We look forward to welcoming you to our church services, and hope that you will feel at home among us.

Our main Sunday service is normally at 10.00am, and rotates around the four churches.

On most Sundays the service is Holy Communion, from Common Worship (modern language).

We welcome children to all our services, but once a month we hold ‘US@10’ (Upper Stour at 10 o’clock), our all age worship, when families are especially welcome. All our churches have some quiet toys or books, and an area where children can play.

On Sunday afternoons during the summer, once a month, we hold Songs of Praise or Evensong (Book of Common Prayer – traditional words) at Stourton at 4pm.

You will find details of all these services here. Feel free to contact the Parish Office if you wish to confirm the time or location of a service, or have any other queries.

See more information about Weddings here.

Lent Groups

During the 6 weeks before Easter (Lent), we organise a study course either centrally, or in people’s homes, to prepare us for the season of Easter.

Christenings & Baptisms (arrangements)

We welcome those who live in the parish to come for baptism, or to bring their children for baptism. Baptisms normally take place in a main Sunday service, so that the church can welcome you/your child into the church.

If you do not live in the parish, but have a connection with a church in the parish, it may still be possible to baptise you/your child, but you would need to seek the permission of your local parish priest first.

To begin arrangements, please contact the Upper Stour parish office, and we will come to visit you to begin making arrangements.

Nativity Services including Christmas

We hold a variety of Christmas services in December, from Christingle services, Carol services, carol singing in the open air, midnight communion, etc. Please check the services page for more details.

Funerals including burials

(arrangements relating to our graveyards)

If you would like to arrange a funeral in one of our churches, please speak initially to the parish office. It is normally possible to arrange, and the vicar would be happy to discuss your plans for the future, at any stage.

For burials and interment of ashes, and all other matters relating to our churchyards, please read the Diocesan regulations here.