Messy Church (0 - 11 year olds)
Messy Church started up in St Mary’s Church in 2013. We run every 4th Wednesday of each month from 3.45pm until 5.30pm. We have crafts, games, a Bible story, song and prayer and then finish with tea all sitting and sharing together.
We see many families coming to this with a regular core group that come each month. The families have come from the different local schools, which is lovely and many families join us from Music Makers.
We have included a Messy Church Light Party, Christmas Party and Pancake Party this year which have been very popular.
Some of the children from Messy Church have participated in the Christmas Nativity and Palm Sunday Services through dance and/or drama. We are able to have some wonderful conversations with the parents and children at Messy Church whilst they are involved with crafts and during our meal together.
Some of these families have come to our All-Age and some of the Mums are coming along to the New Younger Mother’s Union, Moov2. It’s great to see Church happening midweek as well as on Sunday.
A huge thankyou goes again to the wonderful ladies led by Pattie and Sue who provide the food, the people who help to set up the tables and chairs (the Music Maker ladies) and to the leaders who help to run and provide the crafts. And most importantly those who come and sit alongside the families to chat and listen to them.
Prayer for the day
“[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.””