Messy Church @St. Nicks!


Is a way of being church for families involving fun

Is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour

Is found across the world

Values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration

Is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship which believes, with the historic churches, in one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Messy Church takes place at St Nicholas’ Church on Fridays from 3.15-5.15pm during term time (dates can be found on our calendar).  It’s led by Nigel Collins and Revd Sean Sheffield (our curate).

What happens?

3.15pm          Arrival
                       Refreshments are available as people arrive and some colouring / quizzes which introduce the theme

3.45pm         Welcome & Messy Activity 
                       We use crafts to help us explore the theme a bit more

4.30pm         Act of worship
                       Consisting of a song, story/drama & prayer

4.45pm         ‘Bring and Share’ Meal
                       We end with a simple meal – sandwiches, sweet & savouries

5.15pm          End
                        You are welcome to take home anything you’ve made at Messy Church.

There is NO COLLECTION – but you may make a financial contribution if you wish.

Who is it for?

There is a focus on families, but really it is for ANYONE!  It is a church ‘service’, but perhaps not like one you’ve been to before.  You would be most welcome to come and give it a try.

Each week there will be a theme which helps us to understand more about:

  • God and Jesus
  • What it means to be a Christian disciple

We are all at different points in our journey of faith from ‘just looking’ to ‘devoted disciple’ and so we aim to keep things simple and try to avoid ‘church jargon’.

Click here for a leaflet showing dates and themes from September to December 2018.

Click here to find our Messy Church at St Nicks Facebook page.

Click here to find out more about Cross-Links, Dover.