It begins at 3.30pm with tea and coffee for weary parents and drinks and biscuits for children. From 4pm we begin a series of activities, often craft based, centred around a biblical story or theme. It can be anything as varied as putting your hands in mock pigswill while thinking about the parable of the Prodigal Son, to creating an empty tomb biscuit as we ponder the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Each activity has a point behind it to help us think and engage with the story. At around 4.45pm we go up to Church. Here we really focus on the story we have been think about and offer to God in our prayers, crafts, and songs what we have spent the afternoon doing, before saying grace and eating tea together!
Who is Messy Church for?
Messy Church is aimed at ‘all the family’. Generally this is school-aged children, but often there are babies, toddlers, teenagers and adults in attendance!
Can just my children come?
Children must be with a responsible adult at all times.
I don’t normally come to Church – can I come to Messy Church?
Of course you can – it would be lovely to see you. Of course it might always beg the question why don’t you come normally!
Come and join us at any point – you are always welcome!
Messy Church 2016/17 Dates