What is Messy Church?

This is a time for families to get together in a very informal, relaxed atmosphere.
We have been meeting monthly on a Friday afternoon since December 2013.

Our afternoon starts
At 4pm with a time to
CHILL - we relax over some refreshments
At 4.20 we
CREATE- this is when we have fun with craft activities
At 4.45 we
CELEBRATE - with a story and songs
Finally at 5.00 we
CHEW - enjoying a great meal together

Since we started we have covered topics such as:
-"God 's love for us", on Valentine's Day,
- the stories of Jonah, David and Goliath,
- the wise man and the foolish man.
- we have also celebrated Easter and Christmas together - December 2014 was a great gathering
when we enjoyed our first birthday with a delicious Christmas dinner.

The team that organise Messy Church is a wonderful combination of parishioners from St Aidan's,
staff from Friendship House and the family worker from Sandy Row Methodist Church.

Our aim is to make people aware of God's love for them through simple acts of kindness
and by being welcoming and gracious hosts to all who choose to be with us.
"God has no favourites. It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from... The door is open" Acts 10.

We delight in the privilege of being part of this!