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:                                                                            

Sandy and Vince prepare delicious meals at Messy church

  • 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 children
  • Building Community    

     

Check back for updated information!  


 

Next Messy Church

We will be taking a break for the summer, but we will be back on

Thursday September 21, 2017

5 - 7 p.m. (Doors close at 6)

There will be stories, crafts and good friends and food

See you in September!

Meantime checkout the video of our latest story  on https://www.facebook.com/sjemessychurch/

Upcoming Soon

  • Sunday, August 20, 2017: The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
    August 20, 2017

    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). 

    10 a.m. The Summer Service. A less formal liturgy for the summer, celebrated at the nave altar with different musical styles and special music throughout the season. 

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

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    August 23, 2017

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

  • Sunday, August 27, 2017: The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
    August 27, 2017

    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). 

    10 a.m. The Summer Service. A less formal liturgy for the summer, celebrated at the nave altar with different musical styles and special music throughout the season. 

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

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    August 30, 2017

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

  • The Eybler Quartet presented by Hammer Baroque
    September 2, 2017

    The Eybler Quartet return to the Rock on Locke with Hammer Baroque. The group explores the works of the first century of the string quartet, with a healthy attention to lesser known composers such as their namesake, Joseph Leopold Edler von Eybler. The group plays on instruments appropriate to the period of the music it performs. In its brief but busy existence, the Toronto-based ensemble has consistently garnered praise for their “glowing and committed", “spirited" and “lively and energizing" live performances. 

    Concert 4 PM, doors open at 3 PM. | Suggested donation $15.

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  • Sunday, September 3, 2017: The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
    September 3, 2017

    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). 

    10 a.m. The Summer Service. A less formal liturgy for the summer, celebrated at the nave altar with different musical styles and special music throughout the season. 

    The Reverend Canon Dr. Brian Ruttan will be the presiding celebrant and preacher at all services.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    September 6, 2017

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

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    September 13, 2017

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

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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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