Join a Team

Join a Team

All Saints exists to help people to encounter, follow and share Jesus. That means we're All Involved. We simply wouldn't be a church without faithful people like you who support and serve the mission God has given us. Below are a selection of teams you might consider joining to add your unique voice and talents to the work of All Saints in Marple.

Click the team for more info written by the people who serve and register your interest when you're ready.

All Meals

Contact: Louise Watson

What’s involved: To cook one meal (main course and dessert) in your own home and then deliver it to a home where there is a need – usually when people have had surgery, are recovering from an illness or had a new baby.

Do I need any training? No requirement to be a Cordon Bleu cook!

What skills are required? To be able to cook (but no requirement to be a Cordon Bleu cook) and to have the means to deliver a meal.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? Work on your own but as directed by Louise who will sends out the details of the family – where they live, how many people to cook for and any dietary needs of any family members.

When and where and how often will I be needed? On an ‘as needed basis’.  Louise contacts volunteers on a rota basis and volunteers can say no if not convenient – as much or as little as you want to do.

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Buildings

Contact: Nev Phillips

What’s involved? Management of the various buildings which the Church owns/occupies ie:All Saints’ Church, Bowyer Hall, Bell Tower, Connect, Queen Street, St Paul’s Church, Strines and 57 Marple Road, Offerton.

What skills are required? To have some knowledge of building maintenance, experience of dealing with contractors and professionals and the Diocesan Advisory Committee. Diplomacy and exceptional patience often needed.

Do I need any training? No training as such but ability to help will depend on your knowledge and/or /experience.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? The aim is to have a team to share the load and take responsibility for individual jobs/projects and co-ordinate where necessary.

When and where will I be needed? No set times for meeting as these will depend on what jobs/projects are in hand. A meeting /discussion will be needed before PCC meetings in order for Nev to report to the PCC and request observations and approval of expenditure where necessary.

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ConnectHelp

Contact: Iain Kirkpatrick / Michael Sparrow

What’s involved? Getting alongside people to offer support, helping them to clarify what benefits they may be entitled to, helping them to complete difficult forms (eg. to apply for benefits), make difficult phone calls or prepare CVs and search for jobs. We provide a listening ear for any other problems and try and help people find a way forward. Often people come with money or debt problems too, and our links with CAP can help us here.

What skills are required? The ability to listen, deal with sometimes complex forms, draft a letter, search internet advice lines and most importantly to offer friendly non-judgemental support.

Do I need any training? Yes, some – depending on previous experience

If so is it provided beforehand and by whom? Training will be by the team while on the job.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? Part of a team

When and where will I be needed? Monday mornings at Connect on Queen Street Marple between 10am and 12noon.

How often will I be needed? Flexible but at least once a month

Other relevant details eg Age or other Limits / DBS checks required etc? There are no Age or other Limits or DBS checks required.

Are there any team or prayer meetings to attend and if so when and how often? We meet as a team to pray at 9:30 am before we start.

Other existing team members say: “Its so encouraging to share the joy when someone gets help, finds a job or sorts out any awful situation.”

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Glo Community Activities

Contact: Vicki Irvine / Debbie Kelly

e: vicki@glochurch.org

What’s involved? To help at one or both of our two regular projects held with our local community and local volunteers:

Cakes and Bakes / Coffee Time is a relaxed time for parents/carers to come with kids and have a cuppa & a chat. Sometimes we give out ingredients to take away & do a simple bake at home. We also give out All Saints’ Pantry bags as needed. Our vision is to gently show people the love of Christ and to build community and relationships with families.

Community Meal is when we invite families from Cakes & Bakes to join in with cooking a meal together, to play games, do a craft, share faith and community stories and we have prayer trees on the tables.

What skills are required? Willingness to muck in as needed (setting up/clearing up), be welcoming, friendly, accepting, happy to listen and chat. Opportunity run simple craft activities for kids some weeks for those with creative skills but not essential.

Do I need any training? Basic safeguarding training.

If so is it provided beforehand and by whom? In person or online training co-ordinated through All Saints.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? Part of a team.

When and where will I be needed?

Cakes and Bakes/ Coffee Time: Thursday afternoons term-time. Either from 2pm -3pm to help set-up or from 3-5 pm for cuppa, chat and to help clear up.

Community Meal: Friday once per term. Either from 3-4.30pm to help set up or from 4.30-6.30pm to help with activities or from 6.15-7pm to help clear-up.

Both events at the Offerton Community Centre, Mallowdale Road.

How often will I be needed? Flexible – be a regular volunteer or be available as occasional help to cover sickness or absence.

