For children and their families and carers
Messy Church is a morning of craft and fun based around a Bible story. There’s often painting, food-making, crafts, Lego table, sticking and cutting, giant artwork, and much more.
Who is it for?
Messy Church is for parents, grandparents, and carers with their children from tiny babies up to teens. Something for everyone. Even grown-ups enjoy doing art!
Messy Church is usually every third Saturday of the month. It starts at 10.00am, but people come when they can, even fitting in sports clubs then coming along a bit later. It finishes at 12.15pm after a light lunch, Bible story, worship song, and prayer.
It’s free, but there is the opportunity to give a donation towards the running costs
Contact the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Messy Church at St Martin's
"I really like all the arts and crafts that we do at Messy Church. It's really fun. And I love having the Christmas Shows. . . . Everyone's really nice here."
"Jessica likes Messy Church because she likes making things to take home to show Daddy. And she will happily retell the Bible story that inspired the artwork."
What do you like about Messy Church?
“Making new friends. Lots of crafts to do. Learning about God and the stories. Playing with Lego and colouring in.”
“Art. Colouring in. People and playing with my friends.”
Why do you come to Messy Church?
“Because it’s fun and you get to make things.”
“I like the stories and the food.”
"Messy Church is great, it's a fun and educational way to learn about the Bible and stories of Jesus. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. We always appreciate the lunch that's provided and time to talk to other parents. Thanks Messy Church."
Messy Church is led by a dedicated team headed up by Martin and Gail Rowley. They are committed to making Messy Church a fun and safe place for all.