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Welcome to Steve Kersys who is our new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Chelmsford and South Essex. Steve is the Diocese of Chelmsford Children's and Families Adviser and a huge advocate of Messy Church and it's ministry to our communities.

Hertfordshire has never had a Regional Coordinator! So we are delighted to announce that Becki Chafe, in St Albans, is taking on this supportive role for over fifty registered churches. Becki is the Children's and Families Worker at Christ Church, St Albans, and coordinates a Messy Church with a fantastic team.

Welcome to two more Hampshire Messy Regional Coordinators! Claire Johnson will support Messy Churches in the Fareham West region and Hazel Bagshaw (aka Garry) will support Messy Churches in the Fareham and Gosport region. Please pray for Claire and Garry as they embark on this Messy ministry and join Rhiannon Wilmott in Southampton sharing good practice and encouragement.

God is good! More Regional Coordinators are coming forward to join the wider Messy Church team! Welcome to Heidi Moore, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire! Heidi coordinates the Wakefield Cathedral Messy Church and has a huge team to help her!

Surrey is a big county but lovely Emma Shaw, in Guildford, is keen to help support the Messy Churches there. Emma is Children's and Families Worker at two Guildford churches and welcomes communications, new registrations, sharing and prayers.

There a lots of Messy Churches popping up in the Reading area of Berkshire! Linda Galpin, who coordinates a Messy Church in Woodley, is to be your new Regional Coordinator for Reading and will be contacting any registered Messy Churches to offer prayer and support. Get in touch with Linda and hear her Messy enthusiasm for this all-age ministry.

Welcome to Gillian Warren, the new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for NW Essex. Gillian is involved in a Messy Church in Great Dunmow and is keen to support and pray for the Messy Churches in her region. Contact Gillian for help and if you wish to be linked up to her please register your Messy Church.

I was interviewed this afternoon by Radio 4. The topic: what's the point of The Prayer Book? The question: does Messy Church use The Prayer Book and does it have a liturgy? It's hard to judge how well the interview went – it all was over in 10 minutes! – and anyway they may not even use my contribution, but it did get me thinking.

Welcome Rhiannon Wilmott, who is our new Messy Regional Coordinator for Southampton in Hampshire. Rhiannon coordinates a Messy Church at St Denys SO17 and wishes to encourage anyone in the region to contact her for support and prayers.

Welcome to Rev Moira Astin, our new Regional Coordinator for NW Lincolnshire. Moira is in Scunthorpe where she is hands-on with Messy Churches and passionate about the growth of Fresh Expressions in this region. Please contact Moira for prayer and support.

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