Our family services are held throughout our benefice and are for all ages from 0-99. It contains all the usual features of a church service – songs, a Bible reading, prayers, a talk. 'Anniversary candles' are shared as part of the worship and those who have been baptised in the church are invited to celebrate their baptism anniversary.
Messy Church is a church for adults and children to enjoy together. It's all-age. It's fun. It usually includes some creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a celebration time which might involve story, prayer, song, games and similar; eating together. Its values are those of hospitality, creativity and celebration. It models and promotes good ways of growing as a family: a nuclear family, an extended family and a global and local church family. The first one started in Hampshire in 2004 and the idea has spread so that there are now many Messy Churches.
Open to everyone - it is for adults and children to enjoy a time together – craft, worship and food
Dates are advertised on our website
We have especially strong links with our three church schools and are actively involved in the governing bodies as well as our clergy taking part in Collective Worship, RE and visits to our churches.
For more details about our church schools visit their websites:
Other schools in the benefice with which we have close links are:
Our children’s work across our five parishes is co-ordinated by Revd Jane Manley who can be contacted by email for more information about any services or activities.