What is Messy Church?
Messy Church is church for families who may not find other forms of church appealing and who don’t yet belong to a church. It is typically held once a month, includes hands-on creative experiences, a celebration and a meal. It does not prioritise either the needs of children or adults but intentionally welcomes and provides for all ages.
Messy Church started in 2004 in the UK and has grown and spread all around the world and to many denominations as part of the Fresh Expressions movement. In Australia there have been Messy Churches since 2010 and many churches have been blessed through seeing Messy Church as a form of mission to whole families, not just children.
The values are:
for all ages,
based on creativity, hospitality and celebration
Looking for resources for your local Messy Church gathering?
Looking for training, equipping and encouraging in your Messy Church context? Check out the events coming up, and access resources from past conferences.
Thinking about starting a Messy Church?
Don't know where to start?
There are some important things to think about as you get started