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Regional Coordinator for Wellington, New Zealand

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 15 Aug 2018

Welcome Diane Stevens, new Regional Coordinator for Wellington in New Zealand! Diane joins a growing team of Regional Coordinators supporting New Zealand.

Regional Coordinator for Sheffield

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 06 Aug 2018

Welcome to Suzanne Morton, Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Sheffield! We have been waiting to fill this gap for a very long time so we are delighted that Suzanne has decided to join the network.

Regional Coordinator for North East & East Derbyshire

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 11 Jul 2018

Welcome Linda Cooper, new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for North East & East Derbyshire. Linda is keen to support and pray for the registered Messy Churches in this region. Please contact Linda to encourage her and register your Messy Church with us if you have not already done so.

Welsh-speaking Llan Llanast

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 05 Jul 2018

Llannerch-y-medd is a rural village of about 1,400 people and the old market town of Anglesey; it is in the heart of Anglesey. There are three places of worship, a church and two chapels, with a combined attendance of under 20 between them. Messy Church (Llan Llanast) meets once a month in the Steision y Cafe (Station Cafe) on a Wednesday afternoon after school.

Regional Coordinator for North Oxfordshire

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 04 Jul 2018

Welcome Julie Swann, the new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for North Oxfordshire. Julie says:

Mini Messy Church

Posted by Lucy Moore on 29 Jun 2018

Recently, we’ve been receiving a few requests from churches wondering whether it is okay for them to call what they are doing ‘Mini Messy Church’, and this has got us thinking as a team. Is the idea of Mini Messy Church a really great idea, or is it something that actually goes against the values of Messy Church?

Regional Coordinator for Newport and East South Wales

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 26 Jun 2018

Welcome to Helen Jones, your new Regional Coordinator for Newport and East in South Wales. Helen says:

Messy brokenness, or kintsugi for beginners

Posted by Lucy Moore on 08 Jun 2018

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?...

Regional Coordinators for Western Australia

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 25 May 2018

Welcome to Rob and Robyn Douglas, new Regional Coordinators for Western Australia. Rob and Robyn join Greg Ross supporting this large state.

Regional Coordinator for Buckinghamshire

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 24 May 2018

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.

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