Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. We run four sessions a year between 3pm and 5pm on a Sunday. The final two dates for Messy Church this year are 23 September and 16 December, and dates for 2019 will follow.
The Church Calendar can be used to remind yourself of the dates of our next sessions or follow our Facebook page for Messy Church updates.
What happens at Messy Church?
We start, as all good starts begin, with refreshments in the church hall and a welcome.
Followed by some creative crafting time to make some amazing things and to explore the biblical theme through getting messy. There is always something your child has made to take home.
A short celebration time in the church involving story, prayer, songs and games.
Finally, we have a sit-down meal together at tables. (There is always a vegetarian option.)
We celebrate anyone having a birthday that week and, of course, we sing ‘Happy Birthday'!
At Christmas, a time of celebration, the children join in and make Christingle candles. They carry them into church where we sing carols. Afterwards we all enjoy a Christmas buffet.
Who can attend Messy Church?
Everyone! On your first visit we ask you to register. Just a few usual details such as name and contact details. This also provides an opportunity for you to provide details of any dietary requirements.
There is no charge for families to attend Messy Church.
A child must bring an adult.
There is no need to book a space, you can just turn up!
We encourage everyone to join in - it's for all ages.
We take safeguarding seriously and volunteers are security checked.
The aim of Messy Church
The aim is to introduce Jesus - to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow close to him. Messy Church is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship which believes in one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Please do Contact Us if you've any questions about Messy Church.