Regional Coordinator for Western Adelaide

Welcome Fiona Weckert! Fiona joins the new Regional Coordinator team in South Australia. She will be supporting Messy Churches in Adelaide - West.

Regional Coordinator for South Australia - north region

Welcome Gail Edwards, new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for South Australia - north region. Gail is a member of the Burra District Uniting Church, involved in the ministry team, local outreach and admin. Gail became interested in Messy Church early on and spoke to the church council and ministry team, agreeing to coordinate hospitality and support admin and resource. Gail also runs Messy Street Fair each year.

Regional Coordinator moves from Lichfield & Tamworth region to Stoke-on-Trent

Welcome Naomi Savage as the new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Stoke-on-Trent! Naomi is switching her Regional Coordinator role from the Lichfield and Tamworth region over to Stoke, as she starts a new job at The Church in the Westlands in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Naomi will be the Children's and Families Worker. Please pray for Naomi during all of her transitions.

Regional Coordinator moves from London to Devon

Welcome Michelle Farrelly, new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for North and South Devon. Michelle joins Regional Coordinator Mel Cleveland, Regional Coordinator for Exeter and East Devon, supporting Messy Churches in this glorious county.

Regional Coordinator Kapiti, Manawatu, Whanganui and Manaia, New Zealand

Welcome Carrole Lewis, new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Kapiti, Manawatu, Whanganui and Manaia in New Zealand. We are delighted that the New Zealand team of Regional Coordinators has doubled in size!

Regional Coordinator for South Auckland, New Zealand

Welcome Tarnya Burge as new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for South Auckland, New Zealand. The New Zealand team of Regional Coordinators keeps on growing!

Regional Coordinator for Wellington, New Zealand

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

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

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

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

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

Regional Coordinator for Newport and East South Wales

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

Regional Coordinators for Western Australia

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

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.

Regional Coordinator for Chelmsford and South Essex

Welcome to Tina Bailes, new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Chelmsford and South Essex. Tina joins Gillian Warren and Trish Hahn on the Essex Regional Coordinator team.

Regional Coordinator for Bay of Plenty, Eastland, Hawkes Bay, Waikato, Taranaki in New Zealand

Welcome Jocelyn Czerwonka, Regional Coordinator for the Bay of Plenty, Eastland, Hawkes Bay, Waikato, Taranaki in New Zealand. Jocelyn joins Richard Stevens and Angela Brown in the new NZ Regional Coordinator team.

Regional Coordinator for Cornwall West

Welcome Mary Judkins, new Regional Coordinator for Cornwall West. Mary lives near St Ives in Cornwall and coordinates a Messy Church at St Anta, Carbis Bay.

Regional Coordinator for Cornwall North and East

Welcome to Ann Sumra, your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Cornwall North and East. 

Regional Coordinator for Exeter and East Devon

Welcome to Mel Cleveland, who is your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Exeter and East Devon. Mel has years of Messy experience and says:

Regional Coordinator for Canterbury, New Zealand

Welcome to Angela Brown, your new Regional Coordinator for Canterbury in New Zealand. Angela joins a growing team of NZ Regional Coordinators and brings a wealth of experise to the role.

Regional Coordinator for Manawatu, Wellington, Top of the South, Otago NZ

Welcome to Richard Stevens, your new Regional Coordinator for Manawatu, Wellington, Top of the South and Otago in New Zealand.  Richard is passionate about Messy Church and has been actively involved for the past eight years. He is married to Diane, who heads up their local Messy Church in Lower Hutt near Wellington. Richard has been on the national NZ Advisory Board and now chairs the National Team.

Messy Church Regional Coordinator in the Netherlands

Welcome to Nelleke Plomp as Messy Church Regional Coordinator in the Netherlands. Last year we announced a different Regional Coordinator, but due to her ill health we are sad that she has retired from the role. We pray for her speedy recovery. Nelleke Plomp is filling this role for the present, and we warmly welcome her! We love working with Nelleke and her team at Kliederkerk, our official 'home' for Messy Church in the Netherlands.

Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Doncaster

Welcome to Alison Powell, your new Regional Coordinator for the Doncaster region of South Yorkshire. We are delighted with this appointment and the link it has with the Centenary Project in Sheffield.

