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MESSY CHURCH started in 2004, in St Wilfrid's, Cowplain, near Portsmouth. It has become ecumenical, and now has branches around the world, from Denmark to Canada and Australia. The principle is simple: to attract people of all ages who do not normally enter a church to come and have a fun time while learning about Jesus.

Often, but not always, it is held in a church building. Sessions are usually once a month, and are about two hours long. There is a long period for arts and crafts, ...

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