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Messy Church is a new way to worship and learn more about the Christian faith, and is an opportunity for fun activity for the whole family - children to grandparents! We begin with a variety of crafts for everyone to join in, which are all based around the theme of the day. For the more energetic there are games to play. After about 45 minutes, we all join together for a short time of worship through song and story. Finally we finish with drinks and food, giving everyone a chance to chat and relax. Join us and experience Messy Church at St Nicholas. Dates as advertised here, on public notice boards and on Facebook.
Thursday 15th February 2018. 10-11.30. The theme was 'Lent' and Love, with lots of pancake fun!
Good Friday Messy Church celebrated Easter by making Easter Gardens, Scraper-foil cross bookmarks,Easter baskets with mini-eggs and chicks, finger-puppets and decorated rabbit biscuits. Worship included the story of 'Digger Rabbit and the First Easter'. After Messy Grace, the children enjoyed hot-cross buns, donated by East of England Co-op, and Cadbury Creme eggs donated by Morrison's Community Champions.
Further photos listed in 'Recent Events'
Tuesday 29th May 2018 :.'Celebrating Music'.
A fantastic morning, celebrating music, including a trip up the bell tower, learning how an organ works and the opportunity to make musical instruments, which were then played during 'worship time', with further accompaniment from David, playing his guitar. The morning ended with the usual hot-dogs and cake.Further report and pictures to be found in 'Recent Events'
Messy Church: 31st July 2018,10-11.30 in St.Nicholas Church, during 'Open Churches Weeks'. The theme was 'God's Gifts in Summertime'.
Sowing seeds, making kites and parasols, creating beautiful flower pictures and making sandcastles, Worship time and games, before the morning ended with the usual hot-dogs and cake..
25th October 2018. 31 children and 61 adults attended the Harvest Messy Church at St. Nicholas. Dereham Mayor, Hilary Bushell joined us to celebrate the harvest of land and sea.She seemed to have great fun joining in the craft activities, games and worship time with the children, before sharing our lunch of fish finger rolls and mini fruit baskets and cake....yummmm!
19th February 2019 Half Term session: Noah's Ark
Craft activities included Decorative Noah plates, Dove head-dresses, Extending neck giraffes and Lion face masks. The morning was enjoyed by 65 children and 65 adults, so our volunteers were kept VERY busy!
Canon Sally led the popular game of 'Beans' and the morning finished with Worship and hot-dogs plus cake, which included Birthday cake, as Martha was delighted to celebrate her 6th Birthday with us.
A busy but very successful morning, bringing a lot of pleasure to so many!