Southport Regional Coordinator

Welcome to Nigel Mawdsley, who is the new Regional Coordinator for Southport, Merseyside. We are delighted with Nigel's appointment and he is keen to visit and support the Messy Churches in the region. We are also encouraged by the Messy Methodist ministry which takes place in this region. Watch this space.

Regional Coordinator for North-East London

Welcome to Tom Donoghue, who will be praying for and supporting the registered Messy Churches in the North-East London region. Tom is the Family and Children's Work Coordinator at Loughton Methodist Church. We are delighted that Tom has joined the Regional Coordinator network and encourage any unregistered Messy Churches in the North-East London region to register and get linked up to our Messy Church BRF family! 

Additional Regional Coordinator for Rochester

Welcome to Carol Kitchener, who is joining Caroline Clarke, as a Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Rochester. With over 80 registered Messy Churches in their region, we are delighted that Carol and Caroline are working together to offer so much prayer and support.

Regional Coordinator for California, Hawaii & Southwest USA

Welcome to Marty Drake, who joins Leyla Wagner as a Messy Church Regional Coordinator for California, Hawaii and Southwest USA!

Regional Coordinator for California, Hawaii & Southwest USA

Welcome to Leyla Wagner, new Regional Coordinator for California, Hawaii and Southwest USA! Leyla is joined by Marty Drake as joint Regional Coordinators for this huge region.  Lucy and Jane met Leyla at the Messy Church International Conference in 2016 and we are delighted to welcome her to the Regional Coordinator network.

Regional Coordinator for Brisbane North and Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Welcome Brenton Prigge as Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Brisbane North and Sunshine Coast! We are delighted that Brenton continues as a Regional Coordinator for Messy Church but now on the other side of Australia! Brenton was a Regional Coordinator for Western Australia and spent many years actively involved in Messy Churches in the Busselton region and beyond, working with the First Third Ministry in the Uniting Church Synod of WA. Before that, Brenton was in South Africa and was born in Johannesburg.

Regional Coordinator for South Cotswolds

Welcome Helen Venn, your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for South Cotswolds! We have created a new region to encompass lots of Messy Churches in need of support and Helen is keen to offer advice and prayer. Helen worships at the delightful Malmesbury Abbey and has years of Messy Church experience to share.

Regional Coordinator for Central Queensland Australia

Welcome to Suzy Sitton, your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Central Queensland, Australia! God continues to grow the Messy Church network in Australia so we are delighted that Suzy is able to pray for and support the Messy Churches there. Suzy is the minister at St Andrew's Uniting Church in Yeppoon and the Messy Church team is currently planning to take Messy Church out into the community. 

Regional Coordinator for Pennsylvania USA

Welcome to Anais Hussian in Pittsburg! Anais is your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Pennsylvania. Her Messy enthusiasm is infectious!  Anais is a United Methodist deacon serving as the Christian Education Director at First United Methodist Church of Pittsburg. She has a passion for embracing the joy, play and mess of God in both the church and the world. In her free time, Anais enjoys doing yoga, baking and creating wonderfully messy art projects.

North and South Carolina USA Regional Coordinator

Welcome to Johannah Myers in Greenville, South Carolina, USA! Johannah is a new addition to the US Regional Coordinator network and the Director of Christian Formation at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Wiltshire

Welcome to Hannah Tarring, your new Regional Coordinator for Wiltshire. Hannah coordinates a relatively new Messy Church and is keen to support others, whether similarly new to exploring Messy Church or well established in this all-age ministry. Hannah says:

Regional Coordinator for Virginia USA

Welcome Cindy Banek as your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Virginia, USA! We are delighted that Cindy has joined the Regional Coordinator network and pray for her and her new role in the States.

Regional Coordinator for Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Welcome to Liz Durber, your new Regional Coordinator for Stoke in Staffordshire. We are delighted that Liz is joining the Regional Coordinator network and we encourage the Messy Churches in the Stoke region to contact Liz for prayer and support.

Additional Messy Church Regional Coordinator for North Wales - West

Welcome to Kirsty Williams, who joins Rev Kevin Ellis as a Regional Coordinator for North Wales - West! We are delighted that Kirsty is joining the network and she is keen to contact, support and pray for the Messy Church registrations in the region. Kirsty is based in Ynys Mon, Anglesey with her husband and son and is very involved with lots of Messy Churches there.

