Wide-mouthed & Stringless was formed in September 2006 by Marie Etchels. The group meets regularly to practice and its aims are to communicate the gospel in a non-threatening way through songs and skits, and to minister to each other.
Performances have taken place at various events and locations. These include at Woodley Carnival, retirement homes and local Scout and Brownie groups. The puppets also make appearances in all age services at Emmanuel Church.
The group has visited other churches and youth groups, including the Parish Church in Athy, Ireland. Each year the group attends the European Puppet Ministry Festival, where it has competed three times and won two silver and one gold award.