January 2022 – Update.
Caroline Sheppard, our Messy Church organiser, has been in discussion with Revd. Martha and the decision has been made to postpone Messy Church until at least the February planned meeting.
It is a consequence of the uncertainty around COVID, the increase in infection rates, and also as children can carry the virus without symptoms. We know some of you will be disappointed but it is felt that this is the safest way forward and hope that this spike in infections decreases quickly so we can proceed on February 13th 2022
In the meantime Messy Church is still active and full of useful information and good ideas. To find out more take a look at their latest Newsletter. You might be particularly interested in Messy Church at Home. 15 minute sessions which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
The inaugural Messy Church met on the 14th October 2018 and what fun we all had. Several families came, some known to Fishbourne Church others new to our Church. The theme was “The Good Shepherd” and there was a sheep hunt and badge making to start with and then we gathered together for praise, singing and a short talk from Moira. Then the children joined in with several activities which seemed to stimulate their imaginations and their creative skills. We all loved sharing a hot supper which completed the evening. We had a fabulous team of helpers, thank you to everyone, including those who gave of time cooking, advertising, setting up and much, much more.
“We enjoyed all of it”
“We enjoyed the games, decorating biscuits and eating dinner”
“Fun selections of crafts and a lovely cooked meal”
“More for the older children to keep their interests”
We really hope to build on the success of our first Messy Church so please feel free to help or come along and join in.
For more general information about Messy Church organisation please visit www.messychurch.org.uk