THERE was fun for all ages on Saturday as Inchinnan’s Messy Church returned to the village.

Offered as an alternative to traditional worship and Sunday services, the Messy Church provides a space for people to share in fun, food and fellowship.

With activities running in the hall, while a dedicated team work away preparing a meal for churchgoers to share at the end of the session, there was plenty on offer.

Tom McConnell, one of the Messy Church organisers, said: “For some people, a formal service or worship just doesn’t work or appeal to them.

“We offer fun which is Bible orientated and we encourage everyone to get involved with what we are doing.

“We get between 24 and 35 people along and it has been very popular. Our church has been going for more than three years.

“There are lots of things to do, especially for kids, on Sunday mornings, so it is important that we don’t just stick with formal worship. The church needs to move on a bit.”

Messy Church runs from September to June, taking place at Inchinnan Parish Church on the first Saturday of each month, with the two-hour sessions beginning at 4pm.

As the costs of the event are normally met by the church, they are accessible for all.

Participants are asked to make a donation for food and activities where possible.

The next Messy Church session will take place on Saturday, May 5, from 4pm.

For more information, email Alison at or call 0141 812 1688.