The Rev. Fr. Luther Johnson
Church Office Hours:
Mon- Fri 9am - 3pm
Tel: (246) 424 2446
Fax: (246) 4257917
Our Congregation Welcomes You All
Our church family welcome all members of the surrounding parish, worshippers from other parts of the island or visitors to Barbados. We warmly embrace all visitors to our church who come to worship with us. We celebrate Holy Eucharist at The Church of Christ The King on Sunday mornings at 8am.
The Church of Christ the King (Anglican)
The Anglican Church has been in Barbados for over 300 years. It is one of the oldest institutions on the island. The history of the Church of Christ The King (CTK) began in 1968 with purchase of 2 acres of land. The ground breaking was in 1973 and the church was dedicated on May 23rd 1974. As the church family grew it was decided to build a new church with seating for 500 people and the new church which exists today was consecrated in November 1994.
The Parish Centre Restoration & Physical Development Committee
The Parish Centre Restoration & Physical Development Committee is charged with the responsibility of restoring the Parish Centre and planning for the physical development of the Parish. Christ the King is blessed with spacious grounds and it is hoped that the restoration effort will be integrated into a wider and more efficient use of land space to accommodate the varied areas of ministry. Our ideas include courtyard worship services.
There has been much talk in the Diocese of late for the Anglican Church, in its “Stewardship of Family and Creation” programme, to be the leader in the effort to promote better care of our environment, better design of our buildings, better environmental education and better utilization of available outside spaces. In this regard CTK is in a unique position in that we are beginning a restoration programme. We have a unique church building which fits well into the concept of the green church, we have spacious grounds around both the Parish Centre and church to allow for this unique concept.
The Rector’s Vision
It is the Rector’s view that the Church of Christ the King can become the prototype “green” church in the Diocese. In this regard I believe that functionality and flexibility should be central to the committees planning. The committee should consult with a landscape architect as well as the traditional architect as it considers the way forward. The cloister concept, that is: covered open areas within gardens (which could considerable reduce the need for the rental of tents) should be explored both in the restoration of the Parish Centre and in planning for congregational overflow and additional meeting space in the church.
The planned Garden of Remembrance should not be forgotten along with an outside stage and performing area and the outside space area needed for the annual Fish Fry. Consideration has been given to building a tree house (similar to a lifeguard station) and a wading pool as part of the play park extension.
It is the rector’s view that the church offices and the Priest’s office should be relocated to the Parish Centre. There should also be a large room which can function as a Library, conference, media, baptismal and funeral briefing for large parties, gathering room for large number of clergy which is accessible from the Priest’s office.