Messy Church

Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community


While Lucy and I were in Canada, we met the Revd Dr Neil Mancor of the Anglican Parish of St George, Ste Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec. He has sent us this outline with photos for a Messy Confirmation service that they held recently. He wondered whether it might contain some useful ideas for anyone else in our Messy family. He writes:

From our friends in Australia - 

Here it is! Full of great ideas for Messy worship, music and prayer, as well as some food for thought and reflections on the International Messy Church Conference. 


Check out the new range of Messy Church greetings cards at CPO (Christian Publishing and Outreach) including birthday, thank you, personalised and blank options.

Welcome to our new Pinterest board! We are pinning exciting ideas to share with you and to support you and your Messy Churches. We can’t stop pinning! We have boards full of ideas on hospitality, SEND, Celebration ideas, outdoor activities, extreme crafts and so many more!

Something to investigate for your Messy Church families, from Becky and Adam May at The Teasure Box People...

The Treasure Box People are delighted that three months after their successful Kickstarter campaign, the opportunity to buy their Treasure Box is now here.

Congratulations to Canford Parish Church, Wimborne, Dorset, Breakfast@9 group and St Catherine’s Church, Crook, County Durham! Both churches were inspired by Renita Boyle's Gingerbread Nativity book and baked, decorated and displayed their Nativity sets at crib festivals and services. Churches Together in Crook linked the idea with their Messy Nativity Sheep Trail.

Pleased as punch that we now have a Welsh translation for Messy Church - Llan Llanast. When Jane took one photo of Aled and some of the Welsh folk at the day in Aberystwyth, she asked them to shout out Messy Church in Welsh - Llan Llanast! Thanks for everything Aled Davies.

For Messy Month 2014, we've decided to celebrate the gift of family in its widest sense - both the messily diverse families who come to Messy Churches, the messy family of the church into which we've been adopted and the messy family that is the community in which we live - locally and globally. So we celebrate the sense of being family - being connected, being significant to others - whether we're single or married, young or old, with or without children, in stable relationships or short term ones.

We've brought into one catalogue a list of the current and upcoming Messy Church resources.

Worship music accessible for all ages together.