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Blog posts for 2016-10

Bake Off changes/Congregation changes

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 26 Oct 2016 (0 comments)

In the UK, it is the Great British Bake Off final tonight! We await with anticipation to discover whether Candice, Andrew or Jane will be the winner. But then what happens after the end of the series? The TV programme moves to another TV station with different presenters (bar one!) and we wonder what the future holds. We have got used to the pattern and drama that the current presenters bring to each series. Will the change mean joy or disappointment? Will we give it a go and find out and see? Or will we dig our heels firmly into the ground and refuse any change at all?

Messy patience

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 25 Oct 2016 (0 comments)

L19 Messy Church was BIG this month! Big in numbers, with over 150 turning up, and big on surprise! We have no idea why so many turned up and the surprise came in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the creativity hour.

Messy Church Does Science - Writer's day!

Posted by Martyn Payne on 21 Oct 2016 (0 comments)

For one day at the beginning of October a meeting room in our BRF offices in Abingdon became a messy laboratory!

An invited group of dedicated scientists from different disciplines, who are all also involved in a local Messy Church, gathered to share their ideas for the 10 chapters that will make up ‘Messy Church Does Science’.

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Regional Coordinator team in Denmark

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 04 Oct 2016 (0 comments)

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

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 03 Oct 2016 (0 comments)

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. 

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