Messy Church

Our theme was ‘Growing’ and we thought about the sower sowing seeds 

Messy Church is a fun and down-to-earth “way in” to church and the Christian story for children and their families. We aim to be creative, learn, enjoy ourselves, worship, pray and celebrate God’s love together.

Each Messy Church session involves simple craft activities and games all based around a particular Christian theme or story from the Bible. The experience is designed to be relaxed with no pressure to have to do everything. The sessions end with songs, a story and simple prayer, followed by a simple meal.

Messy Church happens around 10 times a year  rotating round St Christopher’s, St Paul’s,  Withington Methodist Church and East Didsbury Methodist Church. Our themes have included:
The Good Shepherd,  Seaside Stories, The Christmas Story, Joseph,  God’s Creation, the Lost Son and Growing.

Our next Messy Churches  will be at 10.30 a.m. on:

Saturday 15th September at Withington Methodist Church – Loaves and fishes

Wednesday 24th October at St. Christopher Withington – St. Francis

Saturday 1st December at St. Paul’s Withington – Light

See you there!


In October 2017 our theme was sheep.  A big thank you to all who came and helped at St. Christopher’s and to the lovely children and their parents and carers.

 Here’s what we made.

You can visit the Messy Church website to find out more about this exciting approach to being and doing church.