Messy Church

MESSY CHRISTMAS will be on Tuesday January 8th at 3.30 pm. 

MESSY CHURCH is a way for families who might want to meet Jesus, belong to their local church and bring up their children as Christians but do not choose to attend a Sunday morning church service.  St Mark's Messy Church is led by Liz Townsend.

Messy church is a family time of creativity, fun and faith where we explore together a bible theme through crafts, games, prayer and a short service and then we eat tea!

In December  we looked at "What are we waiting for?"  We made stocking bunting, an advent prayer bag, a minature advent ring and a rocky road Christmas pudding for our dessert. In our prayer zone we talked about the shoeboxes which we sent through Blythswood Care.  We sat down to a meal of Christmas wraps and lit the first candle on our advent crowns.

You can read more on the December newsletter.   Previous newsletters are in the Resources section of the website.  

As Messy Church is church that only meets once a month we are trying to encourage and nurture faith at home. The families have made prayer boxes and each month we provide something to add to their prayer box to help  encourage them to talk, pray or have a faith exploring activity together.  Here is the home activity for June.

This is Messy Mark.  He comes to every Messy Church.  Each month he goes home with a different family. Messy Mark is part of this new faith adventure and the family he goes home with gets a copy of Mark’s gospel to keep and they can read it and ask any questions about it in the diary provided.  In his shoulder bag he carries the diary but also leaflets so he can give out information about Messy Church to any who ask. Select the link below to read his diary.

Messy Church is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF), a Registered Charity.  brf.org.uk


Messy Mark's Diary
Find out what Messy Mark has been doing.