Great fun at Messy Church in Glencairn

By karen

Thumbs up for Messy Church in St Andrew's, Glencairn.

Thumbs up for Messy Church in St Andrew’s, Glencairn.

The parish hall at St Andrew’s, Glencairn, was a sea of smiles and colour on Wednesday November 12 as families gathered for the monthly Messy Church.

Run by the Rev Emma Rutherford, Curate with Special Responsibilities in Glencairn, assisted by Connor Children’s Project Development Officer Jill Hamilton and a group of enthusiastic volunteers, Messy Church is now established on the community calendar in this part of north Belfast.

Primary School children, toddlers and even babies enjoyed rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck into painting, crafts, cookery and games in the hall, before moving into the church for a fun filled worship session which involved lots of dancing, singing, a story related to the earlier activities and prayers.

Mums and grannies joined in the fun and also took the chance to catch up with each other. Julie Hooks brings three of her children, aged eight, five and four, and comes along with her daughter who brings her own children, a three-year-old boy and three month old baby Sophie. Three generations having fun together!

Smiles during worship in the church.

“It’s a great place to get together with friends and know that the children are safe and …read more

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