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New Norfolk Regional Coordinators

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 08 Aug 2017

Welcome to Jonathan Richardson and Anna Walker who are your new Messy Church Regional Coordinators for Norfolk!

Gemma's Messy Story

Posted by BRF Comms team on 27 Jul 2017

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. 

The hidden story behind our Messy teams

Posted by Lucy Moore on 24 Jul 2017

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:

Hidden Figures

Posted by Martin Gee on 24 Jul 2017

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

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

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:

Regional Coordinator for Burton on Trent, Staffordshire

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 07 Jul 2017

Welcome to Caroline Green, the new Regional Coordinator for Burton on Trent in Staffordshire! Caroline is a Messy Church coordinator with her friend Sue at Winshill Churches Together Messy Church, held at Winshill Methodist Church. They set up their Messy Church in October 2012. They are part of a very busy knitting community, who, each Advent, knit and crochet angels for the community. They thrive on community projects!

New Regional Coordinator for Basingstoke, Hampshire

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 06 Jul 2017

Welcome Jennifer Martin, your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Basingstoke in Hampshire! Jennifer is eager to pray for and support the Messy Churches in her region and is the coordinator at Hook Messy Church.

Three ways Messy Church is being prophetic in our time

Posted by Martyn Payne on 03 Jul 2017

Messy Church is proving to be a catalyst for change within established churches. It is giving them permission to step outside inherited thinking about how church should look and behave, and has set many of them free to experiment with new ways of being church for the 21st century.

Messy Regional Coordinator for Westphalia, Germany

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 27 Jun 2017

Welcome Andreas Isenburg, your Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Westphalia in Germany! Some of you will remember Andreas as he joined us at the Messy Church International Conference in 2016. He is constantly travelling and discovering more and more Fresh Expressions of Church and works as a minister with Amt fur missionarische Dienste in Dortmund, members of the Protestant Church of Germany.