Messy Church

Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community


We've been getting excited about grandparents recently. Maybe it's because Jane and Martyn are now both grandparents themselves, but more likely we've always been fascinated by the unique relationship between older people and younger ones - whether they are related or not. My own children benefited hugely from the church family of surrogate grandparents as they were growing up, when their own grandparents lived a long way away.

In September, BRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship) is running a Grandparents' Festival. This afternoon is to celebrate grandparents. Do come along with your families and people in your community (no need to be related) to enjoy having fun together across the generations.

Messy Church and working families

A new report on working families in the UK has just been published. It is based on a survey of 1000 families. You can read it here (opens as PDF).