The first thing you'll notice is the smell of toast (we're yet to meet someone who doesn't like it) as the doors swing open for you. From 10am onwards you can grab some toasted bread and a hot drink as you chat in the foyer or find a seat in the main hall.
At 10.30 the band strikes up and we use some of the best songs from around the world to tell God what we think of Him and to be reminded of what He thinks of us. This is followed by someone preaching a message from the Bible.
Our Kids Church Registration takes place from 10.25am, and teams of CRB-checked volunteers run dedicated worship and activities for 6 different age-groups.
The meeting finishes at 12 noon; the best 90-minutes of your weekend.
(NB. All the facilities are wheelchair-accessible)
Some bold Crown Church signs will point you into the big car park at the front of Bishopshalt School; there are plenty of spaces. There's a footpath that connects Royal Lane with Cleveland Road, by the athletics track, that makes it very easy for students to walk from Brunel campus.
The 427 and A10 are the closest bus stops to the venue, but the U1, U2, U3, U4, U5 and U7 all stop within 10 minutes walking distance, and these buses provide an easy link from the local underground stations or Heathrow Airport (if you decide to fly in for a visit).
Julian Shellard |
Julian and his wife Debbie have been at Crown Church before it existed. They moved to West London believing that God was calling them to be part of a church plant. They and their three children have sacrificially served Crown, especially in Julian's ministry of leading the BFI team, serving international students at Brunel.