Church of England Diocese of Chester Upton (otherwise Overchurch)

Facilities and features

Click on the tags below to learn more about each.

Accessibility

We have a dozen toilets situated around the building at the Parish Church. A couple of them are disabled toilets.

The disabled toilet next to the Church also has a baby changing facility.
One of the toilets off the Church hall is 'child sized'.

There are a number off bike racks on the outside of the building next to the car park.

We have parking space for aprox 30 cars in the car park, plus 3 disabled spaces outside the Church.

Accessible Toilet

We have parking space for aprox 30 cars in the car park, plus 3 disabled spaces outside the Church.

The defibrillator is situated in the main lobby as you enter the new church building, on the left hand side. It is available for the public to use.

We have two entrances to the building, both are wheelchair friendly.

Hearing (induction) Loop

Assistance dogs are welcome in the building

We regularly host a short (half hour) service for anyone who would like to attend. Keep an eye out for our 'Songs of Praise' services


Our Building

Listed Building

We received the Eco Congregation award between 2012-2015 and 2015-2018. In 2018 we were delighted to be awarded the A Rocha Eco Church Silver Award.


Music and Worship

Bell ringing is available by arrangement, usually for weddings.

The 9am service uses the organ. Also used for weddings and funerals by arrangement.

Worship band

Groups, Courses and Activities

We have a dedicated building for youth work and an active 0-18s team, including plenty of activities for children and young people of all ages. Please see their website for further information;
www.thebank.org.uk

The Bank (Home of our Youth Department) is open every evening, except Thursdays after school. Please see The Bank website for more information about other after school clubs and events; www.thebank.org.uk or call 0151 677 1186 ext 1026.

We usually run an Alpha course about twice a year.

We have a large number of Small Groups which meet at various times over the course of the week. For more information please see our designated page on the website; www.stm-upton.org.uk/midweek/#small

Several Girl Guiding groups meet in our Church Halls.

We have a Wirral CAP Centre based at St Mary's Centre in Saughall Massie;
127 Saughall Massie Rd, Saughall Massie, CH49 4LA
Contact Moira Nelson for more information; [email protected]

A number of groups meet on a regular basis, including Monday Makers, Elderbranch, Friday Friends and numerous children's groups. Please see the Events page for more details of each group

We have a CAP Centre based at St Mary's Centre in Saughall Massie;
127 Saughall Massie Rd, Saughall Massie, CH49 4LA

Contact Moira Nelson for more information; [email protected]

We run a number of holiday clubs and youth residentials throughout the year. Please call 0151 677 1186 ext 1026 for more information about upcoming events

Messy Church

Our 'Elder Branch' meets on Thurs afternoons during term time.

Parents and toddlers
Playgroup
Rainbows

We have a number of voluntary groups which meet and serve at St Mary's. Contact the Church Office for more information.

We have a dedicated building for youth work and an active 0-18s team, including plenty of activities for children and young people of all ages. Please see their website for further information;
www.thebank.org.uk or contact the 0-18s team - [email protected]


Help for Visitors

Free wifi

Our refreshment area is open all day. Please feel free to drop in for a cuppa!

The Church is open during the day.


Other Features

There is a Food Bank collection box just inside the main doors of church, in the Welcome Desk area.
We also collect for Christians Against Poverty, the collection box for CAP is in The Bank (our Youth Centre).

Audio-Visual Facilities

Our Eco-Group work hard to consider the environmental impact of the church and have designated an area behind the car park as our EcoGarden.

We commit to buying and using Fairtrade tea and coffee and other items wherever we can. We also support local businesses.

A number of our rooms and buildings are available to hire.

For more information, please contact Inga;
[email protected]