Church Buildings not open
Unfortunately, because of COVID restrictions, at the moment our churches are not open for visitors. We hope to be able to open them again as soon as we can. In the meantime, if you would like to visit one of the churches for any reason please contact us.
Welcome to our Church of England Benefice, situated in stunning scenery in the southern Lake District, between Windermere and Coniston Water.
It includes the villages of Hawkshead, Near and Far Sawrey, Satterthwaite and the communities of Rusland, and other hamlets.
The United Benefice is made up of four churches and four parishes and was formed on 1st May 2003, when the parishes of Rusland and Satterthwaite joined the Benefice of Hawkshead and Low Wray with Sawrey.
Please take a moment to explore our site, but even better, if you are able, please come and visit us in person.
Each church is usually open during the day to explore, or sit and think and pray; and of course you are very welcome to come to any of our services.Service Times What's On
We are the parish church in Hawkshead, situated in a fine position, overlooking the village with a good view of the surrounding fells.
St Peter's Church was completed in 1869 and designed by Robert Brass, a London architect and is built in a superb situation with views of the fells.
Records show there was a chapel in Satterthwaite as early as the late 16th century.