Messy Church

Messy Church

Dear Messy Church families,

As promised last month here are some craft ideas for May to share with you and a chance to keep in touch during these difficult times.

We will miss seeing you on Thursday, 14th May, but we want to say a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY this month to Amira and Zack. See birthday card below.

Our topic for May is Our Wonderful World and if you are out and about this weekend you will find lots of the things you need. I hope you enjoy making the crafts and I have two new challenges this month so please send us your pictures which we would like to display on this Messy Church Website page and in the parish magazine so send in as many as you can (pictures of your children too if you are happy to do that).

With love to you all from everyone at Messy Church.

PS Please let us know of any children who have birthdays in June so we can include them next month.

Happy Birthday!

May 2020

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Our Wonderful World

We live in a glorious, beautiful world, full of life, colour and variety. When you’re out and about, what do you notice that makes you say ‘Wow’? Why not take a picture of it and send it to me? And say a prayer to thank God for the wonderful world that he has made.

Here are some easy craft suggestions based on our theme for May and 2 new challenges – who can make the longest daisy chain? And who can write their name using anything outdoors? Please send us your photos to messychurch@stnicholaswickham.org.uk plus your name so we can all share them on our website.

Worship resources for families

The Diocese of Portsmouth’s Board of Education has created lots of special resources for children home from school at the moment. They’re too good not to share as widely as possible – so have a look at the wonderful material you can use by following this link:

The Diocese of Portsmouth’s Board of Education has created lots of special resources for children home from school at the moment. They’re too good not to share as widely as possible – so have a look at the wonderful material you can use by following this link:

Because of the coronavirus crisis, it will not be possible for us to meet for Messy Church until further notice.

Our next Messy Church session is due to be on May 14th. Although this can’t happen in Church at the moment we’ll be having a special May Messy Church here on the website, with craft ideas, a song and a story. Perhaps you could finish off with cheesy pasta and cake for your tea!

With love from the Messy Church team.

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Messy Church on the second Thursday of the month during term-time.

The session is free of charge (although donations towards food costs
are always welcome)

For more information contact Sue, Messy Church leader, on 01329 828 589
or email messychurch@stnicholaswickham.org.uk

Messy Church is a new way of experiencing Church, with

• a choice of crafts, games and fun things to do;
• a short, fun time of prayer and praise;
• sharing a home-made tea together.

Who’s Messy Church for? Messy Church is for everyone: families of all shapes and sizes who find it hard to get to church on Sundays: come and be part of the Messy Church family! Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Where? St Nicholas Church, Wickham (on the corner of the A32 and B2177 – the church carpark is between two tall hedges on the same side of the road as the church on the B2177, Southwick Road).

What day? Every 2nd Thursday of the month in school term-time.
What time? Arrive from 3.30pm for a snack and a drink. Activities start at 4.00pm, we’ll eat at about 5.00pm and finish by 5.30pm.

Does it cost anything? There’s no charge for Messy Church, but if you’re able to contribute towards the cost of tea, donations are always very welcome.

Here are some of the crafts we made on 12th March when we celebrated Mothering Sunday.

‘What a lovely way to spend an afternoon. We’ve had a lovely time at Messy Church today. I thought that the bible story theme was very good and I can carry on talking about that at home. The children thought it was all great. We all enjoyed the variety of activities and the tasty dinner: it was nice to sit down with another family and share. Thank you to everyone because I can see that a lot of effort went into what you did.’

From a Mum of four

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