Messy Church is taking a break during the summer term (May-July 2018) – it will return in September 2018!


Messy Church is a monthly service with a difference for 3 to 11 year olds and their parents and carers. The idea behind it is that it’s something for young families to do together, so mums, dads, grandparents, babies, big brothers and sisters are all welcome too!

Messy Church includes many of the things that are in our other Emmanuel services – Bible stories, prayer activities and singing. But as the name suggests, it also includes a lot more!

Time and activities

Messy Church happens monthly on Monday afternoons from 3.30-5.30pm.  It starts at 3.30pm in the Watney Room (next to the church through the glass doors) with a chance for adults and children to sit down after school or nursery, have a drink, and spend some time together reading a story or playing a game.

At 3.50pm we head into church to sing, shout, jump up and down, listen, learn, laugh and generally have a good time. At 4.15pm we head over to the Emmanuel Centre for ‘Messy Time’ – loads of different crafts, games and activities for children to do with their parents. By 5pm tummies are rumbling so the children all tuck into a hot meal. After that, all that’s left to do is collect your fantastic craft creations, and take your grinning, green fingered children home!

Who is it for?

You don’t need to know anything about church to come; you just need to be prepared to join in. There’s no charge for Messy Church, but we ask for a contribution of £1/child towards the cost of the meal.


If you’d like to know anything more please contact We look forward to meeting your family!