Messy Money

What is Messy Money?

Using the story of Zacchaeus, Messy Money helps people of all ages share and learn more about what we can do with our money to help create a fairer, more sustainable world. 

Messy Money has been created in partnership with our friends at The Bible Reading Fellowship, the folks responsible for Messy Church. It follows a similar Messy Church format and includes an introduction to the Bible passage and theme, conversation starters, social action ideas, 10 interactive activities, suggestions for prayer and worship as well as the all-important shared meal!

During this time while churches may not be meeting in person, the Messy Money resource has been adapted for use at home! You can download either version below. 

What do we mean by Messy Money?

Whether we are rich or poor, it is what we do with our money that matters. 

Do we see it as a gift from God to be used wisely, for ourselves as well as for the good of others? 

Do we, in the words of John Wesley, ‘earn all we can, save all we can and give all we can’, so that we can honour God with all our living?

Do we pray about what we give away, about what we keep for ourselves and those close to us, and about how we spend and invest our money so that it can do the most good, for the most people, in the most ethical way?

Messy Money is a Christ-centred way for all ages to explore these questions, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration. 

There are thousands of Messy Churches in over 30 countries around the world. Could you use Messy Money in your church or share it with someone involved in a Messy Church near you?

With Grateful Thanks

We are very grateful to Martyn Payne who volunteered to write this resource, and to The Bible Reading Fellowship and Messy Church team for making it happen.

We’d love to hear your feedback on this resource and whether it has been helpful. Please do get in touch and let us know by emailing