Looking for a new adventure?
Whether you're currently living in Barrow-in-Furness, or you've never set foot in the place, why not consider being part of what God's doing here?
Grace Church is just one of a number of churches in Barrow, but we're excited about the adventure God is taking us on - and we'd love you to join us.
Where the Lakes Meet the Sea...
We love our unique town. It's small enough to feel you can get to know the place but big enough to count. Being set apart on the Furness peninsula means we're a town that's learnt to be independent - you'll find most things you need. And at 70,000 people, Barrow is the second-largest centre of population in Cumbria - but there's still a strong community spirit and sense of local pride.
Although Barrow first developed in the nineteenth-century as a thriving mining town, the coastal location meant that it was soon ship-building that dominated the town. Since early in the 20th century Barrow's major industry has been built around the designing & construction of Royal Navy submarines. Now BAE is the main employer, although there are all sorts of spin-off industries & technologies. We're also home to Furness General Hospital, Furness College, and countless schools. Sport is also a big player, with countless amateur clubs and groups, as well as Barrow AFC and Barrow Raiders, recently promoted to the second tier of Rugby League.
And with gorgeous beaches on our doorstep, the striking ruins of Furness Abbey, and the Lake District just a short drive away, we're in a fantastic spot to enjoy some of the finest natural wonders in the north-west.
With guaranteed investment over the next few decades, and all the natural beauty that surrounds us, the town's future is on the up. Sadly, the numbers of those who go to church aren't on the up - and so we want to be part of seeing that change.
A local church for Holbeck, Roose & beyond...
Grace Church Barrow seeks to particularly be a local church for the Holbeck & Roose neighbourhoods, located on the south-eastern edge of the town, although we have a number of people who come from across Barrow, Ulverston and elsewhere in Furness.
The Holbeck estate is a new and expanding development, whilst Roose is an old mining village that has gradually become part of the town's own periphery. Two primary schools, Yarlside Academy and Roose Primary, serve this particular part of Barrow and we enjoy good links with both. The area is also well-placed for the coastal road out to Ulverston, as well as through to the picturesque South Cumbrian villages of Gleaston, Leece & Urswick.