Messy Church

Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community

Advent

How to run your very own Messy Nativity Advent project
Jane Leadbetter

Mayhem, madness and magnificence... Messy Nativity!
Rev Jean Flood, Mission in the Economy, Liverpool

3 complete sessions and a treasure trove of craft ideas for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany
Lucy Moore, Jane Leadbetter

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Three complete Messy Church sessions for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, together with a wealth of creative activities and crafts to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your Messy Church. Sections include creative Christmas prayers, global action suggestions, games and competitions, Christmas food crafts and many other ideas to take you on into the New Year.

Jane pulled together this useful list for Christmas that is worth keeping in a folder for future use.

There are new logos for Messy Lent and Messy Advent! You can download them from our website and enjoy advertising your Lent and Advent Messy Church sessions.

Congratulations to Canford Parish Church, Wimborne, Dorset, Breakfast@9 group and St Catherine’s Church, Crook, County Durham! Both churches were inspired by Renita Boyle's Gingerbread Nativity book and baked, decorated and displayed their Nativity sets at crib festivals and services. Churches Together in Crook linked the idea with their Messy Nativity Sheep Trail.

by Anne

An unexpected hit at our Advent/Christmas Messy Church session yesterday were decorated Advent Candles. It was really just an extra 'filler' activity in case we needed it, but it really seemed to absorb a wide range of people - one Dad really got into it and produced a wonderful candle.

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