What is Messy Church?
Our Messy Church is a fun way for the whole family to explore faith and life. You don’t need to belong to a church to join – all are welcome. It involves creativity, celebration and hospitality and typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy, a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar and a sit-down meal together at tables.
All-age and fun!
Messy Church is Church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age and promotes good ways of growing as a family: a nuclear family, an extended family, and a global and local church family. Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him.
Here at Clarence Park we generally meet once a month on a Sunday afternoon, although we occasionally meet on a Sunday Morning and involve the whole Church family.
What our Messy Church isn’t.
- Just for children – It’s for everyone young and old, families and single people, male and female, academic and practical, poor and rich.
- A club – It’s about worshipping God, having fellowship and exploring faith matters. It welcomes everyone, involves everyone, values everyone, is always there for the outsider and above all it’s a church.
- Just for church families – Messy Church is for everyone even if you rarely set foot in a Church.
- What about health and safety and safeguarding?
All children attending our Messy Church must be accompanied by at least one responsible adult. Everyone in the Messy Church Leadership Team has received child protection training and has a current, clear DBS disclosure. A First Aider will be available throughout each Messy Church session.
Where can I find out more?
You can just turn up, the dates of all our Messy Churches are on our events pages and you will receive a warm welcome, however, if you would like further information then please contact us via our contact page.
To find out more about Messy Church itself and its history, ethos and resources please click the Messy Church logo.