Messy Church is a great opportunity for people, of all ages, to explore more about God through craft, activities and games.
The monthly events are rooted in the Messy Church Values: “All Age, Creativity, Hospitality, Worshiping Community, Celebration and Christ centred”. They allow everyone to enjoy: fun, creative activities; the chance to meet new people; an opportunity to eat together; and to learn more about God; all at no cost and in a safe environment.
Messy Church is a different way of experiencing a church service, age is no boundary, creativity is unique to each person and worship is experienced in a more informal and interactive manner. It provides an opportunity to learn more about Christ on a day other than a Sunday.
We begin with an exciting hour of different crafts and activities, suitable for all ages and abilities. This is followed by a time where we get together, to link the crafts into the theme. This is done through stories, prayer and song. Finally, part of our time together involves food, it changes with each event but there will always be something, from drinks and cakes, to a cold buffet or a hot meal together. Food is a wonderful way of bringing people together.
Each month we explore a different theme from the Bible. If you would like further details please come along to any Messy Church event or contact the Parish Office on 01562 822131.
One of our previous events is Messy in the Woods:
“On a beautiful afternoon, Saturday 14th July 2018, 20 adults and 25 children joined around 30 members of all 5 churches in the Parish of Kidderminster East for a fun Messy Church in the Woods event. The pond dipping, scavenger hunt in the woods, craft activities using natural materials and games of football all helped us appreciate God’s beautiful creation. Finally, we had a delicious picnic provided by members of the parish.”
Another previous event is Messy Half Term:
“The Messy Half Term event happened on Tuesday 30th October 2018 at St George’s Church. We had a very good morning with 66 children and over 30 parents/carers doing activities around the story of The Lost Sheep. A couple of children shared experiences of being lost. It’s good to know that, like the shepherd in the story, God will never give up looking for those of us who are lost.”
Messy Church is found all over the world, if you are interested in more information please come along to an event or please see their website:
Also check out the Parish Messy Church Facebook page:
The meetings for 2019, so far, are:
Saturday 19th January at St Cecilia’s, 4-6pm
Tuesday 19th February at St George’s, 10am-12noon
Sunday 31st March at St Cassian’s, 4-6pm
Saturday 13th April at St Chad’s, 4-6pm
Tuesday 28th May at St George’s, 10am-12noon
Saturday 15th June at St Chad’s, 4-6pm
Saturday 20th July at St Mary’s Stone, 4-6pm