Monthly Archives: May 2015

Believe in Barrow


A celebration of faith and outreach across Barrow.  Four evenings,         7 p.m. at Barrow Park

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Scheduled events include the following:

The Archbishop of York, Wednesday 13 May ,                                            Roger Simpson, Thursday 14 May,                                                                             Friday, 15 May,  London based Springs Dance Company and Norway’s TX Vikings Extreme Power Team  perform

On Saturday 16 May,  singer/songwriter Steph Macleod is performing live in Barrow Park. Gary heard him last year at the Keswick Convention and you could ‘hear a pin drop’ – the honesty of his lyrics is both heart-warming and inspiring. Steph’s website reads: 

On February 13th 2006, Steph Macleod found himself in the Bethany Christian Centre; a 17 bed hostel for homeless men with addiction problems. He had previously been living rough on the streets of Edinburgh where he begged to feed his alcohol and drug addiction. Before entering the Bethany Centre Steph had broke contact with his friends and family, had been banned from homeless hostels, and was waking up every other day in hospital due to the severity of which he drank. He was told by medical professionals that death was inevitable if he continued to abuse himself in such a manner. Desperate but unable to rid himself of his addiction Steph found out about the Bethany Christian Centre through his GP.

Steph had once been a promising classical guitar student at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, but personal problems stemming from his teenage years led to mental health problems. Steph found sanctuary in alcohol and drugs. These problems continued to grow and grow until they consumed him and became his sole priority in every aspect of his life.

During his 8 month stay at the Bethany centre Steph began to address his reasons for drinking and taking drugs. It was during this time that he also found the saving grace of Jesus Christ!’

Steph’s story is both remarkable and inspiring; the lyrics in his songs express raw honesty which will touch the hearts of all who hear him’.

You can reserve tickets on-line at or phone 07538 863 285

Finally, please continue to pray for Believe in Barrow that this celebration of faith will be honouring to God and a real blessing across Barrow (and beyond!).