Regional Coordinator for Cheshire East

Welcome to Rachel Mason, your new Regional Coordinator for Cheshire East! 

New Norfolk Regional Coordinators

Welcome to Jonathan Richardson and Anna Walker who are your new Messy Church Regional Coordinators for Norfolk!

New Regional Coordinator for Lichfield and Tamworth, Staffordshire

Welcome Naomi Savage who is to be your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Lichfield and Tamworth in Staffordshire. Naomi is the Children's and Youth Worker at Holy Trinity Church, Wilnecote and also for the Tamworth Deanery. She was a primary school teacher in Birmingham and enjoys travelling, reading, eating out with friends and walking up mountains! Naomi has recently been to the Aegean Sea to travel some of Paul's missionary journeys to Athens, Corinth and Ephesus.

Regional Coordinator for Burton on Trent, Staffordshire

Welcome to Caroline Green, the new Regional Coordinator for Burton on Trent in Staffordshire! Caroline is a Messy Church coordinator with her friend Sue at Winshill Churches Together Messy Church, held at Winshill Methodist Church. They set up their Messy Church in October 2012. They are part of a very busy knitting community, who, each Advent, knit and crochet angels for the community. They thrive on community projects!

New Regional Coordinator for Basingstoke, Hampshire

Welcome Jennifer Martin, your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Basingstoke in Hampshire! Jennifer is eager to pray for and support the Messy Churches in her region and is the coordinator at Hook Messy Church.

Messy Regional Coordinator for Westphalia, Germany

Welcome Andreas Isenburg, your Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Westphalia in Germany! Some of you will remember Andreas as he joined us at the Messy Church International Conference in 2016. He is constantly travelling and discovering more and more Fresh Expressions of Church and works as a minister with Amt fur missionarische Dienste in Dortmund, members of the Protestant Church of Germany.

Eden Valley Cumbria Regional Coordinator

Welcome to Veronica Priest, our Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Eden Valley in Messy Cumbria! Veronica joins Deacon Melanie Beaven and Syl Hunt in a growing Regional Coordinator team. 

New Regional Coordinator for the Netherlands

Continuing to work together and support God's growth of mission for families, we are delighted to announce Nelleke Matsinger as Regional Coordinator for the Netherlands. Nelleke is on the Projects Team at Kliederkerk and is developing a network of Regional Coordinators across the Netherlands; we are sharing our good practice and Messy stories with each other.

Regional Coordinator for Scottish Highlands

Nicola Slater, in addition to being your Messy Forces Coordinator, is kindly taking on the role of Scottish Highlands Regional Coordinator! Thank you, Nicola!

Regional Coordinator for Ripon, Bradford and Wakefield

We are delighted to welcome Sammi Tooze, who is your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Ripon, Bradford and Wakefield! Sammi joins Rachel Gotobed (RC Leeds) and Dawn Moore (RC Huddersfield) in the Regional Coordinator team for West Yorkshire.  Sammi is a member of the Diocese of Leeds Church Growth team. She enjoys playing and singing early music, particularly renaissance. Sammi is very involved in the worship team at York Minster and loves drinking tea. Contact Sammi for prayer and support.

Regional Coordinator for South West Hertfordshire

Welcome to Laura Graham-Brown, who is your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for South-West Hertfordshire. What an encouragement this is when we have been appealing for so long in this particular region! Laura is brimming with enthusiasm and is keen to support the registered Messy Churches in the south-west of this region, which includes Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Watford.

Carlisle Cumbrian Coordinator

Welcome Deacon Melanie Beaven, new Regional Coordinator for Carlisle & North, Cumbria! Melanie is the first of hopefully a team of Regional Coordinators across Messy Cumbria, supporting Syl Hunt (RC Cumbria). Melanie supports two Messy Churches, works ecumenically, is about to start another Messy Church and is passionate about creating Messy gatherings for those families more isolated in rural areas. Melanie says:

New Coordinator for Swansea, Neath & Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire

Welcome Rhian Bridgens, Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Swansea, Neath & Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire in South Wales. Rhian is coordinator of Waterfront Community Church Messy Church, Swansea.

