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Messy Church

Messy Church

The next Messy Church will be on Sunay, January 27th. Details of the proposed theme will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Are you new to the village?
Would you like to meet with others?
Have you been inside the refurbished church?
Are you curious to find out what Messy Church is about and what goes on?

There will be plenty of time to chat and socialise. If you feel shy then bring a friend! Please accept this invitation and come along and if you wish to bring a crown or coronet feel free! More information from Karen at the Manse, 872341.

What is Messy Church?

Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. It typically includes a welcome, a creative time to explore the biblical theme, a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar.

No booking necessary, just come along and join us. Even if you can't stay until the end pop in and see what fun we get up to! For more info contact Karen on 872341 or see Maria in the church office.

Messy Church finishes with a sit-down meal together at tables, to which everyone is welcome.

Fine out about Messy Church here.

Absent Friends

Absent friends

The Absent Friends service was in the church on Sunday, December 9th.

We had the following feedback from the service last year.
"I just wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for such a meaningful and exceptionally well presented service on Sunday evening. That was the first "Absent Friends" service I had been to and wasn't quite sure what to expect. I was very impressed."

We have had an Absent Friends service for the last four years. These services are a time of quiet reflection with some readings and songs. also, there is an opportunity to light a candle, or write something down. Most, if not all of those present came through afterwards to the hall for tea/coffee and some cake, and also a time to share with others who may have experienced something similar.

A photo of our prayer tree and candles lit in memory of those we have loved and lost from our moving service this evening. There was a wealth of music, poetry, readings and time to quietly reflect and remember.

We will almost certainly try to make this an annual service.

To Absent Friends: a people's festival of storytelling and remembrance has been set up to encourage people to hold events to remember our friends and family members who have died. We have a national ceremony in November of remembrance for those who have died in conflict but little is done nationally to remember others who were close to us; To Absent Friends aims to do this. Some towns have held concerts or evenings of poetry reading, or simply family get-togethers.

There is a website which will give you more information: www.toabsentfriends.org.uk.

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