Diocese of Manchester

    Messy Eucharist

    The first diocesan Messy Eucharist at Manchester Cathedral was an opportunity to see Messy Church in action, join in, ask questions and network.

    Children’s Officer, Karen Beal, said, “We had a wonderful time with a great team of volunteers! We were expecting about 50 people but almost three times that number came.

    “There were a number of imaginative activities based around the Eucharist. The confession zone offered ‘Fizzy Forgiveness’ and the chance to think about saying sorry using plasters and paper people cut outs. In preparation for sharing the Peace we made flying doves and a peace banner. We created special cups, prayer bracelets and key rings. We also made an altar cloth which was placed on the altar during our celebration time.”

    Matilda, 3, said it was beautiful; she liked making the doves. Jorja, 8, enjoyed the different sections and particularly making the prayer bracelets. She liked using pipe cleaners to make shapes during celebration time but would have liked that part to be a bit more active. Jorja is absolutely right and we learned lots from the experience. Cath, one of the adults, can’t wait for the next one!

    Karen would like to thank everyone who helped pull the Messy Eucharist together with great enthusiasm and creativity. Look out for future dates.

    Contact Karen for more details.

The Church of England Diocese of Manchester,
Church House,
90 Deansgate,
Manchester M3 2GH

Manchester DBF Company number 149999, Charity number 249424
Telephone: 0161 828 1400