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Noah’s Ark and Rainbows at Tansley Messy Church

Noahs Ark Messy Church

Today's Messy Church was all about God's promise to us, which we considered through Noah's Ark and Rainbows. Thank you to all the children (and parents) who put so much thought and effort into creating these great works of art. The paint blowing was very popular and a lot of fun was had by all
See you again soon
God Bless!

Tansley Messy Church Feeds the 5000

The theme of June's Messy Church was Feeding the 5000 – also known as the 'miracle of the five loaves and the two fish' Our children were invited to fish in play ponds and make their own bread.
We welcomed 21 children and their grown-ups. It was wonderful to see some familiar faces… and some new ones too.
If you're not familiar with the story, here is a fun video David Brown shared with the children

And here are some of our favourite photo memories of the afternoon – thank you to Russell Lane for being our event photographer

MessyChurch Jun14

Feedback after the event suggested this was our best Messy Church so far!
Thank you to all our helpers before and on the day. As ever, thank YOU for attending and making it fun!
We look forward to doing it all again soon
God Bless!



New Life in Tansley as Messy Church celebrate Easter

Eggs and Hope in equal measure

Thank you to everyone who made yesterday special. We welcomed 21 children and their grown-ups after school, who joined us for fun crafts, activities, songs and supper.
We painted eggs – made chocolate crispy nests, yum! – coloured Easter crosses – put together colourful pictures of our favourite things – made a cave – sang fun songs – had a story – wished Richard a very Happy Birthday – and ate pizza and cake.
Here are some of our favourite pictures of the afternoon…

Messy Church Easter

Thank you to everyone who helped make it a tremendous success. See you all again in June!



Tansley Joins The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Join us on Friday 27 September from 10am



What's it all for?

One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest fight most of us will ever face. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way.

Macmillan’s ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer in the UK, by providing them with medical, emotional, practical and financial support.

That’s why we need your help.

By making time to get together at a Coffee Morning and raising money for Macmillan, you’ll be making time for Macmillan to help families affected by cancer.

If you can’t come along to our event, you can still help. To donate, just go to, call  0845 602 1246  or text CAKE to 70555 (one text costs £5. Text more than once to donate more).

*Texts cost £5 plus network charge. Macmillan will receive 95p of every £1 donated in this way. Obtain bill payers permission first.  

God Bless!                      




Messy Church comes to Tansley

messyharvestCome and join us for Messy Church

Wednesday 18 September 2013
3.30 – 5.15pm at Tansley Methodist Church
For children 4 – 11 and their siblings.

What is Messy Church?

A different way of being church
  • Fun and laughter, being messy and creative around a theme – this time we are focused on Harvest
  • Use of quiet area
  • 15 minutes of song, story and short prayer
  • Eating a meal together at 4.45pm – wraps with assorted fillings and fruit
  • Home – with what we've made
Please note:
  • All children must be accompanied by and adult who will be responsible for them
  • Babies and younger children are welcome to accompany their 3 years+ siblings
  • Siblings at Secondary School are welcome, on their return to Tansley
  • Please bring wet weather clothes
  • There is no charge
A Tansley Churches Together initiative
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Cafe Church – All Welcome

by Paul Strange

Church, but not as you know it!

Seated at tables, cafe church is an interactive service… with coffee (or tea)
We are informal, the atmosphere is relaxed and best of all, we have fun.
All are welcome. We have toys and books for the children.
You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household ~ Ephesians 2 11-22

Tansley Book Club

The Book Club

Mission: A multi-media book club to share and discuss ideas and stories that have touched our lives and expanded our thinking.

About: Sometimes you read, hear, or see something new and it sparks a thought or idea… You’re excited. You want to talk about it with someone. But no-one you know is either interested, or has time to research what it is you’re talking about. If you have ever felt that way (or would like to feel that kind of inspired thinking) and can make yourself available on the fourth Monday of the month, you are exactly the person we are looking for.
You might have been inspired by a book? Or a blog? Or a movie? Maybe, like me, you watch podcasts (I’m particularly hooked on TED)? Perhaps for you it’s poetry? Or maybe it is through a medium I haven’t even mentioned? If something has touched you and you’d like to share; both in terms of touching others and expanding your thinking by discussing and debating the ideas that have sprung as a result, we would love you to be part of The Book Club.
When: We will meet at The Hollies, Holly Lane, Tansley DE4 on the fourth Monday of the month at 7.30pm for two hours, starting next Monday, the 28th January. Because this is the first meeting we will mostly be getting to know each other and we will collectively set our agenda for the year ahead.
All are welcome. If you need to bring children, please let me know in advance and I will organise a toy and games room for littles.
Nibbles and refreshments will be provided.
the Julies x
(Holmwood & Barber)