Category Archives: Messy Church

Messy Nativity

Messy Church Nativity Sunday 19th December 11am

All children welcome to take part.

Just turn up on the day and a part and costume will be allocated.

Our Next Games and Pizza on Sat. Nov 6th 2021

Our Next Games and Pizza session will be on Saturday November 6th 2021 from Midday ’till 3pm.

Games for all ages will be a selection from old favourites like Dominoes, Scrabble, Jenga, Chess, Carpet Snakes & Ladders, Table Football and Twister etc and also modern games like Block, Shapes, Magic cards, Slow Chase, Junior Monopoly and many more.

Loads of Pizza, Crisps, Fruit pies and custard etc will be on offer, with drinks of all kinds.

All things considered it will again will be a great fun session to be had by all (even the oldies!)

Here are some pics of our previous event.

Messy Church Bingo, 24th Oct. 2021.

After our service, all about ‘contributing’ we moved to the tables for our refreshments of drinks and chocolate biscuits, to make ourselves a bingo card.

Instead of numbers, the card was made up of squares with captions of things we can do to contribute to our home life or to the lives of others, in the community around us.

The captions were then called out and the first to get a line of four was the winner.

Rachael led us throughout and we ended with a prayer and The Grace.

Special Note: We have another games and pizza day on 6th November, but it will be at the new time of Noon to 3pm.

Games and Pizza at St Bart’s. Oct 2021

Today, St Bart’s threw open the doors for a Games & Pizza event that was three hours of non-stop fun and games for the crowd that turned up. It seemed very game was available from old favourites like scrabble, Jenga, chess and table football to new games like Block, Shapes, magic cards and Slow Chase. Crisps, pizza, fruit pies and custard were supplied throughout, with drinks of all kinds and everyone agreed it had been great fun and we should do it again. We will !!

Messy Church Games & Play Session

Messy Church Games & Play Session

Saturday, 9 October11:00am – 2:00pm

All ages welcome for a “Messy Church” organised Games session with Loads of Games & Loads of Pizza


Messy Church – Community, September, 2021.

It was a busy schedule in Messy Church today, with the theme of Community and us starting with our mini service once more. After that we went into our craft session and had refreshments while we worked. We made paper chain people and named them for all the people we are linked to and then put pictures we made of our homes on a map of Church Minshull. We drew on all the places we walk and visit and it turned out that we all do many of the same things and visit the same places. It is clear we have a good sense of community here and we discussed things we could all do together next. One idea was for us to have a game playing time and this will be from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, 9th October. We will open the church to play lots of different games and have pizza to eat. Our time together ended with a prayer and The Grace.

Messy Church. Sept. 2021

Messy Church. Sept. 2021

Messy Church. Sept. 2021

Messy in July 2021 – David & Goliath.

We learnt about how David defeated Goliath by being trusting in God and believing in his own abilities. We discussed how we were brave and overcome the difficulties we face in life. While we talked we had ice lollies and biscuits with our drinks and listened to Mimi’s favourite, inspirational songs.

Messy Church July 2021

Messy Church July 2021

Messy Church – Resilience and Moses. 27th June 2021

It was wonderful to re-open Messy Church in the open at St Bart’s today and even more wonderful to see so many return. Rachael told us about how resilient Moses was, getting up again every time life knocked him down and our reading was all about the Israelites thinking they were at the mercy of the Egyptian army but then crossing the Red Sea to safety.

The children made models of Moses and the sea waters parting and Sam showed everyone the example he had made earlier. Ellie said the prayers for us and while refreshments were served the Balloon Wizard made balloon animals for all the children and anything else they could challenge him with.

It was a very special day and so much fun!

Messy Cafe Church, 13th December 2020.

Cafe Church joined up with some of the children from Messy Church today, as there is no ‘Messy Nativity’ this year due to the restrictions. Our subject was ‘Giving the Gift of Joy’ and we watched two short films and 4 Christmas songs and carols. In the introduction we learnt that today’s third candle on our advent wreath symbolises joy and Isobel lit it for us. The reading was also on the subject of joy and in our prayers we gave thanks and remembered everyone working for us in this difficult time. We had a quiz during the interval and the children were busy colouring window pictures to put in their windows at home.

Merry Christmas to everyone from the Cafe and Messy Church Teams here. Stay safe and protected this Christmas Season.

Messy Cafe Church DEC. 2020a

Messy Cafe Church DEC. 2020a

Messy Cafe Church DEC. 2020b

Messy Cafe Church DEC. 2020b

Messy Cafe Church DEC. 2020c

Messy Cafe Church DEC. 2020c

Messy Church, 25th October – Remembrance.

Today we heard how Remembrance Day came about and why the poppy is important. After our reading and hymn, which was signed instead of sung, we had our craft session and made posters and cards for our Remembrance Service. They will be displayed on the day and one of our group will be laying a wreath on our War Memorials. We had our refreshments served to our tables as we worked and then finished with our prayers and The Grace.