Saint John's

Catford & Downham Team Ministry

Messy Saints at St Johns 

This year, St Johns Church has rolled out a programme of MESSY SAINTS workshops for the local community, by inviting children and their families to take part in arts and crafts at church.  Organised by volunteers, the two-hour sessions have been running during school term breaks and are based on seasonal themes.  The children have really enjoyed coming along , one messy saint said: "it was the best thing I did all week!"  

Messy Saints has had an overwhelming response filling the church with busy little people letting their creative juices flow.  Alongside the fun and mess, children have learned about Christian celebrations and are invited to Sunday services to show off their creations.  The sessions are drop in and just £1 per child which includes refreshments.

VALENTINE'S DAY February 2017

Messy Saints celebrated St Valentine's Day in style, crafting heart magnets and Valentines day greeting cards.


EASTER April 2017

Easter bonnets, egg cups, cards and magnets were among the crafts at the Easter Messy Saints session.  


PENTECOST: Bishop Special June 2017

In honour of the new Bishop of Woolwich Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu's visit to St Johns Church, messy saints set to work making rings, mitre and crook.