Meet the Messy Church team

BRF's Messy Church team help to facilitate the work of Messy Churches worldwide

Lucy Moore

Messy Church founder and team leader

Lucy Moore was in the team that started the first Messy Church. She works for BRF as the Messy Church team leader. She is responsible for developing the work of Messy Church nationally and internationally – writing, speaking, reflecting and developing Messy projects. She continues to help lead the local Messy Church in her own church.

Before working full-time with Messy Church, Lucy was a member of BRF's Barnabas team, offering training for those wanting to bring the Bible to life for children in churches and schools across the UK, and using drama and storytelling to explore the Bible with children.

Lucy has written many of the Messy Church books.

A secondary school teacher by training, she enjoys acting, walking Minnie the dog, enjoying her family of an archdeacon and two adult children and reading eclectically.

Jane Leadbetter

Messy Church team member

Jane Leadbetter is the Messy Church team member with special responsibility for the team of Regional Coordinators. She is a former primary school teacher. She was also Children's Work Adviser in the Diocese of Liverpool for twelve years, where she now works from home and coordinates L19: Messy Church and L19: Who Let The Dads Out? monthly on Saturdays. Her passions are all-ages worshipping together and community and church connections.

Jane's voluntary work includes leading a weekly Beaver Scout colony, and she is Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) Beaver Scouts in Merseyside Scouts. She is married to Ian, has two grown-up children, three young grandsons and Bonnie an adopted dog. Brought up in the Midlands, she now feels Liverpool has adopted her as a real scouser! She has written Messy Nativity, Messy Easter, Messy Prayer and co-authored Messy Christmas.

Regional Coordinators

The Regional Coordinators volunteer their services to local Messy Church leaders to network, inform and support them.

Specialist Coordinators

Looking for special help working with older people, people with special needs or the armed forces? Interested in developing social action in your Messy Church, or talking to someone about Messy Church Does Science? Our specialist volunteer coordinators can help.