Upton Methodist Church
Minister: Rev. Louise Carr
We have a small, but charming, well kept Methodist chapel that was built in 1822. The 1851 census recorded a 'Great Many Sabbath Day Scholars', so it is presumed that is when the Schoolroom was added. In 1839, 63 of the 70 seats were let to residents of Upton and Kexby. From our records we can note that a local farmer John Olivant, and John Laughton, (Landlord of the Rose and Crown) were the first stewards and trustees.
So as you can see - stretching back to our origins - we have always had strong links with the local community. Throughout the years, and still today, the Fotheringham family have been loyal members and have taken an active role within both the church and village activities. It is important to us that our Church continues to provide our rural community with care and support, sustained faith and spiritual development, and all important fellowship.
Our Sunday morning services are at 10:30AM followed by fellowship with coffee/tea and biscuits. Everyone is most welcome.
This Month's Services
It is with sadness that we recommend that worship services in the majority of the Circuit's Methodist Churches are again suspended for the time being in line with Government guidance... You will find HERE the initial letter dated 8th June 2020 providing some information on the gradual re-opening of the circuit churches, and in addition the December update letter HERE. Please also take a look at the latest Tiers update HERE.
Upton Chapel will hopefully be open again soon for short Sunday worship at 10:30 AM with a limited attendance. Please contact Jennifer Fothergill ☏ 01427 838347 regarding reserving a place for future services.
We will be preparing home worship resources for each Sunday... Please download this week's HERE. This resource is available alongside the Circuit Zoom Service, a live video-conferencing service that will be taking place each Sunday at 4:00 PM if you wish to join us. If you need help regarding downloading Zoom, connecting to the service via your computer or telephone then please contact one of the circuit ministers.
If video calling is not your thing then please find an alternative home worship sheet for this week available HERE.
At this time it is beneficial to check out the ways in which you can CONNECT with your Lord and with others at this difficult time... In addition please have a read of A Methodist Way of Life and consider the things you can do ...
Job Opportunity – Part time Circuit Administrator (based at The Methodist Church, Market Rasen)
The Wolds and Trent Methodist Circuit, a group of ten churches, is seeking a Circuit Administrator for twelve hours per week. The person appointed will have excellent office, organisational, financial and communication skills to ensure that the administrative and logistical work of the churches flows smoothly, liaising across the circuit, supporting ministers and leaders in their work. Skills in IT, particularly Word and Excel are required. The post will be based in the Circuit Office at Market Rasen Methodist Church.
Sympathy with the Christian Church is expected and the post is subject to safer recruitment procedures.
For an informal discussion please contact Glenda Taylor: ☏ 07747 635486.
Closing date for applications April 30th 2021.
Mothers in Israel
On Tuesday mornings at 10am Rev. Louise Carr will be running a study group looking at Mothers in Israel, a recent book which explores the influential women in early Methodism. Anyone is welcome to join us, just ask Rev. Louise for the Zoom code. The author is going to give us a talk on Zoom one Thursday afternoon.
Social and Community Life
As we are a small congregation we tend to cultivate good friendships, and develop quality connections through attending other Church held Circuit events and services. That stated our members do take an active role within local social activities, such as:
- The Upton and Kexby Friendship Club: - Meets Thursday, 2:00PM - [Fortnightly] in the Methodist Schoolroom.
- Upton cum Kexby Womens' Institute: - Meets at 7:30PM on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month @ Upton cum Kexby Village Hall.
- Craft Group - Meets on the 1st Monday and 3rd Wednesday of the Month between 1:00PM and 3:00PM. The group is open to all!
We have recently started our monthly Coffee Morning again, with thanks to those Ladies and Gentlemen that did all the work. We hope to continue our Coffee Mornings throughout the Summer on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10:00AM till 12:00 NOON. Why not take a ride out and come and visit? We will be glad to welcome you!