Does anyone have any experiences of this they might be willing to share? I have done a little reading up about it and hope not to display my ignorance completely, but it seems to be a worldwide scheme for churches to adopt to help bring people of all ages to the church. I've noticed that some churches have this once a month as a family worship. It's a bit unfortunate that Messy Church as a title for this implies it's for children - a sort of untidy Sunday School 'thing' - it isn't meant to be that, but I can't, personally, see something called this appealing to older people who are looking for a focus when they are seeking to start out on a spiritual journey. Anyway, leave that aside... What I really am interested in is some guidance as to where this is done really well and what musical resources there are for Messy Church. I don't think I can quite imagine hymns/songs etc that are truly 'all-age.' When I was regularly involved in all-age worship under the guise of Family Service, we'd end up with a couple of traditional hymns and a couple of children's hymns but is that the best one can hope for?
Any help, advice, thoughts or pointers on this much appreciated.