Scores of our churches find Messy Church a good way of reaching community and especially connecting with those who might be reluctant to come to church on a Sunday – and St Margaret’s, Frizinghall is no different as this short film in our year long campaign, We are the Diocese of Leeds, shows.
St Margaret’s is a parish near Shipley on the outskirts of Bradford, home to many Muslim families. They found that Messy Church was a really good opportunity to be able to welcome people from different faiths into the church in a non threatening, fun way. They now run Messy church on the second Sunday of every month from 3-5pm with a range of games, activities, songs, a Bible story and a meal to share at the end.
You can find out how Messy church could work for you in your context with free training workshops by its creator, Lucy Moore from the Bible Research Fellowship.
The first, will be held at Ripon Cathedral on Sat March 4 from 10am with creative ideas and inspirational training, including the basics of Messy Church, Messy discipleship, and open space creative discussion.
15th July 2017, 2-4pm Bradford Cathedral
25th November 2017, 10-3pm Wakefield Cathedral
To book a free place, please contact Sammi Tooze in the Church Growth department on:
sammi.tooze [at] leeds.anglican.org