Are there any team or prayer meetings to attend and if so when and how often? Social/fun evening for volunteers to get together with some reflection and prayer once per term.

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Kids' Church

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Contact: Sarah Holton

e: kidschurch@allsaintsmarple.co.uk

Do you have a longing to share God’s good news with a new generation ?  Do you enjoy helping  children play,  grow, and learn about God?  They will love hearing your stories of faith as you grow together in KIDS’ CHURCH.  (see Deuteronomy 6 v 6-9)

What’s involved? In order to provide a safe and enjoyable setting, Leaders must prep and pray over planned theme; Helpers must be aware of the theme and pray for the families they will see. All arrive prior to sessions to set up and pray with team; engage with children to join in with activities and games, help children’s understanding of God, encourage prayer, worship and questioning of faith. Share with parents and leaders any developments or queries.  Pray for the families. Tidy away & leave any rooms as found.

What skills are required? A willingness to serve as a team and model Jesus’ way to the children in our care.  Pray for our church families and for God to reveal himself to them.

Do I need any training? Yes. C of E Safeguarding Online Training BASIC & FOUNDATION, Read Job description, Safeguarding Policy,  Health & Safety Policy and Risk Assessments.   Character References will be requested for DBS application.  Termly Training specific to Kids’ Church including Curriculum Guidance and Parenting for Faith discipleship tools.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? Usually with about 5 or 6 others in a team.

When and where will I be needed? Sunday mornings in the Bowyer Hall from 9.30 – 12 noon. Rotas are given out termly via Church Suite and Helpers swap slots according to their own diary requirements.

How often will I be needed? Monthly or fortnightly.

Other relevant details eg Age or other Limits / DBS checks required etc? Volunteers must be age 14 + years old and from age 16 volunteers must have an Enhanced DBS.  Self Declaration and DBS is needed as parents aren’t present in Kids’ Church.

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Playaway

Contact: Sarah Holton

e: kidschurch@allsaintsmarple.co.uk

What’s involved? Set up toys according to theme for this baby and toddler group, welcome and sign in parents and children, make and give out drinks and snacks; One member leads the children in craft activities and another leads a song and story. Others engage in conversations with parents and children. Tidy away & leave room as found.

What skills are required? A willingness to serve as a team and model Jesus’ way to the children in our care.  Pray for God to reveal himself to these families and signpost any support needed. 

Do I need any training? Yes. C of E Safeguarding Online Training BASIC & FOUNDATION, Read AS Safeguarding Policy and Health & Safety Risk Assessments.  Character references will be required.  

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? As part of a team.

When and where will I be needed? Wednesday afternoon during termtime only in the Bowyer Hall from 12noon until 3pm.

How often will I be needed? Minimum once a month.

Are there any team or prayer meetings to attend and if so when and how often? We meet to pray for the children from 12noon – 12.30 before each session. We hope to meet termly as a team for a meal or event.

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Prospects

Contact: Sarah Collett

What’s involved? Serving drinks & snack. Interacting with Friends and other leaders through conversation, dance, craft making, acting, singing.

What skills are required? Good social skills and to suit a person with a happy disposition who likes to get involved or is able to run activities or lead a session or lead sung worship.

Do I need any training? You will be shown what to do at the session and you will need to complete online CofE Safeguarding training.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? You will work in a team of 4+.

When and where will I be needed? On the 1st Wednesday of the month from 7 until 9.30 pm in the Bowyer Hall, All Saints Church and at team meetings which are held periodically through the year.

Other details? You may be required to complete a DBS check.

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Evergreens

Contact: Mary Fielding

What is involved? Driving people to the Thursday Service and Evergreens on a Thursday afternoon.

What skills are required? Driving and use of car.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? On own.

When and where will I be needed? Thursday afternoons from 2.00 -4.00 pm.

How often will I be needed? Flexible..

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Welcoming & Stewarding

Contact: Charles Farr & Kate Zijlstra

What’s involved? The deputy church warden for that day allocates members of the team to different areas of the church where they welcome people as they arrive at church and provide directions if and as needed. In addition, one team member stays at the Bowyer Hall entrance during the service and one team member stays by the Bowyer Hall entrance at the end of the service.

What skills are required? To have a friendly and helpful presence, to be able to give directions and to provide a warm welcome.

Do I need any training? There is no training involved. A cheerful, helpful person is the main requirement!

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? As part of a team headed up by the deputy church warden.

When and where will I be needed? From 9.45 am until the end of the service on Sunday mornings at All Saints Church Marple.

How often will I be needed? Once a month.

