During the current Covid-19 lockdown, services will be live streaming to the St. James Facebook page at 10.30 each Sunday until local infection rates fall to a point where it is safe to meet together again.

This will be followed by a Zoom coffee and catch up at 12 noon.

More details in the calendar and posts.

The Wednesday morning Eucharist will continue at St James for up to six people, please contact Fr. Jack if you wish to be included but are not a regular and additional services may be arranged if numbers grow to exceed six people.

St Francis and the community halls of St Matthews are closed for the present time due to the Coronus virus (COVID-19) pandemic.

More information may appear in our Newsletter and on Facebook.


We are delighted you have found our website.

The North Barrow Team Ministry serves the following areas of Barrow-in-Furness:

  • St James the Great – Hindpool
  • St Francis – Ormsgill
  • Parkside was served by St Matthew (now closed) so services are at St James or St Francis. The St Matthews community hall still serves area for other activities and groups.

In these pages you will find information about life in our team. There is space to explore the faith, to pray, to ask questions and to make contact with us. We hope the information will be helpful but its really just a means to an end, that end is to bring people to the love of Christ.

In a rapidly changing world the church sometimes struggles to keep up yet we exist, as we always have, to proclaim that love of God to all.

May you glimpse something of that love through our website and we hope to see you soon.

With every Blessing

Photograph of Father Jack Knill-Jones inside St James' church.
Jack Knill-Jones
Team Rector

Services and Events Calendar

The following calendar is sparse due to the Coronovirus lockdown. Services and events will be added when restrictions are lifted.

News – Posts

St James’ Official Facebook Page – News Feed (latest posts)

Click on the header of any post to redirect you to the post on the Facebook page to see comments, likes, replies, and to play videos.

Monday, December 14th, 2020
Shopping | Railway Mission Calendar & Chrismas Cards

For those who like to support the work of the Railway Mission, they have produced a great calendar for next year. It can be obtained from there website, link below.

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ue to the Covid-19 pandemic, Railway Mission chaplains are not able to deliver calendars to railway location. This is to help reduce the risk of spreading of the COVID-19 virus. Also for 2021, we ... See more

Sunday, December 13th, 2020

Saturday, December 12th, 2020
Photos from St James' Church, Barrow's post

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas.... just not as we knew it 🙁
Raffle tickets and reindeer soaps will be available before the service tomorrow. Sorry, no cakes this week.

Saturday, December 12th, 2020

Services tomorrow, (December 13th):

10.30am Holy Communion.

Saturday, December 12th, 2020
St James' Church, Barrow's cover photo

Friday, December 11th, 2020

Pictured is a small selection of the prizes for our Winter 2020 raffle. The raffle will be drawn after the service on Sunday 13th. There's still time to get your tickets - I'll have tickets available ... See more

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Sunday, December 6th, 2020

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

On the cake stall tonight we have Rhubarb & Redcurrant Crumble, Chewy Flapjack Cupcakes, Mrs Latimer's Gingerbread (not pictured) and Green Tomato Chutney (either mild or slightly hotter, hopefully ... See more

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

We're pleased to be back worshiping in church tomorrow for the Second Sunday of Advent. All welcome.

10.30am Holy Communion.

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