St Mary's at the School (with Messy Church)
Our combined churches have committed to developing a ‘younger’ element to our worship in terms of age range and worship experience. We started with Messy Church in Roger de Clare School back in April 2015, and now feel ready for Messy Church to evolve into ‘St. Mary’s at the School.’ This will take place at Roger de Clare School from 4.45-6pm on Sundays in the same time slot Messy Church filled, but be aimed at a much broader audience.
The worship will be very informal in style; a contemporary music style with up to date Christian music; our amazing Messy Church style children’s ministry will be central where our children engage with the Bible theme through many different activities; being joined by and sharing this experience with their parents/family after the adults have had the space, if they wish, to interact with a 15 minute talk aimed at inspiring their faith. Those who come without children will have the opportunity to discuss the talk and encourage one another in the space that follows. Why not come and give it a go?
We meet on Sundays at 4.45pm starting with refreshments and cake. Just come. Although Sunday afternoon is something new for our churches, it is still part of our one church programme. With this in mind, every fourth Sunday of the month, 'St. Mary’s at the School’ will join the 10.45am service at St. Mary’s Church with NO Sunday afternoon service that day. Messy Church activities will take place as usual as we bring two parts of our church community together.