What is ‘Messy Church’ ?

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.

Messy events

The events section helps you to find out about training events and
opportunities to meet up with other Messy Church leaders.

Messy blog

The Messy Church blog gives you the latest on the
Messy Church story from around the world.

Messy resources

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 –
read more.

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.

BRF = Bible Reading Fellowship