Messy Church is a new way of being church that attracts young families – and the grandparents too. It’s messy so that mums and dads are at ease: nobody will criticise them for the behaviour of their children. And families are more messy these days – blended, extended, nuclear and informal. It’s Messy too because it’s based around craft activities and food: 45 minutes of fun with a faith
theme and then 10 minutes of storytime (worship) and then tea for all. Before we set up Messy Church in the Parish Hall we need to form a team, have training (including safeguarding training), have the necessary DBS check, agree how Messy Church will be paid for, and agree when to start! Please let me know by Easter Day if you’re interested in joining the team.
Running a weekly drop-in for pre-school children and their parents / carers is what parish churches do, and I would like to see if we can do this at the Parish Hall. We would need a committed team and we would have to have safeguarding training and the necessary DBS check done. We would have to figure out how we would use the Parish Hall, bearing in mind its limitations and how the drop-in would be paid for. And we would have to think through where we would store all the necessary play equipment. Again, if you are interested in being on the team, please let me know by Easter Day.