Messy Church



Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults at all stages of their faith journey.

Each session has a Biblical theme which is explored through craft activities, games, puppets, story, prayer, song and ends with a sit-down meal together.



We meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month (apart from August) from 3 – 5pm.

Messy Church dates for 2017 / 2018

September 10th
October 8th
November 12th
December 10th
January 14th
February 11th
March 11th
April 8th
May 13th
June 10th
July 8th

All are welcome to join us as a family for these sessions.

January 2018

We learnt about Jacob’s Dream – ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Pillow into pillar

Talk about – how Jacob turned his pillow in to a pillar to mark the special place where he had seen heaven and earth open.

We decorated a pebble to make it look really special.


Talk about  – anything we can think about that gives us a link to God.

We decorated an angel with a prayer to send up to God.


Talk about – promises we have made and whether we have kept them. God always keeps his promises.

Changing People

Talk about – how Jacob wasn’t a nice man at the beginning of the story but God turned his life around.

We decorated one person as a sad person and one as a happy person and stuck them back to back

Curly Wurly ladder

Talk about – how, in Jacob’s dream there was a constant flow of angels going up and down between heaven and earth.


Christmas 2017 we joined with ‘Junior Church’ and ‘Open the Book’ to perform the Christmas Story – ‘Just Hoping’


We learnt about The Ten Bridesmaids – 

Paper lanterns

Talk about – how Jesus’ light shines in the darkness.


Talk about – how Jesus takes away the darkness and replaces it with His shining light

Splat the rat

Talk about – being prepared and waiting

Prayer Station

Talk about – how just as the bridesmaids’ oil ran out, so are some of our own resources running out.


Talk about – expecting surprises and being prepared. Five of the bridesmaids’ weren’t ready and waiting.