Church of England Diocese of Exeter Upottery

St Mary the Virgin, Upottery

In accordance with Government guidelines there will be no services held in the Church until after the end of lockdown on 2nd December. November will be a month of prayer.

The Church building will continue to open for private prayer on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.

We warmly invite you to join us from your home in prayer and worship during lockdown. For full details please click here.

If you are lonely, facing hardship or in need of any kind please do not hesitate to phone our Rector, John Hayhoe, on 01404 515083 or our Associate Priest, Jane Penn, on 01404 841523 or send an email to [email protected]

The three communities of Upottery, Rawridge, and Smeatharpe worship together at St Mary’s Church, in Upottery, the oldest parts of which date from the 12th Century. All three villages contain a mixture of agricultural land and buildings together with some more modern housing developments. Upottery has a primary school and a pub but no shop. Smeatharpe and Upottery have village halls which are used for a variety of local events and clubs.</span>

The church offers a rich variety of monthly services including all types of worship from Book of Common Prayer to modern, non-liturgical services. Sidesmen and the regular congregation afford a warm welcome to those who attend services, including newcomers and visitors, who often comment on this. We make a special effort to welcome children at all of our services and have an area especially dedicated for their use. Refreshments are served after each service and the majority stay to share fellowship.

Get in touch

Church Administrator

Prayer at Midday; Zoom and dial-in

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at noon for 15m
Add to my calendar

On-line and dial-in

We welcome you to join with us in prayer at Noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during November.
Tuesday prayers will be led by members of St. Nicholas Church, Dunkeswell.
Wednesday prayers will be led by members of our Church.
Thursday prayers will be led by Rev'd Jane
Click on "More about this event" below to join via Zoom
Dial 0131 460 1196 Meeting ID: 871 281 3717# personal ID: #


At 7pm on Thursday evenings, excluding 12 November, John will lead a group Bible Study via Zoom and dial-in. Each session stands on its own and will last 45 to 60 minutes.
For joining instructions and more information click "Read this story" below.

12 Oct 2020, midnight