In November 2020 Messy Church would have been functioning at Wesley for seven years. Because of Corona Virus there has only been one meeting in January .
In 2019 we found that numbers were decreasing as older children were finding new interests. Mums were not bringing in younger children and no one turned up to one arranged meeting. This was very disappointing as considerable time had been spent in preparation.
Following discussions with the staff and the Church Council it was sadly agreed that Messy Church at Wesley had run its course and with much regret it should be discontinued. It has been lovely to see and hear the building resounding with young voices as families did craftwork together and took part in various activities and styles of worship before sharing a meal together.
We say a big thank you to our loyal helpers, most in their 70
s and 80`s and particularly to Ted and Dorothy who initiated the idea. We are also indebted to Heysham Towers Co-op for their kind donations of food from their Community Social Fund.
We pray for all who have attended our sessions over the last six years and we are pleased that many of our `props` and materials will be put to good use by a new Messy Church group which is hopefully starting up in a village in the north of the county.