Mums, relax – as kids create a ‘messy church’

Messy church: children enjoy a sing-song in Holy Trinity

Mothers wanting a bit of help with youngsters enjoying two messy hours  should pop along to Holy Trinity Church on Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge on Sunday 10 February 2013 from 3.30-5.30pm.

This is the latest “Messy Church”: a programme which aims to get people who don’t attend church regularly to attend an informal event.

Churchwarden Marion Lacey, who is co-ordinating a team of volunteers, said:  “We have chosen a Sunday afternoon, because working mums would find it difficult at any other time.”

Dozens of children attended the first Messy Church creating their own Olympic torches in the build-up to the London Games, while mums and dads enjoyed a relaxed coffee and chat with friends.

The theme for the latest Messy Church is ‘What a Wonderful World’.  Marion said:  “It’s about people, the environment, everything.  There’s craftwork and singing, too.  Our new priest, the Rev Margaret Jones, will conduct a storytime session.  We’ve got hot dogs and chips for the children, with cakes and sandwiches and tea or coffee for the mums and dads.  It will be a jolly good day.”

Parents are asked to pay £2  for a family, but there’s an option to give more if they wish to cover the costs

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