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Blog posts for 2016-09

Regional Coordinator authorised as a Lay Pioneer

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 29 Sep 2016 (0 comments)

Congratulations to Sherida Chambers, Regional Coordinator for Rotherham, who has been authorised as a Lay Pioneer for the Diocese of Sheffield, one of four brand new lay appointments in the diocese.

Regional Coordinator for Wigan

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 27 Sep 2016 (0 comments)

Welcome to Tracey Fitzsimmons! Tracey is Regional Coordinator for Wigan, a town and region with complex boundaries and areas, often falling into Greater Manchester or Merseyside or Lancashire. BUT from now on Tracey will support the Messy Churches registered there, tidying them up into a Regional Coordinator Region of their own!

Sitting still

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 26 Sep 2016 (0 comments)

For around eight years I have been running around at each L19 Messy Church session. ‘Have you got all that you need?’ ‘Can I help you to find something?’ ‘Thank you for visiting us. Let me show you where to put your pram.’ ‘We’ve run out of paper plates! I’ll just pop out for some more.’ But this month I had to sit still! This month, our lovely regular welcoming family at the Welcome Table awoke to a surprise gift from a family member – tickets to the Davis Cup!

Messy Harvest ideas

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 23 Sep 2016 (0 comments)

We have been adding more pins to our Messy Church Pinterest Boards and as we begin the autumn season, in the UK, we have been focusing on the Messy Harvest Board in particular. Enjoy the leafy crafts and activities, fruity recipes, Celebration Time ideas, soup and stews recipes and more!

The Season of Creation

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 20 Sep 2016 (0 comments)

Thank you to Sue Taylor at Messy Church at Sherwood Anglican, Brisbane Australia. Sue reminds me that even when you have been using a single prayer activity yourself for a long time, it can cause quite an impact for others.

Sue says: