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

Fathers John and Anthony, with Deacon Vladimir (then a Reader) and Subdeacon Richard at Braithwaite Chapel.
More photos on the Braithwaite Chapel page.


Holy Week and Holy and Great Pascha services are on their own page. Click here.

NB There is NO 10:30am Sunday service on April 8th.

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

Day Time Service Venue
Saturday 6pm Great Vespers Braithwaite Chapel



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.

Forthcoming Events

You are invited to the launch of Father John and Phil Cope's new book Sacred North
5.00 - 7.30pm TUESDAY 27 MARCH 2018 in the Chapel at Braithwaite.
Click here for the full poster.


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

017687 71230

Assitant Priest Fr Anthony Clements

01848 330149

Deacon Dcn Vladimir Sparta


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.

March 2018.  Potential New Chapel build?

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 Exarchate of Western Europe,
which is an Archdiocese under the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.

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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