Messy Church meets every 4th Saturday, 3-5pm at St Giles’ Church & Hall to worship God in a relaxed atmosphere suitable for people of all ages. It is intended for those who have had no or only a loose connection to church, to experience God’s presence in a distinctly different setting to our usual Sunday morning service.
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We meet in church for tea & coffee which is followed by a short act of worship which will introduce the theme of the month. There are plenty of toys and a baby play area set up so the kids can play while parents can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. We then move to the chancel for worship after which we move to the hall for craft activities. Usually there will be four to six different activities indoors and outdoors (depending on the weather & season) for children and adults to enjoy – helping us to reflect on our Messy Church theme. Finally we share a light meal.
Future Dates: 27th November, 18th December (Messy Christingle)
Pictures of previous Messy Church Sessions can be found below:
We had a lovely time at Messy Church on the Eve of Advent Sunday. Exploring how we prepare for Christmas we made Christmas cards, various decorations, an Advent wreath out of our hand prints and much more.
We had a wonderful time at Messy Church playing with seeds, planting and making shakers and autumnal art as we reflected on the Parable of the Sower. A few pictures of the fun above.
We had a wonderful afternoon thinking about the Holy Spirit bringing people together from different nations, languages and places. A few pictures of the afternoon above.
We had a lovely “Shepherd-themed” Messy Church. After hearing the story of Cecil the Sheep we got creative. Here are some of the pictures from this afternoon. Next Messy Church: 22nd May.
We’ve had a great year at Messy Church. Thanks to all of you who have made it so special. For an overview of the past year the pages from our “Book of Memories”. Happy Christmas full of wonder and joy from all of us at Messy Church!
Our Messy Church celebrated Holy Communion this month, listened to the story of Jonah and the Whale (or was it a shark??) and collected gifts for FSW – Family Support Work. Next Messy Church: 14th December – Messy Christingle!
Great fun this Saturday afternoon at Messy Church. We explored how to be good stewards of God’s creation, making suggestions how we can make a difference. With our activities we celebrated all the gifts God gives us by being creative with natural materials and decorating our Messy Church garden. Join us for the next Messy […]
We had a really wonderful time this afternoon. We were able to celebrate a baptism and do loads of activities indoors as well as outside reflecting how we have been blessed by God and how we can be a blessing! Here are a few of the comments we received: “We have had such a good […]
We had great fun at Messy Church this month hearing the story of the Prodigal Son and how God welcomes us back no matter where we have been. If you missed this one here are some pictures – and do join us next month for our Messy Summer Party at the “Great Banquet”.
We turned St Giles Hall into an impromptu infirmary…See for yourselves!
We had great fun today playing Jesus breakfast on the beach with chapattis, roasted marshmallows, decorating our own paschal candles and much more. Here are some of the pictures from this afternoon.
A few photos from our Lenten Messy Church. Worship and Activities gave families the opportunity to reflect on some of the main points of the journey through Lent as well as Jesus way to the cross- Ashing, Mothering Sunday cards, Footwashing and producing our own crosses out of recycled pencils.
This month’s Messy Church session was all about preparing for our Lenten journey. Together we indeed make a difference. We made a new Lenten altar frontal for St Giles, made pancakes, helped to continue the building of a bug hotel, wrote cards to those who are on our prayer list and made the ash for […]
Sharing a few pictures from our Christingle and Sunday School Breakfast:
A busy, crazy and fun afternoon at Messy Church as we conclude our series on Faith, Hope and Love. Here are some of the pictures from this afternoon.
This month we told the story of the wise and foolish builder and explored the foundations of our faith. Here are some pictures of the fun that followed:
Great fun this afternoon, exploring Jesus “Light of the World”!
We had a great fun again at Messy Church this week. Do join us next time!