|Every 1st Sunday||11.00am||Messy Church|
|Every Wednesday during school holidays||10.30am to 12.30pm||Messy Church Holiday Club|
The Messy Church on Sunday 03rd June was held on the lawns of the churchyard in beautiful sunshine. We had crafts and stories together with singing and accompanied this time by two guitarists. All the activities were followed by tasty small bites, hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks; the open spaces of the churchyard provided a great safe place for the younger ones to play afterwards.
See you next time – Sunday 01st July.
Messy Church is on the First Sunday of each month 11.00am to 12.00pm.
- During Holy Week (the week before Easter) there is a Messy Church Holiday Club held every weekday 10.30 am to 12.30pm, where there are games, singing, music, crafts, stories and activities for all children to take part and enjoy.
Messy Church Holiday Club
These images are of the Holiday Club on Wednesday 2nd August, where the activities included hand painting, house building, gluing and colouring; as well as singing, acting and story time. A totally interactive playtime; yes, across all generations!
- This image is of the Crib Service in December 2016, an extremely popular annual event; where the very young and also the not so young join together to recreate the joy and wonder of the birth of Jesus, in words, songs and prayers. This is always an event which leaves standing room only in the church; come early.
- A hugely successful Naturefest was held in the church on 2nd June 2017 saw a wide range of craft activities arranged for children of all ages. Numerous stalls were held in the church and also in the churchyard where various stalls became mini workshops for a variety of activities, including stone painting, wood painting, flower arranging, bird house building, and nature art. This was such an attraction that we must consider making it an annual event (volunteers welcome).
Working with Schools
Relationship with the Local Primary Schools.
The two local primary schools are supported by regular visits of our clergy and lay members, when involvement with the church is encouraged. The pupils from Esgob Morgan Junior School and the VP Infants School attend the Cathedral each month and also come to the parish church for their end of each term service.
- Children from Ysgol Esgob Morgan, St Asaph, at the ‘Forget-Me-Not’ tea party in church during July 2017; the school has a programme of training year 6 pupils as ‘Dementia Friends’. Both the older and younger generations greatly enjoy and benefit from each others company
- Members of the congregation of both the St Asaph Cathedral and the Parish Church kindly donated money to purchase a Bible for each of the year 6 children leaving Ysgol Esgob Morgan in July 2017. These children were all leaving to join seven different secondary schools and we wanted to give them a special gift on the occasion of such an important change in their lives.