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/ 15 April 2015

Kids get messy with God

Children's prayers hung to pretzels

More than 65 children and families have discovered that going to church can be great fun after Uxbridge Parish ran a Messy Easter session for the local area.

After two trial sessions of the Messy Church in autumn 2014, St Margaret’s, Uxbridge launched monthly sessions of this great event that have got local children flocking with their families on the last Saturday of the month. They turn up and for two hours they express their creativity through activities, music, and storytelling, which enables them to discover more about God and the stories of the bible.

At the Messy Easter the participants took part in a whole variety of crafts and activities including:  pretzel prayers, making roman soldiers, hand print cross, and the egg drop challenge, to name but a few imaginative activities. The creativity was followed by a celebration time including songs, acting out the Easter story and a pretzel prayer time, resulting in the hanging pretzel prayers on a tree. It was then all rounded off by a high tea, served by an army of 15 volunteers.

One of the leaders and Town Centre Minister the Revd Dr June Hughman said of the event:

“We were particularly touched by moments of stillness during the Easter story when we really sensed God at work and signs of a new worshipping community beginning to build. It is challenging and hard work, but also really exciting to be part of this adventure with God. I just thought, what a privilege to be part of this.”

Messy church at St Margaret’s continues every last Saturday in the month. For more information contact the Revd Dr June Hughman or see the St Margaret’s Uxbridge online.


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