Messy Church

Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community

About Messy Church

Messy Church...

  • is a way of being church for families involving fun
  • is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour
  • is found across the world
  • values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration
  • is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship which believes, with the historic churches, in one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Where do I go next?

Find out more about Messy Church

Read through the info section to find out more about Messy Church.

Start a Messy Church

Before you start, read through Why start a Messy Church? and Our values. Do also have a look at the helpful book Starting Your Messy Church. Once you've started, do register your Messy Church on the Messy Church directory and sign up to the Messy Church newsletter.

Find a Messy Church near you

There are 3974 Messy Churches around the world. The Messy Church directory can help you to find a Messy Church near you to attend, or if you are a Messy Church leader you can find other Messy Churches happening near you and link up with other like-minded people.

Find out about The Bible Reading Fellowship

The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) is the home of Messy Church; it supports, resources and enables its work. BRF is passionate about making a difference through the Christian faith. 

Messy events

The events section helps you to find out about training events and opportunities to meet up with other Messy Church leaders.

Messy blog

The Messy Church blog gives you the latest on the Messy Church story from around the world.

Messy resources

The resources section is packed with the resources you need for your Messy Church.

Stories from Messy Churches

Read stories from Messy Churches around the world.

Meet the team

Find out who is involved with Messy Church.

Support Messy Church

Find out how you can make a difference to Messy Church.