Welcome to our October Messy Church Online

Across September and October each year many church's across the world celebrate the Season of Creation.

In September our theme was Land, Sea and Sky and in October we are thinking about Plants, Animals and People

Thanks to the Bible Gateway you can read
the story of Creation in Genesis  from the International Children's Bible.

Our next Messy Church Online will be available early on the 8th November 2020

How Does Messy Church Online Work

1)Start by enjoying our messy table activities. Take as long as you like and feel free to do them again and again.

2)Like we normally do you can share pictures of your messy creations by uploading them to us with the link below..

3)Once you have enjoyed being messy you need to tidy up. See if you can beat our Messy Church 5 minute countdown clock.

4)Once everything is put away please join us for the talk and prayers.

5) Finally before you eat you can sing our Messy Grace, its stamp your feet or click your fingers time.

Unfortunately we cannot replicate the taste and smell of the kitchen cooking our shared meal but perhaps you can do that at home.

We hope you enjoy Messy Church Online. Join us again on September 13th when we will have a new theme, activities and talk.

God Bless

The Christ Church Messy Church Team

1) Here are our Activity Tables


Rice Pictures

Garden of Eden

Paper Cup Fish

Animal Mobile

Rainbow Drawing


Outdoor IOrienteering and Animal Activities

To celebrate creation, we have devised two fun all age activities centred in and around our church gardens.  Both activities need a smartphone with a QR code reader. Most modern iPhones (IOS 14) have this facility built into their camera. For Android phones and older iPhones you will need a free QR Reader from your App store.

Guess the Animal

Hidden around our Christ Church Cockermouth gardens are 8 photos of parts of animals. See if you can find these and guess what species each animal is. To see if you are correct scan the Messy Church QR code on each animal photo and follow the link that appears.


Animal IOrienteering

Using the same animal photos hidden around our gardens we have created the first mini IOreinteering course in Cumbria. To have a go you will need to download and run the IOrienteering app from you app store or visit https://www.iorienteering.com/

Once you have the app installed you can download the course by scanning the Setup QR code below and then to start the course scan the start QR Code. Follow the course on your phone and scan each of the animals IO QR Code in the right order. Find the Finish CQ code on the front door of the church rooms and scan this to finish the course. You can then see your time and compare that with others online through the app. Any questions contact Gareth Browning on 0745 608 4207.

Have fun.

Don't forget to share photos of your messy creations in our gallery below

2) Share your Messy Creations

Take a photo of your messy creations and upload it so we can all share in what you have done. Please don't include any peoples or children's faces. Click on the "post image" button to share your photo.

After uploading you may need to refresh your screen to see your image.

Post Image Post Video URL

3) Its Tidy Up Time

4) Talk and Prayer 

5) Time for Messy Grace

Contact Us

Parish Administrator: Sue Lake

Email: parishoffice@cateam.org.uk

Phone: 01900 829926.

Hours: 0900 to 1600 Wednesday and Thursday and 0900 to 1200 on Friday.

Address: South Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RU