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My first Messy Church experience happened last Sunday. It was the first Messy Church since I arrived in the Parish as interim priest. Having never experienced Messy Church I was keen to see it up close.
There were 5 children and as many adults; less than half the number who usually attend, I’m told. However, that didn’t seem to matter. Hunting for large marbles (treasure) in the mud bucket (field), painting tea towels with Katherine and crafting with glue, string and felts were ideal ways for all present to get up close and personal in a very positive and creative way. The craft work (and good conversation across the generations) was followed by a short think time in church – a King washing feet was the focus – then a song before eats back in the hall.
I’m converted to the MC concept and the way it is done at St Anne’s. I am sure the next Messy Church (Sun 15 Nov, 2-4pm) will be worth your while attending. I’ll be there and I hope you will be too!
Terry – Interim Priest at St Anne’s