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Messy Church
Page Manager:
Alan Bannister

Revised: 02-Feb-2018
Review Date:  1-Jan-14


Collage of Messy Church Activities

This is a venture run jointly between
St Lawrence’s Parish church and the Methodists, with volunteers from both churches.

It is designed to be a place where both parents, carers and children get together to have fun, be creative, worship and have a meal together. Our target age range is 5 -11 but younger brothers and sisters, even if they are tiny, are welcome too.

We meet once a month on the second Wednesday, in the Methodist church hall, (but not during August).

A rough timetable is as follows:

3:30 pm –4:00 pm
welcome, drinks & biscuits, and table top games

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Craft activities with a biblical theme

5:00 pm – 5.15 pm
a fun worship time for all ages in the church using some of the things we have created

5.15 pm – 6:00 pm
a simple celebration meal.
The idea is that parents don’t have go home and cook! (vegetarian option available)

Messy church LogoSo far we have been exploring Abraham & Sarah’s journey, and the story of Joseph. We’ve made nomadichats, blown dream pictures, made and decorated present boxes, planted journey footsteps, made a galaxy collage, put together a HUGE technicolor dreamcoat, made mosaic pictures, banners, and streamers, and generally had a really good time. A singing camel featured large in the last worship!

It’s not an after-school club, a Sunday school on another day, or even a family based fun event, although it has elements of all these – the clue is in the title – it is CHURCH but creative, (sometimes a little chaotic but bags of fun) and yes – MESSY!!!!

We make no charge for the sessions, but do ask for a donation to help us to cover the cost of materials and the meal. However to assist us with the planning and catering we are requesting that families book via the Parish Office on (01923) 261 795 or via email : – so that we have some idea of numbers, because we are fast approaching the maximum number we can comfortably accommodate.

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