The Anglican Parish
of Alstonville

Serving the townships of Alstonville, Tregeagle, Wollongbar and Rural Districts of the Alstonville Plateau in the Northern Rivers of NSW.

Messy Church

Messy Church – 4.30 – 6.30 pm, 4th Friday.  “Messy Church” is part of a broader network of churches that is an exciting, non-denomination and international movement.

Messy Church Alstonville aims to uphold the 5 core values of being all-age, Christ-centred, hospitable, creative and celebratory.  The all-age (multi-generational) gathering of families, enjoy the energy of youth and wisdom of the mature members. It is particularly accessible for the non-churched. It is unashamedly Jesus-centred in culture and content. Hospitality is practiced through welcoming all comers and providing a hearty meal to share together. Creative activities reflect the Scripture theme of each gathering. A service celebrating Christ with music and Scripture is held in the Church.

Messy Church is an emerging community that is developing and growing, averaging between 50 and 90 participants plus leaders and team members at each gathering.  Messy Church ‘take-home’ challenges are issued for family discussion and action between gatherings.

Fostering generosity beyond the MC community is encouraged through the support of two children through the Indian Gospel League. An offering is taken during the night to cover costs and a separate offering to support the two IGL children.

Messy Church is underpinned by a dedicated support team, with core members responsible for the various aspects of the MC program – Celebrate, Connect, Create and Chomp.