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Yes, the big news is that Messy Church is finally here at Trinity!

Our first ever Messy Church was on Saturday September 23rd when we did Messy Harvest, although the numbers were small it was good to see the hall busy as the people that did turn up enjoyed themselves. Our next Messy Church will be on Saturday 2nd Dec at 5:00pm. You can find more details here.

Everybody is welcome to attend, children must be accompanied by an adult (or adults!) who can be parents or grandparents or bring along the whole family to join in the fun!

There will be refreshments of cake (and Trinity do stunning cakes!), fruit, tea, coffee and squash available as well as plenty of time for social interaction.

So, what is Messy Church?

Messy Church is :

Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality.

It's primarily for people who don't already belong to another form of church.

It meets at a time (and sometimes in a place) that suits people who don't already belong to church.

It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables. All elements are for, and should include, people of all ages, adults and children.

It's all-age.

It's fun.

It's a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age - a congregation that is as valuable and worthy of investment as any of your other congregations.

It models and promotes good ways of growing as a family: a nuclear family, an extended family, and a global and local church family.

Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him.

Messy Church is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) which believes, with the historic churches, in one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Messy Church is resourced, supported and enabled by BRF.

Most Messy Churches meet once a month, although a few meet more frequently or more occasionally. In the words of Claire Dalpra of The Sheffield Centre: Messy Church is an all-age fresh expression of church that offers counter-cultural transformation of family life through families coming together to be, to make, to eat and to celebrate God.

You can watch the video below which might explain a little more

This is an exciting time for Trinity as we launch into Messy Church for the first time and we hope it will be a success, we look forward to welcoming you to our Church as we take our first step on this unknown road.

In the meantime if you require any further information then please email the web editor who will do his best to assist you.