Messy Church was started in England by Lucy Moore at her church in Cowplain near Portsmouth in 2004 as a way of being ‘church’ for families, especially for those not part of a church. Check out Messy Church world-wide at www.messychurch.org.uk. The first Messy Church in Canada was launched in April 2007 at St. George’s Georgetown ON and quickly followed by others across the country. Messy Churches are found across Canada in a wide range of denominations in urban and rural communities, all focussed on building a Christ-centred community that is welcoming and great fun!
- is a way of being church for families involving fun
- is found across the world
- is ecumenical
Messy Church Values:
- being Christ-centred
- for all ages,
- hospitality and
Messy Church typically runs once a month, often on a weeknight, centred around a Bible theme. The gathering begins with a welcome, followed by crafts, activities and games, then a short celebration (song, story and prayer), then a prepared meal and departure with material to take home.
For more information visit https://www.wycliffecollege.ca/messy-church-canada