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



DATES FOR 2020     

 Sunday 2nd February 2020

Sunday 1st March 2020

Sunday 12th April 2020

Easter Sunday (2nd Sunday) come to 9.30am Sunday service for simple Messy Easter for children

Sunday 3rd May 2020

Sunday 7th June 2020

Sunday 5th July 2020

Sunday 2nd August 2020

Sunday 6th September 2020

Sunday 4th October 2020

Sunday 1st November 2020

Sunday 6th December 2020

Sunday 20th December 2020   5pm Parish BBQ & 7pm Carol Service

Childrens & Families Ministry Brochure 2020

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