Messy Church is Here

Messy Church is starting at Wath Parish Church. It is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration, and hospitality.

Messy Church Poster Oct 2021

 

  • It’s primarily for people who don’t already belong to another form of church.
  • It meets at a time (and sometimes in a place) that suits people who don’t already belong to church.
  • It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables. All elements are for, and should include, people of all ages, adults and children.
  • It’s fun.
  • It’s a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age – a congregation that is as valuable and worthy of investment as any of your other congregations.
  • It models and promotes good ways of growing as a family: a nuclear family, an extended family, and a global and local church family.
  • Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him.
  • Messy Church is part of BRF (Bible Reading fellowship)  which believes, with the historic churches, in one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • Messy Church is resourced, supported and enabled by BRF.
  • Most Messy Churches meet once a month, although a few meet more frequently or more occasionally.

“Messy Church is an all-age fresh expression of church that offers counter-cultural transformation of family life through families coming together to be, to make, to eat and to celebrate God” 

Claire Dalpra, The Sheffield Centre

Hopefully this will be a wonderful opportunity to make church more accessible for all. I do hope you’re able to come along.

Thank you,

Rachel Parker

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