All-Age Messy Church takes place in the church hall at 10:30am on the first Sunday of each month.
What is Messy Church? Messy Church is a place for everyone old or young to meet together in a fun atmosphere and learn about faith through crafts, games, food and a short talk.
Messy Church is perfect for everyone whether you have children or young people and you think you’d like to teach them more about the Christian faith or if you not so young but want to but want to know more about Jesus but you’re not sure you’re ready for ‘church’ at the moment.
Messy Church is perfect for you if you are worried about having your child being a bit noisy or fidgety for a regular church service (you don’t need to be, children are very welcome in all our services but especially the 10.30am services).
Messy Church is perfect for you if you feel that you want to spend time as a family on a Sunday morning in a welcoming community.
Messy Church is perfect for you if you want to meet other people from around the area all wanting to find out more about Jesus and the Bible.
Messy Church is perfect for you if your life is messy. You’re doing your best but life is just a bit complicated and you need something different, to try new things, to be welcomed as you are, to be reminded that God loves you, loves your family and friends and accepts you whenever and whatever you have done. Not one person at St John’s would claim to have an ‘unmessy’ life and we would be happy to give you support and a welcome if you ever want to come and join us. You don’t need to ‘sign up’, it’s free with no strings attached.
And another thing – not all the activities are actually messy! We know this idea can put some people off. There are usually activities from gloopy biscuit decorating, to painting, to sticking, to playing with water, to making obstacle races to just playing with toys. You can avoid the mucky stuff! There a short talk a song and a short video too.
*Please note that children need to remain with a responsible adult during Messy Church.