Welcome to St Mary's Ambleside
We are friendly and welcoming church, who place the Gospel message at the heart of our worship, teaching and fellowship. We would be delighted to see you, whether you live locally or are visiting Ambleside. Come and join us and give praise to God in this beautiful place in the heart of the Lake District.
Our website contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
Services at St Mary's Ambleside
There is a service at 11am every Sunday - you are most welcome to join us!
1st and 3rd Sundays - A Service of the Word
2nd and 4th Sundays - Holy Communion
We share communion on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 11am in St. Mary's Church.
Service of the Word
On 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month you are welcome to join us for a lively service of prayer and music at 11am.
Monday Meet-up - every Monday 2-4pm during term time
This is an informal get-together.
You are welcome to come into church and pray in this beautiful setting. The church is open every day.
At St. Mary's Ambleside we want to be a church that has something to offer everybody.
We think about what we have to offer in three ways.
We are disciples of Christ and we seek to fulfil the diocesan vision of making and growing disciples of Jesus Christ. We do this in a variety of ways in our worship, our fellowship, by bible study, by engaging with our service to the community as a whole, and by having courses to explore what Christian faith means.
We are set within a community. We engage with our community by way of a ministry of Chaplaincy. This involves much service to the community by partnering various other organisations such as our parish centre where many good social services are provided; our school, where church members serve as governors and reading assistants; in workplace visiting going to retail, hospitality and agricultural places of work; in home visiting those who are ill or isolated; and in serving on various charities and committees that serve our town. We also host the annual, centuries old, town celebration of 'Rushbearing' on the first Saturday in July.
We are uniquely set in a holiday area. We are a church for the whole world where people come from far and wide to see the building and spend some time in prayer or reflection. We engage with our visitors in a ministry of hospitality by offering a warm welcome to all our services of worship, by having our building open every day in daylight hours, and making available booklets and pamphlets in many languages to help our visitors find out what the church is all about.