Sharing God's Love
We do not currently have a date for our next Messy Church,
but as soon as we do it will be advertised here!
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.