Covid-19 restrictions update to services of public worship:

Sunday services will resume at St James from Sunday 14th March (Mothering Sunday).

St. Francis will open this coming Thursday, 18th March.

Restrictions still apply with social distancing and face masks, no congregational singing and choir limited to three!

For those who would rather join in from home, live streaming of the service to the St. James Facebook page at 10.30 each Sunday will continue for the time being.

More details in the calendar and posts.

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.

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Worship for the Third Sunday of Lent.

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Back to a word quiz this week. The answers to the clues below all contain either the letters IN or OUT. For example...the end of a race = fINish. The numbers after the clue indicate the number of ... See more

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Our service tomorrow (March 7th) will be online only. Join us here on Facebook at 10.30am to watch the live stream.

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Worship for the Second Sunday of Lent.

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

This week's quiz is all about the wildlife that you can find around Barrow.

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Tenor to toll for Captain Sir Tom Moore

The tenor (heaviest) bell will toll 100 times shortly after 12 noon on 27th February on the day of the funeral of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

More information on ... See more

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
The Church of England

Lord, graciously hear us.

Today's prayer is available in plain text and audio formats at cofe.io/TodaysPrayer.

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
The Church of England

Let us pray.

For a plain text and audio version of today's prayer, visit cofe.io/TodaysPrayer.

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Hope you enjoyed the quiz last week - I've posted the answers in the comments on the original post. I know a few of you had a try, so here's a slightly different puzzle this week - not my own work ... See more

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Worship for the First Sunday of Lent.

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