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Messy Church

Messy Saints at All Saints Church, Sapcote

All Saints Messy Church started on the first Sunday in March 2014 and we have now been running for about 3 years! We meet on a monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 4 pm for ten months of the year. However, we do have a rest in January and August each year. Our sessions start with a range of craft activities linked to a bible based theme. We aim to provide a selection of activities and challenges for all ages. We even have a baby corner with toys suitable for younger children (and soft chairs and refreshments for parents to enjoy time together).  Following the activity time, we move into a short time of worship and then we go across into the hall for tea!

The dates and themes for 2017 are

 

March 5th – Mothers and others ( Focussing on Mary, the mother of Jesus)

April 2nd – Easter (As told through the gospel of John)

May 7th – Healthy body, healthy soul – A physical and spiritual workout

Rather than meeting on June 4th – we are joining our friends at Sapcote Methodist Church for a joint Messy Church at their place on May 21st!

July 2nd – Journeys – An outdoor session on the park with a picnic

Sept 3rd – The Lord’s prayer – talking to God, our heavenly Father

October 1st – Harvest – Jesus feeds 5000+

November 5th – A story from the crucifixion

December 3rd – Advent – The stories of Elizabeth and Mary (Preparation & expectation)

We have a team of leaders who enjoy the Messy Church experience and who enjoy sharing their faith with others. 

We do cater for a range of dietary needs – please contact us on the email below if this applies to you. 

Members of our Messy Church congregation say:

‘. . .  like cakes’ (L aged 19 months)

‘. . . like the food, making things, singing songs with actions’ (J aged 3 1/2years)

‘I like the interactive biblical teaching I get’ ( F – a dad)

‘I like the way we all learn bible stories and principles in a fun and safe environment’ (S – one of the mums)

Members of our Messy Church Helpers team say:

‘I like seeing everyone enjoying themselves’ (J)

‘I enjoy the family atmosphere and the times of fellowship with all ages – we have the opportunity to meet, worship God, chat and to grow close to each other’ (JK)

For more information, please contact us at MessySaints@hotmail.co.uk 

See some photos of the latest Messy church on the ‘Messy Church in Pictures’ page.