Derby and South new Messy Regional Coordinator

Welcome to Ruth Attwood, your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Derby and South. Ruth is keen to communicate with all the Messy Churches registered in this region of Derbyshire to offer prayer support, communicate all things Messy and encourage them in their Messy mission! Ruth is Coordinator at St Wystan's Messy Church in Repton. She says:

Messy Shetland & Orkney

Welcome to Rachel Brown your new Regional Coordinator for the Shetland Islands and Orkney.  Rachel works for the Salvation Army in Lerwick as the Community Development Worker. Rachel's association with Messy Church began in Kirkwall, Orkney, where she began a Messy Tots. She has introduced a similar group to Lerwick and helps out at neighbouring Messy Churches. 

Regional Coordinator for Rochester

We are delighted that Caroline Clarke will continue to support the many Messy Churches in the Rochester region. Caroline was assisting Canon Jean Kerr, our previous RC, before her recent retirement. She will now become the Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Rochester, where she is the Diocesan Community Engagement Adviser and CreditWise Team Leader. Contact Caroline for prayer and support.

Forest of Dean Regional Coordinator

Welcome to Sandie Bradley who is your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire! Sandie loves communicating and encouraging and we are delighted that she has agreed to take on this role.

Capital Coordinator!

Welcome to Julie Gear who is your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Canberra/Goulburn NSW in Australia.  We are delighted that Julie joins the growing team of RCs in Australia. Julie is married to Ross and mother to Isaac, Jonah and Amos. Julie and Ross are associate pastors of Rocky Hill Church in East Goulburn New South Wales. Over the past nine years, in Melbourne and Bega, Julie has been involved in leading a Mainly Music group, has been a children's and families minister, coordinated Sunday Club and set up a Messy Church.

Announcing our new Messy Science Coordinator

How wonderful that in conjunction with Messy Church Does Science, the funding awarded to the project, the resources connected to it, and the excitement as we consider experimenting in our Messy Church sessions, we can announce Revd Dr Dave Gregory as our Messy Science Coordinator!

Regional Coordinator for North Wales - East

Welcome to Norma Mollard as our Regional Coordinator for North Wales - East! Norma is on the Messy Church team at St Matthew's Church, Buckley in Flintshire. She is retired, but more than busy looking after her animals and enjoying her voluntary work. Norma cares for a new puppy, a cat, hens, a tortoise and more. Norma is also an organist and has been fully engaged in her local church life.

Messy Pet Blessing Down Under

Western Australia Regional Coordinator Rev Greg Ross recently shared the good news of St Augustine's Messy Church first Messy Pet Blessing in Bunbury Western Australia.

Regional Coordinator team in Denmark

Welcome to Carolyne Rasmussen and Lene Ronne Pedersen who join Karen Markussen as Regional Coordinators in Denmark.  With the growth of Messy Churches in Denmark and the inspiration and enthusism gained from the Messy Church International Conference, Carolyne, Lene and Karen have been Skyping and planning and their roles at the moment will be:

Award for Isle Of Man Regional Coordinator

Congratulations to Nancy Clague, Regional Coordinator on the Isle Of Man! Nancy is one of two recipients of a new annual award, introduced by Bishop Robert. Nancy has been awarded the Bishop Thomas Wilson award for mission. Bishop Wilson was Bishop of the Isle Of Man from 1698-1755 and had the Gospels translated into Manx, so that the populatin could read them. 

Regional Coordinator authorised as a Lay Pioneer

Congratulations to Sherida Chambers, Regional Coordinator for Rotherham, who has been authorised as a Lay Pioneer for the Diocese of Sheffield, one of four brand new lay appointments in the diocese.

Regional Coordinator for Wigan

Welcome to Tracey Fitzsimmons! Tracey is Regional Coordinator for Wigan, a town and region with complex boundaries and areas, often falling into Greater Manchester or Merseyside or Lancashire. BUT from now on Tracey will support the Messy Churches registered there, tidying them up into a Regional Coordinator Region of their own!

Messy Devon vacancies

Calling all Messy Churches in Devon! Devon is a large county and we have ninety Messy Churches waiting for prayer and support! We have divided the region into three areas: North Devon, Exeter and East Devon, South Devon. It is hoped that we can develop a team of volunteer Regional Coordinators in each area to offer support to the many Messy Churches.  God is continuing to grow this all-age ministry and we are hearing such wonderful stories of how God is touching the lives of so many families.

