Walton Ave 

South Harrow 


HA2 8QU 

Messy Church

Messy Church:

  • is a way of being church for families and children involving fun
  • is found across the world
  • values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration


The objectives of Messy Church are:

  • To create an opportunity for all ages to worship together 

  • To help people of all ages feel they belong in church and to each other

  • To help people have fun together

  • To give people a chance to express their God-given creativity

  • To invite people into an experience of Christian community

  • To introduce people to Jesus through hospitality, friendship, stories and worship

  • Affirmation of all skills and gifts and of all people who feel they have something to offer – for the whole church to be involved with outreach

We meet on Special Occasions and the programme is something like this:

  • 3pm    register, meet and mingle
  • 3.30    messy crafts
  • 4.30    worship together
  • 4.45    we eat together
  • 5.15    go home

It’s a lot of fun, very informal, and it’s good to see families together enjoying themselves.  To check the dates see the Activities Calendar.


To date, our meetings have included:

  •  ‘God’s family and Our family’ – Abraham
  • ‘I am the true vine’
  •  ‘Light of the World’
  • 'Creation'
  • 'A new start'
  •  We thought about ‘The Good Shepherd’
  • In December we had a Christmas celebration  

We’ve had a lot of fun and we’ve met some new people who we hope have enjoyed their time with us and will come again.

It is providing us with a very good vehicle to meet people from our community but not necessarily worshipping with us on a Sunday morning.