The Messy blog

Messy wedding!

Posted by Lucy Moore on 07 Mar 2018

Is this the first truly Messy Church wedding? Robin Jones, Regional Coordinator, and Jenny Dickin, both leaders of the original Messy Church in Cowplain, were married on Saturday in a very Messy wedding!

Southport Regional Coordinator

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 02 Feb 2018

Welcome to Nigel Mawdsley, who is the new Regional Coordinator for Southport, Merseyside. We are delighted with Nigel's appointment and he is keen to visit and support the Messy Churches in the region. We are also encouraged by the Messy Methodist ministry which takes place in this region. Watch this space.

Why not put the Celebration first?

Posted by Lucy Moore on 02 Feb 2018

Someone wrote in recently and asked if there was any particular justification for doing Messy Church in the standard order, and why not start with the Celebration? Here’s what I said, in case it’s helpful. You may have other thoughts to add.

Get messy - get social!

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 01 Feb 2018

Well, let's be honest! It is another job to do and we are all busy enough. Is social media even on your Messy Church planning sheet? So why do we consider using social media with our Messy Churches? 

Response to 'Real Me' session

Posted by Lucy Moore on 29 Jan 2018

With social media both as a marvellous boon and a threat to wellbeing, it’s more important than ever to help people understand themselves as loved and valued just as they are. Have you seen the free Real Me Messy Church session?

Regional Coordinator for North-East London

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 26 Jan 2018

Welcome to Tom Donoghue, who will be praying for and supporting the registered Messy Churches in the North-East London region. Tom is the Family and Children's Work Coordinator at Loughton Methodist Church. We are delighted that Tom has joined the Regional Coordinator network and encourage any unregistered Messy Churches in the North-East London region to register and get linked up to our Messy Church BRF family! 

A funny thing happened on my way through the Psalms

Posted by Lucy Moore on 26 Jan 2018

I’m playing with the idea of ‘fun’ again.

Additional Regional Coordinator for Rochester

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 08 Jan 2018

Welcome to Carol Kitchener, who is joining Caroline Clarke, as a Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Rochester. With over 80 registered Messy Churches in their region, we are delighted that Carol and Caroline are working together to offer so much prayer and support.

Awesome places

Posted by Lucy Moore on 05 Jan 2018

I love the story of Jacob’s dream, the theme for January’s Get Messy! session. I love the way it reminds us that whatever our grandparents, parents or carers believe, God wants to be not just our family’s God but our God too in each new generation.

Messy Men at HM Prison Haverigg

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 04 Jan 2018

Messy Men meets monthly on a Sunday morning in HM Prison Haverigg, Cumbria. Cumbria Messy Church Regional Coordinator, Syl Hunt, and her team, share their December 2017 session: Firstly, we thought about Advent and how God wants us to get ready for the birth of his son; to cast aside our worries and our fears; to open our hearts to Jesus and trust him. We had three Messy activities for the men to engage with.