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Messy Church £100 Appeal

Could you or your church give £8.50 a month to keep Messy Church alive?

It’s incredible to think that there are now almost 3,900 Messy Churches in over 25 countries worldwide.

BRF has a dedicated team of just three staff - Lucy, Jane and Miriam - who are committed to supporting Messy Churches.

The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) is the home of Messy Church. Together with the wider resources of BRF, our small but perfectly formed Messy Church team does an incredible amount of work training, advising, resourcing, inspiring and encouraging Messy Churches everywhere. Their vision and all they do is at the heart of the Messy Church movement.

Let’s introduce you...

Messy Church team


Miriam spends some of her time visiting local Messy Churches and gathering information about the network. On Miriam's page you can also read about the work of the lovely Martyn, who retired last year. Miriam is our new Messy Church Intern. More about Miriam.

Jane Leadbetter

Jane has special responsibility for our team of over 100 volunteer Regional and Specialist Coordinators. More about Jane.

Lucy Moore

Lucy is the founder of Messy Church and leads BRF’s Messy Church team. She develops the work of Messy Church both nationally and internationally. More about Lucy.

We need your support

If every Messy Church is able to give £8.50 a month (or £100 a year) or more, this would enable us to continue to invest in the further growth and development of Messy Church. For less than the price of a cinema ticket, you can help more families hear about Jesus and grow in faith.

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For your church

Encourage your church to support Messy Church as part of its regular giving. Download our useful letter and giving form for your church council/PCC/elders/purse holders/secret millionaires!

For more information about how you and your church can support Messy Church, please contact Claire Hackwood via

Thank you for your support.