Real Lives Sunday Night Live with Jeff Hammer

September 02, 2017

Come & hear professional musician Jeff Hammer (Teardrop Explodes, Kim Wilde) as he plays for us and shares some fascinating stories from playing alongside David Bowie & Michael Jackson, as well as the difference his Christian faith has made through it all.

Costa, Dalton Road | 7-8.30pm (doors open 6.30pm)

Believe in Barrow Yarn Bomb

September 07, 2017

Come & see the various knitted treats available at St Mark's Church in Buccleuch Street, lovingly woven by members of churches across Barrow, and all available to take away.

St Mark's Church, Buccleuch Street

Fri 8th Sept | 10am-12noon, followed by a free lunch

Real Lives Film Afternoon: 'Miracles from Heaven'

September 07, 2017

A chance to watch this popular film, based on a real story.

St Mark's Church, Buccleuch Street

Fri 8th Sept | 1pm

Real Lives Flower Arranging Event

September 07, 2017

Come & learn from skilled flower-arranger Ros Harrison as she shares her story through the medium of flower-arranging.

Trinity Church Centre, Abbey Road

Fri 8th Sept | 7.30pm

Real Lives Community Big Brekkie

September 08, 2017

Join together with others for some cooked breakfast, followed by a chance to hear someone's faith story.​

St George's Church Hall, Lonsdale Street

Sat 9th Sept | 10-11.30am

Real Lives Messy Church

September 08, 2017

All-ages are welcome to join together for this afternoon of crafts, games & fun. 

Trinity Church Centre, Abbey Road 

Sat 9th Sept | 3-5pm

Real Lives Family Fun Time

September 08, 2017

Come along to the Vicarage Garden for an afternoon of fun for all the family, with bouncy castle, ball ponds & refreshments.: Clown magic, puppets, cake decorating, face-painting, ball pools, bouncy castles, giant slides, traditional 'sports-day' style races, and more besides!

(PLEASE NOTE: The event begins at 12noon, and not at 10am as previously advertised).

St Paul's Vicarage Gardens, 353 Abbey Road

Sat 9th Sept | Time 12noon-4pm 

Entertainment Night

September 08, 2017

An evening of refreshments, entertainment & inspiration.

Emmanuel Community Church, Dalton Road (opposite Morrisons)

Sat 9th Sept | 7pm

Real Lives Songs of Praise & Strawberries

September 09, 2017

Join together for this special 'Songs of Praise'-style event, with all your favourite hymns, followed by strawberries.

St James' Church, Blake Street

Sun 10th Sept | 4-5pm

Healing Service

September 09, 2017

A chance to hear an inspiring guest speaker and opportunity to be prayed for.

Emmanuel Community Church, Dalton Road (opposite Morrisons)

Sun 9th Sept | 6pm

Celebration of the Traditional Testimony, Prayer & Praise Meeting

September 10, 2017

Come along to the Salvation Army for an 'old-school'-style gathering of testimonies, prayer & praise.

Salvation Army, Abbey Road

Mon 11th Sept | 6.30-8pm

BBQ & Dancing

September 10, 2017

An informal community bbq at Abbey Road Baptist.

Abbey Road Baptist Church, Abbey Road

Mon 11th Sept | 4.30pm

Real Lives 'Open Mic' Cafe

September 11, 2017

Come along and either give us a song, or just sit back and listen.

Spring Mount Christian Fellowship, Abbey Road

Tues 12th Sept | 7-9pm

Open Church 'Changed Lives'

September 12, 2017

Come and explore how knowing God has changed people's lives, in the Bible and today. This will be a quiet, drop-in event where you can read and reflect on stories of changed lives at your own pace, with free tea/coffee and biscuits available.

Vickerstown Methodist, Walney 

Weds 13th Sept | 2-4pm

Family Cafe 'Real Lives' High Tea

September 13, 2017

St Aidan's popular 'Family Cafe' hosts a special 'high tea', with a chance to hear someone's Christian story.​

St Aidan's Church, Middle Hill, 

Thurs 14th Sept| 3.30-5pm

Real Lives Film Night: 'The Case for Christ'

September 13, 2017

A chance to watch this new release, as a journalist examines the evidence for Christianity.

Abbey Road Baptist Church, Abbey Road

Thurs 14th Sept | 7pm

Real Lives Children's Party

September 15, 2017

A mix of party food, activities, and a Bible-story, with an all-age party atmosphere.

Abbey Road Baptist Church, Abbey Road

Sat 16th Sept| 10.30am-12noon

To reserve a free ticket, please contact Carrol on 07847 179517

or c.story[at]outlook.com - replace [at] with @

'Who Let the Dad's Out?'

September 15, 2017

A chance for dads, grand-dads and carers ​to bring their little ones and enjoy games & activities together, with bacon butties & coffee for the grown-ups!

St Paul's Church, Abbey Road

Sat 16th Sept | 10-11.45am

Prayer on the Street

September 15, 2017

The Gift of prayer shared on a stall to all, from members of the Salvation Army.

Duke Street steps, between the Town Hall & the Forum

Sat 16th Sept | 10am-2pm

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local events

As part of Believe in Barrow 2017: Real Lives there will be a range of local events happening across Barrow, hosted by various churches. These include everything from barbecues to 'yarn bombs', concerts, children's parties and more besides. To download a flyer of all our events, click here.

Have a look and see what takes your fancy: