St Peter’s Church, Cogenhoe


Messy Church


March 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 March our theme was ‘Lent’. We started by making bread rolls to remind us of the Devil tempting Jesus in the Wilderness. The baking bread smelt amazing! We had fun experimenting with parachutes of different sizes for our peg men as we thought about the devil trying to persuade Jesus to throw himself off the top of the Temple. We decorated a wooden cross by binding it with coloured wool to remind ourselves that Jesus died for us. We wrapped up some chocolate eggs to see if we could keep them until Easter! I wonder?!

Come and join us on Good Friday, 3 April at St Mary’s Church, Great Houghton for Messy Church on an Easter theme. There will be activities from 10am followed by a simple service.

We will finish at 10.45 to walk across the fields to Little Houghton for refreshments in the church.

We meet again on 6 May in Cogenhoe Primary School Hall from 3.30 – 5.30pm. Come and join us!

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