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Messy Church

"You get to learn about Jesus and the Bible, it's fun"

'Messy Church is a way of being church for families based around hospitality, creativity and celebration. It began in 2004 in the UK and has since caught the imagination of churches of all denominations around the world as they try to rethink how to be church for people who have little or no church connection.'

Lucy Moore - founder

Messy Church coordinator
Helen Ellis of All Saints Church, Hoole, Chester is the Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Cheshire and Wirral - covering the same area as Chester Diocese. She also works for All Saints as Family Work Coordinator.

 Helen writes about her own Messy Church: Our core vision was to reach out to the two areas of our parish that we have little contact with on a regular basis. Since October 2009 we have grown in number from four families who came to our first Messy Church to regularly feeding 50 or so people including the team. Messy Church gives our church the wonderful opportunity to present the Christian message to people of all ages from our community.’

Helen is very happy to be contacted if you would like her to talk to you and your church about starting up a Messy Church or to be added to the local email list. She is able to come and talk to individuals and/or PCC’s and has lots of resources plus the new Messy Church DVD which tells the story of Messy Church and explores the issues it raises. 

 Please contact Helen at: ellis.helen@btinternet.com or 01244321625

Quotes from people who have attended a Messy Church session

"It's 'church' for the week.  It's church for my daughter who doesn't get to church 'cos she's at her dads'"

"Because it's good and it's relaxing, it's safe for the kids because all the adults are so welcoming"

"It's fun, there's loads of activities to do"

"It's a place where you can have friendship and fun. It's non-jugemental, you can be who you are, you feel at home"

"There's nobody stopping you doing things"

Links

Messy Church http://www.messychurch.org.uk
Diocesan Children's Resource Library dev/docs/children/Childrens_Resource_list_18052011.pdf
Baker Ross Resource Supplies http://www.bakerross.co.uk
Yellow Moon - Arts, Crafts and Educational Toys http://www.yellowmoon.org.uk
Hobby Craft - The Arts and Crafts superstore http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk
Scrapstores - http://www.scrapstoresuk.org/

 

 

 

 

 

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