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Posts tagged ‘Messy Church’


Tansley Celebrates Easter with Messy Church


Another great Messy Church event, this time Messy Easter. Thank you to everyone who attended and made it so much fun. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did
God Bless!



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!



Messy Church in Tansley

Today saw our first ever Messy Church. What FUN!

Not sure what, or who, to expect for our first ever Messy Church, we were absolutely delighted to welcome 24 children and their parents and carers this afternoon.
With a focus on Harvest and Creation, we were making miniature gardens, vegetable animals and people, vegetable and fruit prints, noise and outdoor art.
After an hour – which flew by in what seemed like ten minutes – the children went into church for a short (bible) story and some singing…. while the helpers did a quick room makeover and created a harvest laden dining room ready for our meal. Tonight we had wraps with all kinds of delicious fillings, followed by fresh fruit and yoghurts.
I could tell you loads more about what we did and the fun we had…. but they say a picture speaks a thousand words…. so here they are. The photos
Messy Church Harvest
A massive thank you to all of the children, their parents and carers for making Messy Church such a great success.
An equally massive thank you to all the organisers and helpers, for the same reason.
Finally a reminder that we are so looking forward to doing it all again with you on Wednesday 4th December, when the theme will be nativity based.
God Bless!

Harvest Festival in Tansley

This year we are celebrating Harvest during our two Sunday services

AT 10.30am and 6pm…. and with the launch of our first ever Messy Church
ToiletHarvest is a time to celebrate God's goodness… and to remember that not everyone has the same reasons to be grateful as us. Our charity this year is Toilet Twinning. Run by Tearfund and CORD Toilet Twinning aim to provide safe and hygenic toilet facilities to communities at risk of disease through lack of sanitation. A serious problem for about 2.5 billion people (around 40% of the world's population). Just £60 will help a village or community!
We are also looking forward to enjoying a joined-up Harvest Supper with our good friends and fellow Methodists at Matlook Moor. Pea and Pie Supper will be 6.30 for 7pm, Saturday 5th October. Booking is essential via Eileen Tutssel before 27 September. Please email us or comment on this article if you need Eileen's contact details.

A Bit of Background into Harvest Festival

The modern British tradition of celebrating Harvest Festival in churches began in 1843, when the Reverend Robert Hawker invited parishioners to a special thanksgiving service at his church at Morwenstow in Cornwall. Victorian hymns such as "We plough the fields and scatter", "Come ye thankful people, come" and "All things bright and beautiful" but also Dutch and German harvest hymns in translation helped popularise his idea of harvest festival and spread the annual custom of decorating churches with home-grown produce for the Harvest Festival service.
(source Wikipedia)
Let us take this time to remember we are all brothers and sisters in the eyes of God. He Reigns!


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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