All Saints

Marlow

Welcome to the church by the bridge

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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Over the years as we have tried to respond to his call, God has shaped us to be the church we are today.  We have articulated eight values that describe who God is calling us to be.  They are summarised by the words 'God Brings New Life' and are described in this diagram below.  These values call us to action.  We believe God is calling us to invite Marlow to share God’s love.  We believe He has amazing plans for Marlow that we will see as we respond.

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.bull@4u-team.org

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 Vicar: Revd Sarah Jones

sarah.jones@4u-team.org

Sarah is married to Nick and they have two teenagers, Isobel and Fergus. Sarah studied history at Oxford University and then worked in Westminster and in communications.  She trained for ordination at St Mellitus College in London. Sarah oversees All Saints’ pastoral work, welcome and small groups. She loves (muddy) walks, cups of tea and detective novels.

Curate: Revd Kat Page

kat.page@4u-team.org

Kat joined All Saints in the summer of 2021 on placement while she studied for Ordination Training at Westcott House in Cambridge. She lives in the Parish with her husband Chris as well as her four children and energetic springer spaniel Rosie. Prior to joining the Clergy, Kat was a RS Teacher in Norfolk. She enjoys baking, walking her dog and watching her children play Rugby.

Retired Clergy: Revd Gabrielle Smith

gabrielle.smith@4u-team.org

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.

Team Administrator: Alison Gröttrup

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Alison is married to Tobias and has two teenage sons, Noah and Isaac, who are both at sixth form at Great Marlow School. Originally from Middlesbrough, she has been a member of the congregation at All Saints Marlow for around 20 years. She is involved with Scouts, supporting GMS Swans rowing club and Marlow Rugby Union Football club. She loves to be outdoors, especially a stroll by the river with Geoff the dog.

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Worship Leader: Nick Collard

nick.collard@4u-team.org

Nick is married to Charlie, and they have three children. Prior to joining All Saints, Nick spent nearly 10 years ministering at a church in Aylesbury, initially as a youth worker with Youth For Christ, before becoming the Worship, Youth and Community Pastor. He studied Music, Worship and Theology at the London School of Theology, where he met Charlie, and is passionate about resourcing and serving churches and ministries in that area. Nick loves spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys a good film, seeing and playing live music, and enjoys beer, BBQs, long walks and conversation.

Assistant Director of Music: Rhidian Jones

rhidian.jones@4u-team.org

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.

Caroline Bradley-Sessions

Churchwarden: Caroline Bradley-Sessions

caroline.bradley@4u-team.org

Originally from Yorkshire and moved to Marlow in 2011, Caroline is married to Gareth and they have two children. Her career has provided many wonderful opportunities to work and learn in a wide variety of functions within a global organisation. Please contact Caroline if you have any feedback, questions or concerns you wish to share.

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.

History

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.