Mark your calendar – November 26th is the date of the last Messy Church session for 2017. To all children and parents/caregivers in the community, we look forward to seeing you once more as we celebrate the rich traditions of Christmas through music, stories, prayers, crafts/drama …. and food. Continue reading
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Time to push pause…
It’s time for a break from blogging, so there will be no more posts here for a little while. However, the ‘Church services’, ‘About us’, and ‘Weddings’ pages on this site will be kept accurate and up to date, so you can still use them to find out when our next church service is and other important information.
The main programme for children and families is described on the ‘Children and families – Messy Church’ page, but in the next few months upcoming Messy Church events will be advertised via the Amberley Parish Facebook page
Thank you ,and see you again soon.
Messy Church – making candles
Messy Church noticeboard
for November 2015
Next Messy Church is on Sunday 29th November, at 4.15pm, in the hall next to Holy Innocents church, Church Street, Amberley. ALL WELCOME!
Our theme in November: Advent: Getting Ready for Christmas
We will be making candles.
We will also hear stories from the Bible and meet the fabulous Cecil the Sheep (again) and his friends as they race to Bethlehem to meet the new king that the angel has told them about.
Feel free to arrive at the hall any time between 4.15 and 4.30pm.
We will begin with music and stories at about 4.30pm, followed by craft time.
Messy Church will finish in the usual way, with a relaxed shared Supper.
Please bring a small plate of finger-food to share if you can.
Zacchaeus visits Messy Church
It was encouraging to be part of Messy Church at the Amberley Anglican parish in July, when children and adults gathered to celebrate the Bible story of Zacchaeus—through stories, multimedia, songs, prayers, art, and improvised drama. Encouraging because of the fun, the enthusiasm of children, the quality time for families, and the power of Messy Church to bring different generations and parts of the wider community together Continue reading
Winter newsletter is out
The Winter quarter newsletter of the Amberley Anglican parish is now available to read here by clicking on this link to download:
WHAM Winter 2015 – online
Many thanks to the large number of people who hand-deliver the printed version to people in our local communities, often taking the opportunity to say hello and have a brief catch-up. Continue reading
Messy Church is back!
From the Messy Church noticeboard February 2015
Messy Church is a fresh expression of what church is and can be. It’s open to the whole community, not only regular church-goers and Anglicans, and it’s not on a Sunday morning. PLEASE NOTE: it’s also not a requirement to be accompanied by children. So, adults and children, come and join us in Amberley — and bring a friend or neighbour.
The next Messy Church event will be on Sunday 22nd February, from 4.15pm, in the hall next to Holy Innocents Church in Amberley. Continue reading
Creating, celebrating Church
‘Creating, celebrating Church’ is a good description of Messy Church, a movement that began in the UK and is now 10 years old. In Amberley we started with Messy Church in 2011 and haven’t looked back – it has become a valued link between the parish and wider community and we all enjoy the intergenerational fun. See the Messy Church tab in the menu above for more information.
This Sunday, the creating and celebrating was all about Spring. Continue reading
Spring 2014 Newsletter
The WHAM (Amberley Parish newsletter) for the spring quarter is now out.
To see this, go to the Newsletter page on this site by clicking on the
relevant link in the menu above.
From there you can download a pdf of the newsletter, and if you wish,
send us a contact form to add yourself to the newsletter emailing or delivery list.
Winter 2014 newsletter
The parish quarterly newsletter for Winter 2014 is out now. Those who usually find this in their letterboxes should get theirs during the week (once it stops pouring with rain and we can get out to deliver them!). Let our parish administrator, Patricia Gardner, know if you are not on the mailing list and would like to be, or if you would like to receive an email copy in future. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the link below to load a pdf version. Happy Pentecost!
Welcome, Holy Spirit!
At Messy Church yesterday we celebrated Pentecost a little early. Thanks to Noortje Bruins for the photos at the end of this post — sorry some are a little blurry — taken on her iPad. For more info about our bi-monthly Messy Church services, click here.
We had an excellent turnout of people of all ages, and I mean all. The youngest under 2 years, the oldest ?? let’s say late 80s. Messy Church is inter-generational quality time, Continue reading