Messy Church

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Blog posts for 2017-07

Gemma's Messy Story

Posted by BRF Comms team on 27 Jul 2017 (0 comments)

I have always felt God’s presence in my life, even as a child. However, I believe that my true path as a Christian, as someone who aspires to be a disciple of Christ, started approximately three years ago.

I had attended church on and off before this, but mainly busied myself with my young family. As my children grew older and started attending nursery, I became more integrated into my community. A friend of mine suggested I try an after-school session called Messy Church. 

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The hidden story behind our Messy teams

Posted by Lucy Moore on 24 Jul 2017 (0 comments)

Some Messy Church events are sadder than others and it's never easy when a member of the team dies. But God is in the difficult times as well. Rev Alison Bennett in Basingstoke shared this moving story of June:

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Hidden Figures

Posted by Florence Jones on 24 Jul 2017 (0 comments)

As part of our Messy Church Does Science project, we're shining a light on famous scientists who were also Christians. For those of you who haven't seen the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures, it follows three black women working at NASA at a time when segregation still existed in US culture. Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson were...

New Regional Coordinator for Lichfield and Tamworth, Staffordshire

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 10 Jul 2017 (0 comments)

Welcome Naomi Savage who is to be your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Lichfield and Tamworth in Staffordshire.

Naomi is the Children's and Youth Worker at Holy Trinity Church, Wilnecote and also for the Tamworth Deanery. She was a primary school teacher in Birmingham and enjoys travelling, reading, eating out with friends and walking up mountains! Naomi has recently been to the Aegean Sea to travel some of Paul's missionary journeys to Athens, Corinth and Ephesus.

Messy Unity

Posted by Martyn Payne on 08 Jul 2017 (1 comment)

It is always so encouraging to receive emails to the BRF Messy Church team which remind us that people are praying for us and for God’s work through Messy Church. We received one such email recently from faithful friends in Essex. This email, though, had something more in it which we felt it would be good to share. It touches on just what God is doing by working across denominations through Messy Church and how this might, for our generation, be fulfilling Christ’s own prayer for unity… namely 'that they might all be one, even as we are one' (John 17:21). Here is the email:

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