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.


Here at Diocesan House we have a collection of books and resources that have been published by BRF on Messy Church. All are available to borrow on request. Email Sarah for more details. We also have publicity leaflets to hand out in parishes and a subscription to the new monthly magazine Get Messy.

Messy Church Books


  • Lucy Moore, Messy Church (BRF, 2006)
  • Lucy Moore, Messy Church 2 (BRF, 2008)
  • Lucy Moore, Messy Church 3 (BRF, 2012)
  • Lucy Moore & Jane Leadbetter, Starting your Messy Church – A beginner’s guide for Churches (BRF, 2012)
  • Jane Butcher, Messy Cooks (BRF, 2011)
  • Lucy Moore, Messy Crafts (BRF, 2011)
  • Jane Leadbetter, Messy Nativity (BRF, 2012)
  • Lucy Moore & Jane Leadbetter, Messy Christmas (BRF, 2012)
  • Paul Moore, Making Disciples in Messy Church (BRF, 2013)

Useful Online Resources


If you are hoping to start up a Messy Church in your parish or school then please do get in touch with either Graham or Murray who would love to give you advice and help. We run regular training and networking events at both deanery and diocese level, see below for details of any events that are coming up!

More information


(Both can be contacted by telephone on 01227 459401)

Messy Church Nationally


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