Meet the Storykeepers team

We’re a small group of Messy Church leaders who have been part of the network for a long time. We provide help and support to the Messy Church team who work for BRF.

Meet the team below.

Charis Lambert

I am a Families and Children's worker at a Baptist Church in Worcester Park, SW London. I have been a part of the Messy Church movement since hearing Lucy speak at a Children's ministry conference in 2007. I returned home thinking 'We can do that!' and we did. Messy Church has been a fantastic way to reach families in the community leading to dedications, baptisms, church attendance, friendship and lots and lots of joy. I also love being part of an international Messy Family meeting and making friends at conferences and training sessions. When I am not being messy (not often!) I love reading, theatre, my family and making cards.

Martyn Payne

Hi there. I retired from the BRF Messy Church team at the of 2017 and since then have been involved in various voluntary roles locally and overseas; I have also worked as a freelancer for BRF. I have recently taken up role as a minister for a village church in Essex and hope to start a Messy Church there as soon as it is possible again.

Alison Thurlow

Alison is married to Paul, they have 3 grown-up children and 1 grandson and for the past 10 years they have been leading a large Messy Church in Yate, Bristol. She is passionate about inter-generational worship and seeing young people involved in leadership at Messy Church.

Paul Thurlow

Paul is married to Alison and together they have run a Messy Church in Yate for 10 years. Paul was part of the planning team for the 2019 International Conference and is a member of the Silver, Blue and Orange Teams. Paul enjoys watching rugby and the Bake Off.