Messy Nativity

Angel Go!

Jo Birkby is the Children and Families Worker at Holy Trinity & St Saviour's Churches, Knaphill with Brookwood in Woking, Surrey. Jo has recently had a God-inspired moment, leading to a family community activity, similar to the Messy Nativity Sheep Trail but with a trendy twist! Messy creativity at it's best! Jo says:

Good Shepherd Sheep Trail

What a brilliant idea, St Mary's Wotton under Edge in Gloucestershire! Sunday 17 April is Good Shepherd Sunday, this year, and after trying a Messy Nativity Sheep Trail in the past, St Mary's are holding a Messy Sheep Trail leading up to Good Shepherd Sunday this week!

Lost Sheep Trail

An alternative Messy Nativity Sheep Trail idea when you don’t have any shops! St Lawrence Seal Chart Lost Sheep Trail

Gingerbread Nativity prize winners

Congratulations to Canford Parish Church, Wimborne, Dorset, Breakfast@9 group and St Catherine’s Church, Crook, County Durham! Both churches were inspired by Renita Boyle's Gingerbread Nativity book and baked, decorated and displayed their Nativity sets at crib festivals and services. Churches Together in Crook linked the idea with their Messy Nativity Sheep Trail.

Messy Nativity

by Jane Leadbetter How to run your very own Messy Nativity Advent project Buy now Download support material

Messy Nativity Sheep

We are praying for all of the Messy Nativity Sheep Trails starting this weekend. Please do take photos of where your knitted sheep are 'flocking' to and send them to us. We know of lots of trails happening around the world and this week we've heard about Sheep Trails in the Falkland Islands, Harrow, Durham, Morecambe, Newcastle, Kent, Aberystwyth, Newcastle and more. What a fun way to tell people about the real meaning of Christmas! Ewe are very creative Messy people!