Messy Church comes to Bonnyrigg and Dalkeith

St Leonard's Chuch, Bonnyrigg
St Leonard's Chuch, Bonnyrigg

Messy Church has been successfully running in Mayfield and Pathhead communities for a number of years offering a very different approach to church for families and creative individuals than the traditional hymn, prayer sandwich.

Through crafts, story, song as well as enjoying food and games, the participants have some messy fun exploring a theme, enabling us to build friendships which helps build and support the community around us. One key aspect that many people enjoy as well as the messy activities is the meal – a hot meal and cake for dessert. Everything is offered freely to those that come although donations are welcome to help cover costs.

Messy Mary’s at St Mary’s Church, High Street, Dalkeith, will meet on the last Saturday of each month up to Christmas. The next Messy Mary’s will be on October 29 from 4-6pm.

Messy Lennie’s at St Leonard’s Church, Dobbies Road, Bonnyrigg, will meet on Wednesday, September 28, from 4-6pm. The Messy Church will meet on the last Wednesday of each month up to Christmas. The following event will be October 26.

More information about Messy Church can be found at