There is a buzz of laughter and conversation. Around a table adults and children burst into giggles as they wrestle with toilet roll middles and googly eyes and their helpers despair of ever creating the promised artefact. A toddler slaps green paint on a huge sheet of card under the watchful eye of Granny, while his sister creates multicoloured play doh animals. There's a delicious smell of sausages and mash wafting from the kitchen. Photo’s are taken of the surreal result of the junk modelling ready for a slide show during teatime. Two mums catch up on the gossip as they drink welcome cups of tea while their children make something unidentifiable but very glittery, a useful visual aid for the story in the celebration later. A huge collage is being assembled, but will it be ready before 5pm and how will we ever attach it to the wall, and whoops, someone's kicked over the gluepot.....
...Just another Messy Church.
Messy church is held each term from 3.15pm – 5.30pm. All children are welcome and should bring a responsible adult with them and a plastic bag for their many delightful creations.
Look out for adverts about the next exciting messy church – see you there.