St Mary's Church Upton

Making a difference, wherever we are, as we share Faith For Life in Christ

World Church

St.Mary’s and The Centre encourages and co-ordinates support for several mission staff working in a variety of ways to share the good news about Jesus, expressing his compassion in practical ways, and practising and promoting his teaching on how to live.

Our links live on three continents and some have influence that extends even further.

The World Church Group stimulates interest in mission beyond the parish by:

  • Arranging two World Church Sundays each year
  • Supporting young people in short term overseas visits through the Roy Barker Young People in Mission Fund
  • Supporting Home Groups who want to make a practical link with our missionaries
  • Publishing a Links news sheet to inform prayer eight times a year.

Our friends away from home

Marcial and Paula Felgueiras, Portugal

Working with A Rocha (Christians in Conservation) in the Algarve.

Rosemary Finlayson, Spain

Working in Valencia with WEC International with homeless and substance-dependent men and women. Find out more here.

Frank and Laura Greaves, Middlesex

Frank works with Tearfund to provide specialist advice to International Teams on water and sanitation.

Peter and Miranda Harris, France

Founders and international co-ordinators of A Rocha – a Christian conservation organisation.

Richard Harrison, Zimbabwe

Richard teaches at Falcon College, Esigodini in Zimbabwe.

True Freedom Trust, UK

Offering Biblical teaching and counselling related to sexuality and homosexuality. Visit its website here.

Susannah and Alex Maclean, Africa

Studying at All Nations Christian College, preparing to support the church in Africa.

Melita and Steve Gordon, Malawi

Working as medics.

Hannah Pearson

Working with A Rocha UK.

When we meet

St Mary's, Church Road, Upton

9am: A quiet, more formal service.
11am: Busy with children who start in the service and move into age-related groups after the start.
6.30pm: Generally more informal

St Mary's Centre, 127 Saughull Massie Road, Upton

10.30am: Holy Communion on the third Sunday of the month,  Morning Worship on each of the other Sundays. The Centre has a friendly and informal atmosphere and facilities for children.

Pattern of services

St Mary's Church

First Sunday of the month
9am Holy Communion
11am Together at Eleven (all ages)
6.30pm Sundays at Seven or Evening Praise

Second Sunday of the month
9am Morning Prayer
11am Morning Worship
6.30pm Holy Communion

Third Sunday of the month
9am Morning Prayer
11am Morning Worship with Baptisms
6.30pm Evening Praise

Fourth Sunday of the month
9am Morning Prayer
11am Holy Communion
6.30pm Evening Prayer

Wednesdays
11am Holy Communion

St Mary's Centre

10.30am all services
First Sunday: Morning Worship
Second Sunday: Morning Worship
Third Sunday, Holy Communion
Fourth Sunday, Morning Worship

The pattern varies around Christmas and Easter.

We run a different programme during August at 11am. Occasionally an event or special day is marked which can also cause a change to the above pattern.