Messy Church



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Messy Church?

Messy Church (started in an Anglican Church in England) has successfully spread all around the world including Australia.

Life can be complicated especially for families. It can be difficult to find time to do things as a family. Messy Church is a place for families to do things together in a safe, Christian environment that is fun and meaningful and messy.

Messy Church is not Sunday School or kid’s club but a monthly event for children and their parents or carers.

Who comes to Messy Church

Messy Church is for families (Mum and Dad, primary aged children and younger) to come and enjoy being together with other families. We make things together, eat together and celebrate God together.

You do not have to be a Churchgoer to go to Messy Church. It is open for adults who bring a child /     children and come as a family.


We have a leadership team (all with ‘Working with  Children’ checks) who monthly plan sessions.

Our leaders love God and enjoy doing Church differently. They are very excited about this opportunity for families to celebrate together.

We provide a welcoming environment for learning and sharing. Messy Church is one way to enable your   children to make an informed religious choice when they are older.


There is no cost for Messy Church, however we welcome a donation towards the meal.

What happens at Messy Church?

Messy Church is on the first Sunday in the month at Christ Church Anglican Church Essendon. We start in the Parish Centre – enter through the door next to the Op Shop in Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon.

We meet Jesus when we

4pm CHILL TOGETHER         welcome & chat

4.15pm CREATE TOGETHER     simple messy crafts

5pm CELEBRATE TOGETHER     simple worship

5.15pm CHEW TOGETHER       share simple meal




Sunday 3rd February 2019 – 4pm-6pm
Hidden Treasure

Sunday 3rd March 2019 – 4pm-6pm
Unforgiving Servant

Sunday 7th April 2019—4pm-6pm
Mary anoints Jesus

Sunday 21st April 2019
Easter Sunday – come to 9.30am Sunday service
for simple Messy Easter for children

Sunday 5th May 2019 – 4pm -6pm
Still small voice (Elijah)

Sunday 2nd June 2019 – 4pm-6pm
Lost Son

Sunday 7th July 2019 – 4pm-6pm
John the Baptist

Sunday 4th August 2019 – 4pm-6pm
The Soldier’s Faith

Sunday 1st September 2019 – 4pm-6pm
Holy Temple

Sunday 6th October 2019 – 4pm-6pm
10 Bridesmaids

Sunday 3rd November 2019 – 4pm-6pm
Peace & Comfort

Sunday 1st December 2019  – 4pm-6pm
Messy Christmas—Joseph


Essendon Messy Church Brochure 2019

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