Messy Church is a way of being in church for families. The aim is for the children and parents to have fun whilst learning something about the Christian faith.
Messy Church involves creativity, hospitality and celebration. At our Messy Church sessions we have a theme and there are numerous craft activities set out around the church for the children to do which are linked to that theme. The session ends in a short act of worship, which is very simple and appropriate for the children and is again linked to the theme of the session.
We am now producing weekly Mini Messy Church videos for Youtube and we will place the link for each week below.
Each week we will also be adding a template here for Children to colour in. We'd love to see your completed pictures! Please email images or JPEG documents of your picture to Fleur Email who will put them on our Website for all to see. So get colouring!!
MESSY CHURCH - WEEK SIX
For the final Messy Church this week, we looked at the colours indigo and violet making a night sky in a bottle using glitter and stars, a panda climbing bamboo to eat leaves and a violet 'love you' card using cut out hands!
MESSY CHURCH - WEEK FIVE
This week was the colour blue and we made a boat to tell the story of Jesus getting the fishermen to throw the nets over the other side of the boat, a rock pool out of an egg box to store treasured shells and an expanding crocodile.
MESSY CHUCH - WEEK FOUR
This week's Messy Church is based on the colour green and God's creation. Psalm 23 - The Lord is my Shepherd is the inspiration for 'my cup overflows', there is a green frog to make and a weather tube,
MESSY CHURCH - WEEK THREE
This week Geraldine looks at the colour yellow, with footprints in the sand painting, jars filled with coloured sand and a lion face mask to make.
MESSY CHURCH -WEEK TWO
Join Geraldine as she makes Pizza, paints with a cork and makes a Giraffe out of an Egg Carton.
MESSY CHURCH - WEEK ONE
Geraldine shows us how to make a Candle Spinner, a Parrot and a Whizzer!!!
Everyone is welcome!
Monthly Night Prayer (Compline)
Every First Wednesday of the Month at 8.30 p.m.
Night Prayer is our short, quiet, reflective service on the first Wednesday of the month. An ideal way to finish your day, especially if you don’t feel you can come to church at the moment.
If you have difficulty using the new link, then here it is:
In case you need them , the Meeting ID is 875 2690 8458 & the Passcode: 645253.
The Compline Night Prayer can be found on our Services page here:
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR SERVICES AND EVENTS
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th December – St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival
Saturday 11.00 am – 6.00 pm
Sunday 12.00 noon – 5.00 pm
Our popular Festival is back, with over 40 trees, plus seasonal stalls
Donation on entry, with programme provided Refreshments will be available.
Services for Sunday 5th December:
8.00 am St Mary's Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
11.00 am St Mary's Family Service for Advent, with special craft bags for the children
5.00 pm St Mary's Closing Service for the Christmas Tree Festival
Saturday 11th December
2.30 pm St Mary's Christmas Concert with St Mary’s Choir
Popular Christmas music, both secular and sacred – you can join in too! Free – retiring collection for the Church Refreshments served afterwards
Sunday 12th December
4.00 p.m. All Saints' Christingle Service
Sunday 19th December
Carol Service with St Mary’s Choir
NB time to be decided: if indoors at 6.00 pm; if outdoors at 3.00 pm
Christmas Eve – Friday 24th December
TIME TO BE CONFIRMED: All Saints' Carol Service
NB time to be decided: if indoors at
6.00 pm; if outdoors at 3.00 pm
4.00 pm St Mary's Children’s Crib Service – Outdoors in the Churchyard
Our popular Crib Service, held outside for greater safety – lasts about 30 minutes
Please bring unwrapped gifts for Home Start and the Children’s Society – thank you
NB Our apologies but there will be no St Mary's Midnight Mass this year.
10.00 am St Mary's Christmas Family Communion Service
NB numbers are limited so please book your place for this service
More details to follow.
Sunday 2nd January The Epiphany
Celebrating the arrival of the Three Wise Men at the Crib
11.00 am St Mary's Parish Communion Service
NB not a family service
ST MARY'S TEDDY BEAR CLUB
Term Time Only - Every Wednesday at 9.30 a.m.
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