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24th November 2014


Saturday 24th January, 2014

10.00am to 3.30pm

£40 including all materials.


Come and play with beautiful vibrant colours on silk.  Relaxed workshop in the Harrison room at The Applethwaite Centre, St. Mary's Church, Windermere.


Lovely kitchen for making drinks.  Bring a packed lunch.


To reserve a place, please book directly with Margaret Wilmot. 


Tel:     015394 43032



5th November 2014

The November/December edition of the St. Mary's parish magazine has now been published and is available for purchase at the amazingly generous price of 50p!


Alternatively, you can peruse the news and read the articles for free online NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2014.pdf

2nd October 2014

"How does God speak in a digital age?" with Bishop Robert Freeman (Bishop of Penrith). Thursday, 2nd October, 2014 at St. Mary's, AMBLESIDE, This would be of interest to young people in their teens as well as anyone else.  Contact Revd. Nick Hallam for further details 015394 36069.  Please bring guests, tea and coffee will be available, no charge.

11th September 2014

Teaching Afternoons at St. Mary's, Windermere


Sunday October 5th - 2pm to 6pm

WHO? WHAT? and WHY? & the God whom we Worship.


Sunday November 23rd - 2pm to 6pm

New Light through old Windows: Praying with Psalms.


(we shall conclude each session with Evening Prayers & optional Restaurant Meal)


Please contact Revd. David Wilmot on 015394 43032 to reserve your place.


All Welcome.

10th February 2014

Wedding Fayre Sunday 9th February, 2014


A very big thank you to all our local suppliers.  It was a lovely day and the church looked beautiful. Photographs taken by Bowness Wedding Photography.



Local suppliers


Bridal Gowns


Family Affair

8, New Shambles, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4TS.

Tel: 01539 722033   Email:




Table Design


Lily Rose Weddings & Events

138 Striklandgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4QS.

Tel: 0778 3633 822/3   Email:


Beautifully Vintage

Tel: 07502 104458 Email:






Lakeland Chauffeurs

Tel: 07786 631456 Email:






Jan’s Cakes

13, Willowside Park, Haverigg, Millom, Cumbria, LA18 4PT.

Tel: 01229 774876 Email:






Paul & Gilli Photography

Tullabrig, Black Beck Wood, Storrs Park, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3LS

Tel: 07808 911468 Email:


Bowness Wedding Photography Ltd., 3, North Terrace, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3AU

Tel: 015934 44688 Email:


Si Miller Photography, Preston

Tel: 07828 490032 Email:


Chris Warner Photographer

24, London Road, Lindal-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA12 011.

Tel: 01229 463375 Email:






Clear Image Productions

Tel: 07974 645 882 Email:






Chocolate Fountain/Candy Buffets

Tel: 077466 56716 Email:


Helen’s Chocolates

Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3EB.

Tel: 01539 46869






R.H. Leisure Ltd.

Tel: 01524 733540 Email:


S.A.P. Pro Audio Ltd

Unit 11A, Lake District Business Park, Mint Bridge Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6NH

Tel: 0845 676 9270 Email:


Photo Booth

Tel: 01539 824339






Windermere Lake Cruises, Winander House, Glebe Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HQ.

Tel: 015394 42600 Email:





Hair and Beauty


Oxley’s at Ambleside

Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BX Tel: 015394 32385 Email:


Lisa Jayne Makeup Artist, Grasmere

Tel: 07785 937074 Email:


Equinox Hair Salon, Bowness-on-Windermere

Tel: 015394 44121


Juice Plus+

Kendal Fitness and Health

Nutrition, health and weight management products

Contact Rachel 07746 656716






Elysia String Quartet

Tel: 07980 288748 Email:







Fleurtations, 32, Main Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1DY.

Tel: 015934 48330


Valerie Anne’s 27B, Crescent Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1BJ.

Tel: 015394 42068


Brackens of Bowness, Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BJ.

Tel: 01534 42869 Email:






Broadoaks Country House Hotel

Bridge Lane, Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LA.

Tel: 015394 45566 Email:






Roy Parkinson Doves

Tel: 015395 32922 Email:





Please mention St. Mary’s Wedding Fayre when contacting suppliers


UK Wedding Fair information and listings:


10th January 2014

Are you looking for the perfect venue to hold your child's party?  We have rooms to let (at very reasonable prices) with kitchen facilities and plenty of space for the children to run around.  For further details please contact Carol or Lynda in the Parish Office 015394 44596 or email: Or pop in to see us, and we can show you around.

11th September 2013

The Revd. Shanthi Thompson the newly appointed vicar of Ings, Staveley and Kentmere was licensed and installed at St. James, Staveley on Monday 9th September 2013, by Bishop Robert.


Shanthi was formerly a curate in the Rainbow Team over in Kirby Lonsdale, working with Revd. Richard Snow and Revd. David Whitehead.


7th June 2013


On the weekend of 8th / 9th of June, St. Mary`s Church in Windermere were pleased to welcome the `Elevate` Dance Company for a weekend of Dance Workshops and an evening performance which delighted and challenged people of every faith and none.


Elevate is based in London and is formed by the apprentices of the Springs Dance Company, Europe`s foremost professional Christian Dance Company which tours the UK and internationally performing and teaching work that is dynamic, entertaining and can be enjoyed by everyone, including those new to dance.


They perform and run workshops for a wide variety of audiences and at a wide variety of venues including theatres, schools, colleges, prisons, churches, cathedrals, festivals, conferences and outreach missions.


Their aim is to explore, through dance, faith and life issues from a Christian perspective. They seek to encourage dance within the church, education and the community and to pursue artistic and educational excellence.


Elevate were in Windermere as part of their 2013 UK tour and gave a day of tuition at St. Mary`s Nursery & Infant School and Windermere Junior School- along with Workshops for adults and young people at St. Mary`s Church. They also gave an entertaining Saturday evening performance, and they helped lead the Sunday Worship at St. Mary`s at 11.00am.



27th February 2012

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