The North Lakes

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

(Worshipping in Greta Villas, Keswick and The Orthodox Church, Braithwaite)

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

Everyone is welcome to join us in worship. Our services are in English.

Day Time Service Venue
Saturday 6pm Great Vespers Greta Villas



Divine Liturgy

Braithwaite Chapel
Mon-Fri see below Matins or 1st Hour Greta Villas
Sun-Fri 6.00pm Vespers Greta Villas

From about 9.30am on Sunday before the Divine Liturgy, a few of us gather to say the Jesus Prayer quietly, and then the Liturgy of Preparation is performed.  Everyone is welcome, but please enter the Church in silence.

A buffet meal is usually served after Sunday Divine Liturgy, and everyone is welcome to join us in the feast.

Weekday Matins is only served when Fr John is able, and regretably this isn't predictable, however you can be assured that he and Jenny will be saying either Matins or 1st Hour.  If you want to attend, please make sure that you have contacted Father by telephone to confirm.


Our Archbishop Archbishop John of Charioupolis See Archdiocese
Parish Priest (Rector) Fr John Musther

017687 71230

Assitant Priest Fr Anthony Clements

01848 330149

Sub-deacon and Webmaster Richard Downing 0799 095 2358

Some of Fr John’s sermons are on YouTube.

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,
We are part of the Archdiocese of Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe. (but we celebate in English, not 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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