Jesus said

I am the Way
the truth
and the Life

A church that delights in God’s Word and celebrates God’s grace

Welcome To Upton Baptist Church

Building a community for Christ

We’re a friendly and welcoming Bible-believing evangelical church made up of people from all walks of life, united by our love of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Please do have a look around the website and get in touch if you have any questions.

Sunday Services

Our Sunday morning family service is at 11.00. It is recorded and live-streamed – see the Resources page. Some weeks this will be followed by a church lunch to which all are welcome.
The evening service is at 5.00, and we meet at 4.30 for tea, coffee and snacks. This will be either communion, a prayer time, an informal discussion, or something else! Please see the calendar in the What’s On page.

Sunday Morning Livestream 11.00


Our family friendly and accessible services last a little over an hour. We’re an active and outward-looking church where you’ll receive a warm welcome.
A crèche with a video link is available during the morning service and there are 3 Sunday School classes for younger children.

What’s the best gift God could give you? Life Explored – an informal and relaxed 4 week course. This world is full of experiences and possessions which promise happiness, yet deliver so little.  As it explores the Bible story (creation, fall, redemption, new creation), Life Explored shows how our deepest desires for happiness can only be satisfied in one person, Jesus Christ. The best gift God can give us is himself Get in touch to find out more.


OK we’re not located near the campus area, but over the years we’ve provided many students with a spiritual home during their studies. If you’d like a lift please get in touch. And if you’d like Sunday lunch, just let us know!

Mid-week meetings

The Bible study / Prayer meeting is in church some Wednesdays, and we have a variety of house groups, ladies Bible study meetings, coffee mornings and other informal meetings.

Young People

From crèche, right through to older teens and young adults, we have a range of clubs and activities, all working to develop and strengthen a living faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Tuesday Club

A lively program of games, crafts and engaging Bible stories. School years 3-6, 6.15-7.30pm – currently every other Tuesday.

Tiger Tots

A group for preschool children and their carers.
We meet each Monday during term time, 10.00-11.30.
There may be a waiting list so please enquire at

Cornerstone Youth

For high school age+, meetings alternate between games and activities in the church hall or away ‘activities’, and Bible studies. 7.30-9.00 Fridays.

About us

Who are we? What do we believe? Click on the button for more details, but to summarise, we’re a loving and caring group of people who believe that God has, through the death and resurrection of His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, provided a way that we can be forgiven and brought into a vital and eternal relationship with Him.

Our Leadership Team

Dave Stott​

Dave is married to Rebecca. They have two grown up sons and a teenage daughter. They joined Upton Baptist Church from Ormskirk, Lancashire, in 2008 after Dave completed two years training with Grace Baptist Church, Southport. Previously he was involved in engineering design and project management in Knowsley, Liverpool.
He loves to see the effect the word of God has on people’s lives and how it shapes the life of the church and builds up the Body of Christ. In his spare time he enjoys running cycling and hill walking.

Ray Tibbs, Elder

Ray became a Christian in 1968 at the teacher training college (now the University). After 23 years in leadership of Baptist churches in other parts of the country, he moved back to the city in 2003 with his wife, Margaret. They had met at the college and took up teaching posts in London. They have 3 grown up children. Now retired, Ray is involved in producing the Geneva Bible Notes for the Grace Publications Trust, having worked previously in Christian literature for over 20 years.

Ian Williams, Elder

Ian joined the church in 1981. He served as a deacon for some years before becoming an elder in 1994. He is married to Pauline and they have Ian joined the church in 1981. He served as a deacon for some years before becoming an elder in 1994. He is married to Pauline with 3 grown-up children and 5 grandchildren.  Ian became a Christian just after leaving university in 1970, as a result of the prayers of Christian friends. He has completed the Evangelical Movement of Wales theological training course.

Our Deacons

From left to right, Andy Crerand, Peter Siddorn, Alex Taylor, John Hocking & Ian Thompson.

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