St Peter’s Church, Cogenhoe


Messy Church


February 2015

Please join us for a Messy Afternoon of Fun.

We meet on the first Wednesday in the month during term time. Our last meeting this term is on Wednesday, 4 March in Cogenhoe Primary School Hall from 3.30 – 5.30pm. Come and join us!

Messy Church is an informal get together for families with pre-school and primary aged children.

We start at 3.30 with a drink and a biscuit for all and an introduction to the theme for the afternoon. There are then a range of activities for all the family to be involved in based on that theme.

Come and spend some quality time with your family. Be creative! Have time to worship and then eat together.

£1 per person – includes tea/coffee for parents, all activities and the meal.

In February our theme was ‘Growing up’. We were finding out what happened to Jesus when he was a boy and particularly when he got lost in Jerusalem. We made shelters as his family would have done on their way to Jerusalem. We thought about what he would have looked like as he grew up; we made a scroll like those from which he would have learned to read; we measured ourselves to see who had grown tallest – definitely Mr Perry!! We decorated a purse in which to keep our treasure and made peppermint creams to share with those we love.

We meet again on 4 March in Cogenhoe Primary School Hall from 3.30 – 5.30pm. Come and join us! We will be thinking about Lent, making a cross and wrapping up chocolates to see if we can resist the temptation of eating them before Easter Day. We will also be making bread, remembering how Jesus was tempted in the wilderness – and a parachuting person to remind us that the Devil wanted Jesus to throw himself off a high tower.

If you would like more information please ring Lesley on 01604 891185 or email.


Messy Church is ten years old.  

What began in April 2004, in Cowplain near Portsmouth, as one congregation has since been joined by 2342 others worldwide.  

This fresh expression of church life builds upon Christ-centred elements of welcome, creativity, sharing food and celebration.  Most Messy Churches meet monthly, at a time that suits the community.  They seek to share Christ with families for whom traditional or inherited forms of church life feel alien to their experiences.  

Messy Church is a core ministry of the Bible Reading Fellowship.  The Messy Church Logo is copyright Bible Reading Fellowship © 2014. See