Messy Church


4th Sunday 10.00 - 10.45

For more information contact Robin Budgell

Tel: 07902 774 626


Messy Church is for everyone

Messy Church is for children and adults to "do church" in a fun way together with family and friends.

Messy Church offers a fun, relaxed, family-centred approach to worship, based on the corp values of hospitality, creativity and celebration.

It provides a fantastic way for adults and children to come together in friendship and fellowship.

What happens at Messy Church?


Breakfast starts at 9.30 am when everybody enjoys sitting at tables with their family and friends, eating, chatting and building friendships.

Breakfasts vary, but we provide cereals, fruit and toast and a hot options which may include sausage or bacon rolls or croissants.


The theme is introduced - which may include watching a short film. Then everyone spends about 45 minutes enjoying crafts, activities and games which are linked to the theme.


At the end of the activities everyone gathers together for a time of celebration, with songs, bible stories and prayer, finishing by 11.30 am.

Special Messy Events

Special Messy Events occur around Easter, Summer Holidays and Christmas.

Photos of past events can be found in the Photo Gallery

A Team Approach

Messy Church is organised and supported by both the Parish and Methodist Churches in Sampford Peverell.

The leadership and volunteers are members of the local churches, supported and guided by the Children and Families Worker.


The following policy statement was agreed at the Messy Church Planning meeting held on: 8th May 2017Messy Church Name: Sampford Peverell Messy ChurchMain Contact: Robin Budgell 07902 774626We commit our church community to the support, nurture, protection and safeguarding of all, especially the young and vulnerable. We recognise that our work with children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the whole church community. We are fully committed to acting within current legislation, guidance, national frameworks and St John the Baptist Church (Sampford Peverell) safeguarding procedures.We will also act in an open, transparent and accountable way in working in partnership with St John the Baptist Safeguarding Lead, Children and Adult Social Care Services, the Police, Probation Services and other agencies to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. We will ensure that those who volunteer to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults are suitable for the role, that they know what the role entails and that they are supported in carrying it out.We commit to reviewing this policy statement in: September 2020
Each of the churches within The Sampford Peverell Team Mission Community fully recognizes and accepts the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy Statement “Promoting a Safer Church 2017” and commits to complying with the current Church of England and Diocesan safeguarding policies and practice guidance. In so doing we will comply with the secular multi-agency safeguarding procedures relating to children and young people and adults experiencing or at risk of harm, abuse or neglect.The rest of our Safeguarding Policy statement can be found on our Statements pages.Messy Church follows the safeguarding procedures and policies of the Sampford Peverell Team Mission Community which can be found on this website. Leaders and others, where appropriate are DBS checked.Our Messy Church Safeguarding policy can be found there also.If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:· The name of our Messy Church Safeguarding Representative is Robin Budgell - Tel: 07902 774 626 ); · The link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details - you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.”