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Messy Church logoFamilies across the world are discovering Messy Church and we invite you to join us and join in! Children of all ages are invited to bring their parent, grandparent or carer to Messy Church at St John's usually on the 3rd Friday each month. There will be stories, Messy craft, songs, Messy worship, fun and friendship followed off with Messy tea for everyone.  If you have any queries, please get in touch with Jennifer Martin on 07803 505265 or


Next Month: 19th February

We are hosting a Messy Church on Friday 19th Feb at 4pm via zoom.  Jesus calls his disciples to be fishers of people.  Parents should have an email from Jennie with details, if you are not on the Messy Church email list, please contact Jennie for details.

Messy Church Meeting Time: Feb 19th, 2021 03:45 PM London
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Meeting ID: 851 6187 9549 Passcode: Messy

Dates for your diary:

  • March 19th  - theme: prepare for Easter (one activity will make an Easter Garden)
  • April 16th - theme: Resurrection of Jesus, where do we see Jesus in others?
  • May 21st - theme: New life and the Holy Spirit

Please send us pictures of your artwork and we can add it to our gallery (email

This was what we did in a previous session...

The theme was how we listen to Jesus and how we can all become God's children.

The story at celebration time was about Jesus never being too busy to welcome children and give them time. Mark 10 13-16 we had a song about listening to Jesus. We listened to each other about anything we wanted to share that we wanted to celebrate.

We shared thoughts and ideas together, listened to each other made and created Rose windows and we talked about many Rose Windows being made of stained glass. These windows usually have a focus or centre, and we talked about Jesus being the centre of our lives. Children made music using glasses and water, creating notes and tunes discussing and talking about the challenges of listening and hearing.

We made a gratitude tree. Giving thanks to God for someone who has been special in our lives and who we are grateful for having known them. And to thank God for them.

Our other fun activity was a challenge to build a tower from marshmallows, jelly tots and cocktail sticks. We discussed the challenges of working together and listening to other people and sometimes we may not agree with them. We talked about why did Jesus bring children to the centre.

Messy Church Prayer

Holy Spirit of God, whose energy and gifts equip us to share the good news of Jesus, strengthen local Messy Church teams as they plan their services, granting them ideas for activities, inspiration for celebrations and grace for the welcome and the meal, so that children and adults might be drawn into a community of faith, hope and love, centred on Christ.  Amen

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