Diocese of Toronto St. Margaret home

Messy Church

What is Messy Church?

Messy Church

It is an enriched children and family program of Christian Education.

It is an introduction to the greatest parables and stories of Jesus and the Bible that teach the values of love, truth and justice as well as the belief in God Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. This happens with the supportive presence of parents or grandparents or other adult. It is interactive with lots of fun and creativity.

Because we meet once a month from 5:15 to 7:15pm on a Thursday, we have time for story, drama, prayer, song, and themed crafts along with a family supper prepared especially for the occasion. As we arrive there is snack and registration and immediately go to craft activities. At 6:00 pm we move into the church for story, drama, song and appropriate prayer. And at 6:25 we go to family supper. It is a very enriching education and family experience.

It is led by the Rev. Alex Hewitt and Mrs. Mardy Hewitt who have long experience in successful creative children and family ministry. Both have been teachers and are trained and experienced in Messy Church program and vision. The Rev. Simon Bell and leaders from St. Margaret’s share and facilitate the program as well as provide a very excellent family supper at no cost.

In the modern commuter society and in a high energy city with many choices, we invite you to choose once a month to give children a rich and engaging experience of the values and spirit of Jesus.

Planned Messy Church Events :

Thursday February 20

Thursday March 26

Thursday April 23

Thursday May 21

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16