The North Lakes

The Parish of St Bega, St Mungo and St Herbert in Keswick

(Worshipping in Greta Villas, Keswick, CA12 5LJ and The Orthodox Church, Braithwaite, CA12 5SX )

The Orthodox Church was formerly the Old Methodist Chapel.

Inside Chapel before the Liturgy

Father John serves the Divine Liturgy at Braithwaite Chapel.
More photos on the Braithwaite Chapel page.


Regular services are suspended.

We are now holding a small number of services for very small congregations, BY INVITATION ONLY.
The chapel is very small and only by allocating seats can we maintain social distancing in line with the Law.
Contact us before planning to attend, as we will not admit anyone unless they are expected.

Please understand that both our priests are now in their 80s.

(Notice updated 7th December 2020)



Our Archbishop Archbishop Nikitas  
Parish Priest (Rector) Fr John Musther

017687 71230

Assitant Priest Fr Anthony Clements

01848 330149

Visiting Priest Fr Christodoulos Fyles from Leyland
Sub-deacon and Webmaster Richard Downing 0799 095 2358

Some of Fr John’s sermons are on YouTube.   Read the letter of Archbishop Nikitas welcoming us under his omophorion.

Recent Events

6th January 2018, The Feast of the Theophany.  Brave parishoners race to rescue the cross.

Who are we?

Our parish is quite young, having been formed a few years ago when Fr John and his wife Jenny moved to Keswick. Our parishioners come from many orthodox traditions, including Greek, Cypriot, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, as well as native British who have joined the orthodox communion. We do not represent any particular ethnicity but aim to present and support the ancient orthodox christian heritage for everyone.

If you are Orthodox, you will fit right in; if you are interested in Orthodoxy or if you would just like to join us for a service to see what we do, you will be warmly welcomed. We are familiy-friendly too.

We belong to the Deanery of Great Britain and Ireland, Now part of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Bririan
We are part of the Ecumentical Patriarchate. (but we celebate in English, not Greek or Russian)

Abp Gabriel and Priest vest before the Liturgy

The Late Archbishop Gabriel of Comana of Blessed Memory(behind the Icon of our Lord), his Heirodeacon Father Athanaz (in black cassock), our priests Fathers John and Anthony (back to us), with visiting priest Father Christopher Wallace prepare before the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, 6th May, 2012.

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