Messy Church

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: 18th June

We are hosting a Messy Church on Friday 18th June at 4pm via zoom. The theme will be: We are all part of God's Family. In addition please can you have ready some scissors, felt tip pens/colouring pencils and some glue.  Activity packs will be available from outside the Rectory from Monday.

Please can you supply the following items on Friday, thank you:

  • Pitta Bread, cheese and other toppings your children like (we will be toasting the Pitta Bread to make a ‘Messy Church Pizza’ )
  • Felt tipped pens/crayons/coloured pencils

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: 18th June, 2021 03:45 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 840 5992 4023 Passcode: Messy

The following Messy Church will be Friday 16th July, and we will come together for a picnic and celebration at St John's, Hook, subject to covid regulations at that time.

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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