Messy Church

Messy Church

Messy Church is a new way of being church and is found across the world.
It is for people of all ages and is based on welcome and hospitality which is why we at Emmanuel eat breakfast together when we meet on Sunday mornings. Other Messy Churches may meet during the week and have a lunch, tea or evening meal together.
Our Messy church usually meet on the first Sunday of each month from 10:00 am till 12:00 noon with breakfast.


Unfortunately Messy Church has been suspended for the time being along with all other external social activities. Encourage one another, keep safe and we will see you all soon.


What was revealed? We  heard about John’s vision of heaven and some of the descriptions of what it will look like .  We then tried to re-create the city in heaven using cake and had a party to celebrate. … Continue reading March

January 2020

Breakfast and celebration. Stories, games, crafts and activities. We looked at Abram and Sarai. God changed Abram’s “high father” name to “Abraham,” “father of a multitude” (Genesis 17:5) and his wife’s name from “Sarai,” “my princess,” to “Sarah,” “mother of nations” (Genesis 17:15–16). … Continue reading January 2020

December 2019

This Messy Church was a little different as we moved into the main church building to combine with the Parade Service. The service centred around making christingles as the main theme along with colourful spinners, mobius strips and cocktail stick crosses. We also brought new toys to give to families who struggle to buy gifts … Continue reading December 2019


We discovered all about a girl called Ruth. We looked at people moving to different countries, making flour and friendship. … Continue reading October


We met at 10am for breakfast and heard about what happens to a man called Joseph. Later we sang some songs from “Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” … Continue reading September


Today was Bills final service before he retired. Messy Church started at 10.00am as usual with breakfast.  We talked about the last supper and did a couple of activities before joining the rest of the church family for the last part of the service followed by refreshments. … Continue reading June


Hope, Health, Action.  This week we looked at the work of one of the charities Emmanuel is supporting this year.  They do invaluable work running health care facilities in Haiti and Uganda. … Continue reading May


Easter preparation. We watched the Easter story, paraded withour palm bracnhes, made Easter gardens and lots of egg craft. … Continue reading April