St Mary-the-Virgin, Upchurch
St Mary’s is at the heart of the village of Upchurch and offers both traditional and more contemporary styles of worship.
There is a service every Sunday, usually a communion service supported by the choir. A strong musical tradition has long been a feature of the church's worship and of the village as a whole.
Upchurch is also home to Uplift, a congregation which meets in the Village Hall located behind the church. Uplift meets twice a month on the first and third Sundays. It is particularly suitable for families with children, and for any looking for a more contemporary style of worship.
Our normal monthly service pattern (unless indicated):
10.30am Uplift (in Village Hall)
2nd Sunday 10.00am Morning Worship
3rd Sunday 10.30am Uplift (in Village hall)
4th Sunday 10.00am Communion (Sung)
The church has a quiet chapel space for private prayer, with simple resources to help you pray. Information about where to obtain a key is available on the church noticeboard.
For Christenings, Thanksgivings, Weddings, Marriage Blessings and Funerals please contact Rev. Julian Staniforth
Collections for Medway Food Bank: Can you spare items of food with a valid use by date? It is donated to those who are desperately needing food to keep themselves and their families going. We have a large food box in Upchurch church. Just staple food items will be gratefully received. Medway Food Bank is based in the Medway Towns and is carefully run to ensure that only the genuinely needy receive the donations, especially those with children.