Messy Church








Good company, good music and singing, good crafts and activities, good food and a good message.

So what is Messy Church?

The first Messy Church began in 2004 when a group from a church near Portsmouth were frustrated because, as a church, they hardly had any children attending church on a Sunday. So they decided to try to do something different for all ages together.  The rest is history as the say. 

The concept of Messy Church has grown and spread nationwide – its popularity and success is astounding!

There is no age limit to Messy Church but it is ideally suited to Primary School age children.  All children must be accompanied by an adult – and all adults must be accompanied by a child!!
(for pre - school age children there is Little Fishes at Grimston Church - click here to find out more. )

The adults actually enjoy Messy Church just as much as the children!


Messy Church is:

A church for adults and children to enjoy together which is:

Relaxed and informal

An opportunity to learn about the Christian faith in a lively and non-threatening way.

It’s fun and exciting & it includes:

Craft activities  

                   Live Music

 shared meal together

Throughout the year, there are always different activities ( there is even the odd trip to the beach - see our photo album here) and at Easter there is the Eggcitement of an Easter Egg Hunt.

Counting our Blessings this Easter at Messy Church

In March we focused on Lent and our preparations for Easter. Each child decorated a jar, into which they were encouraged to put a 'blessing' each day. By Easter Sunday the jars were full of pieces of paper describing something we are grateful for, that the whole family could read and enjoy.

At Gayton we meet monthly on a Thursday evening after school 
3.30pm - 5.30pm in the Jubilee Village Hall.

To find out more or have a chat about Messy Church then please do contact 
the Revd. Jane Holmes at The Rectory 01553 636227

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