Green pancakes were on the menu for dessert at Messy Church on Sunday 17th March – St Patricks Day. Coinciding with the start of Lent, the St Patrick’s Day celebration made for a fun afternoon of games and crafts, including edible shamrocks, writing in sand and creating paper creations, followed by the inspiring story of St. Patrick.
St Patrick was born in Britain but was captured by Irish raiders when he was a boy and taken to work in Ireland. There he learned the language as he worked in the fields. God helped him escape through a dream, but eventually he went back to Ireland bringing the Gospel to the Irish people, and later becoming a Bishop.
Messy Church finished with a shared meal followed by green ice cream (Goody Goody Gumdrops) and green pancakes, a nod to Ireland’s national colour.
The next Messy Church is Good Friday 19th April at 9am, followed by hot cross buns. Kids of all ages and their families are welcome.