It’s church, but not as you know it.

Messy Church is a way of being church for families and others. It is Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.

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Messy Church is a way of being church, where everyone is welcome.

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What is Messy Church

How it started

What is Messy Church?

It’s a way of being church for people of all ages involving fun.

It’s a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour.

Messy Church is found across the world.

It’s about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.

Messy Church Goes Wild

Messy Church Goes Wild is the movement within Messy Church which aims to encourage Messy Churches to meet God outdoors, love the natural world, experience a sense of awe and wonder there and to be more eco-aware in all we do, both inside and out, as gathered and dispersed church, for the good of the planet.

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About the information on the directory: Messy Churches registered on this directory subscribe to the Messy Church values. BRF Ministries is not responsible for the Messy Churches registered on this directory and does not individually endorse them.

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Many tell us they would never go to church, and we tell them this is church, to which they reply no this is better, this is Messy Church'
Anne Scott   Messy Church at Belgrave St. Peter’s, Leicester

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26th Mar 2024
by Aike Kennett-Brown

They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Sit here while I pray.’ He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. ‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,’ he said to them. ‘Stay here and keep watch.’ Mark 14:32-35 (NIV).

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