Messy Church

Messy Church began in April 2004 in an Anglican church near Portsmouth. It is a church for families countrywide who find it hard to go to church on a Sunday, and a typical session would include chilling, creating, celebrating and chomping. It meets on the second Wednesday of the month straight after school.

Perhaps the most significant aspects are those of:

  • Welcoming the whole family together not just the children
  • Being a church not a club
  • Eating together

The session would typically run along these lines:
            3.30 welcome
            4.00 crafts
            5.00 celebration
            5.15 meal

The aims are:

  • To provide an opportunity for people of all ages to worship together
  • To help people of all ages feel they belong in church and to each other
  • To help people have fun and be creative together

To introduce Jesus through hospitality, friendship, stories and worship.




If you would like to know more about Messy Church or would like to come along then please contact Steve on (01228) 521601 or

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