Messy Church

Messy Church:

  • is a way of being church for families involving fun
  • is found across the world
  • values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration

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  •  Messy Church is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Messy Church is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship which believes, with the historic churches, in one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • Messy Church is for adults and children to enjoy together. Every element should be relevant and accessible to all ages.
  • Messy Church uses hands-on activities to explore Bible stories, to reflect a God of creativity and to give people a chance to play together.
  • Messy Church reflects a God of unconditional love and is a church for people outside church, providing an oasis of welcome and a safe space in which to thrive. Messy Church is about hospitality, expressed most evidently by eating together – whether it’s a plate of sandwiches to share, or sausage and mash.
  • Messy Church reflects a God of joy who wants his people to have life in all its fullness.

Find a Messy Church near you
There are 3934 Messy Churches around the world. The Messy Church directory can help you to find a Messy Church near you to attend, or if you are a Messy Church leader you can find other Messy Churches happening near you and link up with other like-minded people.

Find out about The Bible Reading Fellowship
The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) is the home of Messy Church; it supports, resources and enables its work. BRF is passionate about making a difference through the Christian faith.

Messy resources
The resources section of the Messy Church Website is packed with the resources you need for your Messy Church. It is brilliant. Take a look.