Messy Church is a way of being church for families involving fun. Messy Church is well established in Southwark Diocese. If you are interested in starting one we can offer some or all of the following:

A package tailored to the needs of the particular church, but which normally involves
• A team meeting with the Messy Church adviser
• A pack of useful resources (Starting your Messy Church, Messy Church, a one-year subscription to the Get Messy! magazine, Messy Church Does Science)
• A follow-up session with the Messy Church adviser, usually 6-12 months after starting the Messy Church, to review progress and start discipleship thinking
• Phone/email consultation availability to the church

If you have an existing Messy Church then we look to provide ongoing support and training.

In certain cases it may well be possible to apply for a grant (see details on the Southwark Diocese website).

If you would like advice then please do speak to Aike Kennett-Brown on the Children and Youth team based at Trinity House.

For stories of some churches in Southwark Diocese who have begun Messy Church see below: