Messy Church


Messy Church is an ‘All Ages’ alternative to a traditional Sunday morning service. At St James’ we offer this alternative experience of ‘church’ one Saturday a month from 4:00-6:00 pm. Please join Reverend Andrea and Donna Rourke each month for stories, prayers, songs, crafts and a meal we share together. Please check our FB page and website for dates and monthly themes. Hope you will come and join us and please don’t forget to bring a friend.

Messy Church was started in England by Lucy Moore at her church in Cowplain near Portsmouth in 2004 as a way of being ‘church’ for families, especially for those not part of a church. Check out Messy Church world-wide at www.messychurch.org.uk. The first Messy Church in Canada was launched in April 2007 at St. George’s Georgetown, Ontario, and quickly followed by others across the country. Messy Churches are found across Canada in a wide range of denominations in urban and rural communities, all focussed on building a Christ-centred community that is welcoming and great fun!
Text: Adapter from Messy Church, Wycliffe College
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These pictures are from our Messy Church Jesse Tree pageant in early December: