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Blog postChatting with Ben Mizen, our Diocesan Children and Youth Advisor, we were both struck by the importance of the parable of the wheat and the weeds (...
Blog postI was gutted to read the Mr Men book Mr Messy (by Roger Hargreaves and originally published in 1972), who should be, after all, a hero of Messy...
Blog postIt was a very significant day: our first meeting of the Messy Church regional coordinators. Getting twelve busy people from around the UK, as far...
Blog postAt many Messy Fiestas one of the crafts has been to write prayers on a leaf of your own design and hang it on to the Tidbit Tree - a tasteful clear...
Blog postLet me tell you about my Saturday! After a morning spent signing copies of Messy Church 2, The Lord's Prayer Unplugged and The Gospels Unplugged at...
Blog postHave you come across Phoenix Community Ministry in Montreal? They too are very messy in their approach and have centred church around families...
Blog postA rallying call from Elizabeth Caldwell's book (pp. 6-8): To rebuild the household of faith we need to be hospitable, become better listeners, and...
Blog postAgain, coming from Elizabeth Caldwell's book Come Unto Me (see blog entry of 05 Jan 09): TABLES are really important in homes. On the Ikea website...
Blog postElizabeth Caldwell in the book of the previous blog entry, Come Unto Me, describes a 'faith corner' in a home she visited (p. 115) and it got me...
Blog postReading and reflecting on an American book Come Unto Me - Rethinking the sacraments for children by Elizabeth Frances Caldwell (The Pilgrim Press...
Blog postOur Mission Shaped Ministry course advocated 'learning networks' so emphatically that some of us who are on the course and lead Messy Churches in the...
Blog postHad the privilege of popping in on Rev Colin Blake to hear about Mead Vale's Messy Church at the weekend. What fun! It sounds to be going great guns...
Blog postToday's collect was a prayer for a sort of tidiness: Almighty God, who alone can bring order to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity:...
Blog postBeryl Tillin has been thinking about home discipleship. She sent some useful insights in an email. I wonder what you think about the proposition that...
Blog postIf you want to read a bit about where Messy Church fits in with other Fresh Expressions of Church along with a review of a recent Messy Fiesta, have...
Blog postBusy week... busy week... a deanery youth service held at St Wilf's today. I mention this because it fascinated me how doing MC has given us the...
Blog postAnd a quick scoot over the Pennines towards Salford in the afternoon to act as a sounding board for a church in Worsley who are pondering starting a...
Blog postThere are different sorts of mess: some to fight against (Tidy Your Bedroom!), some to glory in. There are different sorts of order: some to fight...
Blog postDo you run a Messy Church in a village? How does being in a village affect the way Messy Church works? Sue Avery's village church is thinking about...
Blog postIt was a very exciting day on Saturday - over a hundred people gathered in Hale to find out more about Messy Church and share ideas. You can imagine...

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