Messy Church is not a craft club or Messy Play, but a way of using creativity, celebration and food to help people come closer to God. It aims to provide the opportunity for people of all ages to worship together, to help them feel they belong in church, to have fun, be creative, and share a meal together. Each session takes a theme, a Bible story, or an event in the Church Year and weaves the crafts and activities around this.


St John’s aims to hold a few Messy Churches a year. Messy Church sessions over the last couple of years have included: Messy Epiphany, Messy Easter, Messy Prayer, Messy Nativity, and Messy Science.


Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are unable to meet for Messy Church. But you might like to check out our children and families resource page for Church at Home.