Abingdon Deanery


Parish Networking - Shared Practice

As part of moving our Mission Action Plan forward, we are compiling a list of mission activities that take place in our parishes and from which resources / ideas can be shared with churches throughout the Deanery.

We are starting with 'Messy Church' activity and churches are encouraged to make contact with those listed below to share information/experience and find out what is available to help with their individual MAP's. If you wish to add further information to this list, please email: Karen Landon (Deanery Secretary) at this address:

MESSY CHURCH (listed by area)

Drayton
St. Peter's Messy Church has been running for nearly 4 years, which originally started with a service every half term but since our Interregnum (which began in November) we now meet on the 3rd Sunday of most months. The service usually takes place at Drayton Community school. The Messy Church team is headed up by Linda Johnson, Ali Bone and Sue Icke (with refreshments provided by Cheryl and Ian Jarvis). Half a dozen families regularly attend and email/social media is used to keep in touch with them. Please contact Linda Johnson at lindajjcw@gmail.com for more information.

Kennington
Messy Church happens on the 3rd Sunday of the month in St Swithun’s church and grounds. Drift in from 09:30 for a continental breakfast, crafts, activities and a prayer zone. We gather for a celebration from around 10:40, including those who have earlier attended morning prayer in the church hall. We are finished by 11:00. For information, contact Jane Hull on messychurch@stswithunskennington.org.

Peachcroft
Peachcroft Christian Centre and All Saints Methodist Church - Messy Church  is held every other month on Saturday mornings from 10:30 - 12:30 at All Saints Church in Appleford Drive. 
Dates:    April 1st, May 20th, July 15th
Contact: Marion Haynes  emjay.haynes@gmail.com

Radley

Messy Church happens on the 1st Sunday of the month (not Aug and Sept 2017), 11:00-12:00, meeting in St James the Great Church. For more information contact Fliss Henderson -felicityahenderson@googlemail.com

Sunningwell
Messy Church happens on the 2nd Sunday of the month in Sunningwell Village Hall. Brunch is served from 09:30, followed by craft, games, activities, and celebration. For more information contact Karen Laister - laister.karen@gmail.com

Wootton
Messy Church is held at St. Peter, Wootton on the 4th Sunday of the month (except August) at 15:00. Please contact  Dr. Jenni Williams on Woottonvicarage@btinternet.com for further information.


Messy Church Website
Gives details of where/when Messy Church takes place and who to contact. Simply put in your postcode on this link for nearest locations.