A new venture allowing families to get creative has sprung up in an Ellon church for the first time.
Ellon’s St Mary-on-the-Rock church held the first Messy Church event in the town recently.
Youngsters enjoyed a wide variation of crafts on offer as well as a treasure hunt based on the theme of the day which was based on Joseph.
St Mary’s Rector the Rev Peter Mander said: “It was really enjoyable - the children and grown ups had a good time.
“There was also a trail in church where children and grown ups had to find various faces connected with the Joseph story.
“There were refreshments at the beginning in church with about 25 people in total.”
Children helped make a giant collage based on Joseph’s coat-of-many-colours before getting stuck into other activities and joining together for singing and games.
Designed for children aged 3 to 11 and their families, Messy Church has a ‘come when you can, leave when you must’ atmosphere - as organisers understand that families have other commitments at the weekend and might need to arrive late or leave early.
The next Messy Church venture visits the church on Saturday, June 14 from 2.30-4.30pm.