Messy Church

Next Messy Church will be on Tuesday September 14th 2021 at 3.30 pm.  Booking is essential. Please email Liz Townsend to reserve a place.

PancakeOn Tuesday Feb 16th we joined in a Zoom Pancake Day quiz, scavenger hunt and mixed our pancakes together at the same time.  We discussed what we liked best on our pancakes and then cooked them later.  Leah shared a picture of her finished pancake. Yum!

From September to December we held Messy Church in the church, following COVID guidelines, and also on Zoom.
However, due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in December, the leadership team decided at a special meeting on New Year's Eve that the responsible course of action was to suspend all worship in the church until further notice.  We are currently meeting again on Zoom, but this will be reviewed regularly.

On October 31st we held our first Messy Hallowe'en. You can read all about it here.

Liz has put together some stories and activities for Messy Church. You can find them 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.

Each month we produce a Messy Church newsletter You can find these 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.  

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.