TŶ SANTES FAIR
Church Community Centre
COMPTON ROAD, SKEWEN, NEATH, SA10 6BA
'Serving the needs of our community'
Ty Santes Fair
Afon Nedd Ministry Area
CHURCH IN WALES
Yr Eglwys yng Nghymru
MAY GOD BLESS AND BE WITH ALL
WHAT MESSY CHURCH IS AND ISN'T
Is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality.
Is for people who don't already belong to another form of church as well as those who do.
Meets at a time (and sometimes in a place) that suits people who don't already belong to church.
Typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables.
Is a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age.
Aims to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him.
Messy Church isn't...
... just for children –
... a club - The whole of Messy Church is about worshipping God, having fellowship, exploring faith matters. It welcomes everyone, involves everyone, values everyone, is always there for the outsider. It's a church.
... a way of getting people to come to church on Sunday - There are examples of people starting in Messy Church and deciding to join Sunday church as well but that is not its main purpose.
... just for church families
... just for families - All are welcome: single, widowed, childless, divorced. Church is inclusive, not exclusive.
Our Messy Church meets on a Saturday afternoon 3-5pm about once a month. Dates vary but are advertised in the Parish magazine and on our Facebook page. Everyone is welcome on a regular or occasional basis.