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Welcome to Gillian Warren, the new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for NW Essex. Gillian is involved in a Messy Church in Great Dunmow and is keen to support and pray for the Messy Churches in her region. Contact Gillian for help and if you wish to be linked up to her please register your Messy Church.

I was interviewed this afternoon by Radio 4. The topic: what's the point of The Prayer Book? The question: does Messy Church use The Prayer Book and does it have a liturgy? It's hard to judge how well the interview went – it all was over in 10 minutes! – and anyway they may not even use my contribution, but it did get me thinking.

Welcome Rhiannon Wilmott, who is our new Messy Regional Coordinator for Southampton in Hampshire. Rhiannon coordinates a Messy Church at St Denys SO17 and wishes to encourage anyone in the region to contact her for support and prayers.

Welcome to Rev Moira Astin, our new Regional Coordinator for NW Lincolnshire. Moira is in Scunthorpe where she is hands-on with Messy Churches and passionate about the growth of Fresh Expressions in this region. Please contact Moira for prayer and support.

Welcome to Debbie Hill, our new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Cambridgeshire! Debbie is in Ely and has also just started her new Diocesan role as Children's Work Adviser.

Welcome to Kevin Metcalfe who is our new Messy Regional Coordinator for Dorset. Kevin kindly replaces Kat who is taking time out. Kevin is the Children's and Outreach Worker at St John's Church, Wimborne and he has years of Messy experience dating back to his days in N Ireland. Please pray for Kevin as he takes on this voluntary role for us.

The Web of Prayer Your story: At Messy Church in High Wycombe, Western Australia, we gave people balls of wool to create a massive web. We then got people to write out prayers, or cut out words or pictures to put on the web representing their prayers.

A London Messy Church collected these prayers on the Prayer Tree last week. Looks to me as if spirituality is alive and kicking with these families.

Check out Orison's great resources for interactive prayer spaces in schools.

Nik & Tor emailed from Llanharry with this request:

Messy Prayer is the theme of our next Messy Church and we are just wondering how best to approach it. We'd be grateful for any thoughts that you may have.

Do comment below or email llanharryparishchurch@mail.com.

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