Chichester Fiesta and Messy Church

Published 15th June 2009 by lucy moore

On Sunday I was privileged to take part in a day of activities with Christ Church Methodist Church in Chichester – a blissfully short distance from home. The morning was a mini-Fiesta for their own church and a church in Worthing who are thinking of starting one, making use of their newly rebuilt hall. The afternoon was an actual Messy Church for local people on the theme of the prodigal son. There were about 30 people at the event – numbers were lower than expected at the Messy Church but that might have been because it was a beautiful day outside!
Memories to treasure as always: a small boy blowing into paint through a straw for ages with great joy and concentration and emerging with a fine purple beard… the sense of God’s call from the church who felt that God was putting everything in place for them to start Messy Church… an eight- year-old’s delight in drawing in great detail all the things that the prodigal son might have dreamed of while he was in the pigsty (including MP3 player and walking alarm clock)… the click of imagination from one member of the team who is a trained artist and who suddenly saw the craft activities of Messy Church in a new light… A good day.

You may also like

by Lucy Moore

Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God”. During Lent, traditionally I would give something up, but the last few years have involved me taking up something. This year I am making space to know God more in the everyday things.

Read more

Embracing Difference

7th Feb 2024
by Lucy Moore

Last Friday was Culture Day at my daughter’s secondary school in SE London. Digging into my German family history (how else did I get a name like Aike?),

Read more
by Lucy Moore

At the start of a New Year, it’s good practice to pause for a moment and reflect on the year that’s past, giving thanks to God for both the opportunities and challenges.

Read more

Beauty for Brokenness

2nd Jan 2024
by Lucy Moore

Beauty for brokenness, hope for despair…

Read more