Welcome Home to Upton Baptist Church. When you walk in the door, you are with family. Please make yourself at home. We look forward to getting to know each other!
One of the best ways for us to get to know each other is to join in. We are only able to do what we do because we are family together. By joining in with family activities and events we meet new friends and build relationships.
Whether you pop in to our Shared Front Room, join theSHED or come to a Sunday Gathering you belong because ALL are welcome.
Meet Our Family
Rev'd Amy Wearing
email: [email protected]
Our Church Family
Whenever you pop in you will be sure to meet a friendly face.
The church family appoints individuals every year to commit to closely supporting the Minister in serving God. Currently fulfilling this role are Rachel Stockwell (Church Secretary), James Oliver, Rachel Paton, Kathy Barber, Sam Magovern and Mark Jennings (Church Treasurer).
What we Believe
As part of the world-wide Christian church, Baptists form one of the largest families of faith. For Baptists family is important. The church is not a building, but rather a family of believers, committed to Jesus, to one another and to joining in with God in the world.
We believe that Jesus is Lord and is the one to follow and that the Bible is totally worth reading because it helps us get to know God. We baptise people that want to follow Jesus and our local church commits to the things that really matter in our community, guided by the Holy Spirit.
We are all about family, community and Jesus.
Upton Baptist Church has a fine history dating back over 350 years. Formed in 1653, two years after The Battle of Upton, possibly by one of Cromwell's soldiers, the church originally met at 11 Dunns Lane, a short walk from it's present home on Old Street. In August 1734 the Chapel was opened and became the home of the Baptist family in Upton. The chapel is Grade II listed, like much of Old Street and we are currently exploring creative ways to enable it to continue to resource the work of God in our town.