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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.

Posted by Lucy Moore on 01 May 2018 (0 comments)

Discipleship Pilot: ‘Doing what we do even better’

As the third of three blogs on our Discipleship Pilot, this blog explores what we mean by just ‘doing what we do better’.

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 30 Apr 2018 (0 comments)

Welcome Mary Judkins, new Regional Coordinator for Cornwall West. Mary lives near St Ives in Cornwall and coordinates a Messy Church at St Anta, Carbis Bay.

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 27 Apr 2018 (0 comments)

Welcome to Ann Sumra, your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Cornwall North and East. 

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 27 Apr 2018 (0 comments)

Welcome to Mel Cleveland, who is your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Exeter and East Devon. Mel has years of Messy experience and says:

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