What is Messy Church?
- Messy Church is a combination of activities, games, teaching, singing followed by a meal together.
Who is it for?
- Messy Church is for families. It is suitable for pre-school, primary school and teenage children, as well as the grown-ups of the family.
- Children must be accompanied by, and supervised by a parent or other adult with responsibility for them during Messy Church. There is a maximum of 4 children per adult (if this is a problem, speak to us first.)
- If one of the parents is working and can't join in the first part of the afternoon, they are welcome to join their family and us for the meal.
What is a typical programme?
- 4:30pm Registration - so that we know who is with us, and that each child has their adult. Also to let us know about any special dietry requirements or allergies that are relevant.
- Followed by Messy Activities. We will have a range of activies, crafts and games based around the theme. They are all available during the whole activity session, and you are free to move from one activity to another as you want.
- 5:30pm Messy Celebration. We will move from the hall into the main church for a time of teaching and singing songs.
- About 5:45pm Messy Tea. we will return to the hall for a meal together, finishing about 6:30-ish.
How much does it cost?
- We ask for a donation of £1 from each family to help cover costs.
How do I sign up?
- Just turn up on the day!
- When you arrive for the first time we will ask you to fill out a registration form to say who it is you are bringing. This will help us organize craft materials and food for future visits.
- Also let us know about any special food or health requirements that we should be aware of.
- Phone 01273 400785
When is the next Messy Church?
- We plan to normally hold Messy Church every second Monday of the month. Check the church calendar for variations.
- Messy Church is at 4:30pm in the buildings of the Chailey Free Church, on the A275 in South Chailey. BN8 4AN. (unless otherwise stated)
- See our home page for details of the next Messy Church event