Messy Church

Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community

Starting up

Many churches take part in a festival, fete or fair at which Messy Church features in some way. Examples might be the Big Church Day Out, the Royal Norfolk Show or one of the Fusion Festivals. Other opportunities to look out for might be events like farmers' markets, car boot sales, craft fairs, patronal festivals or other annual events. Running Messy Church at an open event like one of these is great fun and hugely rewarding but very different from holding it on a regular basis and it's worth bearing the differences in mind.

Our first Messy Church on saturday 11th May, was a great success for children, family and messy team, especially messy team. learning about
God in crafts, games, art, stories, song, prayers and sharing a meal together was just perfect for the family.

I felt very lucky to be part of the fun. I can not believe that the only one that got messy was me with paint all over my clean new jeans.