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Easter time

It was lovely to see some of you on the Good Friday walk. It was a beautiful day, warm and sunny. We were given crosses to hold and sent on our way across canal and fields following the crosses with the next part of the Easter story to read and some fun Easter questions to answer as well. Thankyou Joyce!

We gave our Messy Church families lovely bags with Easter crafts, sticker books, knitted chicks laying chocolate eggs and gingerbread hearts for everyone to enjoy. They went down a treat!

April 2021 The Good Shepherd

January 2021 Messy Christingle, Feb Messy Lent, March Messy Easter

December 2020 On Christmas Eve afternoon we welcomed over 120 people - families and unaccompanied adults to our outdoor nativity repeated four times to make sure everyone coming could be safe. It was freezing! Everyone enjoyed being able to sing outside led by our small band and the stable built in front of the east window of the Church was a great focus for our retelling of the story and worship.

Saintly Allsorts! - November 2020

The Adventures of Paul part one - Blinded by the light July 19th 2020

The Lord's Prayer on Father's Day! June 2020

Pentecost May 2020 What is God's Holy Spirit like?

The Road to Emmaus April 19th 2020 Followers of Jesus had their eyes opened - and went from despair to joy!

Messy Mothering March 15th 2020

In March we dramatized the story of Moses as a baby being saved by the love and care of his Mum, the quick thinking of his sister Miriam and by the pity of an Egyptian king’s daughter. God had great plans for Moses – he is one the most important people in the history of Israel and God has a plan for all of us too, we just have to recognise what it is! Whatever we do we can be sure that our Father God loves and cares for us, just as our parents do. In the words of the hymn “He’s got the whole world in his hands”. Our prayers for everyone became a large flower, we made pendants from wrapped chocs for our Mums and a lovely decorated box to put them in. Peter’s group studied the bible readings about the events leading up Moses’ birth.

Temptation! February 2020

In February we were all tempted! There were lots of goodies to keep our hands off – but some couldn’t resist! We dramatized the story of Jesus being tested in the wilderness, made temptation story biscuits, and a Valentine card from God to help us to remember the bible passage. Some also built a tall tower from spaghetti and marshmallows and weren’t at all tempted to eat them!. Peter’s group discussed Jesus who, following his baptism by John the Baptist, was now in the desert preparing for his ministry.

Anyone who plays an instrument would be very welcome to join us at Messy Church; please speak to Peter, 01270 626802.

Messy Christingle January 19th 2020

Happy Birthday Messy Church at Acton - we are 5!

We made a Church-sized Christingle, hearing about God's gifts of the world and everything in it for us all to enjoy and his greatest gift Jesus, the light showing us how we should love and care for each other. We made, prayed and played Christingles, and shared a delicious Christingle birthday cake made by Sarah whose family have just joined us. We took a collection for the Children's Society and remembered in our prayers Frances Green our good friend and "grandma" to all the children at Church and Acton School who have been blessed by her presence for the past 35 years. She loved Messy Church and helped at Praise and Play - we miss her.

Messy Church - a fun way to worship for all ages - and we are all different!

At St Mary's Acton we welcome newborns to nineties and we try to offer something for everyone. Faith-based, each month we have a different theme with songs of worship, led by our small band, bible storytelling in drama form acted out by both children and adults, an active prayer time and a choice of craft activities, one of which is always edible. If craft is not your thing there is the option to look at the bible readings and discuss the theme of the day. We end with time together (around 11.15 am) to drink and eat mountains of toast, cake and more!

Messy Church is a relaxed and fun place to be at 10am usually the third Sunday of every month. Come and give it a try - you will be made very welcome.

For further info contact Tracey Foster 01270 626802

Messy Church started in an Anglican church near Portsmouth, UK in 2004 and has grown into an international movement operating across a wide range of Christian denominations and traditions. It became part of the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) in 2006 with the publication of the first Messy Church book by founder Lucy Moore. Messy Church enables people of all ages to belong to Christ together through their local church. It is a way of being church which is particularly suited to families but welcoming to all. For more information visit

Messy Church St Mary's Acton, Nantwich is affiliated to the international Messy Church movement, whose home is with The Bible Reading Fellowship, a Christian charity based in Oxfordshire, UK. For more information on the work of BRF, visit