Come dressed to get messy!
Messy Church happens six times a year, from 2-4pm, during the termly and half-termly holidays. Details about any forthcoming Messy Church events can be found on the 'notices and fliers' section here.
Messy Church takes a biblical theme and story, and uses this to generate a series of craft activities. It is suitable for pre-school children, and children up to the age of about 10. Activities might involve face-painting, balloon-modelling, story-telling, painting, puzzles or games.
After this, there is a short, interactive act of worship, which usually involves Colin making a fool of himself. A child-friendly song is sung, and children's prayers are also offered.
After all this, it's time for biscuits, cake and enjoying each other's company.
During the summer holidays, we also have a 'Messy Fun Day', which involves bouncy castles, a children's entertainers and a big marque in the church grounds!
In addition to Messy Church, we also run 'Special Church', which is similar, but designed for children with additional needs. Special Church is not open to the general public, and so we do not publicise it in the same way, but instead advertise to specialist schools and institutions in the area. If you would like more information about upcoming Special Church events, please contact us.
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