What is Messy Church?

A fun, family friendly event where we share activities, a bible story and finish with a cooked meal.

Messy Church Values:


Church, not a craft club.


For adults and children in their care to enjoy together. Every element is relevant and accessible to all ages.


Hands-on activities to explore Bible stories, reflecting on Gods creativity.


God’s unconditional love; A church for people outside church. An oasis of welcome and a safe space in which to thrive. Messy Church is about hospitality, expressed most evidently by eating together.


Reflects a God of joy who wants his people to enjoy life in all its fullness. To find our next session in either our North Street Hall, Hornchurch or St Matthew’s Church, Upminster, please click here to go to our events calendar.

If you’ve been to Messy Church before or not, there is something every month of the year !!

Hornchurch Easter Trail – Monday 8th April – Saturday 20th April run by Messy Church and the Hornchurch Traders. Flyers available now through junior schools, toddler and uniformed groups, local churches, local shops or to download  here:

Easter Trail for Messy Church 2019

Complete Trail and then bring answer sheet to North Street Hall, 24 North Street, Hornchurch on Good Friday Friday 19th April  11.30-1.00pm

Easter Saturday 20th April 2.00-4.00pm

Join in crafts, activities and enjoy drinks and cakes in a relaxed atmosphere.
We look forward to welcoming YOU

Next session is on Sunday 12th May at St. Matthew’s Church from 11.00-12.30pm. All Welcome