Welcome to Churches Together Marple Area

Thank you for visiting our website. You are very welcome.

To find out about any church, look at the pictures below and click on the church name – they are in a random order so as not to show any preference!  See where they are on the Map of Churches.

For other information please contact  the Churches Together Secretary  at  office@churchestogethermarplearea.org.uk .

 DECEMBER 2019

Sunday  1st ADVENT CAROL SERVICE  St. Martin’s Advent Carol Service 6.30 pm  Also St Thomas Mellor at 6.30 pm

Sundays 1st and 8th  TAIZE PRAYER for Advent at Holy Spirit church Marple  4 pm

 Friday 6th  CAROL SINGING AT TOP LOCK, MARPLE     As Churches Together we will again be leading the Carol Singing before Father Christmas arrives.  Help is required from 6.15 pm to begin handing out leaflets. Singing from 6.30 pm to 7.00 pm – and perhaps beyond. We would like a good number of singers and helpers so that we have a significant presence. If you are able to help please   contact Michael Sparrow at msparrow11@gmail.com or turn up on the night.

Saturday 7th NATIVITY SCENE AT WINTERWONDERLAND MARPLE BRIDGE  Churches Together have been invited again  to set up the full size nativity figures near the stage at in Town Street. Help is needed to give out leaflets and talk to people who come to look for an hour between 12.30 and 4 pm  Father Christmas arrives at 1 pm. Help needed  4-5 pm to dismantle the stall before the road reopens.   Please contact Marian Thompson  marian37et@gmail.com   if you can help with either of these.

Tuesday 17th   COMMUNITY EVENT 1.00pm -4.00pm at Marple Methodist Church. An event to bring together voluntary and community groups operating in Marple and surrounding area. There will be tables for groups to display their promotional material and a workshop to explore where we might feel the gaps in provision of services are. A chance for groups to network and find out more of what we each do. Booking requests and further information from Laura McDonald (laura.mcdonald9@nhs.net) or Deacon Annette Sharp (annette.sharp@methodist.org.uk).

JANUARY 2020

18-25 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Sunday  19th  UNITED SERVICE when Fr Bill Fitzgerald takes over as Chair   Holy Spirit Church Leigh Ave, Marple 6 pm

 Saturday 25th  WELLSPRING WALK WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRAYER For those who want to do the sponsored walk as usual, meet at Holy Spirit Church at 9.45 am  Sponsor forms and poster available nearer the time. Mellor parish centre will be open 12 -2 to eat packed lunch and for hot drinks.

For those who would like to be involved but do a shorter walk the following churches will be open for private prayer during the day ( suggestions available and also a box for Wellspring donations )

St Paul’s Strines   10 – 12 noon   St Thomas Mellor  open all day   St Martin’s   1 – 3.30 pm

We were at MARPLE CARNIVAL in June offering FREE activities to the local community.

Stalls ready to welcome the community.

Entertaining the community

Sheltering the community from the rain!

 Everyone piled undercover during a heavy rain shower!

Holy Spirit Catholic

Get in touch:

info@holyspiritmarple.org

0161 427 4922

www.holyspiritmarple.org

Marple Bridge URC

Get in touch:

goytpastorate@gmx.com

0161 449 5370

www.goyt-etherow-urc.btck.co.uk

St Martin’s

Get in touch:

ed1mckenna@aol.com

0161 427 2736

www.stmartins-lowmarple.co.uk

Marple Methodist

Get in touch:

revmcrawshaw@hotmail.com

0161 427 2509

www.marplemethodistchurch.org.uk

Marple URC

Get in touch:

goytpastorate@gmx.com

0161 449 5370

www.goyt-etherow-urc.btck.co.uk

Ridge Methodist

Get in touch:

revmcrawshaw@hotmail.com

0161 427 2509

www.marple-uk.com/community/ridgechurch.htm

St Mary’s Catholic

Get in touch:

saintmarysmarplebridge@btopenworld.com

0161 427 2408

www.stmarysmarplebridge.org.uk

All Saints Marple

Get in touch:

office@marpleparish.co.uk

0161 427 2378

www.allsaintsmarple.co.uk

St Thomas Mellor

Get in touch:

mellorchurch@uwclub.net

0161 484 5079

www.mellorchurch.org

Jubilee Methodist

Get in touch:

revmcrawshaw@hotmail.com

0161 427 2509

www.marple-uk.com/jubilee

St Paul’s Compstall

Get in touch:

stpaulscompstall@gmail.com

0161 427 1259

www.stpaulscompstall.co.uk