Some encouraging comments:

“Daniel was praying with the worship group , then he walked down the centre towards where I was sitting, he asked me if I was new to All Saints, introduced himself and gave me a hug! I’ve never stopped coming, and all because of the welcome I received those first two visits. I felt like I had come home”

“I love meeting and greeting, not just new people, although that’s very important to me, but people who I see regularly who may not get to speak to anyone regularly..”

Are there any team or prayer meetings to attend and if so when and how often? When on duty we meet to pray at 9.45 am and we have an annual team meeting with the team to get updates and feedback from the year.

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AllYouth

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Contact: Dave Hill

e: youth@allsaintsmarple.co.uk

What is involved? We serve our young people in a variety of settings giving them space to discover Jesus through friendship, fun, teaching, worship and prayer. Paul in 1 Corinthians 13 says our lives are made up of faith, hope and love. In our different groups and events we explore what it means to have faith (God stuff) and hope (life stuff) built on a foundation of love (friendship and community).

What skills are required? Listen and love. That’s it. You don’t need experience with teens, wear skinny jeans or listen to Radio 1. If you’re willing to be there for young people, hear their concerns with empathy and facilitate their conversations with open handed love you have all the skills you need.

Do I need any training? We provide safeguarding training and we’ll walk you through guidelines and best practices. Otherwise, there’s no better training for youth work than ‘on the job’.

If so is it provided beforehand and by whom? Safeguarding training is provided by Chester Diocese.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? Always as part of a team. For safeguarding reasons (to protect both young people and leaders) all youth work is done with at least two adult leaders at all times.

When and where will I be needed? We have several different areas of ministry, from large Christian groups and smaller Life Groups to outdoor detached work and drop-in centres. Let’s have a chat and see where and when works best for you.

How often will I be needed? Again, this is flexible. Some volunteers help twice a week, others once every six weeks. We recognise you have your own busy lives and try to exercise the same care with volunteers as we show to our teenagers.

Other relevant details eg Age or other Limits / DBS checks required etc? A full DBS check will be carried out as you’ll be working with under 18s.

Are there any team or prayer meetings to attend and if so when and how often? We huddle as a full team every 6–8 weeks usually on a Monday for encouragement, reflection, planning and training.

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Churches Together

Contact: Penny Ribbeck

What’s involved? Representing All Saints at churches together meetings and events in the community such as Christmas events and Marple Carnival.

What skills are required? A desire to work with members of other local churches and to be a salt and light presence at community events.

Do I need any training? No

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? Both

When and where will I be needed? There are 4 Churches together meetings during the year held on zoom or at different churches. Various other occasions – about 6 per year – where we gather to worship together. 2 or 3 community events mainly at Christmas and for the Carnival.

How often will I be needed? Flexible depending on your availability.

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Deanery Synod

Contact: Ian Taylor & Nick Ribbeck

What’s involved? Being a Lay Member of Chadkirk Deanery Synod.

What skills are required? None but you need to be elected and you and the people who propose and second you for election need to be on the electoral roll of All Saints.

Do I need any training? No

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? Participation is as an elected member.

When and where will I be needed? Three Synods per Annum Normally Feb/May/Oct.

How often will I be needed? On those three occasions. Sometimes we have one-off events.

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Glo Youth

Contact: Vicki Irvine / Debbie Kelly

e: vicki@glochurch.org

What’s involved? Being available to encourage and support our young people as they explore faith, by making and sharing meals, having discussions about life and faith and helping to brainstorm creative ways to explore the Bible. Sharing the vision of showing the young people who Jesus is and what it means to live with Him and supporting them in their journey.

What skills are required? To accept young people as they are, be a good listener, accept that each session will look and feel different and to be adaptable and patient.

Do I need any training? Safeguarding training will be provided by the team. A full DBS check will also be carried out.

If so is it provided beforehand and by whom? Safeguarding training is provided by Chester Diocese.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? You will work a part of a team. There are always at least two adults working together.

When and where will I be needed? Monday evening 5.30-7.30 pm at Offerton Community Centre weekly during term time.

How often will I be needed? Once every fortnight or monthly on an ‘as needed basis ‘to cover when illness or other eventualities.

Are there any team or prayer meetings to attend and if so when and how often? Termly get togethers to share food have fun together.

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Little Ark

Contact: Kim Irvine

What’s involved? Set up toys, welcome and sign in parents and children for this baby and toddler group. Make and give out drinks and snacks and engage with parents and children. One member leads a song. Tidy away & leave room as found.

