Messy Church

Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community


Our Messy Church is always very popular, over 100 people on the register and families on a waiting list. The last few sessions were only attended by 20 or so people, where ususally we have 40-50. I decided (perhaps foolishly) that saving places for people who did not attend regularily was unfair to those on the waiting list. So for the September Messy Church I opened it to anyone who wanted to come. Disaster! We catered craft wise and food wise for 40-50 people. 74 came through the door.

A rallying call from Elizabeth Caldwell's book (pp. 6-8):

To rebuild the household of faith we need to be hospitable, become better listeners, and live with imagination.