South View of Upleadon church.
South View of Upleadon church.

The Church, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, was greatly restored in 1969 and is probably well over a thousand years in origin. 

Click on this link for a road view of the Church on Google maps.

St Mary the Virgin church now has a Facebook page.  Please visit and ‘like’ the page to follow it and receive updates when anything is posted.

Harvest Festival

Upleadon Church was beautifully decorated for Harvest Festival held on Sunday, 6th October when around 22 people attended the service conducted by Canon Roger Parker.    Roger delighted us all with his ideas for congregation participation, it is not often that a combine harvester is seen in church!   It was lovely to see so many for this annual service of thanksgiving and thank you to Roger and all who gave their time to make Harvest Festival an occasion.    Harvest Lunch will follow in Upleadon Village Hall on Sunday, 20th October.

Harvest Lunch

The Harvest Lunch for Upleadon Church took place on Sunday, 20th October in Upleadon Village Hall on a lovely sunny day.  Guests Canon Roger Parker and Mrs. Parker attended and Roger kindly said Grace to start the meal.  The hall was full with 64 people enjoying delicious hot casseroles, assorted puddings, cheese and biscuits and coffee, and a very successful raffle raising £148 was run by Mrs. Julie Bruton, thank you Julie you do a wonderful job.  A very big thank you to all members of the PCC and others who kindly donated food and raffle prizes and all those who worked so hard serving food, clearing tables, washing up and generally supporting the occasion.  It is a pleasure to see the fellowship of so many gathered together.  Although the Harvest Lunch is not a fund raising event, because of the generosity of so many people the princely sum of £658 was raised for church funds.

5 thoughts on “St Mary’s Church

  • 28th January 2017 at 19:07

    It a beautiful church I never seen a church like this before, the tower lookes really good it eye chatch me when I when pass it. Loved it all in side the church.

    My local vicar Jeremy Goulston might visit if that ok 01367821143.

  • 20th February 2017 at 21:14

    Hi. I recently visited your beautiful church. I spotted the head of something in the masonry above the Nave which you can only see if you are in front of the altar. I couldn’t quite make it out. Could you tell me what it is please. Many thanks.

  • 6th July 2017 at 17:59

    I would like to visit this church. What hours is it open ?
    Tim Kestin
    Chalford Hill
    near Stroud

  • 21st October 2017 at 20:44

    What a wonderful Church. I am sorry we missed seeing it when visiting Gloucestershire earlier this year. I’m only seeing it now thanks to a friend on Facebook.

    My husband and I enjoy visiting the different Churches when visiting Britain and discovering their history.

  • 20th May 2019 at 13:02

    We visited this church about two weeks ago now. Trying to find out where my husband’s uncle was buried. His name was Thomas Albert Hancock, date of burial was the 9 October 1929, aged 30 years.

    Apparently, there is no record as to the exact spot, as we would have liked to place a memorial stone in his memory.

    Lovely church, so pleased we visited.

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