The North Lakes

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

(Worshipping in 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.


Updated 11 December 2021.

  1. DO NOT ATTEND if you have any symptoms that might be Covid - such as a cold or runny nose - it is not loving your neighbour to put them at risk.
  2. A face covering is compulsory during Divine Services.
  3. Social Distancing must be maintained at all times.

These are instructions from the Office of the Chancellor of the Archdiocese.

The following plans are PROVISIONAL as the guidance can change fast

Sunday 23rd January Father John
Sunday 30th January Father Christodoulos

We currently plan to celebrate Divine Liturgy every Sunday at 10:30am.


PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE GRASS.  It causes real distress to the local residents.

(Notice updated 19th January 2022)




Our Archbishop Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain


Our Bishop Bishop Raphael of Ilion


Parish Priest (Rector) Fr John Musther

017687 71230

Visiting Priest Fr Christodoulos Fyles from Leyland
Visiting Priest Fr Antonios Kakalis from Edinburgh
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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