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MESSY CHURCH

Hi all


Hasn’t summer arrived?? Hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather and have even managed a trip or two now that Lockdown restrictions are lifting.  


Our Messy Church at Home activities and story this month are about someone who went on a lot of journeys – not all of them pleasant! – but wherever he went and no matter how difficult things got, God was always with him.  

You can find all of the activities, a story to share and a prayer here. I hope you enjoy them.  


All Saints’ Church is now open for Sunday worship at 10.30am although face masks must be worn and congregational singing is not yet allowed. Of course you can still join Sunday worship on Zoom and the links for this and other details are all on the website.

 

At the moment we don’t yet know when we will be able to hold Messy Church in person but I will aim to keep you all in the picture as we progress through this summer. Don’t forget Light Factory Holiday Club which will be 2-8 August. We’re not quite sure whether this will be ‘in person’ or on Zoom as last year but please do follow updates on Facebook ‘Sawtry Light Factory’ and get the dates in your diary, Stay safe everyone!


Love and blessings

Ali x


Don’t forget our FB group where I also try to remember to post things that might be helpful to families. If not a member yet but you are on FB do send me a friend request and I can give you access. Please do post any prayer requests on this group (it is private). 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.  

2021 July newsletter