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We actively recognise the importance of bringing Jesus into the lives of the children in our parish and surrounding areas. We have several regular activities for our children and young families and all the dates for these activities are on the Wellsprings Benefice website.

Messy Church

Messy Church is aimed at pre-school, infants and juniors and is a fun event designed for parents and children to take part in together. The Messy Church program is a fast growing ministry, which originated in the UK, that engages and builds relationships with thousands of people outside the usual church context. 

We hold our Messy Church sessions in Potterne Village Hall, most months on a Friday, straight after school.  We start off with several crafts or activities, followed by a short informal Bible story and song, then finish with a cooked meal.   

Open The Book (OTB)

Volunteers from our parish present a programme of themed and dramatised Bible stories to the children at our local primary school. The OTB team goes into school on a Monday morning to present their Bible story during school assembly.

The teams use drama, mime, props, costume - even the children and staff themselves - to present Bible stories in ways that are lively, engaging, informative ... and great fun for everyone involved! 

For more information on OTB, please click on this link:


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