Welcome to our Messy Church at Home page
Although sadly we can’t meet for Messy Church at the moment, there are still lots of creative and fun things we can do to help us to learn more about God and to talk to him.
There are some great ideas for you here - and you can still take part in our previous activities by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.
Saturday 18th July is Messy Church at Home Day!
This month we are thinking about journeys. Sometimes we go on long journeys - maybe to go on holiday or visit people who live a long way away. Sometimes we go on short journeys - maybe to school, or to the park.
Some people go on special journeys, to help them to learn more about God, and how much God loves them. These journeys have a special name - pilgrimages - and the people who go on them are called pilgrims.
On this page you will find everything you need to do your very own journeys and pilgrimages Messy Church at Home. Have fun!
First up, we suggest you read through this page. This gives you the outline of what you will need, and guides you through running your own Messy Church at Home.
We know that you won't have much craft material left after all these weeks of lockdown, so everything can be made using basics like colours, paper and glue, and stuff from your recycling box. See here for the list.
All the activities, with the instructions and any templates you need, are here.......
Before you begin: Find all the resources you need.
10am*: Gather together everyone who is taking part, and say" Welcome to Messy Church" to each other.
10 - 11am: Do your making and activities.
11am: Make your drinks and toast and either
Log in to Zoom tea-and-toast to share what you have made, and join in the celebration and songs.
Watch the Celebration on YouTube here and join in with the songs
(The Celebration video will be available from 3pm on Friday 17th July)
11:30am: Say "Thank you for coming to Messy Church" and help to tidy up
(*Of course, you can do all, or some, of Messy Church at whatever time suits you. But sadly that probably mean you won't be able to join in Zoom tea-and-toast 😟)
We are taking a month off, so our next Saturday Messy Church will be on September 19th, either back in Church House or here online. It will be here before we know it......
And in the meantime, please keep checking back on this page as we will continue to upload fun things to do to help us to learn about God and to talk to him.
Please follow us on our Facebook page, @ShirleyParishB90, for updates.
For more information on all things Messy Church, including how to join our mailing list, please contact the Parish Office email@example.com
And if you want to find one of our previous activities, you can find them by clicking on the links below: