Welcome to Julie Gear who is your new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Canberra/Goulburn NSW in Australia.
We are delighted that Julie joins the growing team of RCs in Australia. Julie is married to Ross and mother to Isaac, Jonah and Amos. Julie and Ross are associate pastors of Rocky Hill Church in East Goulburn New South Wales. Over the past nine years, in Melbourne and Bega, Julie has been involved in leading a Mainly Music group, has been a children's and families minister, coordinated Sunday Club and set up a Messy Church.
Welcome to a second Regional Coordinator in Tasmania. Jenny Cowley will become Regional Coordinator for South Tasmania, joining Amanda Nichholas for North Tasmania.
Jenny works for Scripture Union and is an ex teacher. She has worked in Children's ministry for over 30 years and enjoys camps and outdoor adventures.
You can find your Messy Church Regional Coordinator on our website.
Many of you will be aware of the great sadness we felt when Debbie Peatman, Regional Coordinator for Lancashire, passed away this year. Some of you were inspired, by Debbie's words and encouragement as a Get Messy! magazine writer, to have a try at a Messy Communion. Debbie will be missed so much.
Welcome to Richard Turnbull! Richard is your new Messy Regional Coordinator for Newcastle and surrounds in NSW Australia. Richard coordinates a Messy Church at Toronto Anglican Church on Lake Macquarie where his wife Julie is the vicar.
We met both Richard and Julie at the Messy Church International Conference in May.
Richard is our first Regional Coordinator in NSW and we are so pleased to have him join our Messy network.
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 Sharon Catchpoole, our new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Metro-Outer East Melbourne in Victoria, Australia! The growing team of Regional Coordinators in Victoria are keen to pray for and support the Messy Churches in their regions. Sharon has lots of experience as a coordinator at St Hilary's Church.
Planning, setting up, running and then clearing up after Messy Church is hard work! It's usually so full on that finding time in all that busyness to pray can be a challenge. In a recent short video clip about prayer Lucy, Jane and I talked about this and made some suggestions which we hope were helpful.
A story to share from Revd Sarah in Bolton:
I just wanted to share something our Messy Church did last week.
Both Messy Churches are run after school on school premises. It does put us at the mercy of school sometimes but we manage and the schools try really hard to accommodate us.
Welcome to Viv Binns who is the new Regional Coordinator for the New Forest and Hordle region of Hampshire. Viv brings vast experience to the growing Hampshire team of Regional Coordinators, and she looks forward to contacting the registered Messy Churches and offering support and prayers. Find your Regional Coordinator on our website.