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Blog posts for 2016-11

Messy Cumbria excitement

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 23 Nov 2016 (0 comments)

I joined the Diocese of Carlisle and Methodists in Cumbria and Lancashire recently. I met wonderful missional Messy Church leaders, teams and enquirers at a training day and launch. Bishop Rob Freeman, Bishop of Penrith, launched the Messy Cumbria initiative which invites Messy Churches to become core members of Messy Cumbria, irrespective of what denomination they are.

Safety First Doesn't Work

Posted by Lucy Moore on 21 Nov 2016 (2 comments)

The Archbishop of Canterbury says some very helpful stuff in a filmed interview with Barry ‘Subtle Shirts’ Hill for the Fresh Expressions gathering. One phrase which stood out for me is the encouragement to take risks: ‘Safety First doesn’t work these days.’ He’s not talking about leaving the hot glue gun out for the toddlers to play with, but rather an encouragement to try new things and not get our knickers in a twist if – when – we fail. It’s a real permission to be brave and say, ‘What if we….?’

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Regional Coordinator for North Wales - East

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 17 Nov 2016 (0 comments)

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.

Angel Go!

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 16 Nov 2016 (0 comments)

Jo Birkby is the Children and Families Worker at Holy Trinity & St Saviour's Churches, Knaphill with Brookwood in Woking, Surrey. Jo has recently had a God-inspired moment, leading to a family community activity, similar to the Messy Nativity Sheep Trail but with a trendy twist! Messy creativity at it's best! Jo says:

Messy Pet Blessing Down Under

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 15 Nov 2016 (0 comments)

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.

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