Every month, it's built around a theme – activities, celebration and the meal

Messy Church values these things






Encountering God

Awe and wonder

Purpose and meaning


Open house

Open arms

Open hands


Messy Church:

  • Explore your spiritual questions
  • Caring Community
  • Celebrative Atmosphere
  • Learn about Jesus
  • Craft and Activities for all ages
  • Family Fun
  • Share a meal

You are warmly invited to check it out  - come as you can - we hope you'll become a regular!


Messy Church has been part of Westside since 2012.  However this program was closed during the pandemic. 

This spring we are bringing it back to life!


What is it?

Messy Church is a fresh new way of experiencing church.

It's for all ages.

It's fun.

It's family friendly.

It happens when you arrive - the doors open at 5:00 pm but you come as you are able

It's creating, worshipping and sharing a meal together.


About Messy Church:

Messy Church is Christ centred - it's not a club.

Messy Church began in England in 2004 – google “Messy Church” for more information


Messy Church

is for the whole family!

Family doesn't just mean mom & dad & 1.5 children - it also means come and be family. 

All are welcome: single, widowed, grandparents, childless, divorced. 

Church is for all.

Imagine – one night a month where mom or dad don't have to make supper!

Instead everyone gets to enjoy making a craft, playing a game, learning about the God who loves us, and enjoying a meal



Typical program:

5:00 p.m.  Welcome snacks.  You may arrive anytime through the evening.  You are never 'late' for Messy Church.

5:00 p.m.  Crafts and Activities for all ages and interests.

6:00 p.m.  Bible story with music and/or drama

6:30 p.m   Meal (provided)

7:00 p.m.      Closing


What You Need to Know:

Time:       5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Dates:  *second Tuesday of each month

For 2024 –     

March 12

*April 23

May 14

June 11

*Some months our church is not available on the 2nd Tues

Place:  Westside Lutheran Church

             510 Ferndale Drive North

             Barrie, ON  L4N 0S1

 (corner of Ferndale & Livingstone)

From Hwy 400 – take Dunlop St. west toward Angus, turn right on Ferndale, up the hill past the dump.  Westside Church is on the left, just before the edge of town.


Westside Office


Pastor Ann Krueger


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