Messy Church is a fun and down-to-earth “way in” to church and the Christian story for children and their families. We aim to be creative, learn, enjoy ourselves, worship, pray and celebrate God’s love together.
Each Messy Church session involves simple craft activities and games all based around a particular Christian theme or story from the Bible. The experience is designed to be relaxed with no pressure to have to do everything. The sessions end with songs, a story and simple prayer, followed by a simple meal.
Messy Church happens bi-monthly, rotating round St Christopher’s, St Paul’s, and Withington Methodist Churches. Our themes have included:
The Good Shepherd, Seaside Stories, The Christmas Story, Joseph, and God’s Creation.
Our next Messy Churches will be coming soon. We will let you know when we have a date.
In October 2017 our theme was sheep. A big thank you to all who came and helped at St. Christopher’s and to the lovely children and their parents and carers.
Here’s what we made.
Here’s what we got up to in October 2016.
You can visit the Messy Church website to find out more about this exciting approach to being and doing church.