Messy Church Works

Founded in 2004 by Lucy Moore Messy Church now numbers over 2,800 registered groups in England and some 3,500 worldwide.

Playfully Serious, published on 21 February 2019, is the result of a two-year research project by the Church Army’s Research Unit, commissioned by the Archbishops’ Council. According to the Church Army’s own statement, it ‘documents at a high level what we have learnt about the effects of Messy Church’.

Find out more about the research on the Bible Reading Fellowship web site and also a link to download the report for free.

New International Charity Launches in Braithwaite

We’re excited to be a small part of the launch of ‘Throw a Starfish’ an innovative new international charity being launched by Braithwaite residents Laurence and Alison Biggs.

See attached for more information: Starfish Overview

Financial and practical support will be very welcome. Perhaps you’d like to through a starfish. For more information or to donate please contact Laurence at or use the stewardship network at or through Charities aid Foundation at

Electoral Roll – It’s time to register

As we explained in the recent Parish Magazine, in 2019 (and every 6th year), we are required to start from scratch with our Electoral Roll. So, if you want to on the Electoral Roll, and for example eligible to attend the Annual Parish Meeting or be on the PCC, you need to re-register.

Forms are available in all three churches and attached:  application-for-enrolment-electoral-roll-20132-1

Return forms to the Electoral Roll Officer Sue Grant (see Magazine for contact details) or just bring along to any service before the deadline. Deadline 16th March.