ANCB goes Messy and Tidy

ACNB starts Messy Church and Tidy Church on first Sundays from May

ANCB goes Messy and Tidy

First Sundays are changing, with Worship for All replaced by two new services at St Mark, Ampfield and All Saints, North Baddesley, starting on May 1.


We want first Sundays @ ANCB to offer a mix of services welcoming people of all ages, on-site and online. So here’s what we’ve got planned. We’re looking forward to seeing you at either or both!

9:30 @ St Mark, Ampfield - Tidy Church

Tidy Church is a short service, on-site and online (recorded or streamed on our YouTube channel). It’ll share the same theme as Messy Church (see below), but be less activity-based. There will be an introduction, a reading, a short reflection on the reading, some prayers, and songs. It’s a chance to meet up and think about a Bible story and about God in an accessible and bite-sized way.

11:00 (refreshments from 10:30) @ All Saints, North Baddesley - Messy Church

Messy Church uses hands-on activities to encourage adults and children to explore Bible stories and learn about God. The service will start at 11:00 with drinks and elevenses available from 10:30. In Messy Church we will have a reading, do a range of activities based on the reading for everyone to explore together, have a short talk, prayers, and sing some songs.

These are both exciting services that we hope will help us grow from what we’ve done before to provide more for people of all ages to come together and learn about God.

It’s going to take us a little while to get into the swing of doing something like this, so please work with us and let us know where we’re getting things right and where there are things that we could do better.

We are especially asking people who want to watch online to please be patient, as we have to get St Mark’s set up for streaming. We’re working on it, but it might not be ready to go from the first Sunday in May. Until we’re able to stream, we’ll record and post the service, but it won’t be live. We’ll let you know when and where you can watch Tidy Church online.

We’re looking forward to being Messy and Tidy with you all!

Messy Church is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF), a Registered Charity.

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