A programme of christian education and worship for children takes place at St Benet’s called Messy Church. It meets once every few weeks. The outline of each session is very simple each time Messy Church meets:
First there is a time of creativity focussed on a the topic or idea being explored. A range of different activities are on offer to enable our children to think, wonder, feel, and imagine their way around the theme that is the focus of their Messy Church that day.
Second, there is a period of worship together, which is particularly designed to be accessible to children. This brings together the insights and discoveries of the creative time our children will just have experienced, as they are given space and time to reflect on the mystery of God and his love for us.
Third, all those present then share a meal together, as we continue to experience God’s presence in our midst through the fellowship of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Parents are asked to remain with their children for Messy Church, and each session is led by our trained Sunday School teachers.
At the moment, we have no Messy Church sessions planned for the Autumn of 2020 as a result of the Covid outbreak. Once the new academic term has begun, and government advice has been consulted, we will make a decision in September as to whether it will be possible to hold any meetings of Messy Church before Christmas.