Think you can help get us organised?

Administrator – Hope Church Family

14 hours per week, £10 per hour.

The Hope Church Family is a group of Church of England churches working to share the love of Jesus Christ in Upton upon Severn and its surrounding villages.

We’re a complex family of churches, and communications and good governance are vital. Your job is to help us maximise the impact of our team, buildings and resources by helping us with publicity, information flows, enquiries, as well as keeping us legal, safe and accountable;

Detail matters in this role – but you’ll have the wisdom to know which details really matter, to enable others to get on with their work.

Please do not send a CV, as we will only consider applications on our official application form.

Application deadline is Wednesday July 10th 2019. Interviews (probably) Tue 16th July 2019.

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Annual Church Meetings

Around this time every year, our churches hold a meeting that looks back over the last twelve months to celebrate what’s gone on, as well as looking to the future, as we appoint new Church Wardens and PCC members. It’s a chance to ask questions and learn about plans for the future.

Although only Electoral Roll members can vote, the meetings are open to anyone. So if you’d like to come and get involved with your church’s annual meeting, here’s a list of where and when they take place over the next few weeks.

Sunday 10 March10:30amChurch of the Good Shepherd DCC, Hook.
Sunday 24 March.noonRipple (at St Mary’s, Ripple, after the communion service).
Sunday 24 March4pmSt Peter and St Paul, Upton, (Parish Rooms)
Sunday 7 AprilnoonEarls Croome with Hill Croome and Strensham (at Earls Croome)
Sunday 7 April,5pmHanley Castle with Hanley Swan (at St Mary’s)
Monday 8 April7pmWelland (St James Welland)

We hope to see you there!


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A new look to the church office

Decorating isn’t something I normally get excited about, but I’m going to make an exception for last week’s decorating work in the Church Office in Upton Parish Church. 

Ever since Upton Parish Church opened in 1879, people have been wondering whether the dull pink plaster that makes the interior so gloomy was really what the architect intended. Other churches by the same architect were painted, often in white, but not Upton Parish Church.

Last year to accommodate our Benefice Administrator Helen, we began transforming the office space established back in 2013. First we replaced the drab carpet, bought some new furniture, and added secondary glazing to the windows. Then we installed an electric radiator, and to help us get the most out of the heating, we fitted a suspended ceiling with new LED lighting.

However, the walls continued to make the room drab. So earlier this year we asked the Diocesan Advisory Committee if we could paint them, and with permission given and a special paint bought, a decorator arrived last week to transform the office. And we think the results are quite remarkable!



Big thanks then to Church Wardens Tim Toman and Roger Davies for helping write the faculty application , as well as handling the arrangements for the decorating process!

If you’d like to see the new, brighter, church office, do call in and see Helen during office hours (9:30am-1pm, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri).

Next, the PCC wants to begin to transform the side (or “Lady”) chapel. Once again they’ll paint the walls a shade of white, as well as replacing the carpet, lighting, heating and furniture, with the ultimate aim of creating a small contemporary, comfortable and user-friendly worship and meeting space that can accommodate choir rehearsals, prayer meetings, small services and could even be hired out to external groups.


Barry Unwin
3 March 2019

Music Programme at St Peter and St Paul, Upton, April-July 2017

Music at St Peter and St Paul, April – July 2017

Saturday April 8th 7.30 pm Hanley Voices – A Celebration of 25 Years. Will Todd – Mass in Blue

Friday April 14th 7.30 pm Philomusica present a programme for Good Friday including Bob Chilcott’s ‘Requiem’.

Wednesday April 19th 12.30 pm Organ Recital by Simon Dinsdale, organist at The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

Saturday May 13th 7.30 pm The Arrow Valley Band are joined by the Church Choir and Jayne Swann (soprano).

Monday May 29th 2.00 pm Upton Choral Festival.

Sunday June 11th 6.00 pm Choral Evensong Upton Church Choir.

Saturday July 1st 7.30 pm Philomusica present a Summer programme.


Tickets are available from Hanley Voices and Philomusica for their events and from members of the Upton Parish Church Choir for The Arrow Valley Band concert.

A date for your diary: Saturday September 30th in St Peter and St Paul – Come and Sing Mozart’s Requiem.

My Greatest Adventure – Bear Grylls

Over the past few years Bear Grylls has become the embodiment of adventure and outdoor survival in the public imagination. A former reservist in the SAS, Bear has climbed Everest, navigated the Northwest Passage and Paramotored over the Himalayas.

Whether it’s from the streets of the Philippines or the sidewalks of New York it’s great to be reminded that everyone’s journey is different, and everyone’s story is unique.

Bear’s is one of millions of different stories of exploration—of asking life’s biggest questions without knowing what will be found. Despite a life characterised by risk, danger and the unknown, it is this exploration that he describes as his ‘greatest adventure’. Watch Bear’s story:


Got a big question about God?