Sunday Services

Our morning service starts at 10.30am and lasts around an hour and a half. We have children and young people’s activities (see below) and our services are suitable for all ages. To see the details of the next Sunday morning service take a look at this week at Upton Baptist Church on our home page.

Our evening service starts at 6.30pm and tends to be a more informal and relaxed style. We don’t currently have any children’s activities during this service. The style and focus of the evening service changes from week to week. To find out more about the next evening service take a look at this week at Upton Baptist Church.

Church Calendar


Prayer plays a vital part in the life of UBC.

We have a weekly prayer meeting on Monday at 9.30am in the church. The first Monday of the month this is held at the Bell House Cafe in New Street, Upton.

We have a local House of Prayer that meets each Friday afternoon at 4pm. This is often held in conjunction with the local Anglican congregation. In the main we pray for the blessing of our community. It has been amazing to see how the Lord blesses as we pray. The location varies.
For details contact Annie Portsmouth 01684 592079

We also believe that it is important that we call the church to actively pray and we have an effective prayer chain based upon e-mail which enables our prayer life to be expressed as a whole church activity.
If you would like prayer please contact us at

Children and Young People

We believe that a diverse community is a healthy community and we consider it a blessing to have all ages within our church family. Children and young people are a vital part of that community and we provide a variety of different activities that cater for all ages.

Sunday Thirst
This youth group meets every Sunday during the main service at 10.30am. After a time of worship we go upstairs. We play games do crafts and explore stories from the bible. It’s a space for the youth to have fun and discover more about God.
For details contact Ashton by email:

Our Friday evening youth group meets each week during term time in the church hall. This is a place where the youth can come together  and enjoy a space that is for them. Here at Thirst we welcome all, encourage friendships and have created a place of discovery and challenge. We also offer a range of games and activities. We have an Xbox One, Wii, table tennis, air hockey and, in good weather, football. A tuck shop is available for the young people to buy snacks and frappes.
school years 6-9 meet 6pm to 7.30pm
school year 10+ meet 7.45pm to 9.15pm
We make a small charge of £1 per week to cover costs.
For details contact Ashton by email:

Stay and Play group. We offer a wide range of play experiences for pre school children, toddlers and babies and their parents or carers. The venue is a spacious, carpeted, comfortable hall attached to the right side of Upton Baptist Church, and gives a friendly welcome. The group is held each Thursday, (we don’t meet during August), from 9.15am to 11.30am.
We make a small charge of £1.50 per family per session to cover costs.
For details contact Sheila Churchward 01684 592361 or De Metcalfe 01684 593568 or

Home Groups

Home groups meet on a weekly basis, usually taking a break over the summer. Check the calendar or see below for more details.

Upton Tuesday Evening Group
Tuesday evening 7.30pm at church. Contact Gerald daytime 01684 591122 or evening 01684 833794

Tuesday Evening Group
Meets at 7.30pm in different people’s houses. Sometimes there’s a Bible study that all the groups are doing, and at other times members of the group choose what we’d like to study. We also invite visitors to come and speak to us, such as people that we have a connection with who are doing missionary work in different parts of the world. We have a social evening a few times a year to which we invite friends.
For the this week’s venue and further information contact Pam Ditchburn 01684 311929 or

Upton Thursday Afternoon Group
Meets at 2.30 – 4.30pm. We meet to study the Bible and for fellowship and we finish with a time of prayer. Sometimes we use study notes but usually we read aloud the passage for the week from our Bibles, each of us reading a verse in turn, then we discuss what it says and what it means. Questions are asked to make us read the study notes in our Bibles, look up references or think about how what we have read applies in our lives in the world today. We follow special courses for Lent and Advent to prepare us for Easter and Christmas. Most people’s lives tend to be busy and it’s good to stop and think about what those times really mean to us.
For the this week’s venue and further information contact Deirdre Metcalfe 01684 593658 or

Other Activities

Craft Afternoon
Held on the 2nd Monday of the month, from 2pm to 4pm in the church hall. The group focus on card making but feel free to turn up with any craft you have on the go be it knitting, crochet, embroidery etc. We make a small charge of £2.50 per session to cover costs.
For details contact Annie Portsmouth 01684 592079 or De Metcalfe 01684 593658 or

Cameo: ‘Come And Meet Each Other’
Held about four times a year and is a half day social get together with entertainment, food and a time of worship. This is held in the church hall, the date of the next meeting will be advertised both online and in church.
For details contact Phil Ottaway 01684 891850 or

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