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MESSY CHURCH

Hi everyone,

I am hoping the sunshine and VE day celebrations lifted your spirits last week.

The thing that lifted my spirit the most was the beautiful UK Blessing song which Revd. Becky shared with us at Sunday worship.


As we cannot meet together for Messy Church during lockdown, I have attached a ‘Messy Church at home’ resource which has activities, things to think about and Bible story and prayers - just as we have at physical Messy Church. The theme is Peace and I hope you enjoy doing some of them at home together.


If any of you are on Facebook and haven’t yet joined the Sawtry Messy Church group then please let me know and I’ll invite you to join. It is a private group where we can share resources, thoughts and prayer requests at this difficult time.


You can also pass any prayer requests to me if you don’t want to share more widely or contact Revd. Becky.


One of the lovely things about offering worship and social times on-line using Zoom is that a number of families across the whole Benefice of Sawtry, Glatton and Holme with Conington are joining in so please don’t feel shy

about doing so. Please just ask if you need any more info about the technology behind joining Zoom.  


Previous month’s resources



So what is Messy Church?  

The following is adapted from Lucy Moore’s book “Starting from Messy Church” and we hope it will give you a flavour of this exciting new phase in All Saints’ life.  


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


Messy Church meets at a time that suits people who don’t already belong to a church and usually looks

something like this: welcome, craft time, celebration or worship, meal.  Most meet monthly (although some are more occasional) and last about 2 hours.  


Messy Church is a church for all people at all stages of their faith journey (including way behind the starting line!) and of any age. It’s for families of all sizes and shapes (including families of 1).


Messy Church explores the Bible through activities and story and provides opportunities for people to socialise

and enjoy a meal together.  


Messy Church started in 2004 in an Anglican Church in Portsmouth and is now enjoyed in churches all over the UK, Europe and the world! With Messy Church we will be trying to  be  a worshipping community of all ages, centred on Christ, showing Christian hospitality – giving people a chance to express their creativity, to sit down together to eat a meal and have fun within a church context.  

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