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We are a friendly and welcoming church with a range of services embracing both a strong musical and choral tradition and a lively all-age Breakfast Church.

We work closely with The Church of the Good Shepherd, Hook, and a number of other churches in the area and occasionally have joint services. Please keep an eye on our events list for these.

As well as our weekly services and extra services at Easter and Christmas, we host regular special services for Upton’s annual folk and jazz festivals.

Our church building is usually open 9am-5pm throughout the week (or dusk in the winter). If you’d like to visit outside these hours get in touch and we’ll try to help. Visitors are always welcome to drop in, though please be aware that very occasionally we host events or services which may not be open to visitors.

We want our building to be a real community resource, so we encourage its use for concerts, exhibitions and craft fairs, as well as welcoming the local primary school in for regular services.

Apart from Easter, Christmas and occasional special Sundays like Remembrance Sunday, our service pattern is as follows:

First Thursday of the Month Holy Communion 10am
First Sunday of the Month Breakfast Church 9:30am
Second Sunday of the Month Morning Worship 10:30am
  Evensong 5pm
Third Thursday of the Month Holy Communion 10am
Third Sunday of the month Holy Communion 9:30am
  Evensong 5pm
Fourth Sunday of the month Holy Communion 9:30am
  Evensong 5pm
Fifth Sunday of the Month Benefice Service – see calendar.

 

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We are actively involved in the life of our local primary school, Upton C of E Primary School. Church members regularly contribute to school assemblies through a scheme called “Open the Book” and we love to host the school in church for special events and services.

The ‘new’ church in Upton was finished in 1879, and was built after the ‘old’ church by the bridge, of which only the tower remains, was deemed to be in a bad state of repair and not big enough to serve the growing town’s population.

The bells, the organ and some monuments were transferred from the old church.

The screen at the rear of the church is not original, and was installed in 1980, taken from St Mary Magdalen in Worcester when that church closed.

In 1913 The organ was moved from the north transept to its present position. In its place, the Lady Chapel was made in memory of Canon Beal, Rector from 1885-1911. In 1991 The Lady Chapel was enclosed. With its own heating and sound proofing to be used as a Sunday School room.

The nave altar is not original and was installed in 1978. The choir stalls were moved from the chancel to their present position at the same time. Nine years later, the Corona (Latin for Crown), a circle of  ‘Spirit Figures’ was installed above the nave altar. It was designed and made by Anthony Robinson, as were the candlesticks on the nave altar.

 

St Peter and St Paul’s Upton is the largest indoor venue in Upton, seating upto 300. As well as our church activities, it is often used for concerts, as well as exhibitions and fetes.

If you would like to hire the building please follow this procedure.

  1. Contact us to check the availability of the building  (tel: 01684 833152) or via the contact form. Note we cannot reserve dates at this point, and we don’t hire the building out on the Saturday night before Breakfast Church (which is the the first Sunday of every month).
  2. Download details of our Safety Checklist and Current Hire Fees. Work out the cost of your booking, and download and complete a Booking Form.
  3. Give completed booking form and 10% deposit to our church wardens via the church letterbox (or by hand if you know them). Please don’t give them to the vicar, he is hopeless with paperwork and will probably lose them!
  4. Finally, please do not publicise your event until the wardens have confirmed receipt of the application and approved it.
Location Information

St Peter and St Paul, Upton

Old Street, Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, WR8 0JQ
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