Thanks to a fantastic team of volunteers January 2019 saw the start of Messy Church at Bridge and Patrixbourne Church of England Primary School. Each month the team of volunteers from the church, school and local community come together to provide various crafts and activities based on the theme for the Month. Themes so far have included, 'Where do I feel safe', 'The Easter Story' and 'The Centurion's Servant'.
Messy Church meets on a Saturday (usually the third Saturday of the Month) from 4pm-6pm. After an hour of crafting we all join together for the bible story the crafts have been themed around and the children act our their parts. Following on from the story we sing together and then finish the afternoon with a delicious hot meal cooked and served from the schools kitchen.
For more information please contact Estella on 01227 206272 or visit http://www.messychurch.org.uk
Here are a few of the wonderful activities we have completed so far this year!
October Mini Messy Church 2021
Here are a few photos from our first Mini Messy Church
Here are some ideas for activities to do with children.
https://www.cushycms.com/temporary_uploads/265247/18-05-20 Jesus' ascension.pdf May 21st - Ascension Day
For the latest 'Messy Church at Home' activites visit the links to our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkTHbcWKzsIHJAuYcuMoOdQ
Messy Church July 2020 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTFaDBO9ebM
Maundy Thursday- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1TP2d2I8Jo
Palm Sunday- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o57qEQwIuns&t=2s
21st April- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahSLTTcX98c
February's Messy Church
For February's Messy Church we looked forwrd to Lent and the time that Jesus spent in the desert. Each child was given a copy of the #LiveLent booklets to give them inspiration on ways that they can all help to care for creation.
Messy Church's First Birthday
80 people gathered together to celebrate the success of the first year of Messy Church. Everyone voted for their favourite Messy Church song, made some wonderful crafts and cupcakes and had a birthday tea complete with a fantastic cake!
November's Messy Church
For November's Messy Church we thought about the Holy Spirit, how it connects us, how it is powerful and how it is there even when we cannot see it.
September's Messy Church
It was lovely to see so many families return to Messy Church after the Summer Holidays! Here are a few photos of what they got up too!
June's Messy Church
Vegetable locusts, finger painting and a paddling pool! Just some of the ways parents and children celebrated John the Baptist at June's Messy Church.
May's Messy Church
May saw the parents and children doing craft activities based around the bible story of the Centruion's Servant. Making Roman helmets, playing Roman tic-tac-toe and writing prayers for healing all followed by a wonderful dinner of Lasagna and salad.
Messy Easter at Bridge and Patrixbourne!
Easter 2019 saw Messy Church combine with Margaret's Easter workshop and so much fun was had! Biscuits were made, crosses were decorated and a wonderful Easter garden was planted in the school grounds.
Photos from January and February's Messy Church