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It's a jubilee!

The concept of a jubilee began in biblical times when God instructed Moses that every 50th year was to be a time of celebration, rejoicing and rest – rest for the land and rest for the people. The word ‘jubilee’ literally means ‘ram’s horn’ in Hebrew, which was blown on the tenth day of the seventh month to start a year dedicated to rest, to restoration of property and to freeing people from slavery and debts.

The Great God-family Picnic

Join us for a Great God-family Picnic on 11 July!  Download session

Eurovision and Pentecost 2021

Eurovision and Pentecost often fall on the same weekend. To celebrate the 2021 Eurovision Song Content, the 65th edition held in Rotterdam, download the session for activity and other ideas! Download the session

Children of Light Festival

The Diocese of York is celebrating the Children of Light Festival: events and activities designed to support churches and deaneries in their engagement with children and young people in the lead up to Easter.

Messy Christingle 2020

This 2020 BRF Messy Church Christingle, created in partnership with The Children’s Society, offers a resource that looks at how the candle flame of a Christingle can become a flame of happiness and hope that is passed on to others every single day.

Messy Money

This session, created in partnership with the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR), uses the story of tax collector Zacchaeus to help us think about our attitudes to money. Whether we are rich or poor, it is what we do with our money that matters. Do we see it as a gift from God to be used wisely, for ourselves as well as for the good of others? Do we, in the words of John Wesley, ‘earn all we can, save all we can and give all we can’, so that we can honour God with all our living?

Toilet Twinning Messy Church session

It’s funny how something as earthy and humble as a toilet can be the basis for thinking about God’s limitless love for his people! God’s love longs for the best life possible for every human being. He made us as beings whose spirituality is inextricably linked to our bodies: our relationship with him and with each other, our worship, our well-being – these all work in bodily ways as well as in the realms of the soul or spirit. 

Drop Everything - a Messy Church session for Rural Mission Sunday

A new Messy Church session for Rural Mission Sunday 2019, created in collaboration with Germinate.

Prayers for times of change

These activities are designed to help pray through and for times of change. They can be used on their own or alongside other activities. Reconnecting love (download PDF) Join up a fractured paper heart and ask God to heal the broken world.

Messy Church Southwark Splash

Dunk, splash, ripple… At Southwark Splash on 19 January, we were reminded of some of the sounds that might have been heard as John the Baptist baptised Jesus in the River Jordan, before Bishop Karowei baptised three young Christians. Download the materials they used, which might be helpful if you are thinking of running a similar event.