Hawkshead Benefice

The Benefice of Hawkshead with Low Wray, Sawrey, Rusland & Satterthwaite

Hawkshead Benefice

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.

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St Michael & All Angels, Hawkshead. <p>
We are the parish church in Hawkshead, situated in a fine position, overlooking the village with a good view of the surrounding fells.

St Michael & All Angels, Hawkshead

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, Sawrey. <p>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.

St Peter's, Sawrey

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.

All Saints Church, Satterthwaite. <p>Records show there was a chapel in Satterthwaite as early as the late 16th century.

All Saints Church, Satterthwaite

Records show there was a chapel in Satterthwaite as early as the late 16th century.

St Paul's Church, Rusland. <p>The Parish of St Paul, Rusland is a small country parish in breathtaking scenery.

St Paul's Church, Rusland

The Parish of St Paul, Rusland is a small country parish in breathtaking scenery.

The Esthwaite Link

A local magazine covering the Parishes of Hawkshead, with Low Wray and Sawrey, Rusland and Satterthwaite