Messy Church is currently being brought to people’s homes, with the community connected via our Messy Church Facebook page. If you would like to join our Facebook group, please send a friend request to Messy Church @ Kidlington. Activities are being sent out for our Messy Congregation to complete at home.
Here’s a messy activity that shows how important washing your hands with soap and hot water is. Mix some glitter with a small amount of hand lotion and rub it over your hands. The glitter represents germs (such as the coronavirus). One person wash their hands with cold water only, one with cold water and soap. Which person has the least amount of ‘germs’ left on their hands?
If you would like to find out what we do when we are not in “lockdown”, keep reading!
What is Messy Church?
Messy Church is a fun and relaxed style of church for adults and children to enjoy together.
When is Messy Church
Our Messy Church is on the second Saturday of each month from 4.00pm until about 6.00pm.
Who can come?
Everyone is welcome, from tiny tots to teenagers, parents to great-grandparents. Come as friends, carers, partners or come on your own. All are welcome – we just ask that children bring an adult.
What if I don’t usually go to church?
Messy Church is for you! You don’t have to be a regular (or irregular) church goer or connected to a church in any way to come along and have fun at Messy Church
How much does it cost?
Messy Church is free. If you can make a donation towards the cost of the food that’s great … but not compulsory!!
Why is it Messy?
Messy Church recognises that our lives can be complicated (or a bit messy!) and that ‘conventional’ church on a Sunday morning doesn’t suit everyone. There’s usually quite a lot of glitter, paint and glue involved too!!!!
What happens at Messy Church?
Each event is based around a theme.
We have a short time of informal shared games, to allow everyone to arrive and get settled.
We have a time of storytelling to introduce the theme, then do crafts and activities linked to the theme.
This is followed by ‘celebration’ when we sing songs and say some prayers. We finish off by sharing a cooked meal together.
Join in our Facebook group to find out more!