Messy Church


Gordon United welcomes everyone with an irregular fun way to worship in partnership with the Anglican Church of the Advent. Messy Church is currently held on the last Saturday of every month when school is in session (September through May) from 10:30 to 12:30 in the morning. We usually start at 10:15 with singing, then it’s Mini-Messy Church time from 10:30 to 12:30. It is free to all and includes a light lunch.

Messy Church is a program out of England, now used world-wide, providing an alternative to Sunday morning for intergenerational fun, learning and worship. Whether you are 8 weeks old or 80 years old, you are welcome to join in! Together we explore Christian faith through stories, activities, music and a shared meal. Messy Church Westshore is an informal, and sometimes chaotic. It is designed for people who may not be able or inclined to attend a regular Sunday worship service, or who may find walking into a church sanctuary intimidating.

All sessions are based on a Biblical story of Christian theme, and we pay attention to the different learning styles found in both children and adults. Both congregations are LGBTQ positive and welcome families of all kinds. The program is volunteer run.

See this website and our Gordon United Church – on Goldstream Facebook page for more information. Check out the Messy Church Westshore Facebook page too!

Heidi at Messy ChurchRev. Heidi Koschzeck in her Messy Church office

Messy church childrenChildren at Messy Church

2017 Schedule for Messy Church

December 2, 2017 Being held at Gordon United Church

2018 Schedule for Messy Church

January 27, 2018 Being held at the Church of the Advent
March 3, 2018 Being held at Gordon United Church
April 7, 2018 Being held at the Church of the Advent
May 5, 2018 Being held at Gordon United Church
June 2, 2018 Being held at the Church of the Advent