Messy Grace

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (Hold out your hands as if expecting a present) And the love of God (Put your hands on your heart) And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit (Hold hands)

Deepening Discipleship in Messy Church

Over 2019–20, the Messy Church team is delighted to be working with the Church of England Evangelism and Discipleship Team, the Church Army Research Unit and three pioneering dioceses (Bristol, Durham and Hereford) to research discipleship in Messy Church. Get involved Bristol – email Daniel Jones Durham – email Sharon Pritchard

A Messy Murder Mystery

If you’ve ever been on a conference, you’ll know there’s that tricky Saturday night conundrum: do you put on another worthy Thing to fill up the time and keep people busy, or do you just open up the bar and let people relax together after a heavy day, running the risk of some feeling unable to join in? At the Messy Church International Conference, we opened up the realms of the imagination and invited all who could cope with the absurdity to join us for a Messy Murder Mystery!

Discipleship Self Review Toolkit

Bristol Diocese have created a really thought-provoking document for teams to analyse and evaluate their own Messy Church. Why not give it a try if you’re exploring the aspect of the Discipleship Pilot which is ‘improving your Messy Church’? Download the PDF

Messy science and God

We're grateful to Rosalind King (St David's, Carr Mill) for providing us with her talk on Messy science and God. Download the PDF

Messy Discipleship Pilot

Here’s a helpful tool to get your team discussing what you might do to help your Messy Church grow disciples. You’ll find lots of background details in the May-August 2018 issue of Get Messy! It’s very simple to use:

Holy Communion in Messy Church

A really helpful guide to doing Messy Church Communion in an Anglican setting. This is a collaboration between Messy Church BRF and the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England, with help from Hymns Ancient and Modern. Read the introductory blog

The Gingerbread Man’s Christmas Adventure

Messy Church regional coordinator for Leeds, Rachel Gotobed, has written this great Christmas play, The Gingerbread Man’s Christmas Adventure. It would work well as a standalone play or could be used alongside Renita Boyle's book The Gingerbread Nativity.

Messy Church Does Science: Free and extra activities

We have made 13 activities from Messy Church Does Science available to download for free, some of which are not included in the book itself. Click here to download all 13 activities. If you would like to download individual activities, please click below:

Messy Church Does Science: Take-home ideas

Can't get enough of Messy Church Does Science? There are loads of experiments and other activities you can do at home to continue exploring the ideas in our other resources.