Posts by Helen Buick

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Alternative halloween/light party ideas!

Instead of having one joint light party in Downend, we are hoping there will be lots of smaller light parties in our individual homes and neighbourhoods. A few years ago, Charlie Walker & Anita Dobson put together some useful ideas on how to do your own “light party”: Here they are again for you! HOST […]

No trunk or Treat this Hallowe’en?

If you remember Sam and Jonners in full size duck costumes, then chances are you have been to a Trunk or Treat party in Christ Church car park in recent years. We opened up our car boots and decorated them with fairy lights and lanterns. Families would go from car to car getting different treats […]

Family Worship at 4pm

Our next Family Worship in Church is on Sunday, 11 October. Here’s the schedule for the next 2 months: Sunday 4 October Zoom Worship at 4pm Sunday 11 October in Church at 4pm Sunday 18 October Zoom Worship at 4pm Sunday 25 October in Church at 4pm Sunday 1 November Zoom Worship at 4pm Sunday […]

Jigsaw Toddlers get outdoors

From next Friday 18 September, we are going to meet in mini Jigsaws of 6 at 9.30am at King George V playing fields. We will build 6s as people sign up and each 6 will have a “place to gather”. If weather is iffy we will post any update on our dedicated facebook group by […]

Family Worship at 4pm

This Sunday we are having a Family Worship time on Zoom from 4-4.30pm. We are planning a child focused time which is for the whole family, with 3 songs, a short story time and some prayers. Moving forward we are going to alternate this zoom service with a similar 4pm worship time in Church the following Sunday. Questions […]

Learning to live the New Life in a New Normal

Philippians –  New Life for a new reality: Paul’s letter to the Philippians Jesus’ last words to his small group of friends before he returned to heaven were: ‘Go, and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of (literally into the life of) the Father and of the Son and of the […]

Messy Church at Home Week 4 How to Pray

#messychurch has moved to #messychurchathome and we have started sharing 4 or 5 clips each week to both the Christ Church Downend YouTube channel and also to the facebook page. Scroll to the end of this post for all our printable pdfs. Monday 10am Messy Cooking Tuesday 10am Messy Bible Story Wednesday 10am Messy […]

Pentecost Service this Sunday

Our All Age Pentecost service this Sunday 31 May morning at 10am on the Christ Church Downend YouTube channel has been partly inspired by this brilliant painting by Edgardo De Guzman. Here is the painting: Our children & families have been busy this week getting involved in different parts of the service, sending in photos […]

Sunday 24 May Children’s teaching

For Moses & the Israelites, the last plague was a terrible one, but God spared the Israelite people and enabled them to escape and leave Egypt. This Sunday Mike and Liz Parsons will be with Connected leading the story and there is going to be an epic craft, so bring a print out of our […]

Children’s Church this Sunday

Hello everyone ! A big thank you to Elliot who made a Lego Christ Church model. If you would like to share anything you have painted / drawn / cooked / filmed please do send photos or film to me. We would be delighted to share them on our social media pages.  Elliot this model […]