Messy Church

Next Messy Church will be our All Hallows' Eve special on Sunday October 31st 2021 at 5 pm.  Booking is required. Please email Liz Townsend to reserve a place.  

Des and Liz at Messy Hallowe'enYou can read more about the first Messy Hallowe'en that we held last year here.

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.  It 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! St Mark's Messy Church is led by Liz Townsend.

At our last Messy Church before lockdown we created a network using wool to show how we were all connected and a patchwork of our initials which other church groups began to add to.

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.  

Messy MarkThis 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.

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

Messy Hallowe'en
Read about our Messy Hallowe'en which we held on October 31st.