Our Children, Families and Schools Worker

Mr Robin Budgell

Tel: 07902 774 626

Email: robbudgell@hotmail.com

My name is Robin Budgell, and I’m the Children, Families and Schools Worker for SPTMC. Alongside this I also tutor maths to GCSE level, and assist my wife with her job. As volunteers we help run Sampford Peverell Toddler Group.

I am married to Jacqui, who works as a childminder, and have a son studying at Bath University and a daughter studying A-levels at Sixth Form.

I qualified as a primary school teacher over 20 years ago and have worked in Devon in middle and junior schools, then latterly with children out of education. This included children in care, excluded children and children with medical issues.

My family worship at Halberton Methodist Church, where we help run children & youth work, and I’m involved with leading worship.

I enjoy music, sport, the sea and am a fair-weather fisherman.

My job description is summarized below (please note I am employed to average 40 hours per month and I cover 6 churches and 5 schools!):

Overarching vision/aim: To support Ministry to Children and Families across the Sampford Peverell Team Ministry Community of 6 churches. This will build on ongoing work which started 6 years ago. The role is for a practising Christian who is happy to work in Church of England and ecumenical contexts to provide leadership, advice, sharing of resources, knowledge and mentoring in order to maintain and sustain links between churches, schools and the wider community. For sustainability reasons, it is important to support and encourage the development of a team of volunteer workers across all the parishes.

How can you be involved?

Please introduce yourself to me, so that I can get to know the churches in the team. I’d love to meet people for a coffee – invite me and we’ll make a date. You can contact me via robbudgell@hotmail.com or 07902 774626

Please pray for me, the schools, the children and families, the services and events I am involved with.

Please connect with my Facebook Page, this is a private group, so please email or text me to ask to join. I will keep this updated so you can see what I am doing. For those who don’t use Facebook I will occasionally provide a written update – but this would be a good time for those who do use Facebook to invite someone who doesn’t round for a drink and a look at my page.

Please send me your ideas. I’d love to know what your thoughts are, particularly in answer to these questions:

Q1. What would you like the children in your local school to know about the Christian faith?

Q2. What would you like the children in your local school to know about the local church?

Q3. What would you like the children in your local school to know about your historic church building, its sacred space and grounds?

Please encourage me, and everyone around you.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you.

God bless, Robin Budgell