Newcastle upon Tyne
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Messy Church is messy but fun. You can always opt out of the messiest things such as mixing cheese pastry, hand printing with brightly coloured paint or getting stuck into glue and glitter. So what is Messy Church?
Messy Church meets on the third Tuesday of every month 3.15-4.45 pm. Children can come straight from school. Young children, under twelve years of age, need to be accompanied by a parent/carer and everyone is welcome. Our youngest member attended at two weeks old but grandparents and great grandparents enjoy getting creative too.
Crisps, cakes and biscuits and a platter of fruit, hot and cold drinks greet you and a chance to settle in, relax and chat. This is followed by a variety of creative activities. Some of our most popular to date have been glass painting, concocting soft drink cocktails and devising giant, wearable ears! There is usually an activity involving food e.g. making an animal using vegetables and a chance to make something to take home such as a tea light holder. For those who like to get active there are games or even a chance to search the building for clues to the next activity.
The activities fit into a theme or story for the session. It is a way of learning about the Christian faith, exploring Bible stories and encountering Jesus in an informal way. There will always be a story, an opportunity to reflect on the busy session and a short prayer. Many people who come are not connected to a church, though some members do come to Sunday service too.
The best way to find out about Messy Church is to pop in and try it. Most people go on to attend every month but it’s come if you can – and there is no fee. If you want to know more, email Ann, our Messy Church Leader.
Messy Church is on the third Tuesday of every month,