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Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 05 Jul 2018 (0 comments)

Llannerch-y-medd is a rural village of about 1,400 people and the old market town of Anglesey; it is in the heart of Anglesey. There are three places of worship, a church and two chapels, with a combined attendance of under 20 between them. Messy Church (Llan Llanast) meets once a month in the Steision y Cafe (Station Cafe) on a Wednesday afternoon after school.

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 04 Jul 2018 (0 comments)

Welcome Julie Swann, the new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for North Oxfordshire. Julie says:

Posted by Lucy Moore on 29 Jun 2018 (0 comments)

Recently, we’ve been receiving a few requests from churches wondering whether it is okay for them to call what they are doing ‘Mini Messy Church, and this has got us thinking as a team. Is the idea of Mini Messy Church a really great idea, or is it something that actually goes against the values of Messy Church?

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 26 Jun 2018 (0 comments)

Welcome to Helen Jones, your new Regional Coordinator for Newport and East in South Wales. Helen says:

Posted by Lucy Moore on 08 Jun 2018 (0 comments)

You may have seen the beautifully-lit pictures on the web and the meaningful interpretations of the symbolism. The Japanese have an artform known as kintsugi which involves mending a broken pot with molten gold so that the end result is very beautiful in a different way from the original article. I’ve wondered about how this might happen at Messy Church, but have never managed to persuade our treasurer to find the budget for gold nuggets and a young forge. (I mean, how is one supposed to fulfil one’s potential in such miserly circumstances?...

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Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 25 May 2018 (0 comments)

Welcome to Rob and Robyn Douglas, new Regional Coordinators for Western Australia. Rob and Robyn join Greg Ross supporting this large state.

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 24 May 2018 (0 comments)

Welcome to Iain Nash, new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Buckinghamshire! We are delighted that Iain has agreed to take on this role as this large region has been without local support for quite a while. We encourage you to join Iain and help us to build a team of Regional Coordinators from Milton Keynes to High Wycombe. Iain is in Aylesbury.

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 23 May 2018 (0 comments)

Welcome to Tina Bailes, new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Chelmsford and South Essex. Tina joins Gillian Warren and Trish Hahn on the Essex Regional Coordinator team.

Posted by Lucy Moore on 23 May 2018 (0 comments)

It's here! Family Jesus Time is up for grabs and the BRF gnomes are poised at the warehouse, eagerly awaiting your order. (Maybe not gnomes: warehouses are a mystery to me. Could be pixies.)

This is a happy minibook. Jane, Martyn and I enjoyed pulling it together and arguing about what discipleship means. How many family discipleship books have you got which feature a holy hat? How many of those theological hardbacks on your shelf mention washing an elephant? 

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 22 May 2018 (0 comments)

Welcome Jocelyn Czerwonka, Regional Coordinator for the Bay of Plenty, Eastland, Hawkes Bay, Waikato, Taranaki in New Zealand. Jocelyn joins Richard Stevens and Angela Brown in the new NZ Regional Coordinator team.


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