Messy Jane on Facebook Live! 12 August - Embracing Change

Jane Leadbetter, Messy Church BRF team member, led the Messy Facebook Live! On Wednesday 12 August. Jane says:

Sharing the Messy Church BRF Facebook Live! responses

What a creative Messy Church family we have! We held our first Messy Church Facebook Live this week, and over 2,000 people were reached in one hour! You shared your ideas online to help each other continue Messy Church from a distance, as the coronavirus halts our normal sessions and activities. What a huge encouragement you are!

Seriously Messy - Remembering

As the UK enters the week when we hold Remembrance Sunday, to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts, we also hear that services to remember loved ones are growing faster than any other kind of service. For some, talking about dying matters can be so difficult that it is avoided and sometimes surpressed.

Ideas for a Messy Confirmation

While Lucy and I were in Canada, we met the Revd Dr Neil Mancor of the Anglican Parish of St George, Ste Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec. He has sent us this outline with photos for a Messy Confirmation service that they held recently. He wondered whether it might contain some useful ideas for anyone else in our Messy family. He writes:

Get Messy! Aussie Add-ons

From our friends in Australia -  Here it is! Full of great ideas for Messy worship, music and prayer, as well as some food for thought and reflections on the International Messy Church Conference.   

New Messy greetings cards

Check out the new range of Messy Church greetings cards at CPO (Christian Publishing and Outreach) including birthday, thank you, personalised and blank options.

Messy Church Pinterest board

Welcome to our new Pinterest board! We are pinning exciting ideas to share with you and to support you and your Messy Churches. We can’t stop pinning! We have boards full of ideas on hospitality, SEND, Celebration ideas, outdoor activities, extreme crafts and so many more!

New exciting resource for faith in the home

Something to investigate for your Messy Church families, from Becky and Adam May at The Teasure Box People... The Treasure Box People are delighted that three months after their successful Kickstarter campaign, the opportunity to buy their Treasure Box is now here.

Gingerbread Nativity prize winners

Congratulations to Canford Parish Church, Wimborne, Dorset, Breakfast@9 group and St Catherine’s Church, Crook, County Durham! Both churches were inspired by Renita Boyle's Gingerbread Nativity book and baked, decorated and displayed their Nativity sets at crib festivals and services. Churches Together in Crook linked the idea with their Messy Nativity Sheep Trail.

Welsh translation for Messy Church - Llan Llanast

Pleased as punch that we now have a Welsh translation for Messy Church - Llan Llanast. When Jane took one photo of Aled and some of the Welsh folk at the day in Aberystwyth, she asked them to shout out Messy Church in Welsh - Llan Llanast! Thanks for everything Aled Davies.