St Mary the Virgin, Barrow-in-Furness, Walney

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St Mary's is a friendly, all-age church at the heart of the community. We are the only Anglican church on the Island, but work in an ecumenical partnership with the nearby Methodist and Catholic churches. We have an attractive, well maintained parish centre, and welcome many local people who come to be married or to baptise their children. We provide a weekly lunch for older people, host a variety of social events, and also have a variety of groups for younger people, including Sunday school, parent and toddler group, a monthly Messy Church , and a full spectrum of uniformed organisations with a monthly parade service. We would love to welcome you to any of our services or events.

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Andy Batchelor
St Mary's Vicarage,
Walney Island,
01229 227976 (Vicarage)

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8am Communion Service
A quiet, reflective communion service using common worship
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Common Worship
10am all-age communion
An all-age communion service with Sunday school
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Messy Church
Games and activities for children, refreshments for parents and carers - a short time in church singing songs and hearing a Bible story, and a shared meal together. Free and fun - come and find out!
Every third Sunday at 3:00 PM for 2 hours
Quarterly Experimental Worship
On the 5th Sunday at 6pm we meet in our church centre for a lay-led service using a variety of themes, including Cafe style, Taize, Celtic, Healing among others. Join us for an informal and welcoming time of fellowship.
Every fifth Sunday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour


Contact Lunch
Enjoy a cooked lunch and fellowship for a small fee.
Every Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Home Group
An informal study and fellowship group, looking at different aspects of the Christian faith
We break during school holidays
Every Wednesday at 8:00 PM for 1½ hours


Thursday Communion service
Every third Thursday at 1:30 PM for ½ hour



(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
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Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Andrew George BATCHELOR
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12432
Built: 1907
Architect: Austin and Paley
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: WESTMORELAND & FURNESS (572)
Deanery: Barrow (57204)
Benefice: Walney Is (07/234 P)
Parish Legal Name: St. Mary the Virgin, Walney Island (570166 )
CofE Church Info: (607166 7/166)
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The current editor is: Andy Batchelor

This page was last updated on Friday 4th November 2016
St Mary the Virgin : Church Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Walney, Cumbria, LA14 3AT - Cross Jubilee bridge on to Walney, then cross the traffic lights on to Central Drive, turn first left on to Park Lane, then first left again on to Church Lane. The church car park is on your left.

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