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Lockdown: how a mum muddled through

Anna Hawken, mum of two, soon to be three, writes about her rollercoaster year juggling family challenges and her work as national coordinator for Parenting for Faith...

Love and loss in a time of lockdown

In the second of our lockdown anniversary stories, BRF author Tony Horsfall reflects on a particularly painful and difficult year…

My locked-down year

Dylan Heydon-Matterface, 16, who has helped to organise online gatherings for Messy Church young leaders, writes movingly about his experience of lockdown...

An invitation this Lent to ‘come and see’

One of the most influential Christians of all time started his journey by responding to the invitation to 'come and see'. This Lent, the Archbishop of York invites us to do the same…

Finding new vistas without leaving home

Gordon Giles offers us new vistas without leaving our front door, as we view God through the ‘windows’ of everyday fixtures, fittings, furniture and other objects found in our homes...

Living with loss

In light of the recent grim milestone of 100,000 Covid deaths in the UK, the authors of Seriously Messy challenge us to not avoid discussing death...

Where people walk in darkness

Christine Seth-Smith, an Anna Chaplain in the diocese of Rochester, offers some reflections based on the sermon she will be delivering today...

What’s in the Bible for me?

For the third in our series on getting to know the Bible better, we turn to Messy Church founder Lucy Moore’s brilliant romp through the entire story from Genesis to Revelation in 50 bite-sized chapters: What’s in the Bible (for me)?...

How to read the gospel of John

Our second article on getting to know the Bible better focuses on John’s gospel, with the help of a pocket-sized guide by Robert Willoughby, Really Useful Guides: John…

How to read the Bible

Could 2021 be the year you get to know your Bible better? In a new series of articles we’ll be giving tips, highlighting resources and offering encouragement, beginning with ‘How to read the Bible’…