FINALLY – here is the video of last month’s Messy Miners Noah’s Ark extravaganza!

See how the ‘story build team’ of kids aged 9-18 built the story. See how we prayed in Minecraft. Check out the kids own ‘build challenge’ creations and hear what the kids and grownups had to say about what they enjoyed.

This is a great watch if you’re interested in this exploration at being a Digital Intergenerational Community – co-lead across generations as we work out together how to tell bible stories, pray and have fun together whilst we’re all locked down.

At Messy Church on Sunday 13 September 2020, the Messy Church families reflected on the story of Noah’s Ark.

Here is some of the artwork they created in response.

Children from across the Yarra Yarra Presbytery joined with our Messy Church Children (and a few of our Sycamore Teens) to play Messy Minecraft last Sunday. 

They played through the story of the ‘Wise & the Foolish Builders’, a parable that was painstakingly crafted by some of our children.

Watch this video if you want to get an idea of what all the fuss was about.


After hearing the story of Zacchaeus in the sycamore tree last week, the Messy Church families made their own versions of the story. Here are some of their artistic creations.

At online Messy Church on 26 July 2020, participants were asked to make food representations of people in their lives they wanted to thank God for – and then share them with each other.
There was lots of creativity in the kinds of things people used to create their messy faces.
You may (or may not) be able to recognise who they represent!

(Pictures at top are Lisa & Bianca Thompson)

The Network Lego Competition was held at Messy Church on Sunday 14 June 2020 – with lots of entries on the theme of ‘Gratitude’.

Entrants were asked to make a Lego or Duplo model of something they were thankful for – with chocolate-themed prizes on offer.

Here are some of the entries….

The Banyule Network Messy Church Communities recently joined with other Messy Churches from around the globe on a 24-hour ‘Very Messy Adventure’.

You can watch our Rev Sandy Brodine and Melissa Wearden, from Messy Church in Macclesfield UK, and their families telling the parable of the Prodigal Son.

The Messy Church families had fun preparing ‘Spicy Prayers’ for the Network Livestream Service on 17 May 2020.

They used colourful spices, mixed with oil, to create fragrant prayers to waft up to God.

Here are some examples of the artistic process and their spicy artwork.

Thank you to all the Messy Church families who have been joining in with livestream Network worship from home and contributing their art and craft work!