Families find fun at Messy Church

Fun for all the family at Messy Church EMN-141027-075208001
Fun for all the family at Messy Church EMN-141027-075208001

A fun way for families to enjoy church is proving popular in Market Rasen.

Messy Church - combining craft, celebration and food - started in the town earlier this year and the town’s new vicar, the Rev Steve Johnson, is keen to see it grow further.

“This is an opportunity for families to spend time together and to meet other families,” he said.

“It is important to engage with the whole town and build links with those who have yet to engage with the church.

“And Messy Church is the ideal way to do that - a way of coming together to do craft activities, eating together and celebrating God through story, music and prayer.”

Each session has a theme and this month it was ‘I am the good shepherd’, with the related crafts including weaving, decorating sheep-shaped biscuits and creating a sheep collage (pictured above).

Messy church is a concept that began 10 years ago, and can now be found all over the world.

Market Rasen’s Messy Church takes place on the first Saturday of the month at Market Rasen Primary School in Mill Road, from 2pm to 4pm.

There is no charge and more information is available from the Rev Johnson on 01673 844770

Similar Messy Church events take place at Glentham Methodist Church on the third Sunday of the month and at Wragby Methodist Church on the second Wednesday of the month.