Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality, primarily for people who don't already belong to another form of church. It meets at a time (and sometimes in a place) that suits people who don't already belong to church. It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables.
All elements are for, and should include, people of all ages, adults and children.
It's a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age - a congregation that is as valuable and worthy of investment as any of your other congregations. It models and promotes good ways of growing as a family: a nuclear family, an extended family, and a global and local church family with the aim to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him. Most Messy Churches meet once a month, although a few meet more or less often. It is not just for children- it’s about worshipping God, having fellowship, exploring faith matters. It takes money, time, prayer, commitment and energy from the leadership.
For more information see: www.messychurch.org.uk
Photos from the Messy Church held in church for parents and children.
Christians mark Good Friday
The Walk of Witness organised by the Ormeau Churches Together began at the gates of Ormeau Park with participants then walking to Cooke Centenary Presbyterian Church for a prayer service.
The event is held annually and brings together Catholic and Protestants Churches in the area.
Ballynafeigh Clergy Fellowship
The Church is part of the local Clergy Fellowship, joining with Holy Rosary, Ballynafeigh Methodist, Cooke Presbyterian and St Judes Church of Ireland. We also work closely with Ballynafeigh Community Development Association.