Messy Church


What is Messy Church?

A way of being church for families involving fun. A church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour.

Messy Church is found across the world and values being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.

If you would like to view the Messy Church website, you will find a link here

Messy in Ely

There are about 55 Messy Churches in the Diocese of Ely, part of a network of over 70 Messy Churches of all denominations in the Cambridgeshire area. Debbie Hill is the Regional Coordinator for Messy Churches in the Cambridgeshire area. Contact Debbie on [email protected] or 01353 652711 or mobile 07837699016 if you would like to find out about Messy Church.

Setting up a Messy Church

If you would like support in getting started or would like to talk things over, please contact Debbie who will come and visit you.

Messy Church Resources

Messy Church publishes a number of resources with the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF), here are just a few of the latest publications.

Messy Science is being used in a variety of settings (not just Messy Church!) and it has been received very enthusiastically within the Diocese.

Messy Parables by Martyn Payne is also new and gives 25 ways of telling familiar stories with a Messy twist.

Get Messy! is a four-monthly subscription resource for Messy Church leaders.

This may help you plan your sessions. Each issue contains four session outlines (one per month), including planning sheets and take-home handouts, together with information on the latest resources and events. It also seeks to encourage and refresh Messy Church leaders by providing monthly Bible studies, a column on taking time to recharge, and a problem page. Other features include a youth column, a day in the life of a Regional Coordinator and stories from Messy Churches around the world.


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