Messy Church

The Parish of Sandford with

Upton Hellions

The Philippian Jailer - God's Power to change us.

Messy Church

Messy Church was first developed in the Diocese of Portsmouth and is something of a revolution with Messy Churches popping up everywhere - even across the world!


It is a visual, hands on style of church that includes the whole family working, worshipping and eating together. The session starts off with various craft and creative activities based on a theme, character or story in the bible. Following on from this is a short act of worship bringing the story to life and allowing us to learn from it. After this we all sit down to meal together. The session lasts about 2 hours.


We work closely with our church neighbour, the Congregational Church in Sandford whose church premises we use for this.


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