WHAT TO EXPECT
We would love you to feel really welcome and at home when you visit, so here is what you can expect if you do.
Messy Church is, as it says... MESSY!
Based around a different Bible theme each month, we provide a variety of games, crafts and activities followed by a meal. This is a fantastic opportunity for families with children of all ages to explore church together.
Messy Church runs on the first Sunday of the month from 4-6 pm (except Jan, Aug and September).
When you arrive you will come through the main entrance and meet the Messy welcome team. They will register you and note any dietary requirements for the meal later on.
The two halls are set up with games and craft activities which help everyone to explore the Bible theme in a hands-on way. We have about an hour to enjoy the games and activities (there is a lot to do!). There is also a baby corner for the little ones, and for those in school years 4 and above there’s an optional session run by one of the team.
Around 5pm everyone meets in the hall for a time of celebration: where a children’s song is followed by a fun interactive telling of the Bible story.
We provide a hot meal for everyone. Tables of 8 are set out with drinks (non-alcoholic) and the team will serve you. All the meals are family friendly and most dietary needs can be met.
We finish up at 6 pm and everyone gets a chocolate and a take home sheet as they leave.
Do I need to pay anything to come?
No, you don't. We do however take donations (there’s a box on the welcome desk). As Messy Church is self-funding this helps to cover costs and develop Messy church further.
Can I leave my kids here?
Unfortunately not - the children are not supervised by our team; we provide the setting, but parents need to be with their children and help them with the games and activities. This is one of the great highlights of Messy Church - parents and children exploring faith in God together.
What if I am gluten-intolerant or vegetarian?
We always provide a gluten-free and vegetarian option for people, just let our welcome team know when you arrive.