St. Mary the Virgin, Upavon

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Introduction

St. Mary the Virgin serves the large village of Upavon. There is a shop, hairdresser, and two public houses within the village, serving the local agricultural community as well as those who commute and in some surrounding military establishments. About 50 new houses have been built in the village in the last 2 years.

St Mary’s has a small regular congregation of 12- 15. There are usually two Holy Communion services a month, one BCP and one more modern service. Of the other services each month, one is priest-led and the other lay-led. Morning Prayer is said every Tuesday morning.

There is a thriving baby and toddler group and a keen group of bellringers who ring and practise regularly.

St Mary’s also works closely with neighbouring churches at St Matthew’s Rushall and St. Peter’s Charlton St Peter.

Getting here

Facilities

Parking:

No reserved church parking, use anywhere safe in the village

Wheelchair Access:

Yes

Refreshments:

After Covid restrictions end: Refreshments once a month 3rd Sunday after informal worship 

Toilets:

None

Hearing loop:

Yes

Projector:

No

Giving

St. Mary's Church members and visitors can give to the work of the church in various ways:

The Parish Giving Scheme

Cash

Cash can still be given at a service if you wish.

This month at St. Mary's

May 2022