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is a chance to spend time together as a family; to enjoy fun and messy activities for all ages, to celebrate the bible theme of the theme of the day   and to share a meal together.

Messy Easter, planned for Good Friday, has been cancelled due to advice received regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

please watch this space regarding future events.

 in 2019/20 messy church will be

at st James' church Staveley

from 3-5pm



Sunday 17th May 2020
Sunday 5th July 2020
Sunday 20th September 2020
Sunday 15th November 2020

Messy Church is part of a worldwide network. It is a great way for families to gather as a church together.

We meet once every half term on a Sunday afternoon between 3-5pm.

Dates are available on this page and we also send out publicity through our local school and to families we have contact with and put up banners and posters too.

Each time we meet we have a different bible theme. We begin with refreshments and  a chance to familiarise ourselves with the theme of the day. Then we are free to move around the themed activities doing and making as much as we like. We have a baby corner for our youngest members and all generations of the family are welcome.

At about 4pm we share a short time of celebration worship. We have fun songs, our bible story and an opportunity for interactive prayer. Then we enjoy great cake and fellowship together.

There is no need to book, but if you have and special dietary requirements please let us know in advance.

We share our activities on Pintrest.

Our Messy Church Team have as much fun as the families and would love you to join us.

Messy Church Team

Below are some of the activities we have enjoyed over the past months.

Grass head 1 crossing the red sea

bird feederAngel wafers