St John the Baptist, UptonSt John the Baptist

This ancient chapel-of-ease (Grade I listed) was built in AD1120 as a daughter church to St Kyneburgha, Castor. It is set in fields to the east of Upton village, 100 yards from King   Street, the old Roman road from Castor to Lincoln. It became a separate parish in 1851, and in 1903 was united with Sutton. It is now part of the Benefice of Castor with Sutton and Upton with Marholm, and thereby retains its close historical links with CastorChurch. Towards the end of the 12th century, a North Aisle was added. The capitals and responds of the Arcade from that date still remain, although the rest of the North Aisle was widened in the 1627, to include the stone steps, piers and balustrading and to make space for the Dove tomb. The church was reordered in the “Laudian” style and includes a Jacobean altar, altar rails and pulpit dated c 1630.

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Service Information:

Join us for Holy Communion which takes place each fourth Sunday at 11:30am..

 

For Baptism, Wedding and Funerals please contact the Parish Administrator: tel: 01733 380900 or email: admin.castor@btconnect.com