Messy Church

Messy Church

Dear Messy Church families,


There are three special birthdays this month:

Amira who will be seven on 8th May
Imogen who will be eight on 22nd May
Zack who will be six years old on 28th May

May is such a beautiful month – the weather is warmer and we can enjoy being outside – maybe you could plant some seeds to grow in your garden or in a window box?

Each seed is special. It contains life waiting to break out. It is precious and valuable.
It is a gift from God.

Find lots of craft and prayer ideas at

Worship resources for families

The Diocese of Portsmouth and Winchester’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.

With love from the Messy Church team.


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

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.

‘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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