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 Butler

Messy Church Coordinator

Jane is responsible for the Messy Church Support Teams of volunteers. She is a former IT professional but has been a local Messy Church leader for over 10 years. Jane’s voluntary work includes being part of her Church’s Children & Families team and running the youth club.

Jane lives in Nottingham and is married to Andy. They have two sons. Aside from Messy Church, Jane loves football and when she’s not standing in the cold and wet watching her boys train and play, she enjoys supporting her home town team, Reading FC.

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.