Messy Church

MESSY CHURCH is a way for families who might want to meet Jesus, belong to their local church and bring up their children as Christians but do not choose to attend a Sunday morning church service.  It is a family time of creativity, fun and faith where we explore together a bible theme through crafts, games, prayer and a short service and then we eat tea! St Mark's Messy Church is led by Liz Townsend.

This school year along with our Sunday congregation, we are looking at ‘Holy Habits’ based on the book by Andrew Roberts. Lamps to my feet
At our October Messy Church we looked at the first holy habit – Biblical Teaching – or Bibletown.  The activities were based around  R(ead) E(xplore) A(bsorb) D(o)  with a reading corner of Bibles and other books and our big bible, an explore and discover tent, an absorbing game using sponges and an activity to decorate biscuits. We made lamps to take home decorated with feet and Psalm 119 v 105 “your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”.   We finished with prayers around the altar followed by a meal of fish fingers and spaghetti hoops.

NEXT MESSY CHURCH will be on Tuesday November 5th 2019 at 3.30 pm. On our Holy Habits map we will be in Servington Lock looking at Service and what it means.

Each month we produce a Messy Church newsletter You can find these in the Resources section of the website.

As Messy Church is church that only meets once a month we are trying to encourage and nurture faith at home. The families have made prayer boxes and each month we provide something to add to their prayer box to help  encourage them to talk, pray or have a faith exploring activity together.  

Messy MarkThis is Messy Mark.  He comes to every Messy Church.  Each month he goes home with a different family. MessyDes, Liz and Messy Mark Mark is part of this new faith adventure and the family he goes home with gets a copy of Mark’s gospel to keep and they can read it and ask any questions about it in the diary provided.  In his shoulder bag he carries the diary but also leaflets so he can give out information about Messy Church to any who ask.

Messy Church is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF), a Registered Charity.