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Welcome to three new Regional Coordinators in Scotland!

Jen Robertson works for Scripture Union Scotland and Hamilton Presbytery of the Church of Scotland and will support Messy Churches in Lanarkshire.

Paul Wilson is a Messy Church coordinator at Auldhouse Community Church and will support Glasgow and Ayrshire.

Welcome to Robin Jones, who is the new Regional Coordinator in Havant, Hampshire! Robin will be joining Regional Coordinator Lesley Baker to support and pray for the registered Messy Churches in this region. The Hampshire team of Regional Coordinators has now grown to ten. Thank you for the huge encouragement this gives to the BRF Messy Church team!

It takes a lot of time to prepare for three days of seminars and workshops at the Hand in Hand Children's and Family Conference at Eastbourne each year, but the effort was made more than worthwhile last weekend. We heard so many stories of how God is at work in our Messy communities.

I love teams. I love working with teams. Today was so much more enjoyable because of teamwork. This morning my L19 Who Let The Dads Out? team welcomed the dads and young children back to St Mary's Grassendale after a short break, due to church hall roof repairs, and cooked bacon baps and offered delicious sponsored coffee. Not only did the dads come back but we welcomed three new babies for the first time too.

God is at work in Queensland, Australia! Thank you Sue and Glen Taylor and Beth Nicholls for your Regional Coordinator support in this huge part of the continent.

Welcome to Paula Finch! Paula is our new Regional Coordinator for Portsmouth and joins seven other Regional Coordinators in Hampshire. Paula is keen to get going, praying for and supporting the Messy Churches in this region.

As we continue to grow a Regional Coordinator team in West Yorkshire we welcome Rachel Gotobed who will support over twenty registered Messy Churches in the Leeds region. Rachel works for The Salvation Army in children's and family ministry. She has experience in running many church groups.

How happy is Lucy Moore? Her team of Regional Coordinators to support Messy Churches in Hampshire is growing rapidly! Welcome Lesley Baker who will support Messy Churches in Havant and the surrounds plus Edwina Cussen and Sandra Williams for the Andover region. After Lucy's Haring Around Hampshire fundraising weekend she is Happy in Hampshire with this news.

Chris Barnett in Melbourne, Australia, is doing a wonderful job finding Regional Coordinators to support the growing numbers of Messy Churches in Victoria. We welcome Murray Purkiss to the Victoria RC team! Murray will be supporting the Messy Churches in the Northern Victoria region.What an encouragement he is to us as he joins this rapidly expanding network.

Messy knitters! Well done Seascale Messy Church in Cumbria! After knitting squares in the Blind Bartimaeus session, as suggested by Anne Offler in the Get Messy! magazine Jan-April 2015 issue, they gave the blanket to a church member who had fallen ill. Now they just can't stop knitting and have knitted lots more blankets to send to Nepal! 

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