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.

December 2019

Messy Church is on the second Sunday for this month only and is being combined with the Parade Service.

Please join us at 10am for breakfast at the back of the Church, not in the hall.

The Christmas Parade service will start at 10.30 when we will introduce the theme and then the whole congragation will be invited to spend about 15 minutes doing Messy Church activities.  The service will continue with all of us making Christingles together.  After the service finishes you will be able to continue with the craft while  refreshments are served.

At this Christmas parade service we bring new toys to give to families who struggle to buy gifts.  If you are able, please bring a toy or toiletries for parents.

Thank you.

November 2019

Today we remembered those close to us we had lost.


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


We looked at the Jewish holiday of Purim and made hamantashen (Haman’s ears) in pastry, masks and gragers (a noise maker) from wooden spoons and beads. … Continue reading November