Messy Church

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We have a range of resources available to support Messy Churches:

Messy Church starter pack

We've put together the following pack of resources at a discounted price for churches who want to look at running a Messy Church.

The pack contains Messy Church 1, Starting your Messy Church, The Messy Church DVD and the current issue of Get Messy!

Messy Church starter pack

Messy Church starter pack

Various authors £22.50

A pack containing Messy Church 1, the Messy Church DVD, Starting your Messy Church and the current issue of Get Messy!

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Books and resources

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Get Messy! September - December 2016

Get Messy! September - December 2016

Session material, news, stories and inspiration for the Messy Church community The Messy Church Team £4.35

Get Messy! is a four-monthly subscription resource for Messy Church leaders. Each issue contains four session outlines (one per month), including planning sheets and take-home handouts, together with information on the latest resources and events. It also seeks to encourage and refresh Messy Church leaders by providing monthly Bible studies, a column on taking time to recharge, and a problem page. Other features include a youth column, a day in the life of a Regional Coordinator and stories from Messy Churches around the world.

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Get Messy! September - December 2016 (PDF Download)

Get Messy! September - December 2016 (PDF Download)

Session material, news, stories and inspiration for the Messy Church community The Messy Church Team £4.35

Get Messy! is a four-monthly subscription resource for Messy Church leaders. Each issue contains four session outlines (one per month), including planning sheets and take-home handouts, together with information on the latest resources and events. It also seeks to encourage and refresh Messy Church leaders by providing monthly Bible studies, a column on taking time to recharge, and a problem page. Other features include a youth column, a day in the life of a Regional Coordinator and stories from Messy Churches around the world.

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Messy Togetherness

Messy Togetherness

Being intergenerational in Messy Church Martyn Payne £8.99

'Intergenerational' is not something that churches do, but it's something that they become. In Messy Togetherness Martyn Payne looks at Messy Church as an intergenerational expression of church and the benefits of this to the church community.

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Messy Togetherness (PDF Download)

Messy Togetherness (PDF Download)

Being intergenerational in Messy Church Martyn Payne £8.99

'Intergenerational' is not something that churches do, but it's something that they become. In Messy Togetherness Martyn Payne looks at Messy Church as an intergenerational expression of church and the benefits of this to the church community.

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Messy Hospitality

Messy Hospitality

Changing communities through fun, food, friendship and faith Lucy Moore £9.99

In Messy Hospitality Lucy Moore demonstrates how hospitality can be practised in Messy Church and other church contexts to promote mission and faith formation, addressing the theology of hospitality and how it can be expressed at the welcome table, the activity table, the Lord's Table, the meal table, and in the home.

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Messy Hospitality (PDF Download)

Messy Hospitality (PDF Download)

Changing communities through fun, food, friendship and faith Lucy Moore £9.99

In Messy Hospitality Lucy Moore demonstrates how hospitality can be practised in Messy Church and other church contexts to promote mission and faith formation, addressing the theology of hospitality and how it can be expressed at the welcome table, the activity table, the Lord's Table, the meal table, and in the home.

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Get Messy! May - August 2016 (PDF Download)

Get Messy! May - August 2016 (PDF Download)

Session material, news, stories and inspiration for the Messy Church community The Messy Church Team £4.35

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Get Messy! May - August 2016

Get Messy! May - August 2016

Session material, news, stories and inspiration for the Messy Church community The Messy Church Team £4.35

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Get Messy! January - April 2016

Get Messy! January - April 2016

Session material, news, stories and inspiration for the Messy Church community The Messy Church Team £4.30

Get Messy! is a four-monthly subscription resource for Messy Church leaders. Each issue contains four session outlines (one per month), including planning sheets and take-home handouts, together with information on the latest resources and events. It also seeks to encourage and refresh Messy Church leaders by providing monthly Bible studies, a column on taking time to recharge, and a problem page. Other features include a youth column, a day in the life of a Regional Coordinator and stories from Messy Churches around the world.

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Get Messy! January - April 2016 (PDF Download)

Get Messy! January - April 2016 (PDF Download)

Session material, news, stories and inspiration for the Messy Church community The Messy Church Team £4.30

Get Messy! is a four-monthly subscription resource for Messy Church leaders. Each issue contains four session outlines (one per month), including planning sheets and take-home handouts, together with information on the latest resources and events. It also seeks to encourage and refresh Messy Church leaders by providing monthly Bible studies, a column on taking time to recharge, and a problem page. Other features include a youth column, a day in the life of a Regional Coordinator and stories from Messy Churches around the world.

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Messy Prayer

Messy Prayer

Developing the prayer life of your Messy Church Jane Leadbetter £6.99

Equipping your Messy team to pray and encourage others to do so, both within and outside the Messy Church context.

