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100 children get messy!

Melksham Messy Church is growing fast, with more than 100 children and adults coming to the session at Forest and Sandridge School on Sunday 22nd October.

It’s a new style of church organised by Melksham Family of Churches every fourth Sunday of the month, particularly suitable for families with no church background.

This month’s event explored Jesus as the light in our lives, and how each one of us can shine through the darkness by loving each other and being kind. The children enjoyed a range of crafts linked with the theme of light, including making glitter stars, glow bugs and stained-glass decorations.

After group worship with singing and stories, the session ended with a two-course meal together. Any unused food was donated to Melksham Foodbank.

Hannah Tarring, Melksham Messy Church coordinator and Wiltshire regional coordinator for Messy Church said, “Messy Church is an exciting fresh expression of church that helps families experience church in a more interactive, creative and all-inclusive way.”

The next celebration is on Sunday 26th November at Forest & Sandridge School with the theme of Messy Christmas. The planned crafts will be printing wrapping paper, making hanging decorations, Christmas cards, stable pictures and decorating angel biscuits.

It’s free (donations welcome) and will include mince pies and a shared meal. For more information, please contact Hannah Tarring: hannahtarring. cfm@outlook.com, 07928 310721 or search for Melksham Messy Church on Facebook.