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 a way of being church for families and others. It is Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration


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 Kira Hedley-Smith for more details. We also have publicity leaflets to hand out in parishes and a subscription to the monthly magazine Get Messy.

Useful Websites


  • 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)​​​​​


If you are hoping to start up a Messy Church in your parish or school then please do get in touch with the team and we will offer advice and support. 

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