Messy Forces Coordinator

Welcome to Nicola Slater, our new Messy Forces Coordinator! Nicola is a forces wife based at RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, where she coordinates a Messy Church each month.  Messy patterns of family life, on forces bases, means regularity of events and groups are more difficult, but Nicola believes Messy Church fits in well. There are around fifty RAF stations in the UK and many more army barracks and Naval bases. 

Growing Messy Church in Sweden

Welcome to Kerstin Oderhem our new Regional Coordinator in South Sweden.  Kerstin is a Regional Director in the Swedish Evangelical Mission. Kerstin joins the new Swedish RC team along with Marianne (North Sweden); Tin (Mid Sweden) and Olle (West coast of Sweden and National Contact Person). We are delighted with how Messy Church is growing in Sweden and ask you to pray for the new RC team and their plans for training and supporting the Swedish Messy Church network.

Messy Huddersfield region

Welcome to Dawn Moore! Dawn is your new Messy Regional Coordinator for the Huddersfield region of West Yorkshire. 

Growing team of Regional Coordinators in Lancashire

Lancashire is a big county! We welcome Rev Mary Ashton, from Euxton Parish Church, who joins Kai Bland as a Regional Coordinator in Lancashire. Mary is an associate vicar at Euxton, where her husband is vicar, and has Messy Church experience from when she was in Guildford. She is enjoying overseeing the family ministry at Euxton since arriving approximately 18 months ago.

Regional Coordinator for Rotherham

Welcome to Sherida Chambers! Sherida is your new Regional Coordinator for Rotherham in South Yorkshire. She coordinates a Messy Church at St Francis' in Bramley and is soon to be licenced a Lay Pioneer.

Messy Vintage Coordinator

Welcome to Katie Norman, our latest coordinator with a specialist focus. Katie is our first Messy Vintage Coordinator supporting the wonderful work among older people. Lucy Moore shares the Messy Vintage story:

More Messy support for NSW and ACT in Australia

Welcome to Emma Parr who will be supporting Regional Coordinators Richard Turnbull and Kaye Lewis in NSW and ACT, Australia. Emma will be our Messy NSW and ACT Support Coordinator as more Messy Churches register with us. 

Messy Church Coordinator for Social Action

Welcome to Kathy Bland, our new Messy Church Social Action Coordinator! Kathy has been part of the Leominster Priory Messy Church team since 2010. She is Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Herefordshire and South Shropshire as well as working part-time for the Diocese of Hereford's Young People's Team.

Growing the Swedish Regional Coordinators Team

Welcome to Tin Mörk, our new Regional Coordinator for Mid Sweden! Tin joins Olle Philipsson and Marianne Hellgren to support the Messy Churches in Sweden. She is keen to discover how things are going for the leaders, as she works for the Fresh Expressions team in Sweden (New Ways of Being Church).

Regional Coordinator for Sydney Australia

Welcome to Kaye Lewis,our new Messy Church Regional Coordinator in Sydney - Central Metro in New South Wales, Australia. Kaye joins Beth Nicholls and Richard Turnbull to support Messy Churches on the East coast of Australia.

Tasmania has second Regional Coordinator

Welcome to a second Regional Coordinator in Tasmania. Jenny Cowley will become Regional Coordinator for South Tasmania, joining Amanda Nichholas for North Tasmania. Jenny works for Scripture Union and is an ex teacher. She has worked in Children's ministry for over 30 years and enjoys camps and outdoor adventures. You can find your Messy Church Regional Coordinator on our website.

Lancashire Regional Coordinator successor

Many of you will be aware of the great sadness we felt when Debbie Peatman, Regional Coordinator for Lancashire, passed away this year. Some of you were inspired, by Debbie's words and encouragement as a Get Messy! magazine writer, to have a try at a Messy Communion. Debbie will be missed so much.

New Messy Regional Coordinator for Australia

Welcome to Richard Turnbull! Richard is your new Messy Regional Coordinator for Newcastle and surrounds in NSW Australia. Richard coordinates a Messy Church at Toronto Anglican Church on Lake Macquarie where his wife Julie is the vicar. We met both Richard and Julie at the Messy Church International Conference in May.  Richard is our first Regional Coordinator in NSW and we are so pleased to have him join our Messy network.

New Messy Church Regional Coordinator in West US

Welcome to Roberta Egli, our new Messy Regional Coordinator in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, US. Roberta helps coordinate a Messy Church at Trinity United Methodist Church, Eugene in Oregon.