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What is Messy Church?

Messy Church is a fun and relaxed style of church for adults and children to enjoy together.

When is Messy Church

Our Messy Church is on the second Saturday of each month from 4.00pm until about 6.00pm.

Who can come?

Everyone is welcome, from tiny tots to teenagers, parents to great-grandparents. Come as friends, carers, partners or come on your own. All are welcome – we just ask that children bring an adult.

What if I don’t usually go to church?

Messy Church is for you! You don’t have to be a regular (or irregular) church goer or connected to a church in any way to come along and have fun at Messy Church

How much does it cost?

Messy Church is free. If you can make a donation towards the cost of the food that’s great … but not compulsory!!

Why is it Messy?

Messy Church recognises that our lives can be complicated (or a bit messy!) and that ‘conventional’ church on a Sunday morning doesn’t suit everyone. There’s usually quite a lot of glitter, paint and glue involved too!!!!

What happens at Messy Church?

Each event is based around a theme.

We have a short time of informal shared games, to allow everyone to arrive and get settled.

We have a time of storytelling to introduce the theme, then do crafts and activities linked to the theme. 

This is followed by ‘celebration’ when we sing songs and say some prayers. We finish off by sharing a cooked meal together.

Join in our Facebook group to find out more!

Highlights of a recent Messy Church!

Messy Church @ Home

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During the first Lockdown, Messy Church was brought to people’s homes, with the community connected via our Messy Church Facebook page. Activities were sent out for our Messy Congregation to complete at home.

We had planned “live” Messy Churches for November and December. Check here to see how we adapt them for the new lockdown!

If you would like to join our Facebook group, please send a friend request to Messy Church @ Kidlington. If you would like to look at any of the activities, they are still available following the links below.

Messy Worship