About St Mary’s
The parish church of Upton is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin.
History of the Building
The current church building dates from the eleventh or twelfth centuries, and though a major restoration took place in 1885, the church has not changed much in almost a millennium.
The south door still sports a 12th century Vandyke pattern around the arch. The font, by the south door, is probably as old as the church. One of the most imposing features of the church is the chancel arch, of a simple 12th century semicircular design. The nineteenth century stone altar is a classic of Ecclesiological and Tractarian design.
St Mary’s Today
St Mary’s is much-loved and kept in very good repair. The roof was recently restored, and plans for a new heating and lighting system are underway. A loop system is available for those with hearing aids. The chamber organ, parts of which date from the seventeenth century, still accompanies our singing.
Worship at St. Mary’s
You are warmly invited to join us for worship at St Mary’s. Our 9am Parish Eucharist includes hymns, a sermon, and Holy Communion every Sunday.
- Every Sunday: 9am Parish Eucharist
- Thursday: 11am Holy Eucharist
There may be variations to this pattern on special occasions. The services for the week ahead are always posted in the church porch.
On Tuesdays at St Mary’s we say Morning Prayer at 8.15am, and Evening Prayer at 5.30pm. All are welcome to join us.
If families would like their email addresses included in our database, so that we can make sure you are kept informed about family services etc., please send your email address to Clare Lightfoot at moc.loanull@selbmihtL.