In December 2018, we kicked off a joint ecumenical venture for our young people in conjunction with St David's Broomhouse Church of Scotland by launching the Messy Church programme. It had been decided to hold a monthly arts and crafts session, plus food and snacks, for children and families, with the venue alternating between St Joseph's & St David's.
As St David's hosted the Messy Christmas event in December, it fell to St Joseph's to host a Valentine's themed Messy Church on Sunday 3rd February 2019.
Approximately 35 children from both congregations arrived with their parents to enjoy an afternoon of Messy activities including valentine's card making, heart shaped sandwiches and crafty paper plates. Fr Paul was even spotted enjoying a game of table tennis! After all our craft activities, we transferred into the church for a short lesson on how we can show God's love to each other.
The afternoon ended with a lovely lunch of pizza, cake, juice and sweets. The next Messy Church event will be held on Sunday 3rd March in St David's where the theme will be Springtime.
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