Children's Work

Children's Work

Messy Church

Messy Church is one church's attempt to be church for families who might want to meet Jesus, belong to their local church and bring up their children as Christians but can't cope with traditional Sunday morning church services. It's a once-a-month time of creativity, worship and eating together.

Website: Messy Church


Get Messy! is a new 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.

View Details: Messy Church Magazine and Resources

messy-chruchThere are three books Messy Church, Messy Church 2 and 3

The book is very easy to read and wonderfully inspirational with loads of practical ideas. Reviewed on the Lincoln and Grimsby Methodist Church website

For a taste of a realistic appraisal of the needs of the wider Church today, coupled with a wealth of well-judged, practical and supremely usable material, look no further than Messy Church. Reviewed in The Methodist Recorder.


Events & Activities

Eastern Children's and  Youth Synod - One Body: 16th March 2019 

one-bodyThe Children's and Youth Synod Meeting will be held at:  Christ Church URC, Chelmsford, CM2 0AW  Saturday 16th March 10.00am - 4.00pm

The day is for children aged between 4 and 11 (Reception to year 6) And Young People age 11 (year 7) to 18

The theme of the day is 'One Body' thinking about how no matter what age we are we all have a part to play, belonging together in Christ. There will be activities, crafts, stories, games, worship and time to chat. A picnic lunch will be provided along with soft drinks and snacks throughout the day.

This is a great opportunity for children and Young People to take part in Synod, in a fun and active way and to meet young people from other churches. Please do put this date in your diary and encourage children and Young People to come along and participate. To book a place download Booking Form - for more information please contact

Nicola Grieves - Children's and Youth Development Officer
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Telephone: 07515721172

pizza1View: Pictures and Report from Children's Synod 19th March 2016

View: Pictures and Report from Children's Synod 15th March 2014

View: Pictures and Report from Children's Synod 16th March 2013

Mission Tools


Vision Initiatives

Find out more about Vision4Life; Vision2020 and Fresh Expressions.

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The aim of the Newsletter is to improve communication across the Synod, which will require your input and feedback to help in offering worthwhile information.

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The Purpose and Mission of the Synod; the Synod Meeting; our Area Partnerships; each of our Committees and the calendar of meeting dates.

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Who's Who?

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Find out who's who on the Synod Office Team.  If you are unsure who to get in touch with, use the Contact Us form and your query will be routed to the right person!

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