Messy Church is for families who might want to meet Jesus, belong to their local church and bring up their children as Christians, but can't always manage traditional Sunday morning church services. It's a relaxed time of creativity, worship, coffee and biscuits!
"We start by lighting a candle, then we have a story from the Bible. We might sing a song that goes with the story and then we have an activity that goes with everything.
Sometimes we celebrate a special occasion, like Mothering Sunday, or Advent. We use crafts and mime and movement and lots and lots of glitter! So far the highlights have been:
We've also made Advent Wreaths, bird feeders, and acted out the miracle of the fishes. We even turned water into wine -
There are refreshments after the activities for both children and adults. The adults are welcome to stay and help if they wish. Age groups is 2 to 10 (though anyone is welcome).
Messy Church lasts for one hour and it's free. It normally takes place at Arlington Village Hall on the third Sunday of each month -
For further information about Messy Church at Arlington please contact Mrs Nicola Bloom -
Tel. 01273 487867 or send an email.
Poetry from contributors in our Benefice can be found here.