What is Messy Church?
Messy Church is a monthly service with a difference for 3 to 11 year olds and their parents and carers. The idea behind it is that it’s something for young families to do together, so mums, dads, grandparents, babies, big brothers and sisters are all welcome too!
Messy Church includes many of the things that are in our other Emmanuel services – Bible stories, prayer activities and singing. But as the name suggests, it also includes a lot more!
Time and activities
Messy Church starts at 3.30pm with a chance for adults and children to sit down after school or nursery, have a drink, and spend some time together reading a story or playing a game.
At 3.50pm we head into church to sing, shout, jump up and down, listen, learn, laugh and generally have a good time. At 4.15pm we head over to the Church Hall for ‘Messy Time’ – loads of different crafts, games and activities for children to do with their parents. By 5pm tummies are rumbling so the children all tuck into a hot meal. After that, all that’s left to do is collect your fantastic craft creations, and take your grinning, green fingered children home!
When does it happen?
Messy Church happens monthly (except in August). You don’t need to know anything about church to come; you just need to be prepared to join in. There’s no charge for Messy Church, but you’re welcome to make a contribution towards the cost of the meal.
Messy Church starts in the ‘Watney Room’ in the new part of the church building which you get to through the glass doors.
Messy Church 2017 Programme
Our next Messy Church is on Monday 13th March at 3:30pm – 5:30pm.
If you’d like to know anything more please give us a call. We look forward to meeting your family!
Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator