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 welcome to stay with their children for Messy Church, and each session is led by our trained Sunday School teachers.
Here are the sessions of Messy Church planned for the rest of the academic year:
Messy Church for Lent
Friday 9th March: 3.30 pm at Kentish Town CE Primary School
Join us as we think more about how we prepare for Easter and help others through the season of Lent.
Good Friday Messy Church
Friday 30th March 2018: 2.00 pm at St Benet’s Church, Kentish Town.
Lots of things to do and explore as seek to enter the mystery of Christ’s love for us when he died on the Cross. Our celebration of Messy Church will finish around 4.00 pm with a Hot Cross Bun tea.
Pentecost Messy Church
Friday 18th May 2018: 3.30 pm at Kentish Town CE Primary School.
The gift of God’s Holy Spirit will be our theme on 18th May as we celebrate God at action in our lives. Join us as we think about the story of the Day of Pentecost and reflect what that means for us as we grow as Christians.
Messy Church – celebrating St Benedict
Friday 29th June 2018: 3.30 pm at St Benet’s Church, Kentish Town.
Messy Church on 29th June will help us get ready for St Benedict’s Day, which will be celebrated on Sunday July 8th. We will begin by thinking about the life of St Benedict and what we can learn from him as we seek to be disciples of Jesus Christ in Kentish Town.