Sharing God's Love
What is Messy Church? 'Messy Church enables people of all ages to belong to Christ together through their local church. It is a way of being church which is particularly suited to families, but welcoming to all. It meets at a time, and on a day that suits local families and is particularly aimed at people who have never belonged to a church before.
You can expect: a warm welcome. An hour of different hands on activities with a Bible theme. A short celebration with a story, songs and prayers. A meal together. A new session each time.'
From the Archbishop: 'This is not church for children. It is church for church. It's church for everyone...... I want to encourage you to never be bound by the way we've always done it........ it's a circle of all ages meeting together to engage in who God is in a way that works for them.'
In Marden, we start with some creative activities in the Vestry Hall, usually on a special theme. We then go across to the church for the story and short time of worship, returning to the hall for a meal together.
We do not currently have a date for our next Messy Church,
but as soon as we do it will be advertised here!