Jordan Bentliff - Centenary Project Worker
Messy Church Success
[by Jordan Bentliff, May 2018]
Messy Church at St Margaret’s parish church Swinton has got off to a strong start.
We are very happy to see a regular number of around eighty people attending, about half of whom are children and the vast majority of whom do not have any other previous, regular contact with Church. Several children we met through Messy Church have started coming to other Church events, and have occasionally started coming to Church on a Sunday
We are very proud of our helpers, some of whom have begun to get more involved in organising crafts.
This has led to a lot of great connections in the community, and lots of mission and evangelism opportunities.
We have decided that, because of the success of Messy Church in Swinton, we are looking to set up another Messy Church in our mission-partnership Church St John the Baptist’s parish Church of Mexborough in the coming months.