Christ Church, Lewes gets Messier!

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Lewes URC/Methodist LEP have been running Messy Church on Fridays 6 times a year in school holidays for a while.  Early in 2017 they took the brave decision to replace one morning service each month with ‘Messy Sunday” – a shortened version consisting of breakfast, one craft activity and worship all in an hour from 9.30am. They now have a loyal congregation of 35 including 3 families they met through Messy Church. 

This summer, in place of a holiday club, they are running 3 extra Messy Church sessions on Fridays with support from Brighton and Hove City Mission. 

“We pray this will deepen our connection with whole families and encourage more to consider coming to Messy Sunday – changing things in church can be difficult and certainly make life messier, but we are starting to see the fruit,” said Lindsay Frost, admin secretary.  “We should credit our former minister, the Revd John Gordon, and Crowborough United Church (also a URC/Methodist LEP) with the idea of Messy Church on a Sunday morning, although the name Messy Sunday was ours, to avoid confusing our Friday Messy Church from our Sunday offering. The Messy Church people at the BRF have approved our Messy Sunday version of the Messy Church logo.”