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Extreme Crafts for Messy Churches

Extreme Crafts for Messy Churches

50 activity ideas for the adventurous Peter Maidment £7.99

Explosive fun for everyone! Pete Maidment and Barry Brand offer 50 new activities for Messy Church sessions. Featuring Big stuff, Construction, Science, Arty and Edible crafts, this book provides inspiration for creating a Messy Church that everyone will love to be part of.

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Extreme Crafts for Messy Churches (PDF Download)

Extreme Crafts for Messy Churches (PDF Download)

50 activity ideas for the adventurous Pete Maidment, Barry Brand £7.99

Explosive fun for everyone! Pete Maidment and Barry Brand offer 50 new activities for Messy Church sessions. Featuring Big stuff, Construction, Science, Arty and Edible crafts, this book provides inspiration for creating a Messy Church that everyone will love to be part of. PDF download.

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Messy Family Fun

Messy Family Fun

A holiday club for all the family Lucy Moore £9.99

Messy Family Fun gives you everything you need to run a holiday club programme for children and adults together.

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Messy Family Fun (PDF Download)

Messy Family Fun (PDF Download)

A holiday club for all the family Lucy Moore £9.99

Messy Family Fun gives you everything you need to run a holiday club programme for children and adults together. PDF download.

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Messy Easter

Messy Easter

3 complete sessions and a treasure trove of craft ideas for Lent, Easter and Pentecost Jane Leadbetter £6.99

Three complete sessions for Lent, Holy Week and Easter, together with a wealth of activities to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your Messy Church - creative prayers, games, food crafts, and ideas for organising an Easter trail. Craft templates and a session planning grid are included.

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Messy Easter (PDF Download)

Messy Easter (PDF Download)

3 complete sessions and a treasure trove of ideas for Lent, Holy Week and Easter Jane Leadbetter £6.99

Three complete sessions for Lent, Holy Week and Easter, together with a wealth of activities to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your Messy Church - creative prayers, games, food crafts, and ideas for organising an Easter trail. Craft templates and a session planning grid are included.

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Messy Readings The Jesus Story

Messy Readings The Jesus Story

Told through 25 readings from the Bible Lucy Moore £1.99

'In a quiet country corner of this troubled and violent world a young Jewish girl, like the rest of her people, thinks life will be pretty much the same tomorrow as it was yesterday. But God is on the move...' You might want to read one of these pages every day for a month to give yourself time to think about each one properly. Or you might read it all in one sitting to get the broad sweep. You might read it on your own or together as a family, and talk about it. The booklet will fit in your bag or pocket, so it can go with you to the place where you have time to read it - on the bus or train or in the cafe, playground or lunch break. Scribble on it; wave it at your local minister or Christian friend and make them answer your questions or listen to your theories. And enjoy it!

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Messy Celebration

Messy Celebration

Make the most of your Messy Church celebration time Lucy Moore £5.99

The Messy Church celebration plays a key part in communicating God's love to the families who come along, but it can be the hardest part of the session to get right. Messy Celebration is a resource for Messy Church teams who seek guidance or fresh ideas in this area. It explores the purpose and main elements of the celebration time and equips the team both spiritually and practically, offering ideas for building supportive relationships through team prayer times alongside presentation techniques for up-front leading.

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Messy Celebration (PDF Download)

Messy Celebration (PDF Download)

Make the most of your Messy Church celebration time Lucy Moore £5.99

The Messy Church celebration plays a key part in communicating God's love to the families who come along, but it can be the hardest part of the session to get right. Messy Celebration is a resource for Messy Church teams who seek guidance or fresh ideas in this area. It explores the purpose and main elements of the celebration time and equips the team both spiritually and practically, offering ideas for building supportive relationships through team prayer times alongside presentation techniques for up-front leading. PDF download.

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Messy Church Theology

Messy Church Theology

Exploring the significance of Messy Church for the wider church George Lings £9.99

Messy Church Theology is the first title to encapsulate the academic theology of Messy Church. Through essays by contributors from a variety of church and academic backgrounds and case studies by Messy Church practitioners, it gathers together some of the discussions around Messy Church and assesses the impact of this ministry, placing it in the context of wider developments within the church community.

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Making Disciples in Messy Church

Making Disciples in Messy Church

Growing faith in an all-age community Paul Moore £6.99

Messy Church has been widely and enthusiastically adopted as a proven and effective way of introducing families to an experience of Christian community and the good news of Jesus. Sceptics ask, 'Are people are becoming Christians through Messy Church?' The evidence is clear that they are. But the next challenging question is, 'Can Messy Church also nurture their faith and make these converts into disciples?'

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Messy Church 3

Messy Church 3

Fifteen sessions for exploring the Christian life with families Lucy Moore £8.99

A new resource for Messy Churches, providing a further 15 sessions focused around key 'Christian basics' themes such as prayer and reading the Bible. There is also an introduction exploring and addressing situations that have arisen in different Messy Churches. Each two-hour session includes Bible reference and background, easy-to-prepare recipes for the meal, ten simple theme-related craft activities, 'take-away' ideas and a family-friendly service outline.

