Messy Church

 

During the COVID-19 Pandemic we are currently unable to meet in person unfortunately but we are running Online Messy Church! Craft packs are packed up well in advance and delivered to your door upon signing up. We meet on Zoom for a fun session of games, stories and singing plus we will go through all the craft you have recieved! 

For full details and to make sure you receive your craft pack beforehand, please contact Hannah, our youth worker, on youthworker@saintjohns.org.uk .

What is it?

  • Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativitycelebration and hospitality.
  • It's primarily for people who don't already belong to another form of church.
  • It meets at a time (and sometimes in a place) that suits people who don't already belong to church.
  • It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables. All elements are for, and should include, people of all ages, adults and children.
  • It's fun.
  • It's a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age - a congregation that is as valuable and worthy of investment as any of your other congregations.
  • It models and promotes good ways of growing as a family: a nuclear family, an extended family, and a global and local church family.
  • Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him.
  • Messy Church is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) which believes, with the historic churches, in one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • Messy Church is resourced, supported and enabled by BRF.
  • Most Messy Churches meet once a month, although a few meet more frequently or more occasionally.

Messy Church is an all-age fresh expression of church that offers counter-cultural transformation of family life through families coming together to be, to make, to eat and to celebrate God.

Messy Church is a church experience for families who have not found other forms of church engaging enough. It explores a biblical theme through includes hands-on creative experiences, a celebration and a meal. It is usually held once per month at a time other than Sunday morning.

  • Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality.
  • It's primarily for people who don't already belong to another form of church.
  • It meets at a time (and sometimes in a place) that suits people who don't already belong to church.
  • It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables. All elements are for, and should include, people of all ages, adults and children.
  • It's fun.
  • It's a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age - a congregation that is as valuable and worthy of investment as any of your other congregations.
  • It models and promotes good ways of growing as a family: a nuclear family, an extended family, and a global and local church family.
  • Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him.
  • Messy Church is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) which believes, with the historic churches, in one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • Messy Church is resourced, supported and enabled by BRF.
  • Most Messy Churches meet once a month, although a few meet more frequently or more occasionally.

More details available on ..... https://www.messychurch.org.uk/