What is Messy Church?

Messy Church is a fresh new way of experiencing church.

It's for all ages. It's fun. It's family friendly.

Every month, it's built around a theme – activities, celebration and a meal.

It happens when you arrive - the doors open at 5:00 pm but you come as you are able. It's creating, worshipping and sharing a meal together.

A Typical Gathering

5:00 Doors open, welcome snacks.

You may arrive anytime through the evening. You are never 'late' for Messy Church.

Crafts and activities for all ages and interests.

6:00 Bible story with music and/or drama, prayer

6:15 Meal (provided)

What You Need to Know

Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  

Dates: The third Thursday of each month.

Join us every month for Messy Church - at St. John’s on Locke (corner of Charlton and Locke – enter off Charlton).  There is street parking and bus #7 passes the church.                                                                                                              

Questions?

Contact us using the email box below.

At Messy Church We Value These Things

Creativity:                                                                            

Making Jesus in the manger with an envelope and felt.

  • Play
  • Imagination
  • Appreciation         

Celebration: 

  • Encountering God                    
  • Awe and wonder
  • Purpose and meaning

Hospitality: 

Families eat together 

All Ages: 

  • Open house Families eat together
  • Open arms
  • Open hands


  • Something for everyone
  • Families and childrenBuilding Community      

Check back for updated information!  


    

Next Messy Church

"Stars and Gifts"

Thursday 
January 18, 2018

5 - 7 p.m. (Doors close at 6)

Jesus has some visitors and three gifts

There will be a story, songs, crafts, good friends and good food.


Can you bring small personal hygiene items so we can make up gift bags to give to Helping hands Street Mission in Hamilton?

Checkout our Facebook page for pictures of the December Messy Church

  https://www.facebook.com/sjemessychurch/

Upcoming Soon

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018: The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
    January 21, 2018

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service in the tradition of The Book of Common Prayer, held in the Chapel of St. Michael and St. George (downstairs from the church proper). 

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal liturgy with the worship band. Holy Eucharist. 

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Holy Eucharist with music by organ and the Parish Choir. 

    The Rector is the presiding celebrant and preacher at all services. 

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    January 24, 2018

    10 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer at the Nave Altar in the church proper.

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018: The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
    January 28, 2018

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service in the tradition of The Book of Common Prayer, held in the Chapel of St. Michael and St. George (downstairs from the church proper). 

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal liturgy with the worship band. Holy Eucharist. 

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Holy Eucharist with music by organ and the Parish Choir. 

    The Rector will be the presiding celebrant and Jody Balint will be the preacher at all services. 

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    January 31, 2018

    10 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer at the Nave Altar in the church proper.

  • Sunday, February, 4, 2018: The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphay
    February 4, 2018

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service in the tradition of The Book of Common Prayer, held in the Chapel of St. Michael and St. George (downstairs from the church proper). 

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal liturgy with the worship band. Holy Eucharist. 

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Matins with music by organ and the Parish Choir. 

    The Rector will be the presiding celebrant or officiant, and the Assistant Curate will be the preacher, at all services. 

  • Sunday, February, 4, 2018: The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphay
    February 4, 2018

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service in the tradition of The Book of Common Prayer, held in the Chapel of St. Michael and St. George (downstairs from the church proper). 

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal liturgy with the worship band. Holy Eucharist. 

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Matins with music by organ and the Parish Choir. 

    The Rector will be the presiding celebrant or officiant, and the Assistant Curate will be the preacher, at all services. 

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    February 7, 2018

    10 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer at the Nave Altar in the church proper.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    February 14, 2018

    10 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer at the Nave Altar in the church proper.

  • Cinquefoil
    February 16, 2018

    Rescue Me  | 5 Artists - One Theme | Bar/Doors open at 8:00 pm | Concert begins at 8:30 pm | Tickets $20   

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Service Times

Sundays

8:15 a.m., The Early Service, Holy Communion in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer. In the chapel of St. Michael and St. George.

9:30 a.m., The Discovery Service, with our worship band, a less formal liturgy of Holy Eucharist, in the church proper.

11 a.m., The Choral Service, in the classic Anglican and choral traditions with organ and the Parish Choir.

Wednesdays

10 a.m., Wednesday Chapel Eucharist, Holy Communion in the tradition of The Book of Common Prayer, in the Chapel of St Michael and St George (downstairs).

Thursdays

Messy Church, on the third Thursday of each month. Messy Church is a hands-on worship experience for the entire family with crafts, drama, songs and (perhaps best of all) dinner!

 

Our Mission

God calls us to help people become followers of Jesus, equipped for ministry in the church and in the world, through nurture, worship, evangelism and service.

Contact Us

The Church of St John the Evangelist
320 Charlton Avenue West
Hamilton, ON L8P 2E7
tel: 905-522-0602905-522-0602

The church office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. until noon.

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