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.

Team Vicar: 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.

Ordinand: Kat Page

kat.page@4u-team.org

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

Children and Youth Leader: Matt Clark

matthew.clark@4u-team.org

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.

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.