About Us
Macclesfield Deanery
Chester Diocese
United Kingdom

An Introduction to the Church of the Resurrection

The Church of the Resurrection is unusual in many respects. For a start it does not look like a normal Church building. It is designed to look like the tent that the people of Israel used for worship before the first temple was built. This presented some architectural problems and it is certainly worth looking up at the roof from the inside. If you do look you will see how well the original architect solved it.

We now have a multi-purpose building, also known as the CORE, which includes a Community Hub for Upton Priory. As you see from the photograph on the home page, the main community hall and the worship space are side-by-side.

Finally, we are unusual in the people we are in the Church of the Resurrection. We come from many different backgrounds and different Church traditions and we seek to be accepting of everyone.

If you have the chance to visit us, you will be sure of a warm welcome.

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It would have been enough

It would have been enough if God had revealed himself through the law and the prophets
~ without being born as one of us.

It would have been enough.

It would have been enough for God to have experienced our human condition
~ without showing by word and example how he wanted us to live.

It would have been enough.

It would have been enough for God's Son to leave us with his example and teaching
~ without being crucified for us.

It would have been enough.

It would have been enough for Jesus to have made the perfect sacrifice for us
~ without rising from the dead as the promise of our resurrection.

It would have been enough.

It would have been enough for him to reveal himself to his disciples
~ without ascending to heaven to pray for us.

It would have been enough.

It would have been enough for us to have a great High Priest in heaven
~ without his sending the Holy Spirit upon us.

It would have been enough.

It would have been enough to have the witness of the Spirit within us
~ without having the promise of a place prepared in heaven for us.

It would have been enough.

It would have been enough to know we have a place in heaven
~ without Jesus coming back again to take us back there.

It would have been enough.

By Rev Stephen Callis



Copyright Rev. Stephen Callis 2013.

©Church of the Resurrection, Upton Priory 2016