Children & Families

Children & Families

We love children & families here at All Saints. Expand the headings for more info on what we offer then use the calendar to sign up for the session(s) you want to attend. Please note, you can only register up to two weeks in advance.

You don't need to sign up for Kids' Church. Just turn up on Sunday and register at the door. We'd love to see you!

At All Saints Kids’ Church we want to equip all children and families to be lifelong followers of Jesus by being people who: encounter and love God, bless others and live life together.

On Sundays at our 10:15am gathering, children register in the link corridor of church before the service (from 10am). They join everyone in the Church for the first few worship songs before being led to the Hall for age specific groups. If it is your first time, we take a few details and you will be told which group your children will be in and where they meet.

  • Gems (ages 0-3)
  • Scramblers (EYFS ages 3-5)
  • Climbers (KS1 ages 5-7)
  • Explorers (KS2 ages 7-11)

See what else happens on Sundays

Playtime is our toddler group for 0–4 year olds that runs every Tuesday 9.45–11.30am in the CONNECT building on Queen Street in the middle of Marple. There is a voluntary contribution of £1.50 to cover the cost of refreshments. Come along for drinks, snacks, singing, toys and fun! Please make sure you bring a responsible adult.

Find out more about CONNECT …

PlayAway is our parent/carer and toddler (babies to pre-schoolers)  group. We meet from 1.15 to 2.45 on Wednesday afternoons in the Bowyer Hall at church during term time for lots of fun  and play.  Each week we offer a variety of toys and play equipment, craft activities and a singing time, and each term sees a variety of special events. In the past these have included a fairy tale party, a teddy bears picnic and an Easter egg hunt.

We charge £1.50 per family and this includes tea, coffee and cake for grown-ups and refreshments for children. New faces are always welcome!

Little Ark is a group for 0-2 year olds and their parents or carers that runs Friday morning 10-11.30 in term time.  We enjoy faith, fun and friendship together and eat lots of cake. Admission is free. The group has been running since September 2012 and now has a regular attendance of about 25 children and their adults. Come along to the lounge at the back of church and join in the fun!

‘Who Let The Dads Out?’ is all about creating space where dads and their children can have fun together and is founded on the Christian principle of wanting to demonstrate God’s love to communities. Click the link above to find out more.

We meet quarterly at All Saints Marple on a Saturday morning 10am-12pm to have a fun filled morning where dads, male carers and granddads can spend quality time with their child(ren). We make craft (sometimes themed), play games, decorate biscuits etc. and have soft play for the smaller children. The dads drink coffee and eat cake while their children are filled with cordial and treats. It’s always a really relaxed atmosphere and a time for dads to socialise with each other too. There is no charge (donations are welcome but there’s no pressure). You don’t need to book, just come along; everyone is welcome to join in the fun. We currently have a great bunch of children from 0 – 16 years old who all join in the fun together. We hope to see you soon.

Contact the Church Office for more details or visit our Facebook page.

See more about the Who Let the Dads Out movement …


Children & Families Worker: Sarah Holton

Church & School Partnership Award

We were delighted to become the first church in Chester Diocese to receive the Church & School Partnership Award, recognising the amazing link we have with our local Primary School. The award aims to encourage even stronger links between Church of England schools and the parishes to which they belong.

Alongside assemblies and lessons we also regularly host the school for Easter events, Christmas concerts and each year host a 'Church Week' during which the children learn more about the life of the church. We love our relationship with All Saints' Primary School and the ways in which we share Jesus with each other!