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Email: messy.church@stpeterscogenhoe.org.uk


June 2014

We had a “fruity time” at Messy Church in June as we thought about the “Fruits of the Spirit” and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.  We cut out fruit with biscuit cutters to make flowers … and ate the leftovers as fruit salad for tea!  We printed people’s body shapes with paint using apples, pears and oranges, to fill them with the fruits of the spirit, made a landscape with different coloured papers representing kindness, gentleness, peace etc.  We made a flower using pompoms for our chosen spiritual fruit and held a “fruitle drive” rolling the dice in order to fill our “bodies” with joy, love, faithfulness and self-control.


Our next meeting will be held at Cogenhoe Village Hall from 3.30-5.30 on 2 July as the school hall is in use that evening.  Our theme will be “Journeys”.


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.


We will not be meeting in August or September as it is the school holidays.


If you think you could help at Messy Church or would like more information please ring Lesley on 01604 891185 or email.

Please join us for a Messy Afternoon of Fun.


The first Wednesday of each month from 3.30 – 5.30pm

in the Main Hall at Cogenhoe Primary School.

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.  


Key moments from ten years of Messy Church include: being featured on BBC Songs of Praise,; St Paul’s Cathedral in London hosting a Messy Churchg celebration; Spring Harvest becoming a popular place to dip into Messy Church seminars; Messy Nativity sheep trails popping up in shopping centres round the country each Christmas and attention from the national press.  Lucy Moore, the founder, says “as I look at the shouting, laughing, praying, awestruck, grateful, life-giving, weeping, eating, loving Messy multitudes gathered in churches around the world, it feels incredibly humbling.”  


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