00pm on Thursday 24th November 2016 in Brathay Church Hall or 12.30 to include a light lunch.  

The duration of the films is approx 2 hours 

As places are limited early booking is advisable.

Please notify Dave Smith if you wish to attend and whether or not you will require lunch.   Tel. 015394 33800

Food Bank There is a collection point in the Church Hall and donations of non-perishable tinned and dried goods are gratefully received.


Everyone welcome

The Parish of Holy Trinity Brathay 

Skelwith and District Community Centre 

Social Events for 2017


Calender of events: Brathay Church