Messy Church...

Messy Church is church with a difference ... in fact, lots of differences.  It's for all ages, but especially for families with children.  We have arts and crafts to start with - a chance for everyone to have fun and be creative, with a toy area for the little ones.  Then we have a short celebration service with singing and a story.  And last - but definitely not least - we serve up food to enjoy together.

Upcoming Dates Messy Church:
Sunday 22nd July @ 4.00-5.30pm - SJC Community Centre
Saturday 14th September @ 11.00am-4.00pm - Free Family Fun Festival in the Lower Castle Park
Sunday 22nd September @ 4.00-5.30pm - SJC Community Centre
Sunday 3rd November @ 4.00-5.30pm - SJC Community Centre
Sunday 15th December @ 4.00-5.30pm - SJC Community Centre - MESSY CHRISTMAS!

Messy Church is:

-  is a way of being church for families involving fun
-  is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour
-  is found across the world
-  values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration

Here's what people have said about Messy Church at St. John's:

"This is a really lovely family afternoon. Fab food!"
"Absolutely fabulous, lovely creative ideas"
"Kind and welcoming people"

Everyone is welcome at Messy Church (though please note children must be accompanied by an adult). We hope to see you at Messy Church soon!