Posts by Anita Dobson

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Easter at Christ Church

From sorrow to joy On Good Friday there are two events with their own distinct feel. Easter Activities with Messy Church This is a chance for all the family to explore the whole Easter story together through crafts, activities, refreshments and worship time. Bring friends with you to explore together. If it’s fine weather, we’ll […]

The Noise 2022

Are you looking for something fun to do with your children this May Bank Holiday Monday? Look no further! On Bank Holiday Monday, May 2nd, Christ Church, Downend will be holding a FREE Family Fun Afternoon. The event will be in the main church building between 2pm-4.30pm.  The fun afternoon will have inflatables, games, face painting, a […]

New small group Reflections

Feeling too frazzled for an in-depth study and discussion group after a hectic day working or looking after children? Prefer stillness to sharing? This new group gives more space for reflection and quiet. We gather for coffee/ tea and cake from 7.45 or arrive at 8 for the start of the session. There’s a guided […]

Street parties for the Jubilee

The weekend of 2-5 June is a special celebration of the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. The Platinum Jubilee is a great time to engage with our neighbours, so you might want to hold your own street party with your neighbours and friends. How do I go about it? Here are some tips to […]

Be part of the story!

Whether you’re new to Christ Church, been away for a while or just wanting to be inspired, this Sunday’s 10.30 service will help you find out more about the wide range of activities that happen under the name of Christ Church. You might get better informed for your prayers, learning who heads up different activities […]

Week of Prayer 1-8 Jan 2022

“Return to your first love” As we begin the new year, what better way to start than to focus on God’s love for us and our love in return, so that all we do in 2022 is a response to that love. 5 churches are joining together to pray continuously for a week, covering our […]

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! […]