Messy Church

Messy Church

What is Messy Church at St. Mary’s?

Messy Church at St. Mary’s is a gathering of all ages who come together to learn and celebrate God as one large family. We do this using: creativity, celebration and hospitality. It is an exciting alternative to the more traditional Sunday Services, with noise and Messy-ness being actively encouraged!

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Messy Church at St. Mary’s provides an opportunity for families who want to learn more about Christianity to become part of their local church. It is for everyone, no matter how old or young, tall or small – 3 or 4 generations can easily come along and worship Christ together, meet new people and leave with full stomachs!

When does it happen?

Messy Church at St. Mary’s runs once a month from 4-6pm on a Friday.

What should I expect?

On entering the church you will be greeted by our welcome team, who are able to give you some more information about the theme of the session and what is at each of the various craft areas.

Messy Church 2There will be several tables-worth of craft and activities set up in the hall which you should feel free to explore at your own pace. Each one links into our main theme with some people managing to do each craft. In contrast some take their time over one. It does not matter; you do not have to get around each one, it is about discovering, at your own pace, what each craft is and what it means. A person at each table will be on hand to look at with you how what you are making or doing links into our theme of the session.

Following on from our craft time, we all then move into the church to a short time of interactive celebration and worship. We have a couple of songs, learn a story from the Bible and then pray together.

We end our time with a shared meal, which is lovingly prepared by our kitchen crew. It is an opportunity to eat a meal in fellowship which is always tasty and filling! This means that when you get back you have the evening free, with little ones able to go straight to bed!

Give me a Reason to come?

Messy Church 3This is a chance to discover or re-discover Christianity, in a worship style suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to grandpas and grandmas! A time for your family to learn together and discover a whole new church family in your local parish church! Finishing with food that is tasty and filling. What more could you want?

We look forward to seeing you at the next St. Mary’s Messy Church.

For more information:
t: 0114 272 4987