Messy Church

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Publicity

A lovely email with some great tips on using Facebook for publicity. Thank you Jonathan Davie of Hamilton Baptist Church in Scotland.

Hi Lucy, I'm Jonathan, the big lad you spoke to at Deep Impact, about to launch a Messy Church! I promised to let you know how we got on.

You can now get branded Messy Church badges for your team.

Size & pricing

My badges are custom made for all sorts of purposes and come in 3 different sizes:

  • Small - 25mm diameter - 60p each
  • Medium - 38mm diameter - 80p each
  • Large - 58mm diameter - £1 each

If you have a design you would like me to turn into a badge or range of badges or would like me to put something together with your own ideas, please let me know.

We have teamed up with CPO to offer a range of Messy Church resources to help you publicise your Messy Church - from bookmarks to banners, stickers to hoodies.

Messy Church appeared on BBC South Today recently.

We have teamed up with CPO to offer a range of Messy Church resources to help you publicise your Messy Church - from bookmarks to banners, stickers to hoodies.

Thanks to Mike Brydon and his team for this very wacky video clip to promote their Messy Church in South Shields. It starts, 'So you think church is boring?' Huge fun, thank you!

 

Mike sent a very excited email after their first one in November:

Someone emailed us recently asking for advice about the name of their Messy Church to-be. I found the question raised a lot of issues, so I've anonymised the reply I sent and copied it below in case you're interested.

Names... it's an interesting one, and you've obviously taken on board some of the 'finer nuances' of the term 'messy', so I won't run through those again.

The short answer is you must call it whatever you feel is best for your community.

It was great to meet the Messy Church leaders from across Poole at a morning Messy Meet-Up, who had worked hard over Christmas at the local business community's Christmas event to provide a Messy experience for families visiting the marquee. The eleven Messy Churches shared the costs of printing up a leaflet with all the contact details and times of the different Messy Churches. They handed out hundreds at the event and one of the Messy Churches there reported that they had had at least one new family as a result.

Many of us are on the hunt for quality Messy Church merchandise. Several suppliers work in cooperation with Messy Church and give a commission to BRF's Messy Church for every item sold, so buying from them is a great way of supporting the central costs of Messy Church.

Thanks to our Canadian Regional (ha ha - Continental perhaps) Coordinator, Sue Kalbfleisch, for passing on this link - an article written by the Ven Patricia Drummond, Archdeacon of Fredericton, about Messy Church and her analysis of why it works.

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