CONNECT

About CONNECT

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, after school clubs, financial help, a toddler group 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?

If you would like to enquire about basing your activity in CONNECT please email connect@allsaintsmarple.co.uk. Please note that any activity needs to be open to all and free of charge.

CONNECT activities

All welcome to drop in and have a free cup of tea/coffee. Come and enjoy a relaxing with others in the community.

This ‘drop in’ session offers support to people with any problem or difficulty including:

  • Benefits
  • Housing
  • 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 12.30–2.30pm 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.

All welcome to drop in and have a free cup of tea/coffee. Come and enjoy a relaxing with others in the community.

Bring your lunch with you (or walk 30 seconds into the centre of Marple) and stick around for free art activities in the afternoon.

For ages 11–16. Drop by after school for drinks, snacks, shelter from the Marple rain, table tennis, games, space to do homework. Our drop-in is open to anyone high school age to hang out after school. Come along and stay as long as you like.

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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 more information contact the Church Office.

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.

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Find CONNECT

Connect can be found at Queen Street, Marple, SK6 6BQ