All Saints


Welcome to the church by the bridge

We are now able to hold some Sunday services within the church building that members of the congregation can attend and are open to the public. Our Sunday Services page gives details of the pattern of services and explains why we've moved to this pattern. We are continuing to provide online Digital Church services that are live-streamed on Sunday mornings, which are also available to watch on demand.

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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New to the Church?

Whether you’re visiting Marlow and just passing through, or you live in Marlow and are looking to find a new church, perhaps you are just starting to explore the Christian faith, we want you to feel welcome in All Saints Marlow and come to think of it as home. You will find plenty of information on this website about the church, what we believe and what we do, but if you want to find out more then we’re always happy to talk.

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How to find us

All Saints Church is located at the very bottom of the High Street in Marlow on the banks of the River Thames, just before you get to Marlow Bridge.

The All Saints Marlow Team

Team Rector: Revd Dave Bull

Dave is married to Helen and they have three young children. He has lived in Worcester, Oxford, London and Reigate.

Until the age of 23 Dave rarely darkened the doors of a church, but came to faith on an Alpha course in London. He worked for Unilever, a charity in South West London and a large London church before training for ordination. He loves mountain biking, building Lego with his children and sailing.

Team Rector's PA and Deanery Administrator: Debbie Leach

Debbie has recently moved to Whitchurch-on-Thames, a few miles down the River from Marlow, where her husband James has become the Vicar. They have three children – Tim and Nathan live in Cambridge where they work and study; Bex has just started a Dance course at Abingdon College. Debbie enjoys being outdoors; in the garden or walking the dog, and when she builds up the courage, she wants to give Paddle-boarding on the river a go! When indoors she always has a novel on the go, has creative projects to finish, and loves watching Sewing Bee, Bake Off or Pottery Throwdown!

Team Vicar: Revd Gabrielle Smith

Gabrielle was involved in music and education before ordination. She works throughout the Parish but with a particular focus on pastoral ministry – including bereavement support – and on the Church’s healing ministry.

Curate: Revd Roland Slade

Roland initially studied Biochemistry at Southampton University, and then worked for the Church Mission Society before training for ordination in Cambridge. He joined the 4U team in 2017 and works across the four churches, but is mainly based at All Saints Marlow. Roland is also a governor at Marlow Infant School, and in his spare time he enjoys running, watching rugby and playing the piano and violin.

Charlie Brown

Operations Manager: Charlie Brown

Charlie works the Operation Manager for both All Saints Marlow and the Wycombe Deanery Discipleship Training Centre, having previously worked as Personal Assistant to Dave Bull. Charlie started coming to All Saints Marlow back in November 2017 and is part of the 10.59 and 7pm congregations. She is also a member of the All Saints Church Council. She loves spending time with family and friends, and a good movie!

Worship and Creative Prayer Leader: Gill Taylor

Gill is married to Paul, and they have two sons – Joel and Nathan. They moved to Marlow as a family at the start of 2016. Gill is passionate about helping people encounter God through worship and prayer, and loves to point people towards Jesus. She loves seeing people grow into the people God has called them to be. Gill enjoys trying to keep up with the rest of her family in the great outdoors, but can more often be found catching up with friends over a cup of tea.

Director of Music: James Grimwood

James read Music at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, during which time he held an organ scholarship at the College and was Director of Music at Fisher House. After graduating, he remained at the College as Graduate Senior Organ Scholar. James has given recitals in Europe, the USA and Asia, and previously held organ scholarships at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Miami, and St Paul’s Within the Walls Episcopal Church, Rome. He has volunteered with the Mission to Seafarers in Hong Kong and completed a placement at St John’s Cathedral based at the daughter church of St Stephen’s Chapel, Stanley. James is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists (ARCO) and enjoys an occasional match of Rugby Fives!

Assistant Director of Music: Rhidian Jones

Rhidian Jones hails from Aberdare in South Wales where he attended school and learnt the piano and organ. He read music at the University of Oxford and taught the subject for some years in various schools. He then became a local government officer, acquiring legal qualifications on the way. He was an associate tutor in music for the Open University for twenty years. He is married to Sally, and they live in Maidenhead, where he was an education officer for the local authority. He is now semi-retired, and catching up on his organ practice.

Children and Youth Leader: Matt Clark

Matt moved to Marlow in 2018 as part of the New Wine Discipleship Year and has is now our Children and Youth Leader. Matt works closely with our local schools, runs activities and 121 sessions with 0-18 year olds to introduce and grow young people’s faith in God. Matt has previously managed cocktail bars in Soho before being called by God to invest in the next generation of the church. Matt loves games, especially table football, and can be found watching rugby or tinkering with his motorbike when not at work.

Churchwarden: Paul Taylor

Paul moved to Marlow in 2016 with his wife, Gill, and two sons. He works for a local University helping to improve its environmental performance and he heads-up the EcoChurch group within All Saints Marlow. He enjoys running, orienteering and maps!

Trainee: Bekki Hadley

Bekki is the new Trainee at All Saints Marlow and is on the Wycombe Deanery Discipleship Training Course. She is involved in the Children’s Ministry and in her free time she enjoys getting creative by doing bible journaling, having coffee with friends, walking and reading.

Team Mascot: All Saints Bunny

All Saints Bunny is a valued member of the staff team. He regularly assists Dave and the children’s work team with collective worship at Sandygate Infant school where he is very much loved by all the pupils. On occasion he assists with the monthly all age services in church – something he particularly enjoys doing when his friends, the children of Sandygate, come to help lead the service too. He can often be found consoling small children with bumps or grazes, or overseeing activities from his favourite armchair in the crèche.


Though there was a church in Marlow as early as 1070, the present Church of All Saints is a Victorian creation, built after the spire of the old church collapsed in 1831. The old building was demolished, and a new church constructed of Bath stone, topped by a graceful spire soaring 170 above the town. The combination of spire and bridge form one of the most unforgettable Thames sights.