Here’s a guest post from John Fry, who’s vicar of the Theydon Parishes. If you have ever driven anticlockwise round the M25, you will have probably seen the parish church of All Saints Theydon Garnon, on the hill overlooking the junction with the M11. The parish is a rural parish within the Barking Episcopal Area, … More As quiet as a lamb?
Messy Church began in 2004 and has been adopted as a model in many contexts. For rural places, it’s the most common form of fresh expression of church. The Church Army Research Unit has recently published a report following a 2 year research project, asking whether Messy Church is helping to grow disciples and how … More Playfully Serious
The decision last week by General Synod to remove the requirement to hold weekly communion services in every church in a multi-parish benefice (MPB) is a welcome move. Part of the Simplification Task Group’s work, this has a been a while coming. However, if you’d read the press, you’d have thought it was a major … More Sunday, Sunday