Christ the Lord, Broadfield
Church of England
Broadfield Barton, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BA
As every child is important to God, at CtL we take the care of children very seriously, no matter what their religious or personal background may be. All are welcome at CtL. One of the few times we see the strength of Jesus' care for children is when he used pretty strong language towards his own followers. They were getting in the way of children who wanted to see Jesus. The bible also says that both young and old alike will see the things of God and be blessed by God.
We take Safeguarding and welfare of children seriously as we want all to have a positive experience. Therefore, all those who work with children will be interviewed with regards to suitability to work with children, references taken and DBS (the old CRB) checks taken.
On a term time Monday morning there is a regular baby & toddler group. This meets in the church. from 9.30am till 11.30am. The church runs the toddler group for anyone in the local community. Marion Butcher co-ordinates this group – just come along on the day. Some stop for lunch at the Monday Munch Community Café which the church runs in the Community Centre (Social hall) attached to the church. For more information please contact the vicar – Rev Howard Schnaar.
Teddies is our Friday regular baby and toddler group. This runs on a Friday mornings (term times only) from 9.30am to 11.30am in the Community Centre Social hall attached to the church. We have arts and crafts, stories and songs, fruit and drinks and lot of fun. For more information please contact the vicar – Rev Howard Schnaar.
On Thursdays (term time only) from 5.30pm to 7.00pm we run a club with children aged from 9 (year 4) to 15. The group eats together, plays games, goes on outings, prays together and reads the Bible and looks at topics from a Christian view point. For more information, please contact the vicar – Rev Howard Schnaar.
The first Sunday on the month is always All Age Worship where the children stay in for all the church Service. The others Sundays we have a crèche, and 3 groups which are basically infants, juniors and year 8+.