Children

Messy Church on Zoom – at 10.00am Sunday 31st May 2020

Join us on Sunday 31st May at 10.00am, whatever your age, for a simple act of worship lasting 30-40 minutes. We hope that you will also join us in making crafts; a great way to having fun and being creative – you will need to have ready:

  • A white paper plate and 1 white sheet of A4 paper
  • Scissors
  • Red, orange and yellow colours (paint or felt pens) and 1 pencil.
  • Glue dots or cellotape.
  • 2 pieces of string.

The Zoom web link will be published on the St Asaph Messy Church Facebook page on Saturday 30th May. If you are not on Facebook, please use this page’s  “contact us” email to request access.

 

Learning and Craft work during Messy Church on Zoom – 17th May

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Messy  Church     at 9.00am Sunday 03rd May 2020

This is the Link = https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79389091895?pwd=QlNWQjhWUXFyZkZrcG1NU3piN2k0QT09

If prompted, the password is      8xtN6w

 

The closure of school buildings, schools, and banning of groups of people because of coronavirus affected us all in many ways; some good and some definitely not. The changes have mandated a creative approach to keeping in touch and delivering Messy Church and Messy Church Holiday Club.

During Holy week, the Easter story was told in daily episodes and shared on St Asaph’s Messy Church Facebook page (www.facebook.com/St-Asaph-Messy-Church-235405193581759) together with crafts and puzzles to try at home.

However, this doesn’t allow for real time interaction, which is the joy of Messy Church, today’s ‘breaking news’ is that we are going to attempt ‘Messy Church via Zoom’ on Sunday 03rd May at 9.00am. You do NOT need to sign up for a Zoom account.

If you would like to join us; the link for the Sunday’s session will be posted on this page at 6.00pm on Saturday 02nd May.

    Messy  Church        at 9.00am Sunday 03rd May 2020

Do join us if you can; 9.00am is early for Sunday, so children’s pyjamas are allowed!


 

 

Time Service
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.