Messy, Sportily Easter at St James’ Quedgeley

Published: Tuesday April 11, 2023

Boy with bow and arrow being assisted by a Sportily team member in QuedgeleyOn Tuesday 4 April, Saint James’ Church in Quedgeley was filled with youngsters and their parents and carers at its Messy Easter event.

Approximately 74 youngsters enjoyed the activities on offer, which included decorating cross- and egg-shaped biscuits, planting seeds in pots and making Easter baskets. The children were also treated to an array of sports activities in the sunshine offered by Sportily in the adjoining church, where games and sports such as archery, football and a giant game of Jenga were on offer.

After a fun-filled afternoon, the children watched a short Easter film and listened to the Revd Mark Siddall reading the Easter story, before sharing refreshments together.

Mark says, “We had so much fun at our Messy Church. We all gave a huge three cheers for the volunteers from St James’ and the staff from Sportily for all their hard work. There is no doubt that the Easter message of new life and hope in the resurrection which ran through all the activities was very welcome in these difficult times.”

Mark Siddell with a mother and daughter at the Messy Easter event at St James' Quedgeley

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