What skills are required? A willingness to serve as a team and model Jesus’ way to the children in our care.  Pray for all families and for God to reveal himself to these children. 

Do I need any training? Yes. C of E Safeguarding Online Training BASIC & FOUNDATION, AS safeguarding Policy, Health & Safety Risk Assessments read, References.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? As part of a team.

When and where will I be needed? Friday mornings during termtime only at Connect from 9am until 12noon.

How often will I be needed? Minimum once a month.

Are there any team or prayer meetings to attend and if so when and how often? We meet to pray for the children from 9am before each session. We aim to meet termly for a meal or event.

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Playtime

Contact: Sarah Holton

e: kidschurch@allsaintsmarple.co.uk

What’s involved? Set up toys according to theme for this baby and toddler group, welcome and sign in parents and children, make and give out drinks and snacks; One helper leads the children in a craft and one member leads a song and story after snacktime. Others engage with parents and children by chatting, playing and praying as you go! Tidy away & leave room as found.

What skills are required? A willingness to serve as a team and model Jesus’ way to the children in our care.  Pray for our families, for seeds of love to be sown and for God to reveal himself to these children. 

Do I need any training? Yes. C of E Safeguarding Online Training BASIC & FOUNDATION, Read AS Safeguarding Policy, Health & Safety Risk Assessments; Character references are required.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? As part of a team.

When and where will I be needed? Tuesday mornings during termtime only in CONNECT from 9am – 12 noon.

How often will I be needed? Minimum once a month on rota.

Are there any team or prayer meetings to attend and if so when and how often? We set up then pray for the children before each session. We aim to meet termly for a meal , event or training.

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Sound Desk

Contact: David Jenkins

e: david.jenkins@allsaintsmarple.co.uk

What’s involved? To operate the sound desk for Sunday worship. For more information please register your interest or contact David Jenkins for a conversation.

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Traidcraft

Contact: Peter Tewkesbury

What’s involved? To open the Traidcraft cupboard after Sunday 10:15am service, sell items from the cupboard and take money, restock the cupboard when Peter does orders, take orders for special items and pass information back to Peter.

What skills are required? It helps if you can do simple maths or use a calculator to do so.

Do I need any training? No training needed and Peter can answer any questions you may have.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? Normally on your own but others may help out.

When and where will I be needed? From about 11.30am on Sundays – after the 10:15am service.

How often will I be needed? Once or twice a month depending on how many other people can help.

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Who Let The Dads Out?

Contact: Matt Kayes

What’s involved? Help to set up and provide welcoming activity spaces. Make and serve drinks and snacks. Welcome families in and engage with male carers and children. Tidy away & leave room as found.

What skills are required? A willingness to serve as a team and model Jesus’ way to the children in our care.  Pray for these families and for God to reveal himself to them through welcoming, engaging and accepting conversation and activities.

Do I need any training? Yes. C of E Safeguarding Online Training BASIC & FOUNDATION, Read Job description, Safeguarding Policy, Health & Safety Risk Assessments. References needed for working on teams.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? As part of a team.

When and where will I be needed? Saturday mornings in the Bowyer Hall from 9.00am – 12 noon.

How often will I be needed? 4 times a year.

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Bell Ringing

Contact: Pam Andrew / Brenda Beardwood

What’s involved? Ringing the bells for Sunday Service and occasional weddings and special occasions. Attend practices Monday 7.30-8.30pm

What skills are required? Willingness to learn the skill of bell ringing. Good co-ordination is useful, but musical ability is NOT needed.

Do I need any training? Yes

If so is it provided beforehand and by whom? Training will be provided first by experienced ringers.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? Part of a team.

When and where will I be needed? At All Saints bell tower on Sunday mornings between 9.30 – 10.15am and occasionally on other special occasions.

How often will I be needed? Flexible – as often as you can make it.

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Cleaning

Contact: David Waterston / Joan Brown

e: office@allsaintsmarple.co.uk

What’s involved? Hoovering the church lounge, chancel and porch and dusting in the church. Cleaning the loos and kitchen and brasses. Usually about 1.5 hours.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? Work with others on a team.

When and where will I be needed? At church. Usually on Friday afternoons or sometimes in morning. If there is an event in church on a Friday check with David.

How often will I be needed? Approximately 1.5 hours every about once every 6 weeks.  

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Fix It

Contact: Jill Taylor

What’s involved? Helping members of the fellowship in their homes with small jobs eg putting up shelves or pictures.

What skills are required? Practical DIY skills.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? Team members may work on their own or in pairs.

When and where and how often will I be needed? Jill responds to ad hoc requests and will contact you on an ‘as needed basis’.  You can say no if not convenient – as much or as little as you want to do.

