What is Messy Church?

Messy Church has been running in Orwell and Portmoak since August 2013 and continues to go from strength to strength.  Take a closer look at this page, which is full of photographs of what we’ve been getting up to!


So maybe you’re wondering: What is Messy Church...and why would my family want to come along?

Well, it’s "Church...but not as you know it!"...so says the official Messy Church website!

This statement sums up the ethos of Messy Church perfectly!  This is a new, exciting, fresh and family-friendly way of sharing the message of the Gospel in an informal and creative way.  We have had lots of great sessions, with themes around everything from the wonder of Creation, to advent, Our Messy Hero Samson and, most recently, our Easter Extravaganza.

This is a great event in which families have the opportunity to come along together, where adults and children alike can join in all the fun and get messy with the wide range of creative activities, and also hear about and encounter Jesus.   Why not put our next date in your diary and come along and take part?  We'd love to see you there.


A bit more about the background to Messy Church...

  1. it's a way of being church for families involving fun

  2. it's open to people of all ages**, whether they already attend a church or not

  3. it's a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour

  4. it's found across the world

  5. its values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration 

To read more about Messy Church, including how it began, its values and what is involved,  click here


Messy Church in Photos

Next Messy Church:

Saturday 27th January at 4pm in Orwell Church Hall

Upcoming Messy Church Dates for 2017

All dates Saturdays from 4pm to 6pm unless otherwise stated


  1. 30th September in Orwell Church Hall

  2. 28th October in Orwell Church Hall

  3. 2nd December in Portmoak Hall


  1. 27th January in Orwell Church Hall

  2. 24th February in Orwell Church Hall

  3. 31st March in Portmoak Hall

  4. 28th April in Orwell Church Hall

  5. 26th May in Portmoak Hall

January 2017: ‘Listening to God’

Orwell and Portmoak Parish Church
Worshipping God, Proclaiming Christ, Serving the Community

May 2016: Fun Day

April 2016: ‘I’m Not Doing That!’

December 2015: ‘Light of the World’