Meet the Prayer team

We make prayer in Messy Church a priority. Ask us for creative prayer ideas to use at your Messy Church, for recommendations of books or other resources about prayer, or send us prayer requests for your Messy Church.

Meet the team below.

Paul Wilson

I live in Ayr Scotland and have been involved in MC for over 10 years. I loved music and running as many 5K's as I can.

Lydia Harrison

I have a passion for Messy Church, as I think it is really important to help everyone understand the love of God and what this can mean in their lives, and to build a relationship with him at home as well as at church. Prayer is a vital part of our life together.

Martyn Payne

Hi there. I retired from the BRF Messy Church team at the of 2017 and since then have been involved in various voluntary roles locally and overseas; I have also worked as a freelancer for BRF. I have recently taken up role as a minister for a village church in Essex and hope to start a Messy Church there as soon as it is possible again.

Catherine Johnson

I’m Catherine, a curate in Greater Manchester. I run Messy Church in my curacy church and before that led Messy for 10 years in my last church as well as supporting other Messy Churches across Manchester. I’m passionate about supporting churches to make their Messy the best it can be.

Jayne Bartin

Hi My name is Jayne, I live in a small village called Limington just outside of Yeovil with my two children Nathan and Mark. I work as a HLTA in a primary school where I have been for the past 11 years. I am the co ordinator for my benefice Messy church and I have been a regional co ordinator for a short time also.

Mary Ashton

I am a vicar at St John's Church, Silverdale in north west Lancashire. I am a wife to Grant, a mother to three adult children and a grandmother to two little girls. I became involved in Messy Church back in 2010 as a curate in Hook, Hampshire, where we encouraged our baptism families to encounter Jesus. I love that we can be creative and Messy while we offer hospitality and community to all.

Rachel Gotobed

Wife, Mum, Friend - just some of the names of who I am. Regional Specialist for Family Ministries (Salvation Army), Early Years Sunday School teacher, Messy Church Leader - just some of the titles of what I do. Autism advocate, cake baker, script writer - just some of the things that make me me!

Sandie Bradley

Sandie 60yrs. Wife, mother, grandmother. Pastoral assistant, worship leader. Our vicar calls me the teenager of the parish – as I am the one to sort IT issues or find useful new apps. Within my benefice I am responsible for our email prayer chain. Think WhatsApp a great way to communicate.

Tina Bailes

Hi I’m mother to 4 adult daughters and have a beautiful 3 year old granddaughter Briony. I work as a HLTA at a large local primary school. I have recently qualified as an Authorised Local Preacher in the Grays Thurrock ministry team. I love being able to share Jesus with everyone I meet . I am passionate about Messy church and enjoy being part of the team .