Not just for children! “Messy Church” is a form of church for the whole family and involves lots of messy activities, celebration and a shared meal. We aim to share God’s love for us all in a way that is fun and accessible to every family in our community.
We love delivering Messy Church, and invite you to join us. So come along – and bring your parents with you – so that they can also enjoy Messy Church at St Andrews on the first Sunday of every month at 3pm.
Tots ‘n’ Dots
“Tots ‘n’ Dots” meet every Tuesday during the school term time between 1:30pm and 3:00pm.
This is our mums and toddlers group! But when we say ‘mums’ we mean, mums, grannies, carers, aunties, and anyone else who is looking after a young child … and yes, we include mums-to-be as well.
It’s a free session that provides a chance to meet in a friendly relaxed atmosphere, to share their experiences and to get to know some new friends in a safe environment. All are warmly invited.
There’s lots for the children to do including creative play activities while the adults chat together and enjoy refreshments.
While no charge is made for attending, we do invite donations to help towards the costs
To find out more information contact Lesley on 07876 590394 or just turn up at the church between 1:30pm and 3:00pm.
Our children’s work is enhanced through “Godly Play”.
Godly Play is a unique method of facilitating children’s spiritual development. A Bible story is told to the children while they sit quietly in an arc round the presenter.
Following the story the children are encouraged to respond to the story through a variety of craft activities. This is then followed by a “feast”, a cup of juice and some fruit and biscuits. Following a time for prayer, the children depart.
Godly Play takes place at 3pm on the second Sunday of each month.
Open the book
We into local schools to deliver ”Open the Book” – dramatised stories from the Bible, enabling every child to hear Bible stories during their primary years.
We have a team of church members committed to presenting these dramatised stories in our local primary schools in Leicester Forest East, Stafford Leys Primary School and Fossebrook Primary School, and also in the neighbouring Kirby Muxloe, Kirby Muxloe Primary School.
We aim to tell the stories in ways that enables children to engage imaginatively with the text and spend some time in quiet reflection.
Everyone at St Andrews church takes safeguarding very seriously. Leaders of all of the activities at St Andrew’s hold current DBS certificates and regularly attend safeguarding training.
For more information on safeguarding at St Andrews Church, please contact our Safeguarding Officer, Lesley Humphrey.