Posts by Aidan Watson

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Our new sermon series – All things New

Journeying through the whole bible in 14 weeks Last Sunday Aidan kicked off our new sermon series that we are incredibly excited about. “All things New: Joining God’s story of re-creation” is the title that comes from a book by Pete Hughes that we will be using as a guide. You can listen/watch Aidan’s introduction […]

Bible reading challenge!

Read an entire gospel this week! Not as scary as it sounds! At our recent Sunday service, Cathie Watson helped us think about the benefits of reading the bible. This is all ahead of our new teaching series that we are calling All things new. The series will take us into Lent, through Easter and […]

We are looking for a new Children’s ministry co-ordinator

The congregation of Christ Church Downend groupshot

At Christ Church Downend for most of the last 12 years we have been able to employ someone in the role of head of children’s and families ministry. Over the last 15 months since our previous children’s ministry head stepped down, as the shape of the ministry has changed during the covid pandemic it has […]

Exploring Spiritual Gifts

In our church services on the 16th January 2022 we are exploring together what are spiritual gifts, what are our spiritual gifts and how we can be encouraged to use them in and beyond the church to build one another up (1 Corinthians 14:12). As part of his sermon, Aidan recommends a resource produced by […]

Prayers in Advent

These prayers were written by May-Anne Taylor and were used at our Celtic Advent service on the 12th December. We thought that they were so beautiful that we would share them with you here. Still. Be. Surrender. Help us to feel Your deep peace fall over us in the knowledge that our renewing and refreshing […]

Living in Love and Faith Course

Along with churches throughout the country and in our diocese, we are engaging with the Living in Love and Faith initiative. LLF is asking how do questions about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage fit within the bigger picture of the good news of Jesus Christ? What does it mean to live in love and faith […]

Remembrance Day Service – 10.30am Sunday 8th November

Understandably this year things are a little different for our Remembrance Day service, however we will still be marking the occasion and all are welcome to join us virtually for the service. Rev. Jo Vickery will be leading and Rev. Paul Peterson preaching with ex-forces member Norman Low leading our time of remembrance including last […]

The Church of England and anti-blackness

As part of Black History month I was asked as a priest and someone with an academic background in history, to write a short piece on the history of the church and anti-blackness. We then thought we would like to share it on our church page as part of our own journey of repentance. The […]

Online Alpha course!

In these strange and troubling times, many of us will be facing new questions or at least facing familiar questions in a new way. We are starting an Alpha Course online, running for eight Thursday evenings from 7.45pm – 9.15pm starting on the 4th June. Evenings will be run using zoom, which if you haven’t […]

Sunday Worship – 29th March

Man against a sunset

Join in our Sunday worship via our YouTube Channel on this link Hear a message from Rev. Aidan Watson, music led by Susie and Anita Dobson, and intercessions led by Iona Clark. Every Sunday there will be a new worship service published at 10am on our YouTube channel for everyone to join in with. […]