Marple Bridge United Reformed Church
Hollins Lane, Marple Bridge, Stockport SK6 5BB


Marple Bridge URC is one of the churches of the East Cheshire and Derbyshire Borders Missional Partnership

Our Mission is "to work and worship wholeheartedly as the
Body of Christ in this place"

MBURC is centrally located in the heart of the community in Marple Bridge.  The church is a large dual-purpose building with external secure soft play area.  Roadside parking on Sundays 9am to 1pm and other times by arrangement with St. Mary’s Catholic Church, for use of their car park nearby.

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This month at Marple Bridge

(Calendar of Services, Meetings and Events)


Our Church is available for Weddings, Baptisms/Thanksgiving and Dedication Services, Funerals/Memorial Services.

Also rooms are available for lettings. Please contact the church for further details

Our Worship

First Sunday of each month – Butty Church 9am – 10am.  This is a relaxed service, with bacon butties, croissants/muffins and drinks, led by one of our Ministers, with a craft activity following a short reflection.  Voluntary donations to Stockport Refugee Support Group collected.

Other Sundays  - Morning Worship 10 a.m. (with young people's groups) - sometimes with All Age Worship and creche room available (if required).  Refreshments provided following the service where people can chat and meet informally.

Communion is celebrated at least once a month at morning worship.

Special Services include Easter Day, Harvest, Toy Service, Christingle Service followed later by Midnight Communion Service on Christmas Eve and a Christmas Day Service.

For full details of our services and other activities, refer to our “This Month Calendar”.

Church Activities

Mondays during term times – Monday Makers Group – is a Toddlers and carers group open to the community 9:15am -10:45am.  £2 per. family.  Play and chat in a safe, secure space.  Drinks and snacks for adults and children.  All welcome.

"Acorn" coffee and chat group - held on Wednesdays 10:15am – 12 noon.  All welcome.  Venue varies – contact us for details.  Transport available.

Outreach to the Community and Wider World

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides all meet weekly during term times on our premises.

Cheshire Dance Academy meets weekly, during term time, on our premises.

Winter Wonderland – The Church opens it’s doors to welcome street performers and volunteers to provide soup, hot drinks and mince pies.  The Church also welcomes the public to come in to enjoy drinks, mulled wine and mince pies.  Craft activities are available for children.  Charity stalls, cards etc.  Open 12 noon to 4pm.  All donations go towards charity.  A Nativity play is performed on Town Street, led by members of the Church.

Work with Schools – Local school children and teachers take part in fun activities linked to Easter and Christmas.  These are held at the Church and are led by one of our ministers and a team of helpers.

Ecumenical Work – We are one of the member churches for “Churches Together in Marple”, and join in and support their activities throughout the year.  e.g. Luncheon Club at Marple URC, Marple Christian Care, and Women’s World Day of Prayer to name just a few activities.

Supporting Charities

Christian Aid fundraising – envelopes distributed and collected with other fundraising activities during Christian Aid Week in May

Donations to Commitment for Life at our Harvest service in September/October.

Wellspring – weekly donations of food, clothing, money, as well as Harvest donations of non-perishable food items.  Christmas donations, in the form of “Reverse Advent Calendar gifts”, £5 donations to Christmas meal at Wellspring.

The Lend With Care Fund – loose change collected weekly to support loans to emerging businesses in developing countries.

Wood Street Mission – Easter eggs and new books donated, and new toys/presents donated at Christmas.  Clothing/School uniform items donated throughout the year.

Safeguarding - our church has a formal Safeguarding Policy for the protection of children and adults at risk. Further details can be provided on request from our Church Secretary

updated 24th November 2019