families & young people

We hope you will find one of our 4U churches a warm and friendly place for you and your family. We aim to provide a variety of services and facilities to support you in bringing up your children.

We believe every child is a gift from God and it is our privilege to join with parents to help build confident, compassionate and caring children. Belonging to a Church family allows us to journey in faith together, grow together and discover the difference that faith makes.

We have a team of DBS (CRB) checked leaders and helpers who are committed to developing the potential of every child through fun and exciting events and programmes.

Children belong at the heart of the church family, and so each of our churches offers something for children and young people. We think church should be fun and a place where all the family can feel welcomed and can find space to learn about God’s love. You can explore these further by clicking on the individual church pages.

Youth Work

Youth Council

We aim to get the young people on board and steering all of our decision making in terms of what we provide for the youth. To that aim we have a youth council that meets five times a year and together we have fun and prayerfully plan the youth work together.

Sunday mornings at All Saints

For teenagers we have a full programme of groups led by Helen Godwin as our part-time Youth Leader. We run youth groups during both the 9.15 and 10.59 Sunday services at All Saints Marlow where School years 6-9 get to study the bible with their peers and have time to have some fun together.

Also on three Sundays out of four we run ‘The Breakfast Club’ (not on All Age Service Sundays). This runs from 10.30 – 10.59 am, the youth can come and hang out between the two morning services and play on the gear and eat some bacon butties.

These groups are all run from the crypt of All Saints Marlow which has been converted into a youth café.

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School

We are currently running ‘The Doughnut Club’ at Borlase during the morning short break (11.07-11.37) on a Wednesday morning in Mr Marchand’s room (H3U). This is a great opportunity for young people to come and questions about life, chill out, play some games, find out more about what Jesus would do and ask those questions they have always wanted to. Oh and have some doughnuts too!

Coming up…

All Saints Youth

17th December at 7.30pm – Informal Carol Service: This is aimed at the youth and Lighthouse young helpers! So come along, sing your socks off and have some fun. If you’d be up for being involved – doing a reading or a bit of drama, please get back to us NOW! If you would be willing to learn some lines and be in our drama on the night, please do let Alex know ASAP.

Game On

6th December. Last small group night of the year and the usual fun & games. Festive jumpers please (if you have one).

13th December at 6:30-8pm!!! Come in your festive clothing for our joint CHRISTMAS PARTY with Connect 6. Lots of fun and games and all organised by our Interns – Sophie & Alex!!!

10th January. Game On is back!!!!! Christmas present swap night. Did you get the same gift twice or one that was not really you? Then bring the gift wrapped up and enter our fun gift swap game! Please ensure the gift was no more than £5 and more importantly that you won’t upset someone!!!!

The Breakfast Club and Cryptics

We will be having our usual Sunday morning breakfast at 10:30 and Cryptics during the 10:59 service on the 10th and 17th December.

Soul Survivor Celebration

16th December at 5pm: This proved really popular and as a result Kirsty and Jay will be heading over again but to ensure we have enough transport please let Alex know ASAP if you want to go, and do make sure your parents complete the permission form that we will send out soon with all the details.

Join the team

If you would like to help us provide and build our youth work we would love to hear from you. Please contact Helen Godwin for more information, or indeed for any more information on anything we have mentioned.

Messy Church

Churches Together in Marlow host a monthly “Messy Church” that meets in Christ Church, Quoiting Square. You can find out more about it by going here.

Lighthouse

Lighthouse is a very popular holiday club for children run by the Churches Together in Marlow. Every August, over 400 children joint together for a week of fun, games, worship and teaching.

Lighthouse was started in Great Missenden in 1987, since then it has spread and ‘daughter’ Lighthouses now run in surrounding areas, including Marlow. Lighthouse is an ecumenical Christian enterprise, to find out more visit the website.

Church Schools

Holy Trinity Church of England (A) School

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Holy Trinity has been firmly established in the heart of Marlow since the early nineteenth century and on its current site since 1961. Whilst Marlow had four combined schools, Holy Trinity is the only Junior school in the town and offers parents the opportunity of choosing a Church of England education.

The school has always maintained strong links with the community, parish and the Diocese. The foundation of the school within the Church of England and the Christian energy and ethos flowing from it is central to the staff and Governors of the school.

The school primarily take pupils from Marlow and Little Marlow CofE Infant schools but also accept pupils from areas in the locality and was recognised by Ofsted as an outstanding school in 2014.

To find out more about Holy Trinity, click here.

Marlow Church of England Infant School

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Marlow Church of England Infant School or ‘Sandygate’ as we are known locally and to our friends is situated in delightful and spacious grounds in the riverside town of Marlow. It is the only dedicated infant school in Marlow and offers specialist education for 4 to 7 year olds. There are 180 children on roll with two classes in Reception Years 1 and 2.

At the end of Year 2 children transfer to Holy Trinity School which is our linked junior school. In March 2011 Ofsted judged our school to be an outstanding infant school for 4-7 year olds.

To find out more about Marlow CofE Infant School, click here.

Bisham Primary School

As a consequence of its ancient origins as a Church of England School, Christian values are built into the ethos of Bisham Primary School. The school seeks to develop the spiritual element of all in its community, basing its life on the model of a Christian family and on the importance of each individual member.

It encourages understanding of, and respect for the beliefs of others. Together with the Church, the school has a collective responsibility to a wider community. It seeks to exercise this by helping to empower its pupils through its teaching programmes and encouraging a sense of community conscience by living the values it espouses.

To find out more about Bisham Primary School, click here.

Little Marlow Church of England School

Little Marlow CofE School welcomes all children from the neighbourhood and seeks to provide them with the very best start in their education. The ethos of the school is that of a ‘family’ in which the children are valued and respected and learn to value and respect others.

Little Marlow CofE School is a designated Church of England Voluntary Aided School for boys and girls aged 4 – 7 years. This means that the Local Education Authority (LEA) of Buckinghamshire County Council runs the school, in association with the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education.

To find out more about Little Marlow CofE School, click here.

our churches

We have churches in Marlow, Bisham, Little Marlow and Marlow Bottom which have a range of services, activities and events of differing patterns and styles - you can read more about the individual churches that make up our team by following the links below.

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All Saints

Marlow

Welcome to the church by the Bridge which for nearly two centuries has been the iconic image of Marlow. In its central location, the church is not just at the heart of Marlow geographically, but also spiritually.

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All Saints

Bisham

Welcome to the ancient church of Bisham, standing on one of the loveliest reaches of the Thames. Restorations have been made to the church over the years, but harmony in its ancient beauty has been maintained.

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St John The Baptist

Little Marlow

St John the Baptist has been welcoming visitors for nearly 1,000 years. In this 21st century we extend that invitation to you and hope to encourage you to come and see us soon.

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St Mary The Virgin

Marlow Bottom

Welcome to St Mary's where a loyal and friendly congregation await you. The ‘Valley Church’ is at the heart of the community with its modern building being used throughout the week by various organisations.

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