STORY of

MESSY CHURCH 

CAMBERWELL 

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ORIGIN of

MESSY CHURCH

 

Messy Church started at St Wilfrid's Portsmouth Church England  in 2004

St Wilfrid's believed that formality and "Sunday Only" were barriers to church attendance by local families. So they began a monthly Friday evening "Messy" Church  that was two hours long and included the evening meal. 

 

The "Messy" Church  thrived!

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SPREAD of

MESSY CHURCH

 

One of the original creators of Messy Church was Lucy Moore:  a gifted story-teller  who worked for Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF).

 

Through her workplace Lucy began to promote the value of  Messy Church. Through  BRF training and resourcing many, many Messy Churches were begun  

 

 

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VALUES of

MESSY CHURCH

 

There are five non-negotiable, core  values, of  Messy Church.

 

  • Creativity:  everyone making & doing

  • Hospitality: welcoming & sharing a meal

  • Celebration: of God's story & our stories

  • All Age: for both child & carer to join in

  • Being Christ-Centred: in all the above

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CAMBERWELL 

MESSY CHURCH

 

Camberwell Uniting Church learned about Messy Church when Lucy Moore visited Melbourne in 2011. We watched her DVD, read her books & began Messy Church at Camberwell UCA. 

                                   

We sought to create a Messy Church we could happily invite our grandchildren into to engage with Bible stories. 

MESSY CHURCH in a BAG!

Messy Church at Camberwell UCA continues through 2020.  We call it "Messy Church in a Bag" and the Stories and Activities arrive on your door step!

 

 

 

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