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Despite Brexit, Messy Church is doing its best to maintain the ‘entente cordiale’!

Last month I met up with Marie Billon who is a journalist based in this country working for Reform Magazine in France and I took her along to Messy Church in north east London.  She was interested to write an article about this new style of church that is taking the western world by storm, although to be fair there aren’t any Messy Churches that we know of yet in France.

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:

We love to receive stories of the quiet work that is going on in your Messy Churches. We recently received this information from Karen Stobart:

Kuwakaribisha kila mtu manufaa yake ya kuona wewe hapa (Swahili for 'Welcome everybody it's good to see you here', one of Fischy Music's songs).

Welcome to Jenny Carver, who is our first Messy Church Regional Coordinator in Adelaide, South Australia. Jenny will be praying for and supporting the registered Messy Churches in Adelaide but particularly in the south of the city. It is hoped that a team of Regional Coordinators will be developed.

You can find your Messy Church Regional Coordinator on our Messy Church website.

Welcome to Amanda Nicholas, our first Regional Coordinator in Tasmania. Amanda will support the Messy Churches in North Tasmania and looks forward to welcoming new registrations.

Register your Messy Church on our website. It is free and easy to do. The benefits include being linked up to a Regional Coordinator and that families can find out where you are!

Welcome to Dorothy Hughes, new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for North/West Melbourne in Victoria, Australia!

Dorothy supports Messy Church in her role as Children and Families Ministry Facilitator for the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. She is the sixth member of the growing team of Regional Coordinators in Victoria. 

A new Messy Church registration from Switzerland made us smile as we read about their Messy journey and unusual choice of logo.

 

Kliederkirk is the name given to Messy Church by our friends in the Netherlands.In their recent newsletter to their own 'Messy Church' family of churches they included some top tips on becoming and staying all-age.We thought you might like to read them, especially number 8 with its recommendations for making adults feel welcome at the meal!

Welcome to Wim and Sandra Roose, our new Regional Coordinators in Belgium! This pioneering family moved country to follow God's vision for Messy Church and mission in Brussels.

I think back to 10 years ago, when there was just one church doing Messy Church… BRF hadn’t even taken it on as one of its ‘programmes’… churches were just starting to ask about it, wonder about starting one too… but basically all the training on offer was me telling my church’s story and all of us making it up as we went along. It was a little lonely at times.

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