Other relevant details? DBS checks may be required.

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Home Communion

Contact: Bob Evans

What’s involved? Taking Communion out to the homes of those who are unable to come to us. This is an important part of our support work and can often be required for our long serving and dedicated members who through health or infirmity can no longer get to us to share in active worship.

What skills are required? Having compassion and empathy for those who are prevented from attending church services.

Do I need any training? On the job by accompanying team members as they go out until comfortable doing this on your own.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? On your own after training.

When and where will I be needed? Meet at the church on the second Wednesday of each month from 9.30-10.05 a.m. for a Communion service where the bread & wine for Holy Communion is consecrated and then to visit members in their own homes for H/C. Typically finished by lunchtime.

Other details? DBS check required.

This ministry is greatly appreciated by those enabled to receive by this service. Please also bear in mind this is often the only direct contact those we visit retain within church worship and it should therefore be seen as essential part of our broader commitment to our All Saints’ church family.

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Pantry

Contact: Chris Buckley

What’s involved? There are a variety of roles:

To shop, make tea and coffee, serve the visitors (and each other!), welcome visitors, chat and pray with them and suggest where additional help can be found (eg Connect Help).

To sort food onto shelves and into bags and offer these to visitors.

To go out into the community to offer these services to those who don’t know about the Pantry or are unable to get to the Pantry.

If you are interested in helping at the Pantry

To purchase food during the week – costs will be reimbursed by the Pantry.

What skills are required? If serving on Saturday the most important skill is a desire to serve, together with the ability and willingness to listen, chat and pray with visitors. If shopping during the week an ability to do heavy lifting together with own transport.

Do I need any training? Training is ‘on the job’.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? Part of a team on Saturday mornings, on own if shopping during week.

When and where will I be needed? If serving on Saturday mornings from 9.15 for about 3 hours at the Connect building on Queen Street Marple or out in the community. If shopping at any time to suit you during the week.

How often will I be needed? Approximately one Saturday morning every six weeks but more if you are able to do so.

Are there any team or prayer meetings to attend and if so when and how often? We have a prayer and praise session at 9.15am on Saturday at Connect for half an hour before we open.

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Primary Schools

Contact: Sarah Holton

e: kidschurch@allsaintsmarple.co.uk

What’s involved? To be part of a team that goes into All Saints school on a regular basis to help with lunchtime collective worship group, lunchtime ethos group and/or the spiritual gardening group ‘Growing Faith’. To help at one off events such as Church week in October, the Christmas Fair stall and the summer fair stall. To prep resources for activities,  provide prayer and events for other local schools and maintain strong links with Marple Scouts and Guides. To be called upon to be part of the Christingle and Easter church events teams. 

What skills are required? A willingness to serve as a team and model Jesus’ way to the children in our care.  Pray for our school families and for God to reveal himself to these children. 

Do I need any training? Yes. C of E Safeguarding Online Training BASIC & FOUNDATION, Read Safeguarding Policy,  Health & Safety Policy and Risk Assessments, References required.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? As part of a team.

When and where will I be needed? Various times at All Saints Primary School and All Saints Church.

How often will I be needed? Varied events and weeks.

Other relevant details eg Age or other Limits / DBS checks required etc? Self Declaration and DBS needed if required by the school.

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Tea & Coffee

Contact: David Waterston / Joan Brown

e: office@allsaintsmarple.co.uk

t: 0161 427 2378

What’s involved? Setting up before the 10.15 service, serving tea and coffee after the service and staying on to clear and wash up.

Do I need any training? Yes. David does in service training with the team for the coffee machines, dishwasher and equipment in the kitchen.

Do I work on my own or as part of a team? Work with others on a small team.

When and where will I be needed? At church on Sunday mornings.

How often will I be needed? Once a month.

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Walking Group

Contact: Shelagh Stokes / Sylvia Morgan

What’s involved? Walking with the intention of promoting outreach within the community.

What skills are required? Ability to walk a minimum of 4-5 miles. Essential equipment items are waterproof jacket, sturdy shoes or boots and a rucksack. Waterproof trousers are also advisable.

When and where? Walks take place on the 4th Saturday of every month unless advertised otherwise. Holidays are also arranged during the year. Meet in All Saints Church car park to share lifts.

How often? Come as little or as often as you are able.

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Worship

Contact: David Jenkins

e: david.jenkins@allsaintsmarple.co.uk

What’s involved? To lead the congregation in singing modern worship songs. For more information please register your interest or contact David Jenkins for a conversation.

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