Messy Vintage is a way into worship for older people, regardless of their background or faith journey, and can be adapted for any setting – in the community, in churches or in care homes. It has come out of the worldwide Messy Church movement, which is a fun and creative way of ‘being church’ for families from all kinds of backgrounds.

Messy Vintage creates a gentle, sociable and enjoyable way into worship for people in later life, reflecting the Messy Church approach and values:

  • Christ-centred

  • based on creativity, hospitality and celebration

  • inclusive and, where possible, intergenerational


To find out more, please click here. This will direct you to the Messy Church website. 

Messy Vintage: the book

Full of ways to celebrate different seasons of the year and Christian festivals with older generations in a really user-friendly fashion. You can order this new book, by Katie Norman and Jill Phipps, now from BRFonline.

Katie and Jill have produced a fund of ideas for groups of people of all ages and abilities, but especially those in their later years who are keen to have fun worshipping through words, songs, and with all sorts of tactile materials.

Find out more and download support material here

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