Messy Church - Every Second Monday of the month, 3:30-5:30pm. Lots of crafts, singing and bible stories for all. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. Tea included.
Big P's - Big P’s is our church youth group for young people between 11 and 18. It meets twice a month on a Monday Evening between 7pm and 8.30pm. Normally at The Vicarage.
We welcome children as part of our church family and now have a special area for little ones in the Lady Chapel. This area has toys, books and colouring things, and space for children to move around.
More details below.
Little P’s meet at 9.30–10am at the beginning of the Sunday service, apart from the 1st Sunday of the month which are All Age services. We generally follow the church calendar (lectionary) and read the relevant passage from the bible, followed by a brief discussion and a fun art or craft activity. This group is primarily aimed at school-age children but younger ones are very welcome to attend with their carer.
Messy Church is a relatively new type of Church worship that can be found across the world and is growing fast. Lingfield Parish Church offers a fun atmosphere for families to enjoy a safe haven where children and parents can celebrate being together and get creative at the same time.
We meet on the second Monday of every month (even during holidays) from 3.30 to 5.30pm. We welcome every one of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A different theme is chosen each session and crafts designed to match, along with a short-relaxed talk and prayer given by the Vicar. There are also plenty of games to play. The sing song is very popular and everyone gets involved. A hot supper is provided at 5pm for all the children.
We are an inclusive youth group where young people will feel welcome, secure and comfortable, and know that they can celebrate their identity, especially those aspects of
their identity that make them different from others, such as their culture or ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, gender, health (including mental health), education, parental status, involvement in juvenile justice, faith, being a young carer, etc.
We play lots of games and we also regularly have trips out such as Crazy Golf, Bowling, or something similar. Our Young people are very aware of the world around them. They are enthusiastic for social justice and the issues that are having an impact on their communities.
As this is a church youth group, we have short discussions on spirituality, life, world events, God & prayer and give the young people the chance to reflect and ask questions about how spirituality and faith is relevant in today’s world and the issues that they think are important.
You don’t have to attend St P’s, be a Christian or even believe in God to join us – just a willingness to have fun, make new friends, explore how you can have a voice in your local community and how you can help out in that community, and of course have fun!
Get in touch with Rev Ian if you would like to know more.