Church of England Diocese of Oxford Upton

St Mary the Virgin

What’s Happening at St Mary the Virgin, Upton:

Greetings from the clergy and all from St Mary the Virgin, Upton. How may we help you? Please do get in touch! We would love to communicate with you. Give us a call 01235 850267 or email [email protected] or online.

See Services and Events, for Christmas services. See News and events for fairtrade Christmas Presents.

You are welcome to join local people in our Services. A  Service is held in St Mary the Virgin Church at 9.30 am on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Other services take place at Festivals and special occasions. See the servcies tab for more details. We meet with the rest of the Churn Benefice, which serves the Astons, North and South Moreton, East Hagbourne, Blewbury and Upton, for online worship at 10:30 every Sunday and weekday evenings at 8:00 pm for ten minutes. Join us any weekday night at 8pm for a short service of night prayer. Links and codes for these are on the website under the services tab.

Click on these links for information about activities in the Benefice: Sunday on line Services, Weekday Compline Service, Midweek Communion, Pram Services, Men’s Breakfast Group (First Saturday of the month), Churn Cygnets Youth Group (3rd Sunday of the month) and Churn Climate Action Group.

Watch a three minute video explaining Christianity. Try an online course and meet others who want to understand what it is all about. Experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus. Click here for the Rector’s reflections.

Anxious about the future? We can put you in touch with someone to talk to in these difficult times. See Ways of Supporting Each Other on the Benefice website.

Private Prayer. St Mary the Virgin, Upton is now open for private worship at the following times: Wednesdays: 9am - 5pm, Sundays: 9am - 5pm. For the safety of others, please wear a face covering when you enter the church. If you would like to make a donation to church funds, please leave your donation in the secure box in the church on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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Celebrate and share the good news of Christ’s birth with special services and events this Advent and Christmas.

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The Churn Benefice

Benefice Centre The Rectory Church End Blewbury Didcot OX11 9QH

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 On-Line Weekday Evening Services in the Churn Benefice

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 p.m. for 15m
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On Line

 On-Line Services will take place at 8 pm am on every weekday evening whilst our church buildings are closed. The services are interactive with several people participating and there is an opportunity to talk to others for before and after the service. Full details of how to join the services are here. https://www.churnchurches.co.uk/services-this-week/

Live streamed service Evening Worship/Prayer

The Whole Christmas Story" by Jo Swinney

28 Nov 2021, 1 p.m.