Messy Church

Messy Church is church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality.

  • It includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short worship time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables.
  • It’s all-age.
  • It’s fun.
  • Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him.
  • Our Messy Church meets once a month from 3.15pm to 5pm.

The dates for 2018-2019 are:

  • Orsett School Hall Mon 10th Sep from 3.15pm to 5pm.
  • Bulphan School Hall Mon 8th Oct from 3.15pm to 5pm.
  • Horndon School Hall Mon 12th Nov from 3.15pm to 5pm.
  • Orsett School Hall Mon 14th Jan from 3.15pm to 5pm.
  • Bulphan School Hall Mon 11th Feb from 3.15pm to 5pm.
  • Horndon School Hall Monday 11th Mar from 3.15pm to 5pm.
  • Orsett School Hall Mon 13th May from 3.15pm to 5pm.
  • Bulphan School Hall Mon 10th June from 3.15pm to 5pm.
  • Horndon School Hall Mon 8th July from 3.15pm to 5pm.

All children must be accompanied by an adult!

Messy Church is a form of worship, known as a ‘Fresh Expression of Church,’ for children and their parents or carers. It begins with a Bible story which is followed by a range of fun activities or crafts related to the theme. This culminates in a short act of worship followed by a shared meal.

We run these is in the three Primary schools in the Benefice on a Monday, on rotation each month from  3.15pm to 5pm.  If you cannot make the date of the one in your child’s school you are we/come to come to any of schools.  The dates for 2018_19 are above, but keep a look out on school newsletters and calendars if they have to change.

If anyone would like to get more involved or just help out contact Revd Sue Mann