On Saturday 11th December 2021 we had a wonderful Messy Church where we were Donkey's and had to gather together all the characters for the Nativity story, but......there was a catch! They were all in pieces! After putting our characters together we gathered with them for a reading of the Nativity story.
On Saturday 3rd October 2020 we had our first physical meeting since lockdown, with the theme of Messy Harvest.
We had a fabulous 'socially-distanced' time, as we explore the Feeding of the 5000. If you'd like to explore this more at home, we've included our Messy Harvest booklet here, so you can download it for more ideas!
On Sunday 31st May, the church will celebrate the feast of Pentecost. Our Messy Church @ Home therefore takes this theme.
Please find here a booklet of activities, which the whole family might like to join in with (in the reader below, or downloadable through the link underneath), as well as a celebration film, which includes a song,
a talk about Pentecost and some prayers.
And if you do any of the activities, do send us your photos (to Sian), and we will add the images to this page!
Messy Church is not a craft club or Messy Play, but a way of using creativity, celebration and food to help people come closer to God. It aims to provide the opportunity for people of all ages to worship together, to help them feel they belong in church, to have fun, be creative, and share a meal together. Each session takes a theme, a Bible story, or an event in the Church Year and weaves the crafts and activities around this.
St John’s aims to hold a few Messy Churches a year. Messy Church sessions over the last couple of years have included: Messy Epiphany, Messy Easter, Messy Prayer, Messy Nativity, and Messy Science.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are unable to meet for Messy Church. But you might like to check out our children and families resource page for Church at Home.