Messy Church


 

Messy Church meets every month in the Parish Centre (off the Broad Walk) on the 3rd Sunday of every month (except August) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

It is a time for adults & children to;

  • get together
  • meet others and /or make things
  • learn about Jesus
  • share a meal
  • worship God

Messy ChurchEveryone is welcome so please come along to the next session.

If you would like to know more please 

ring 01691 653467 

Dates for 2017

February 19th                                 March 19th

April 16th (10.am Easter Breakfast)  May 21st

July 17th                                        September 17th

October 15th                                  November 19th

December 10th (Christingle)

 

MESSY CHURCH NEWS
As most of you know Messy Church meets on the third Sunday of every month between 4 and 6. It is Church in its own right and involves Christian teaching and fellowship. The introduction, during drink and biscuits, involves some teaching on the Biblical theme for the month and may also involve learning a new song to sing during the worship. We then usually go down stairs to do some related crafts and there are usually five different activities for the adults and children to freely rotate around. This is followed by worship in the Lady Chapel and finally tea (sandwiches, cake and drink) back in the Parish Centre.
Some of the highlights have been; throwing pegs attached to parachutes from the top of the tower when we were learning about the temptations of Jesus during lent, being joined by week old chicks and making the connection between the yolk feeding the chick so that it can grow and the Holy Spirit feeding us so that we can grow and learning and singing the new Christingle song during the service. Most weeks we have at least one new family but many of our families do not attend every month so numbers can be very variable. One of the low lights was only having 2 families attend in June (Father’s day). We have been made aware that sometimes social events cause a conflict of interest and we plan to give this some consideration in future.
Several of our families enjoy taking part in the all age worship but this is an area which needs constant work and encouragement. We also need to think about what is on offer when families ‘outgrow’ Messy Church. Earlier in the year we were delighted to be joined on the planning group by one of the parents. Ruth Sperring’s contribution to our meetings has been invaluable.
It does, as I am sure you can imagine, require a group of very committed helpers. I am sure if you ask any of the helpers they will tell you that it is very enjoyable and that there is great fellowship.
 We would welcome 3 or 4 new helpers to relieve the pressure when people are on holiday. Please think and pray about whether you can offer yourself to be part of this Ministry.
Mary Thorburn