Unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions Messy Church is currently suspended, however please have a read at the information below. We do hope you will want to join us once we are able to restart.
Messy Church has been running since October 2010 and is proving very popular with our young families. It has a relaxed style with little formality which appeals to folk with young children who enjoy the freedom to move around. We also have a number of teenagers who come along to take part and to help out.
The food craft is always hugely popular as are all the other crafts. We have a baby corner, a toddler table, a puzzle table and often a Messy Challenge. Sometimes we have group activities like making Joseph’s Technicolor coat and the father’s house from the prodigal son. We have explored various Bible passages, characters and themes.
We would love it if any of you would like to come and join us when we are able to resume. We have teas, coffees and cake at 11am so you could always pop in for 10 minutes before the 11.15am service starts to meet and welcome the young folk. We would love to welcome more people. Perhaps there is someone you know who may like to come along with their children so please spread the word ~ we are sure that they will love church the Messy way!
A number of churches have heard about the Messy Churches that we have been running and with a view to running their own have come along to see how it is done the Kirrie way! More church visits are in the pipeline.
The churches that we have welcomed so far are:-
Forfar: St Margaret’s Church
Dunnichen, Letham and Kirkden Church
Blairgowrie Parish Church
Montrose Old & St Andrews Church
St Serf’s Parish Church: Lochgelly and Benarty
We get great feedback about Messy Church from the folk who attend on the day. Sometimes we get written feedback too. Here are some comments from emails:-
“Our visit to your Messy Church was very useful, Linda, and we were able to use a lot of your ideas. You seem to have found a formula that worked really well.” (from a visiting church)
“We all had a fantastic time my daughter was still dancing after the singing was finished. We will definitely be doing our best to come and join the fun in the future. What a fantastic way to involve families.” (from a Mum)
“We all had a lovely time with you yesterday and were impressed and encouraged at what we saw.” – (from another visiting Church.)
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