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'Eat, Pray, Live': Christian Social Meetups

Wirral, Cheshire, N Wales & Surrounding Areas


What is meetup?

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What is the 'Eat, Pray, Live' group all about?

This is a new and exciting inter church social group open to all denominations, ages, professions, backgrounds and interests. Activities will include regular walks (where canine friends will always be welcomed), pub lunches, meals out, cinema trips, and organised talks/events and so on -the list is open and endless.


What geographical region does it cover?

This group is dedicated to arranging activities and events around the Wirral, Cheshire, N Wales and surrounding areas although a member can suggest a meet up anywhere


Who organises the events?

Julie Dunlop from St Mary's Upton is our local organiser. She will arrange many of the events and members will also be able to create their own meetups to enable a good cross section of activities in different locations.


Who is invited to join the group?

Everyone is welcome – we would like to see a good cross section from local churches represented although attending a church is not a pre-requisite! We hope a range of people with different ages, professions, interests and backgrounds will join. If you are looking to find a group to make new friends and/or extend your Christian circles – this is the group for you. Please be assured of a warm welcome if you join the group on your own – most of the groups on meet up are made up of people who have joined on their own.


Are there any costs involved?

Members are asked to pay a one off payment of £10 to cover the groups administration fees. Any costs incurred for activities/events are paid at the time individually although we aim to arrange many free and low cost activities. In the event there is any surplus after administration costs, this will be donated to Christians Against Poverty (CAP)


How do I hear about activities?

Once you have signed up to the group, you will be sent an email when a new meet up has been added. You can choose to attend as many or few as you wish to – these is no pressure to attend any activity or event.


How do I join the group?

Joining meet up is done online and is a straightforward process by following this link 'Eat, Pray, Live'






Julie Dunlop



Hi, I'm Julie, the mad Irish organiser,41 years young now living on the Wirral. I decided to set up this group after getting fed up of hearing constant moans about the lack of activities/social events accessible to singles within the church.


What are you looking for from this group?

For me, this group will be an opportunity to extend my social circles, develop friendships and get out there and try new things. I am passionate about life and people and love nothing more than meeting new people and hearing their life stories.


Tell us something interesting about yourself!

Yikes....hmmm. I have made TV appearances on two relatively popular programmes in the last few years.


Eat, pray, live describe the core of this group. What 3 words describe the core of you?

quirky, fun and thinking.