Children and Messy Church

Children and families are always welcome at Putney Methodist

At present, we are not able to offer Junior Church every Sunday morning but we have a specially reserved area for children with books and activities, and have regular all-age worship services.  

Messy Church

Messy Church logoWe also offer a monthly Messy Church at Putney on Sunday afternoons. Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. We meet at a different time to usual worship services, and is meant to be a warm and fun space for families. It’s designed to be an especially welcoming environment for those who don’t already go to church. 

How does it work? Each session runs along the following lines. It is designed to be relaxed because we know that children don't work well to timetables! It takes place on Sunday afternoons: 

  • 3:30-4:00 pm - arrivals (board games and refreshments) 
  • 4:00-5:00 pm - craft and activities around a Bible theme or story
  • 5:00-5:30 pm - time of celebration and worship
  • 5:30 pm - simple family meal together (provided by us)

The whole afternoon is meant to be a relaxed and safe space for families to spend time together and develop their faith. 

The next sessions are on:

  • Sunday, 17 March
  • Sunday, 14 April
  • Sunday, 19 May 
  • Sunday, 16 June
  • Sunday, 14 July
  • August - no meeting

Anyone is welcome to attend and there is no need to book in advance but if you would like more details, please just contact the Minister, Geoffrey.

Here are some photos from our recent sessions.

Messy Church January 2023

Messy Church January 2023 2

Messy Church - September, 2023 2

This is meant to be the poor traveller in the Parable of the Good Samaritan, complete with fake wounds!