Upton is on the edge of the Poole and Bournemouth conurbation and manages to combine
an urban area of a population of 8500 with access to both the inner harbour and
countryside. Upton Methodist Church is on the western side of the 'town' close to the local
schools. Methodist have been meeting in the area since 1789; the current chapel was
opened in 1865 and has since been extended and modernised. It is fortunate to have a
large, enclosed garden.
The age of our congregation ranges from a year old to over ninety! We not only meet on a
Sunday morning for worship but have a Café on a Wednesday morning with opportunities to
both socialize and have a short time for prayer and reflection with out Refresh group. A
women's group, bible study group, book group and walking group meet regularly.
We particularly welcome children to our church with our Big Bug Club on a Sunday morning.
The church manages an Ofsted registered Preschool and a Toddler Group. Messy Church
and Daisy Chains, a group for children and families with special needs, meets during the
Sadly, much of what we normally do has had to be put on hold. However, we are busy making plans to reopen for worship on Sunday 20th September. We have been open for private prayer during August and are looking forward to welcoming back our congregation for the Harvest Festival. We know things are going to be different and we will continue to offer a variety of opportunities for worship. Our Preschool closed for the first time since the February half term at the end of July for a well-earned summer holiday. The return of all the children in September is eagerly anticipated.
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