The Messy blog

Regional Coordinator for Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 03 Sep 2017

Welcome to Liz Durber, your new Regional Coordinator for Stoke in Staffordshire. We are delighted that Liz is joining the Regional Coordinator network and we encourage the Messy Churches in the Stoke region to contact Liz for prayer and support.

Reflecting on our Messy Churches

Posted by Martyn Payne on 01 Sep 2017

I have so enjoyed my many Messy Church visits during these last years with the team… over 200 Messy Church meals, celebrations and journeys all round the UK, alongside at least 100 more opportunities to meet teams and leaders at training events and Messy Meet-ups. What amazing pioneer ministers you all are! I shall miss this so much when I step back from this role in December. But these final months do, I suppose, give me even more excuse to reflect on what God is doing in and through Messy Church, while I am still in the midst of the Mess.

New regional coordinators and an angelic idea

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 01 Sep 2017

Angelic greetings to our new Regional Coordinators Andreas Isenburg in Westphalia, Germany; Jennifer Martin in Basingstoke, Hampshire; Naomi Savage in...

Additional Messy Church Regional Coordinator for North Wales - West

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 28 Aug 2017

Welcome to Kirsty Williams, who joins Rev Kevin Ellis as a Regional Coordinator for North Wales - West! We are delighted that Kirsty is joining the network and she is keen to contact, support and pray for the Messy Church registrations in the region. Kirsty is based in Ynys Mon, Anglesey with her husband and son and is very involved with lots of Messy Churches there.

Regional Coordinator for Cheshire East

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 25 Aug 2017

Welcome to Rachel Mason, your new Regional Coordinator for Cheshire East! 

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.