Session material

One-off complete session outlines for Messy Churches.

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Messy Christingle 2020

This 2020 BRF Messy Church Christingle, created in partnership with The Children’s Society, offers a resource that looks at how the candle flame of a Christingle can become a flame of happiness and hope that is passed on to others every single day.

Messy Money

This session, created in partnership with the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR), uses the story of tax collector Zacchaeus to help us think about our attitudes to money. Whether we are rich or poor, it is what we do with our money that matters. Do we see it as a gift from God to be used wisely, for ourselves as well as for the good of others? Do we, in the words of John Wesley, ‘earn all we can, save all we can and give all we can’, so that we can honour God with all our living?

Toilet Twinning Messy Church session

It’s funny how something as earthy and humble as a toilet can be the basis for thinking about God’s limitless love for his people! God’s love longs for the best life possible for every human being. He made us as beings whose spirituality is inextricably linked to our bodies: our relationship with him and with each other, our worship, our well-being – these all work in bodily ways as well as in the realms of the soul or spirit. 

Drop Everything - a Messy Church session for Rural Mission Sunday

A new Messy Church session for Rural Mission Sunday 2019, created in collaboration with Germinate.

Prayers for times of change

These activities are designed to help pray through and for times of change. They can be used on their own or alongside other activities. Reconnecting love (download PDF) Join up a fractured paper heart and ask God to heal the broken world.

Messy Church Southwark Splash

Dunk, splash, ripple… At Southwark Splash on 19 January, we were reminded of some of the sounds that might have been heard as John the Baptist baptised Jesus in the River Jordan, before Bishop Karowei baptised three young Christians. Download the materials they used, which might be helpful if you are thinking of running a similar event.

Messy Church sessions themes

This is a comprehensive list of Messy Church sessions. Some are freely available on the website and some are from our paid books and resources.

Wesley's Wise Words

A Messy Church session about John Wesley, kindly supplied by Christine Slatcher.  Download the session Note that this session uses quotations that are commonly attributed to John Wesley, but may not actually have been said by him.

Messy wedding

With the royal wedding approaching fast and stories coming in of upcoming Messy weddings, the Messy Church team has put together a session on weddings, based on the wedding at Cana in John 2. Download

Messy Palm Sunday

We've had lots of requests about Palm Sunday activities for Messy Church, particularly through our Facebook page. Palm Sunday is a feast that celebrates Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem; there were palm leaves and coats on the ground which certainly sounds very Messy!