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Messy Church and All-age Community

Posted on 31 July, 2017 at 20:20 Comments comments (1)

I recently spent time working as a Chaplain in a rest home. One of the things that struck me was the very narrow age band in a rest home and the resulting atmosphere. When we are old we need the energy and exuberance of the young to remind us that such an attitude is possible, and perhaps to distract from the constant aches that many elderly live with. When we are young we need the considered approach of those older to remind us to slow down, think first and think of others.

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Messy Church and Community

Posted on 11 May, 2017 at 23:35 Comments comments (0)

Lucy Moore, the inspiration behind Messy Church writes: “ Church gives us the chance to make connections, have doors opened for us and open them for others. Being a disciple and being a church is always about ‘us’ not just ‘me’ and this togetherness is absurd and glorious”.

It’s this sense of wanting to provide a place for people to belong, especially for children, that is one of the drivers for Messy Church. If we have belonged to a church we...

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