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Messy Christmas

Messy Christmas

3 complete sessions and a treasure trove of craft ideas for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany Lucy Moore, Jane Leadbetter £6.99

Three complete Messy Church sessions for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, together with a wealth of creative activities and crafts to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your Messy Church. Sections include creative Christmas prayers, global action suggestions, games and competitions, Christmas food crafts and many other ideas to take you on into the New Year.

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Messy Christmas (PDF Download)

Messy Christmas (PDF Download)

3 complete sessions and a treasure trove of craft ideas for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany Lucy Moore, Jane Leadbetter £6.99

Three complete Messy Church sessions for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, together with a wealth of creative activities and crafts to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your Messy Church. Sections include creative Christmas prayers, global action suggestions, games and competitions, Christmas food crafts and many other ideas to take you on into the New Year. PDF Download.

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Messy Nativity

Messy Nativity

How to run your very own Messy Nativity Advent project Jane Leadbetter £4.99

Find out about a new project uniting communities around the Nativity story at Christmas time! This book describes how Messy Nativity started in Liverpool in 2010, and gives a step-by-step guide to how other churches can embark on their own local Messy Nativity Advent project.

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Messy Nativity (PDF Download)

Messy Nativity (PDF Download)

How to run your very own Messy Nativity Advent project Jane Leadbetter £4.99

Find out about a new project uniting communities around the Nativity story at Christmas time! This book describes how Messy Nativity started in Liverpool in 2010, and gives a step-by-step guide to how other churches can embark on their own local Messy Nativity Advent project.

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Starting Your Messy Church

Starting Your Messy Church

A beginner's guide for churches Lucy Moore, Jane Leadbetter £4.99

The bigger picture... What Messy Church is and isn't... Why the values?... Commitment needed... Checklist of starting strategies... Why the network?... Questions to ask... What to expect... Organising your team... Sustaining your Messy Church... Review questions

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Starting Your Messy Church (PDF Download)

Starting Your Messy Church (PDF Download)

A beginner's guide for churches Lucy Moore, Jane Leadbetter £4.99

The bigger picture... What Messy Church is and isn't... Why the values?... Commitment needed... Checklist of starting strategies... Why the network?... Questions to ask... What to expect... Organising your team... Sustaining your Messy Church... Review questions. PDF Download.

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Sports Fun for Messy Churches

Sports Fun for Messy Churches

Lucy Moore £5.99

Sports Fun for Messy Churches is a great way to enhance your Messy Church experience by providing fun-filled games and sports activities for families to enjoy together. This little book provides a wealth of simple, interactive games and family-friendly sports ideas for Messy Church leaders to use in their sessions.

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Messy Church DVD

Messy Church DVD

Lucy Moore £12.99

Messy Church is a way of being church for families based around hospitality,creativity and celebration. It began in 2004 in the UK and has since caught the imagination of churches of all denominations around the world as they try to rethink how to be church for people who have little or no church connection.

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Messy Crafts

Messy Crafts

A craft-based journal for Messy Church members Lucy Moore £6.99

This book is a craft book with a difference! As well as bulging with craft ideas to inspire your creativity at Messy Church, it is also a journal to scribble in, doodle on and generally make your own.

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Messy Crafts (PDF Download)

Messy Crafts (PDF Download)

A craft-based journal for Messy Church members Lucy Moore £6.99

This book is a craft book with a difference! As well as bulging with craft ideas to inspire your creativity at Messy Church, it is also a journal to scribble in, doodle on and generally make your own. PDF Download.

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Messy Cooks

Messy Cooks

A handbook for Messy Church catering teams Jane Butcher Currently out of stock £5.99

This book is a handbook for everyone involved in Messy Church catering teams! As well as being a useful treasure store of practical and easy-to-prepare recipes for all your Messy Church events, it also provides tips on quantities, basic cooking skills, essential equipment and ideas for relating food to a Bible story, theme or festival.

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Messy Cooks (PDF Download)

Messy Cooks (PDF Download)

A handbook for Messy Church catering teams Jane Butcher £5.99

Messy Cooks is a handbook for everyone involved in Messy Church catering teams! As well as being a useful treasure store of practical and easy-to-prepare recipes for all your Messy Church events, it also provides tips on quantities, basic cooking skills, essential equipment and ideas for relating food to a Bible story, theme or festival. PDF Download.

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Messy Church

Messy Church

Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community Lucy Moore £8.99

Bursting with ideas to draw people of all ages together and help them experience Christian community outside of Sunday worship.

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Messy Church 2

Messy Church 2

Ideas for discipling a Christ-centred community Lucy Moore £8.99

A further 15 units of fun, food, crafts and mess, with a year's worth of material that your Messy Church will love.

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Clips from the Messy Church DVD

Find out more about the Messy Church DVD

Find out more about the Messy Church DVD.

Messy Church resources
Postcards from Heaven