Messy Cathedral

Bring the children along to enjoy stories, prayer, crafts, songs and the sharing of food. Messy Cathedral is church, but not as you might imagine it!

What is Messy Cathedral?

Messy Cathedral is a monthly session aimed mainly at primary school children and their families, but siblings of all ages welcome and come together in a relaxed environment, it is Christ-cantered and based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.

Originating from ‘Messy Church’ (a nationwide initiative set up for families to enjoy fun and creative activities together centred around Christian values and teachings) we aim to create a relaxed space for families and children.

Themes for children

Each session a will explore a different theme by way of stories, crafts and prayer.

The sharing of food

At Messy Cathedral you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or snacks along with you as we celebrate the sharing of food altogether.

Themes for the coming weeks:

The sessions will run from 14:00-16:00 inside the Cathedral, on the following dates:

10th December (Theme: Christmas)

Frequently Asked Questions

Messy Cathedral is a relaxed, family session lasting about 2 hour and includes stories reflecting key themes, songs, games, learning activities, crafts and prayer.

Messy Cathedral is free, however donations are gratefully received.

No booking required, just come along!

Messy Cathedral is aimed mainly at primary school children and their families, but siblings of all ages welcome.

Messy Cathedral takes place inside the Cathedral building. Our lovely welcome team will direct you when you arrive.

Enquire today about your first time

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Derby Cathedral,

18-19 Iron Gate,



Call: 01332 341201


We're open

Sunday 08:30 – 18:15
Monday 08:30 – 18:30
Tuesday 08:30 – 18:30
Wednesday 08:30 – 18:00
Thursday 08:30 – 18.30
Friday 08.30 – 17:00
Saturday 09:00 – 17:00

Please check the Visit page for up to date information.

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