Messy Church

Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves, creativity, celebration and hospitality.

It’s primarily for people who don’t already belong to another form of church.

It meets at a time (and sometimes in a place) that suits people who don’t already belong to church.

It 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 elements are for, and should include, people of all ages, adults and children.

It’s all-age.

It’s fun.

It’s a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age – a congregation that is as valuable and worthy of investment as any of your other congregations.

It models 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.

The whole of Messy Church is about worshipping God, having fellowship, exploring faith matters. It welcomes everyone, involves everyone, values everyone, and is always there for the outsider. It’s a church.

When we meet
Location: St Cuthbert’s Church, Church Street, High Etherley, DL14 0HT.

Time: 3.15pm – 5.00pm

Dates: Every 2nd Tuesday in the month except in the months of April, August & September.