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

Children's Synod - Synod Meeting 19th March 2016

dream-childrens-synod-march copyChildren and young people of the URC's Eastern Synod recently enjoyed the opportunity to meet together alongside the Synod's Spring meeting for the first time. Taking the theme of 'Dream', participants considered their dreams for children in the world today using the book 'God's Dream', written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to them unpack the theme further.  'We speak different languages; have different customs and think in different ways. Yet we are all God's children, and God dreams that, like any family, we will learn to love each other and to live in peace together.' This theme came about due to a resolution which the Synod passed at its previous meeting concerning the plight of refugees and offering support to some of the projects designed to help their situation.

View: Pictures and Report from Children's Synod 19th March 2016pizza1

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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