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Real Kids Real Church
Angela says - Messy Church started at St Swithun's 4½ years ago. Our dedicated helpers are not just from St Swithun's though, as we have groups from St Peter's and St Swithun's and one person from St Mark's. We follow the normal Messy Church “pattern” which is welcoming children of all ages (accompanied by adults, usually parents) to craft activities, then a time of teaching and worship, followed by a hot meal together. Sessions are on the second Saturday of the month from 4.00 to 6.00 pm and take much planning, preparation and prayer. However, it is worth all the effort to see children and adults coming in through the doors, eager to see what we have to share with them. Each session follows a theme, often but not always linked to the Church Year, and at the end the children take their craft goodies home in a little paper bag! The foundation of all this is to bring families to faith: we sow the seeds and pray that God will help them to grow. April Tompkins has taken the lead in all of this and we are most grateful for her commitment.