What is ‘Messy Church’ ?
- is a way of being church for families which involves fun;
- is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour;
- is found across the world;
- is about being Christ-centred;
- is for all ages;
- is based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.
Where do I go next?
Find out more about Messy Church
Read through the info section to find out more about Messy Church.
Start a Messy Church
Before you start, read through Why start a Messy Church? and Our values.
Do also have a look at the helpful book Starting Your Messy Church.
Once you’ve started, do register your Messy Church on the
Messy Church directory and sign up to the Messy Church newsletter.
Find a Messy Church near you
There are 1983 Messy Churches around the world.
The Messy Church directory can help you to find a Messy Church near you to attend;
or, if you are a Messy Church leader, you can find other Messy Churches
happening near you, and link up with other like-minded people.
The events section helps you to find out about training events and
opportunities to meet up with other Messy Church leaders.
The Messy Church blog gives you the latest on the
Messy Church story from around the world.
The resources section is packed with the
resources you need for your Messy Church.
Stories from Messy Churches
Read stories from Messy Churches around the world.
Find out about BRF †
Messy Church is a core ministry of BRF, which provides
the staff and infrastructure to enable it to grow and develop –
Meet the team
Find out who is involved with Messy Church.
Support Messy Church
Find out how you can make a difference to Messy Church.