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Posted by Lucy Moore on 07 Feb 2017 (1 comment)

Since the Messy Church forum held in November last year, I continue to reflect on the issues raised by centre/edge tension. This is something that we all face, to a greater or lesser extent.

Here are my musings!

Posted by Lucy Moore on 02 Feb 2017 (0 comments)

We're delighted to announce that BRF has just finalised an agreement for JOP, the organisation behind Kliederkerk, to be the official 'home' for Messy Church in the Netherlands! We've known the Kliederkerk team for well over a year now and they are a total delight to work with, and great believers in cake, so we are all very happy. The work began with Martine and Jonna, whom many of you met at the Conference last year.

Posted by Martyn Payne on 01 Feb 2017 (0 comments)

In the UK around 1.7m children are registered for Free School Meals. Many rely on this as their main meal, or in extreme cases only meal, of the day. When schools stop for the holidays, so does the food and children are going hungry. MakeLunch partner with churches and communities to help feed hungry children in the school holidays. Running MakeLunch in the holidays alongside Messy Church is a brilliant way of connecting with families in your community throughout the year.

Posted by Martyn Payne on 01 Feb 2017 (0 comments)

'Oh no, Dave’s not available this month for Messy Church and possibly for the next two months because of the operation; Doreen’s taking a break because of pressure of work; and it looks like Karen’s cold is turning into flu, so she might not be there either. We’re going to be really pushed to have enough people to staff the activity tables and prepare the Messy meal this month. Good job we can always rely on Peter to tell the Bible story. But what if….'

Posted by Lucy Moore on 27 Jan 2017 (0 comments)

Guildford Diocese has taken the trouble to write a report on Messy Church in their diocese. They've done so because the Church Army Research Unit found that Messy Church is such a significant part of their fresh expressions scene.

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Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 24 Jan 2017 (0 comments)

We are delighted that Caroline Clarke will continue to support the many Messy Churches in the Rochester region. Caroline was assisting Canon Jean Kerr, our previous RC, before her recent retirement. She will now become the Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Rochester, where she is the Diocesan Community Engagement Adviser and CreditWise Team Leader. Contact Caroline for prayer and support.

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 19 Jan 2017 (0 comments)

Welcome to Sandie Bradley who is your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire! Sandie loves communicating and encouraging and we are delighted that she has agreed to take on this role.

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 19 Jan 2017 (0 comments)

Welcome to Julie Gear who is your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Canberra/Goulburn NSW in Australia. 

We are delighted that Julie joins the growing team of RCs in Australia. Julie is married to Ross and mother to Isaac, Jonah and Amos. Julie and Ross are associate pastors of Rocky Hill Church in East Goulburn New South Wales. Over the past nine years, in Melbourne and Bega, Julie has been involved in leading a Mainly Music group, has been a children's and families minister, coordinated Sunday Club and set up a Messy Church.

Posted by Florence Jones on 16 Jan 2017 (0 comments)

I received some feedback about the website last week so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to highlight all the amazing stuff Messy Church has to offer. The team have been very busy recently with various projects, which we definitely don't want you to miss out on.

Here are the top five items that you should definitely take a look at:

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 11 Jan 2017 (0 comments)

How wonderful that in conjunction with Messy Church Does Science, the funding awarded to the project, the resources connected to it, and the excitement as we consider experimenting in our Messy Church sessions, we can announce Revd Dr Dave Gregory as our Messy Science Coordinator!

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