Posts by Anita Dobson

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Christmas at Christ Church 2021

It’s coming! The choir have started rehearsing, and people are already asking whether they can book for the carol services… We are glad to plan all the usual joyful elements of our Christmas programme but with some COVID restrictions in place such as mask wearing and distanced seating, and booking in advance for the more […]

Whole Life Discipleship Questionnaire

LICC (The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity) are conducting research into what is happening in the everyday lives of Christians in the UK. They are exploring the main places where Christians spend their time, how they are living out their faith in those places, and the things people do to grow as disciples (spiritual disciplines/practices). […]

Newcomer Tea

If you’re new, or feel new, come ot our newcomers tea on Sunday 21 November at 4pm to meet the leaders, get more of a sense of what we’re about and ask any questions you wish. All over a cup of tea, cake and snacks. You’re welcome to bring friends/ family with you, including children. […]

Young peole out making a difference

One Sunday a month is Serving Sunday for our young people at Christ Church. This month they were out with their litter pickers, combing the grass and streets around the Pendennis Road flats in Staple Hill. Why? Because they want to show the love of God by caring for their neighbours. What a great sight! […]

Role of Assistant Parish Administrator

Christ Church Downend is seeking to appoint an Assistant Parish Administrator to support the mission of the church in the local community. Hours would start from 6 hours per week – Monday and Friday mornings, rising to 10 hours per week over 3 mornings from April 2022, and be based in the Christ Church Parish […]

Come and See

New teaching series for the autumn As we gradually emerge from lockdown and look to open up our church and our homes further, what needs rebuilding? Not just routines and activities but also perhaps the confidence that underpins them. Many talk of having lost the confidence to go out, to be in a crowd, to […]

Messy Church returns!

What is Messy Church? Messy Church is a different way of doing church, where families can explore faith together. We make stuff, enjoy fun activities, learn how to pray and praise God and find out what God is like. We have not been able to include food during the pandemic but we hope to soon. […]

Jigsaw Toddler Group will be back!

Monty Mouse has tried Zoom, Facebook Live and hanging out in the park with under 5’s over the last year or so But he will be really glad to get back to the Parish Hall on Fridays at 9.45 am from September 10th 2021 Monty Mouse is a puppet who sing little songs to well […]

Super Serving Sunday

Get those rubber gloves on, we’re going serving! Each summer we try to engage with the local community by showing God’s love in action. This year we are heading over to Page Park to do some cleaning and tidying. There should be jobs suitable for all ages and abilities. We will start off together at […]

“What does God do at night?”

If your children are of an age where they ask questions ALL the time, here is your chance to get revenge… Family meals might be a bit more relaxed over the summer, or you might have long car journeys to fill. Why not use some of the questions on this handout to spark interesting discussions. […]