CONNECT is our community building in the centre of Marple at the top of Queen Street opposite the cinema. CONNECT is all about people! It is a hub of community life throughout the week with drop-ins, prayer, a food bank, art groups, financial help, toddler groups, and much much more. Free tea and coffee is always available and there's never a charge for any of our activities.
CONNECT is a church building but not as you may think of it. Church is about ordinary people in communities, looking out for one another without exceptions or boundaries. As well as being a source of life and care, the church helps to challenge injustice and create an environment where everyone is respected. We hope CONNECT is a place where everyone feels they belong.
Can I book CONNECT?
All welcome to drop in and have a free cup of tea/coffee. Come and enjoy a relaxing with others in the community. Includes ConnectHelp (see below).
This ‘drop in’ session offers support to people with any problem or difficulty including:
- Employment including job hunting, preparing a CV and getting ready for an interview
- Money worries
- Filling in forms
- Problems at home
- Consumer issues
Some folks just drop by for a coffee and a chat.
ConnectHelp runs 10am–12pm every Monday except Bank Holidays. Anyone can attend. It’s all free! Any enquiries, please contact the Church Office.
It’s run by a team of volunteers with a wide range of experience to offer anyone finding life difficult or needing a safe place to talk something over. WiFi and computer access is available.
Playtime is our toddler group for 0–4 year olds that runs every Tuesday 9.45–11.30am. There is a £1.50 voluntary contribution to cover the cost of refreshments. Come along for drinks, snacks, singing, toys and fun! Please make sure you bring a responsible adult.
Little Ark is a group aimed at 0-2 year olds and their parents or carers. Find support for new and old mums alike every Friday morning 10-11.30 during Stockport school term times in the CONNECT building on Queen Street in the middle of Marple.
We enjoy friendship, fun and faith together and eat lots of cake! Allergy free alternatives are available too. We ask for donations of £1 per family.
Are you facing difficult circumstances – such as redundancy, ill health or sudden loss of income? Whatever the reason you can receive basic provisions FREE from The Pantry. Come along to CONNECT every Saturday 10am-12pm to pick up a bag of much needed food. You can even stick around for a chat if you like!
For school years 10–13, CYFA is our place for deep teaching, friendly community and meeting God. Come along to our CONNECT building at 7 and park yourself on a sofa, making sure to grab a brew and biscuit on the way.
On the second Sunday of the month we go to the Engage evening service at church and have some chill out time afterwards. Come along at 6 for refreshments and leave after the service finishes at 8 or stick around to wind down.
Connect can be found at Queen Street, Marple, SK6 6BQ