What is Messy Church??
Messy Church began in April 2004 near Portsmouth. It is church for families who find it hard to go to church on a Sunday, and a typical session would include chilling, creating, celebrating and chomping. It meets at a time most suitable for a local area, either after school or at the weekend. Perhaps the most significant aspects are those of:
welcoming the whole family together not just the children; being a church not a club; eating together.
Messy Church at St Mary's meets every month on a Friday afternoon between 4 - 6pm
in St Mary's Centre, Lion Street, Rye
(just a few yards away from the church)
Everyone is very welcome.
We are currently having a break for the summer but will be starting again in the autumn.
Contact St Mary's Messy Church here.
Harvest Festival at St Mary's Messy Church
We made people out of vegetables
(left and below)
we made bread rolls
And we donated our harvest offerings to Rye Food Bank
Messy Church Outing on Friday 29th July 2016
Messy Church members and friends set off on a double decker bus (Thank you Renown and thank you to the congregation of St Mary's who paid for it) to Blackberry Farm (http://blackberry-farm.co.uk/ ) on their annual outing. Although it rained on the journey there by the time we arrived it had stopped and we had a dry and not too hot day. Lots of animals to see including the Gloucester Old Spot piglets, donkeys, alpacas ( a really cute baby!), goats and a lovely pony. The play areas were enjoyed by all as was the ever popular tractor ride.
Gloucester Old Spot Piglets
Good Friday 2015
This is what we did on 6th June 2014 to celebrate Pentecost