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St Paul's 

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Christians Together at Upton Cross and Rilla Mill is officially a partnership between St Paul’s (Anglican) at Upton Cross and Rilla Mill Methodist but in reality, draws its congregation (fellowship) from a much broader range of Christian traditions and a wider geographical area. Whatever your church background, or none, you will always receive a friendly welcome. We are blessed to be part of both the Callington Cluster of Anglican Churches and the Launceston Methodist Circuit and so benefit from dual clergy oversight – although the majority of our services are lay lead.   

Sunday services are held at 10am. We meet on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of each month at St Paul’s Church, Upton Cross – a small mission church building with an intimate atmosphere, and on the 4th Sunday at Rilla Mill Village Hall. If there is a 5th Sunday in the month we join with the other congregations of the Anglican Cluster for a united service. On 1st and 3rd Sundays, the services follow an informal pattern – the style depending on the individual service leader. On 2nd Sundays, we hold a communion service - the leadership of which alternates between Anglican and Methodist clergy. All services at Upton Cross are followed by refreshments in the adjacent Crosslink Centre. The 4th Sunday service, at Rilla Mill, is a “Meet and Eat” – where we share our breakfast and our faith together – an opportunity for anyone who wishes to bring a contribution for the meal or for the worship (song, bible reading, testimony, prayer etc.).

As a fellowship, we seek to be disciples of Jesus and make a priority of Bible teaching and prayer. We recognise our responsibility to reach out to our community in Jesus’ name. On Wednesdays, we hold a Community Lunch for those over 60 in the Crosslink Centre. On Thursdays, during term time we help to staff a “Drop in Café” which meets in the Parish Hall at Upton Cross. Every other week during term time a team goes into Upton Cross Primary School to “Open the Book”. Every Friday morning we hold a prayer meeting, at 9.30am in the Crosslink Centre, to pray God’s blessing on the parish. In conjunction with St Melor’s, the parish church of Linkinhorne, we run a Pastoral Team which offers home visits to anyone in the parish.

We are a relatively small fellowship with between 20 and 25 meeting together each week so there is an opportunity for participation for any who are willing. We are a fairly informal gathering, not taking ourselves too seriously, but we are serious about our faith in and service for Jesus. Everyone is welcome - but be warned - if you attend for more than a few weeks you’re likely to find yourself on a rota!

If you would like to speak to one of us before attending any service or event, please contact Brian and Michelene Norris on 01579363515

You would be welcome at any of our services.
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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello

 

Where and When

We are one church in five locations which offer a wide variety of styles of service from vibrant family friendly services to something more contemplative.  We have services starting at 8am, 10am and 11.15am across the Cluster of five churches.  You can find details of the services and what to expect here.  The calendar not only gives you the place and time but also a description of what you can expect from the service.

What you can be sure of is a warm welcome at whichever church you decide to visit.  Refreshments will be on offer either before or after the service when Covid restrictions allow it.
 

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What about my kids?


Childrens groups at St Mary’s Callington on Sundays are temporarily suspended due to unforeseen circumstances.  However, there will always be an activity for children to do, a place for them in all 11am services and the Tower Room is available for play and fun throughout.

There are children's groups during the services at St Mary's Callington on the second, third and fourth Sundays.  You will find All Age services at St Mary's Callington, Stoke Climsland Parish Church and St Sampson's South Hill.  Stoke Climsland also have a Family Service on the second Sunday of the month.  Please see the calendar for more information.

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Creche (0 months to 3 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/grown-up at all times.
  • Livewires (3-7 years)
  • Encounter (7-11 years)
  • Katalyst (11-15 years)
  • Young people (15+ years) Stay in service.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy. Whilst you are dropping your kids off at their groups, we pause to take time to chat to someone sitting near or next to us, giving folk a chance to come back before the sermon begins.

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

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Getting Connected

 

Life Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Get on a Team!

Serving on a team is a greatly way of getting to know people better.  If you want to get involved in the life of the church and to help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Leadership 

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Rector    Leader 2
Rev Joe Lannon   Leader Intro
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes

Joe and Nikki