For special events
The Messy Church team have put together a 'Maximising the Mess' guide with some helpful advice on 'Messy Cathedrals'. The guide shows you the best way to host a Messy Cathedral, along with lots of other ideas that are worth considering!
On the Sunday nearest to 11 November, most churches hold a Service of Remembrance, marking the day when World War I ended; and this year (2014) is the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of that war. Nowadays we also remember all those who have lost their lives fighting in subsequent wars, and a two-minute silence is kept at 11 am.
Many churches take part in a festival, fete or fair at which Messy Church features in some way. Examples might be the Big Church Day Out, the Royal Norfolk Show or one of the Fusion Festivals. Other opportunities to look out for might be events like farmers' markets, car boot sales, craft fairs, patronal festivals or other annual events. Running Messy Church at an open event like one of these is great fun and hugely rewarding but very different from holding it on a regular basis and it's worth bearing the differences in mind.
Messy Month is a chance to celebrate what God is doing in your Messy Church and in Messy Churches across the world
Messy Month is a chance to celebrate and share all the Messy news and information with your other church congregations, inviting them to be part of the Messy ministry in prayerful, practical and financial ways, and to thank God for all he's doing through our Messy Churches.