Category Archives: Messy Church

Messy Church, 23rd February 2020.

Today’s ‘Messy’ was all about Lent and we looked forward to Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday, this week. We heard from John about Jesus spending 40 days in the wilderness and how we not only remember this, but prepare for Easter too. We made games about progressing through Lent and then played them before we had our drinks with pancakes all round.

Messy Christingle, 26th January, 2020.

We made our Christingles today, after learning how they had started in Germany and what each part represented. There was a quiz and everyone did very well, but just in case you finished early there were pictures to colour in too. After lighting up the ‘glow sticks’ we sang a hymn, said our prayers, had our refreshments and the spare sweets went down a treat! After all that sugar, there was skipping and hula hoops, but nobody was in a rush to go home!

Messy Church 24th November 2019.

Today’s Messy was about Advent and for our craft we made Advent Candles, marked with 25 divisions, to be burnt on the 25 days of December, ending in Christmas Day. We sang Happy Birthday to Alfie, who had a cake and then for our refreshments, there were more cakes and donuts.

Messy Church 27 October 2019

27th October, 2019 – Remembrance and Peace.

Today we learned about the contents of a Second World War Food Parcel, which wasn’t much to feed a family of four on. We had prayers of thanks for the peace we now enjoy and made a huge poppy from red hand prints, which we will display for Remembrance Sunday. After that we made poppy cakes and for our refreshments we ate them all with chocolate swiss rolls. We were pleased to welcome friends of the Lewis family from Germany and some of Andrew and Margaret’s family from Northern Ireland.

Messy Church. 22 September 2019

Messy Church. 22 September 2019

The Sabbath.
Today we had our newest member join us, Elena Grace Boote. We then heard about how big the temple was, what it was used for and who worked there. After our hymn, some of the children put on a play about Jesus being told off by the Temple Pharisees for doing work on the sabbath day. He was aware the Pharisees had added lots of laws to the Bible rules and replied, “ The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath“. We then prayed to God, rested by playing games, like charades, marbles, “Jenga” and board games. There were ice creams all round and a birthday cake for another new visitor, named “Alfie”, who was a great actor in our play.

Messy Church 28th July 2019

Messy Church – Samuel – 28th July, 2019.

Today’s subject was the Old Testament prophet, Samuel. We watched a film about how he was given to the temple as a child, was called by God, listened to his word and became a great man. We had to search the church for clues to read who we should listen to and then we all talked about the people we listen to and what things we thought were important in our lives, like peace, love and friendship. Tim told us the story of the Man on his roof in a flood, who wouldn’t listen and we added Samuel to our Jesse Tree. Sam and Ellie told us about being on their school council, where they have to listen to their fellow pupils and then relay their suggestions to the teachers. We finished with ice creams, drinks and biscuits, before saying The Grace together..


Messy Church, 26th May 2019.

Today we continued to learn about our subject of Joseph. After our short service we went to the back of church to make ‘dream catchers‘ and to hear about Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams. The catchers took a while to make, using special kits, but there were lots of different ones and we all took them home with us afterwards. To finish we sang Happy Birthday to Jessica, whose birthday is today, and then we all had a slice of birthday cake. It was very nice!


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Info 11th May 2019

Messy Church – April 2019

Today’s Messy subject was Joseph, the first of a series that will take us into the Autumn. We looked at his early life, his multicoloured coat and how jealousy can spoil things. We made tissue paper pictures of him wearing his coat and friendship bracelets, that we made to give to our special friends. Next time we will learn about his life in Egypt.

Messy Mothering Sunday Preparations – 24th March, 2019.

Messy Mothering Sunday Preparations – 24th March, 2019.

Today was a busy one and after our short service where we heard about famous Biblical mothers, we went to the back of church to make clay pots that will air dry, to give as gifts. We had a story from Jean and while we made cards, we had our refreshments with lots of biscuits and a piece of Jessica’s birthday cake. We also handed out bunches of daffodils and we were so engrossed, we overran, but nobody minded at all.