St Peter’s Church, Cogenhoe


Messy Church


May 2015

Please join us for a Messy Afternoon of Fun.

We meet on the first Wednesday in the month during term time 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. There are then a range of activities for all the family to be involved in based on a theme, ending in informal worship where we draw together what we have learned from our activities before we eat together.

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

Our next meeting is on 3 June in Cogenhoe Primary School Hall from 3.30 – 5.30pm when our theme will be ‘Money matters’! We will be constructing a ‘suitcase’ like Paddington’s which can be a money box, ‘making’ our own £10 notes, creating a treasury pot, decorating biscuits to look like coins – and laying tiddlywinks!!

Come and join us! Be creative! Have time to worship and then eat together.

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

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


Our theme in May was Messy Communion! All the children managed to squeeze enough juice from the grapes to make ‘wine’ which they drank from their decorated goblets – we shared the bread from the plate that they had jointly decorated, added our personal pictures to the altar cloth and decorated ‘the altar’ with the Beeswax candles we had made – and Jenny brought her guitar so that we could make a joyful noise. The Pizzas were a great success!