The Parish of St Paul, Rusland is a small country parish in breathtaking scenery. Since 2003 it has been part of the Benefice of Hawkshead with Low Wray and Sawrey and Rusland and Satterthwaite, and enjoys an especially close relationship with All Saints, Satterthwaite, sharing all social events.
The church building is listed and lies on a rocky outcrop in the midst of the parish's scattered community. The church is an important part of this communty, a position it works hard to maintain. The community itself is very active, even though the houses in the parish are scattered, with the only collections of dwellings being at Rusland Cross, Crosslands and Thwaite Moss. The church is kept open for visitors at all times, who find it a place of peace and tranquillity. We hope it is also a place where people sense the presence of God.
We use Common Worship Order one with traditional language for our Eucharists, as well as Book of Common Prayer Evensong twice a month (see service times). Anybody coming to any of our services can be ensured of a warm welcome.
There is much more up-to-date local information in The Rusland and Satterthwaite Newsletter, to which the church contributes and in The Esthwaite Link .