Messy Church History

Messy Church began in 2004 in an Anglican church in Portsmouth by the vicars wife Lucy Moore. St Wilfred’s Cowplain dreamed of a way of being church to appeal to the whole family and so listened to the needs of the local people. They built Messy Church on the current resources of their church and the building.

Lucy Moore, has shared her messy story with us in Messy Church and Messy Church 2 – BRF publications.
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Over 100 churches are now registered with Messy Church nationwide, and publications are currently being translated for other countries.

Messy Church is endorsed by the Church of England Fresh Expressions Team