Messy Church – Some people think that church is a really clean place. Everyone who comes along has got their life together: they have nice clothes, no cares or worries, and everything usually manages to work out just fine for them! The reality of course is that church isn’t like that at all. It’s full of people who are worried, stressed out, have problems and well, in reality… it’s all a bit messy!
Since September 2015 we have been running ‘Messy Church’ bi-monthly, on a Sunday afternoon. It’s not quite ‘proper’ church but in so many ways I think Messy Church shows us what church life is all about!
Firstly, people just come as they are. Secondly, it’s for families – this is an integral part of Messy Church. We don’t just leave our kids off, we join in with them. Thirdly, it’s full of smiles and laughter. We have crafts, games, dramas…lots of opportunities for everyone in the family to enjoy themselves. Lastly, we worship and hear stories from the Bible in a way that engages everyone, from the youngest right up to the very oldest, and then share a delicious meal together to finish off.
Messy Church is a unique opportunity to get a glimpse of what church life is all about; in a fun, friendly, informal and frenzied kind of way. Our hope in running Messy Church is that we can create a space where you will feel comfortable to come through our church doors and engage with God in simple and enjoyable ways. We’d love you to come along to see what it’s all about and discover just how messy church can be!